Unearthing Clues: UMass class teaches students the science of buried bones

Members of the UMass Anthropology Department’s six-week summer Bioarcheology and Forensic Anthropology Field School course work through a test pit while learning how to excavate human skeletal remains (plastic) using proper archeological techniques Wednesday at the taphonomy lab on the UMass campus. STAFF PHOTOS/DAN LITTLE More > Unearthing Clues: UMass class teaches students the science of buried bones


Anthropology Matters

Anthropology is the study of people and cultures of the past and present in their cultural, biological and material contexts. From human evolution to endangered languages, cultural diversity, to health disparities, Anthropology seeks answers to some of today's most complex questions. How are we alike? What makes us different? Where are we headed? Explore what the UMass Department of Anthropology has to offer.

Sarah Reedy Co-Founds AnthroHub

Sarah Reedy, anthropology, along with project partners Kelli Tamvada (Russell Sage College) and Amanda Spriggs (University at Albany - SUNY), has launched AnthroHub, a website offering accessible anthropology topics and resources including blurbs, a showcase of student work, and a podcast, Anthro.mp3. AnthroHub was made possible in part by an SBS Professional Development Grant.       More > Sarah Reedy Co-Founds AnthroHub


Alumni Newsletter

We are happy to share our annual alumni newsletter for the Department of Anthropology. Read exciting news about faculty, students and staff. More > Alumni Newsletter


Spring 2024 Department Colloquium Series and Events See our upcoming Event information More >

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