Research plays an important role in the department. Heavy emphasis is placed on prehispanic Native American archaeological studies in the Plains and the Southwestern United States. Instruction is supplemented by research and employment opportunities with the Blackwater Draw Museum, the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark archaeological site, and the Agency for Conservation Archaeology. Classes are small and feature hands-on work at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Areas of faculty expertise include: Paleoindian studies, Southwest archaeology, lithic analysis, zooarchaeology, GIS, quantitative methods, historic preservation, cultural resource management, bioarchaeology, ceramic analysis, and cultural anthropology.
An internship is required for the non-thesis MA option.
Graduate assistantships are available for qualified students. They provide a stipend for working in the department and waive the out-of-state portion of tuition so the student pays the resident rate. Some hourly positions are also available in the department.
Blackwater Draw Museum, Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark archaeological site, Agency for Conservation Archaeology, Miles Anthropology Collection, numerous teaching and research labs
ENMU Contributions in Anthropology series.
Select undergraduate classes are offered online.