Tulane's graduate program in anthropology is committed to general coverage of the fundamentals of the discipline. The strongest specialty of the Department and the University is in Middle American studies. Research programs are under way in Mayan archaeology, linguistics, hieroglyphs, and ethnohistory. The greatest faculty strength is in cultural anthropology and archaeology with recent increases in biological anthropology and linguistics. Members of the faculty are also currently involved in research in West Africa, South Africa, Portugal, Amazonia, Central America, the Andes and Desert Coast of Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Western Eurasia, Southwestern China, and the Southeastern US.