Department offers specialization in ecological and environmental anthropology. Students pursue flexible programs within the department and across the university in areas such as ecology, forest resources, marine sciences, conservation biology and sustainable development, agriculture, environmental ethics, and international programs. In addition, Georgia, as the location of diverse human populations from paleo-Indian to modern times, offers a superb natural lab for studying long-term ecological and environmental human adaptations. Around the ecological theme, faculty hold specializations in developmental anthropology, agricultural anthropology, behavioral ecology, stable isotope analysis, food and nutrition, geoarchaeology, historical ecology, heritage studies, environmental archaeology, anthropological archaeology, ethnobiology, ethnoecology, and conservation.
Graduate: Graduate Teaching Assistantships, UGA Graduate School competitive programs, Graduate Research Assistantships with faculty research programs. Departmental awards include Brian Gumbert Memorial Fund, Janis Faith Steingruber Student Travel Award, Melissa Hague Fields Study Award and Robert E. Rhoades Pre-dissertation Travel awards. Students may also apply for support for conference presentation.
Students and faculty are actively engaged in field projects in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, South Pacific Islands and the Southeast USA. Department supports Behavioral Ecology and Economic Decisions Lab; Archaeology Lab; Lab of Health and Human Biology; Bioarchaeology and Biochemistry Lab; Cultural and Political Ecology Lab; Conservation and Community Lab; Humans and Environmental Change Lab; Zooarchaeology Lab; Archaeological Geology Lab; Sustainable Human Ecosystems Lab; and the Center for Applied Isotope Studies. The Georgia State Archaeological Site File is located on campus and overseen by the department.
Existing publications include: Laboratory of Archaeology Series and Archaeology Papers Series.
We currently only offer select undergraduate online courses during the summer semesters.