The largest undergraduate-only department of anthropology in the United States with nearly 200 majors and 13 tenure-line faculty. Offers three degree tracks: B.S. in Anthropology, B.A. in Anthropology, and B.S. in Multidisciplinary Anthropology; faculty work in China, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, the Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, and the United States (American Southwest, American Southeast, Appalachia, and the Atlantic Coast); Laboratory courses in archaeology, bioarchaeology, visual ethnography, experimental ethnography, experimental archaeology, human evolution, microscopy, osteology, paleopathology, zooarchaeology; Allied interdisciplinary programs are Appalachian Studies (minor; MA), Global Studies, Sustainable Development, Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies.
Laboratories of Archaeological Science for contract archaeological work, cultural resource management and research in Southern Appalachians and Russia; microscopy lab; primatology lab; experimental ethnography lab; archaeology visualization lab; human skeletal biology lab; 3-D printing and scanning lab. With the exception of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, we have the largest vertebrate osteological comparative collection in North Carolina. Our human skeletal collection and fossil cast collection--used for teaching and research in biological anthropology, skeletal morphology, and forensic analysis--is the second largest in the UNC system. We house archaeological research collections from the following periods: Archaic South East, Hopewellian (Biltmore Estate), Late Prehistoric (North Carolina), Protohistoric (Broyhill Property), and Historic (Fort Defiance and others) The L. Jill Loucks Memorial Library contains nearly 2,500 books, in addition to hundreds of journals and magazines, on topics covering all of the sub-disciplines of anthropology. Included in the collection are numerous ethnographies that cover the history of anthropology. There are also books on artifact typologies, and articles on archaeological theory from antiquarian times through the present. The Stephen Richard Weller Memorial Student Lounge is available to all of our undergraduate majors. It offers a place for study, quiet reflection, student study sessions, lunch, and many other uses that benefit our students.