The Department offers four field training, with programs in sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistics and cultural heritage management. In social/cultural anthropology, research and teaching are focused on the cultural construction of politics and law, history, economy, medicine, gender, art and consumption; psychological anth; visual anthropology, urban anthropology, applied anthropology. Linguistics research focuses on sociocultural linguistics, rhetorical practices, performance studies, language and power, language and gender. Regional specialization includes Europe, Latin America, Melanesia, North America, South Asia, East Asia, Middle East, Central Asia. Topical areas in archaeology and biological anthropology include historical archaeology, prehistoric archaeology, human evolution, paleoanthropology, and behavioral biology. Archaeology and primate skeletal emphasize taphonomy, archaeobiology, electronic imaging and lithic analysis. Many graduate students work with faculty in other departments in the field of paleoecology.