anthropology department faculty pose on the stairs in Smith HallThe Department of Anthropology at The University of Alabama offers training in all four traditional sub-fields of anthropology:

  • Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Social/Cultural Anthropology

We offer undergraduate minors in anthropology and evolutionary studies, and BAMA, and PhD degrees in anthropology. At the doctoral level the department offers two tracks: archaeology of complex societies of the Americas and biocultural medical anthropology.

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New to anthropology? Visit our “What Is Anthropology?” page to learn more about the field.

Please explore this website to learn more about our peopleprograms, and courses, or try some of the links to various anthropology resources at the “More Resources” page.

Read more about the early history of our department.