Anthropology has a strong commitment to preserving and transmitting the knowledge of the past, illuminating the challenges of the present, and contributing to their solutions and shaping the future.
We are known for our strong theoretical orientation and are nationally recognized for having an excellent program in applied anthropology. Our department is prepared to further collaborations within the University, locally, and globally.
The Department of Anthropology works together to provide you with outstanding service and educational opportunities. Additional information specific to faculty, staff, adjunct faculty, lecturers, researchers, affiliates, and students is available on their respective pages.
Centers and Research Programs
Department of Anthropology faculty and students are actively engaged in a wide range of publicly and privately funded research projects. These projects not only fall within the traditional subdisciplines of Anthropology: Archaeology and Socio-cultural Anthropology, but are also relevant to our department's focus in the areas of Environment, Health, and Heritage.
- Center for Heritage Research Study
- Center for Research and Collaboration in the Indigenous Americas
- Archaeology in Annapolis
- Archaeology of the Irish Diaspora and Modern Ireland
- Chesapeake Bay Environment Program
- Cultural Systems Analysis Group
- Immigrant Life Course Research Program
- Deal Island Peninsula Project
- William Paca Garden