The Complete Human Experience

Approaching human behavior in cross-cultural, collaborative, and innovative ways.

Las Vegas is one of the most exciting cities in the world, and we are part of the excitement! Our departmental faculty conduct interesting and exciting research in anthropology locally, nationally, and internationally. Much of our research is interdisciplinary, so if you attend UNLV, you will have an opportunity to gain experience in many different aspects of anthropology and will be trained to approach human behavior in cross-cultural, collaborative, and innovative ways.

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UNLV professor Alyssa Crittenden with members of the Hadza of Tanzania.
Jul. 11, 2017

UNLV joint study finds that elusive sleep patterns as humans age may have evolved to ensure safety.

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Apr. 18, 2017

From professional reasons to personal connections, faculty across campus share why they’re fond of certain works they penned.

Alyssa Crittenden looks at computer
Mar. 15, 2017

Oral health of modern day African tribe transitioning from hunting and gathering to agricultural diet challenges long held presumptions about our Stone Age ancestors.

Alyssa Crittenden and Francisco Menendez
Mar. 9, 2017

Francisco Menendez and Alyssa Crittenden have been recognized for their efforts, which extend beyond the bounds of our campus.

researchers test drone
Dec. 28, 2016

UNLV researchers and inventors made national headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2016.

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