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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A student and faculty member examine an experiment under magnification.
Aug. 11, 2017

McNair/AANAPISI programs for low-income, first-generation students matches undergrads with faculty mentors that share their focus and goals.

Group of indigenous women
Aug. 7, 2017

Drawing on community partnerships developed with Yup’ik Eskimo villagers, a new book combines research with indigenous perspectives to create a comprehensive understanding of colonialism in Alaska.

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.

Closeup of books
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.

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