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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Portrait of Peter Gray, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Feb. 16, 2018

First of its kind study looked at UNLV’s 8-Bit team as it readies for Mountain West Showdown against Boise State University.

UNLV campus
Jan. 26, 2018

Three faculty garner 2018 Barrick Scholar Awards for their extensive research achievements.

Alyssa Crittenden
Dec. 26, 2017

UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2017.

Researchers Dan Benyshek and Sharon Young
Nov. 29, 2017

Research finds that consuming encapsulated placentas has little to no effect on postpartum mood and maternal bonding; detectable changes shown in hormones.

Nov. 9, 2017

A unique teaching model at UNLV engages students in the classroom and empowers them beyond it.


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