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The Complete Human Experience

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

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Prospective anthropologist, get to know us! The following links will take you through a virtual tour of the Department of Anthropology facilities and the UNLV campus.  

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Anthropology is the integrative study of human beings around the world, both present and past. Within this broad field of study, UNLV anthropology represents archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Departmental themes highlight adaptive strategies; food and nutrition; parenting, childhood, and development; and sexuality, romance, gender, and identity.

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The Department of Anthropology is one of the departments in the College of Liberal Arts.