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    Anthropology is a panoramic and integrative discipline that combines social scientific, natural scientific, and humanistic forms of inquiry, there is literally something for everybody. Our department offers a variety of courses designed to meet Catamount Core requirements, explore new disciplines, and areas of interest encompassing the human past, present, and futures. We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive community with undergraduate students at the heart of it. Please take every opportunity to connect with us using information found in the menus below, or email us at anthro@uvm.edu.

  • War of 1812 burial site under excavation by UVMs Consulting Archaeology Program

    Home Makeover Reveals War of 1812 Burials

    Archaeologists from UVM's Consulting Archaeology Program excavate burials within the footprint of a house additon in Burlington, VT.  Read More about what they found (PDF).

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    Alumni Advice: How UVM Prepared Miranda Appelbaum for a Career in the Arts

    Miranda Appelbaum ’04 is the assistant director of accessibility and guest services at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York.
    We talked to Appelbaum, who earned degrees in English and Anthropology from UVM before studying museum studies at New York University, about working in the performing arts and how UVM prepared her for a fulfilling career. Read More

  • New Burlington School Commisioner

    Aden “gravitated with ease to the Mosaic Center for Students of Color, “to lean on them whenever I needed support...” It was Anthropology faculty Luis Vivanco and Deborah Blom who  encouraged Haji to pursue his political ambitions and plan for elected positions.” Photo: Kaitie Catania  Read the full news story...

  • White Mountain Apache Reservation Ancestral Pueblo

    Archaeology in high places

    Associate Professor Scott Van Keuren and colleagues from other institutions are helping the White Mountain Apache Tribe protect and preserve traditional cultural properties in the mountains of eastern Arizona.

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    Teresa Mares releases new book

    Professor Teresa Mares' latest book on migrant workers shows that a majority of Vermont’s undocumented Mexican and Central American farm workers are food insecure.


    And other perspective-shifting lessons from anthropologist Professor Luis Vivanco

UVM Anthropology teaches students to meet the world’s challenges head-on, hands-on

For generations UVM Anthropology has been equipping citizens to make a positive impact on a local and global scale. At the same time, we're progressive, integrating traditional studies like archaeology with contemporary topics. A UVM anthropology degree will give you a firm grounding in the discipline while providing you with the skills to meet the world’s challenges head-on, hands-on.

Our faculty are deeply committed to cutting-edge research, scholarship, and providing a first-rate undergraduate education: an education that develops analytical and problem solving skills that are in high demand today in any profession. Explore Anthropology at UVM.

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