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Welcome to SCU's Department of Anthropology
We teach three of the four subfields of anthropology: biological and cultural anthropology, and archaeology. Students actively engage in learning and scholarship in ongoing faculty projects, both in local and international communities.
Santa Clara's location, on the site of a Spanish Colonial period mission as well as within the San Francisco Bay area, offers unique options for students to learn and apply anthropology outside the classroom. Students also may choose to focus on specific areas within anthropology, including three special emphases: Applied Anthropology, Archaeology, and Biological Anthropology.
Acting Chair: Dr. Lisa Kealhofer (Wtr & Sprg 2013)
Anthropology's Spring 2013 Seminar Series
Dr. Lisa Kealhofer will present "Archaeology, Land Use and Environmental Change around Gordion, Turkey" on 22 May in Kennedy Commons from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.
Dr. Shankari Patel will present "Precolumbian Pilgrimage, Politics, and Gender in Mesoamerica" on 9 May in Daly Science 207 at 7:30 pm.