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If you have questions about any of our Anthropology courses (enrollment, waitlist, instructor, course syllabus from courses you've taken or other questions), please contact Mrs. Le-Thu Erazmus Campbell, ANTH Office Manager | Scheduling & Undergraduate Officer.

If you have questions about deadlines or application materials for our graduate program, please contact Mrs. Corinne Butler (CLAS Graduate Program Coordinator) or call 785-864-9419.

Faculty in the News:

We're tyring to put ancient America on the map.  “There's a lot of ancient history of the Americas,” John Hoopes, professor of anthropology, said “but it's something that, typically, people don't pay as much attention to. The main reason for that is that many people's orientation to the ancient past comes from one source, the Bible.

The Bird is the Word:  Ancient Americans had own Jayhawk-type figure.  Several of the objects resemble the Jayhawk, the university’s mythical bird mascot. “Many of them do,” Hoopes said. “It's something I talk about in my class. I tell my students that we have our own power animal that we invoke. It happens to be mythological, but it has particular qualities to it.

Help keep our campus and KU community safe this fall, mask up.


June 9, 2020

Following the outrage generated most recently by the needless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and informal discussions among faculty and students.  Anthropology departments nationwide and even more departments here at KU are issuing statements in support of these principles, I think it appropriate to be on the record as standing with victims of discrimination and racial violence. 

The KU Anthropology Department shares the following statement which unequivocally states our commitment to social justice, and elimination of racial bias in law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and American society.

Thank you.


Dennis H. O'Rourke, PhD
Foundation Distinguished Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Blvd., 635 Fraser Hall
Lawrence,  KS   66045-7540
voice:    785.864.2642
fax:        785.864.5224
email:    orourke@ku.edu

Upcoming Anthropology Conferences:

American Anthropological Association (AAA) 117th Annual Meeting - Baltimore, MD, November 17 - 21, 2021.

American Association of Physical Anthropologist 91st Annual Meeting - Denver, CO; March 23-26, 2022.

Anthropological Plains Conference, 78th Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO; November 10-13, 2021.

Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 87th Annual Meeting - Chicago, IL; March 30th - April 3, 2022.

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 82nd Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT, March 22 - 26, 2022.


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