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Anthropology Master Program Reinstated

The FSU Board of Trustees has approved the reinstatement of the master's degree program in the Department of Anthropology - stay tuned for more news!!


Department of Anthropology

Florida State University's Anthropology Department is comprised of four subdivisions - Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics, offering classes in each subfield. We offer archaeology, biology and cultural classes in the department. 








Anthropology News & Events

  • Anthropology Master Program Reinstated
    The FSU Board of Trustees has approved the reinstatement of the master's degree program in the Department of Anthropology - stay tuned for more news!!
  • Here's Why Companies Are Desperate To Hire Anthropologists
    At a time when we're debating the value of majoring in the humanities, major companies are increasingly hiring anthropologists.

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  • Job outlook for anthro to grow 21%:
    Employment of anthropologists and archeologists is expected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 1,300 new jobs over the 10-year period.

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  • Exploring Anthropology in London:
    Rich in cultural history, London and its vicinity are explored this week by Anthropology majors, minors, and any other students interested in history, art, architecture, and archaeology.

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  • 5,000-year-old primitive writing generates debate in China
    BEIJING — Archaeologists say they have discovered some of the world's oldest known primitive writing, dating back 5,000 years, in eastern China, and some of the markings etched on broken axes resemble a modern Chinese character.

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  • 'Anthropocene' Period Would Recognize Humanity's Impact on Earth
    The Anthropocene is the name of a proposed new geological time period (probably an epoch) that may soon enter the official Geologic Time Scale.

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  • Eating insects: Disgust is just the first hurdle
    RAISE your hand if you haven't heard that insects are the food of the future. The UN seems to think they are: earlier this year, its Food and Agricultural Organization spelled out the benefits of entomophagy.

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  • Where We Live Dictates Who We Are: Why?
    Evolution may be the ultimate last defense against invasion by other humans. The debilitating effects of altitude sickness seems to have prevented people native to low-lying areas from moving into high altitude regions, such as the Himalayas, according to recent research published in the journal Applied Geography.

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  • Richard III grave replicated in 3D
    The detailed reconstruction combines laser scanning, which captures the exact shape of the grave, with a 3D model produced from digital photographs of the site.

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  • Ancient Inscription From King Solomon's Time Unearthed
    The inscription is the oldest alphabetic text found in Jerusalem and predates the earliest found Hebrew inscription in the region by 250 years.

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