Anthropology

CONTACT
Department Chair
Vicky Bollenbacher, Ph.D.
vicky.bollenbacher@aims.edu
Westview 229
(970) 339-6314

About

Anthropology studies the biological and cultural variations among and between humans, our ancestors and our primate relatives. It also seeks to explain the social characteristics, customs and beliefs of past and present peoples. The main subfields of American anthropology include cultural anthropology (the study of living human cultures), linguistic anthropology (the study of language and communication), archaeology (the study of past human societies), and physical/biological anthropology (the study of our evolutionary ancestors, our primate relatives, and modern biological diversity).

Potential careers available to anthropologists include:

  • Researcher
  • Forensic scientist
  • Geneticist     
  • Primatologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Museum curator
  • Teacher/Education/Outreach
  • Advocate/Humanitarian
  • Consultant (for governments, corporations, non-profits, etc.)
  • Conservationist