Department of Anthropology

Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered

The new study goes back further than 23andme could have ever imagined.


University statement on former professor Henry Harpending

Henry Harpending was a professor of anthropology from 1997 until his death in 2016.


Ecosystems of early human evolution

To understand the environmental pressures that shaped human evolution, scientists must first piece together the details of the ancient plant and animal communities that our fossil ancestors lived in over the past 7 million years.


Mesoamerica comes to the U

Maya experts from around the world will convene at the U for the Mesoamerican Conference that focuses on preclassic Maya history between 2000 B.C. and 250 A.D.


POPULATION PATTERNS

Agricultural productivity drove Euro-American settlement of Utah, explaining past and present population patterns.