Q: How do I contact the Anthropology main office?
A: Stop by 226 Lowry Hall or call 330-672-4363 (GENE) M-F 8 am - 5 pm or email the department secretary Barbara Davis (bdavis71@kent.edu

Anthropology as a discipline is more relevant today than at any time in its distinguished history. Anthropology is the academic discipline that studies humans holistically through an interdisciplinary lens. It combines science with humanities, biology with culture, history with prehistory and primates with language. It is by definition concerned with human diversity and the Anthropology department at Kent State University has provided primary leadership within academia in researching this important domain.

What can you do with a degree in Anthropology? Click here to find out more about the skills gained by studing anthropology that are useful to employers, careers in anthropology, and find out where anthropologists work.

Anthropology trains students to think critically, write clearly and speak thoughtfully about what it means to be human. Methodologically, we emphasize both quantitative and qualitative evaluation and train students to go beyond the statistics.

By focusing on the complex linkages among the three subfields of Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology and Biological Anthropology—and by emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork, we prepare students to survive in an increasingly multidisciplinary and multicultural world.

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Graduate student Rose Leach reports on her summer research at the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University

Graduate student Heather Lawrentz reports on her summer research at Kyoto University in Japan

Graduate student Kristen Hirter reports on her summer research experience at the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University in Inuyama, Japan

Dr. Marilyn Norconk is on a Fulbright in Suriname

Graduate Student Joshua Bickford reports in on his summer research internship at the Smithsonian

Undergraduate Biological Anthropology major blogs about her experience at the Summer Florence Institute and Dr. Spurlock's course. 'FACES: HUMAN HEAD ANATOMY'

Graduate student Danielle jones visits japan for summer research collaboration 2017

Week Ten - The Final Week. Cody bids farewell to the PRI and travels to Tokyo for the closing ceremony

Week Nine- August 17. Cody's last week at the PRI ends with a bang

Week Eight - August 10. More science and visits to the ancient cities of Nara and Osaka

Week Seven - August 3. The lab work continues and Cody gives a guest lecture at Kyushu University

Week Six - July 26. Cody is learning new skills, gives us a lesson on life, and visits Nagoya

Week Five - July 19. The lab work is on track and Cody learns about zazen

Week Four - July 5. Cody learns new lab techniques as his research progresses and it looks like he finally got that hair cut

Week Three - June 28. Cody is hard at work at the Primate Research Center and also visits the Japan Monkey Center

Week Two - June 21. Cody arrives at the Primate Research Institute and hits the ground running with new lab techniques

Week One - June 14. Cody arrives in Japan, attends orientation for NSF EAPSI recipients, enjoys a homestay with a Japanese family, and travels to Inuyama

Graduate student Andrew Kramer tells us about the tales that teeth tell


Week One - June 15. Tired but excited, Emily arrives in Japan for a brief homestay visit with a family during orientation

Week Two - June 22. Emily arrives at the Primate Research Institute in Inuyama and meets Dr. Nakamura and the marmosets.

Week Three - June 29. Emily begins her research project, which involves training young and old marmosets to participate in learning and memory tasks.

Week Four - July 6. Research training continues with the marmosets, and Emily enjoys the weekend by exploring the nearby town of Nagoya

Week Five - July 13. Research is progressing with additional marmosets joining the project, and Emily experiences ramen

Week Six - July 20. More progress with the marmosets, the Congress of the Primate Society of Japan, and more

Week Seven - July 27. The marmosets are working hard and Emily finds magical fruit

Week Eight - August 3. The research continues, amazing fireworks, and more

Week Nine- August 10. The marmosets are hard at work and Emily gets to see some sights

FINAL POST. The bittersweet ending to a thrilling experience