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Program Description

The history of Anthropology at Tulane goes back to 1924, when the Department of Middle American Research (now the Middle American Research Institute) was founded. A separate Department of Anthropology was established in 1967, and now includes 19 faculty, between 100 and 150 undergraduate majors, and approximately 60 graduate students. The Department of Anthropology has four-field programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, offering BA, BS, MA and PhD degrees. Tulane anthropologists teach and conduct research in archaeology, cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, and linguistics, and offer expertise on a global scale, with geographical strengths in Southeastern and Southwestern United States, all areas of Latin America, Africa, Europe, and East Asia.

​Affiliated programs: Linguistics

Department Contact

Book Chair

Bill Balee


Dept Chair

Trenton Holliday


Dept Web Site

Department of Anthropology


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