What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is
  • the study of human societies and cultures and their development
  • the study of human biological and physiological characteristics and their evolution
  • the science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind
  • the study of human beings' similarity to and divergence from other animals.
  • the science of humans and their works


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American Anthropological Association

The University of Akron

Department of Anthropology

Olin Hall 237 (Map)
Akron, OH 44325-1910

Fall and Spring Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Summer Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 330-972-7875
Email: anthropology@uakron.edu


Anthropology Club

Hocking Hills, 2013

The Anthropology Club is an active student organization that meets the first and third Wednesday of every month in Olin Hall 101, at 5:30 p.m. Anthropology Club members visited Washington D.C. in 2014. In 2013, the Club was involved in many activities, including an overnight camping trip to Hocking Hills, Ohio, and volunteering at Mason Elementary School in Akron, Ohio. The club visited New York City museums in May 2010, and Washington, D.C. museums in May 2011.  If you are interested in learning more about The Anthropology Club, please send an e-mail to the Anthropology Club adviser, Dr. Patricia Vinyard.  

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