There are few disciplines with as broad a compass as anthropology. Sometimes referred to as the science of humanity, anthropology at Kenyon embraces biological, historical, and cultural study as distinct but interrelated pursuits. Who were the Maya? What does chimpanzee life tell us about ourselves? How do women in Botswana feel about aging? Students with wide-ranging interests and curiosities are drawn to anthropology for a chance to explore the diversity of the human world.
The discipline comprises four subfields: cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Unusual among undergraduate institutions, Kenyon's Department of Anthropology gives students a balanced exposure to all four subfields.
Hunting with Neanderthals
Faculty-Student Research in Vietnam
Five Kenyon students traveled to Vietnam with anthropologist Sam Pack to make an ethnographic film about the ancient tradition of water puppetry. More photos.
After Kenyon: Annie Gianakos '08
A double major in anthropology and music, Annie Gianakos '08 now works for Google.