The Department of Anthropology was founded in 1935 as part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska. The first undergraduate degrees in Anthropology were given in 1959, the first MA degrees in 1968 and the first PhD degrees in 1988. We are the only anthropology program in the United States that maintains a holistic approach to circumpolar studies, providing instruction and research in all aspects of anthropology.
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Dissertation Defense
Reindeer, Dogs, and Horses In the Siberian Taiga
Tayana Arakchaa
Monday, January 29, 2018

9:00 am
Bunnell 402

Anthropology Colloquium

Friday, December 1, 3:00 pm

Dr. Yu Hirasawa
Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies
Hokkaido University
A Brief Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology of Hokkaido:
the Northernmost Islands of the Japanese Archipelago

Anthropology Department Panel Forum

Strategies for Effective Publication and Grant Writing: A Panel Discussion with UAF Anthropology Faculty
NOVEMBER 10TH, 2017 3:00 PM
Panel Discussants:  Brian Hemphill, David Koester, Ben Potter, Sveta Yamin-Pasternak


Dissertation Prospectus Defense - Ellen Carrlee, "The Meaning and Materiality of Gutskin in Yup'ik Relationships"
Tuesday, October 3, 9:00 am
Bunnell 302


Anthropology Colloquium - Professor Knud Michelsen, Tuesday, September 5, 1-2 pm (click for more information)

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