Department of Anthropology
Anthropology is the comparative and global study of humanity. Biocultural diversity and the universals that link all humans are the principal foci of anthropological research. Anthropology is a holistic discipline comprising the following sub-fields: cultural (ethnology); physical (biological); archaeology; and linguistics. Contemporary anthropology is concerned with the generation of basic knowledge and the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems. The USF Department of Anthropology particularly emphasizes application, while recognizing that basic and applied research are inextricably linked.