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Historical Archaeology (Ph.D.)

Exploring Human Cultures

Anthropologists study cultures around the world, uncovering the mysteries of how people lived before us and giving insight into the societies of today. In this major, examine the globe’s cultural diversity, explore human evolution, study societies of the past and present and get hands-on in the university’s Laboratory of Anthropology.

Fast Facts

  • Anthropologists are everywhere. They do not just dig up artifacts and work in far-away locations but work all over the world and have careers in many different occupations.
  • Many of our students acquire hands-on research experiences through faculty research projects, the Laboratory of Anthropology and field schools.
  • Many of our undergraduates attend and even present papers at professional conferences.
  • Famous people who studied anthropology include author Kurt Vonnegut, actor Hugh Laurie, nature show host and producer Jeff Corwin, writer and filmmaker Michael Crichton, actress Glenn Close, President Obama’s mother Ann Durham, singer Tracy Chapman and celebrity chef Giada deLaurentis.


Physical Address:
315 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
History Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3175
Moscow, ID 83844-3175

Phone: 208-885-6253

Fax: 208-885-5221


Web: History Department