Anthropology promotes understanding and appreciation of social complexity and diversity, actively improving the human condition.
Anthropology is the study of humans. Anthropologists study the entire spectrum of human existence from 6.5 million years ago when the first hominid set foot on the African continent, the process of human evolution, domestication of plants and animals, development of civilization, migration to the ends of the earth, and the present day diversity of cultures, religions, economies, and kinship systems seen around the world. Anthropology provides a well-rounded, generalist education that enhances wide career choices and provides students with the ability to critically evaluate theories, options, and actions that affect humankind.
Anthropology faculty have been awarded the Top Four University Awards:
Distinguished Maine Professor
James M. Acheson, 2009
Richard G. Emerick, 1966
Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award
Paul “Jim” Roscoe, 2010
James M. Acheson, 2005
Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award
Paul “Jim” Roscoe, 1996
Presidential Outstanding Public Service Award
Edward “Sandy” Ives, 1993
Anthropology News 2012
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