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Anthropology Department


Pronunciation: \ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈpä-lə-jē\

Function: noun

Etymology: New Latin anthropologia, from anthrop- + -logia -logy

1: the science of human beings; especially : the study of human beings and their ancestors through

time and space and in relation to physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture

2: theology dealing with the origin, nature, and destiny of human beings

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 Welcome to the Merced College Anthropology Department Web Site. This site is maintained as an on-line learning resource for students in the Anthropology and Archaeology programs at Merced College. Students can use this site to view their course syllabi, email the instructor or lab technician, and most importantly as a starting point for research in Anthropology and Archaeology.

Faculty / Staff


Learning Resources

Students are encouraged to use the World Wide Web as a part of their course of study. There are many valuable sites on the Internet relating to the disciplines of Anthropology and Archaeology and we have previewed and selected several of these as starting points for your studies. We have grouped these sites under the headings of Biological Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology and Archaeology.

Biological Anthropology        Sociocultural Anthropology        Archaeology


Syllabi and Information

View the syllabi and other information for Anthropology classes offered at Merced College.

Archaeology classes will be offered in spring 2015.

Biological Anthropology Syllabus (ANTH-01)

Sociocultural Anthropology Syllabus (ANTH-02)

Archaeology Class Syllabus (ARCH-01)

Archaeology Lab Syllabus and Info (ARCH-01L)


Anthropology Club

The Anthropology Club strives to expose club members, as well as other people on campus and in the community, to various aspects of the study and understanding of man including Biological Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology and Archaeology.  For more information, view the club's web page.

Anthropology Club

White House Ruins, Canyon de Chelly, AZ

White House Ruins, Canyon de Chelly, AZ


The Anthro Lounge


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