Our Research

Research in Anthropology 

Washington University's Department of Anthropology has a strong reputation for scholarly excellence.  Faculty and students conduct research around the world, and we reach across time from the Oligocene to the present.  Our research strengths are enhanced by the department’s commitment to training students in the history and foundations of anthropological theory.  

Mesoamerican Lab

Laboratory for the Analysis of Early Food-Webs (LAEF)

African Archaeology and Ethnoarchaeology Lab

Geoarchaeology Lab

Primate Films Database

where we work

our work in print

From social interaction in the Bronze Age to how minds create socieites, our faculty publish books on a wide range of topics. Find recent books from our faculty on the departmental bookshelf.

Explore the Faculty Bookshelf