Anthropologist: Successful communities need smart, and empathetic, members
USU anthropologist Jacob Freeman answers the question: Do communities flourish more when composed of very smart people — or a more emphatic people?
Giraffe Award winner Chris Gonzalez, others honored in 2019 CHaSS awards
College of Humanities and Social Sciences distributed many awards for excellence during the 2018-19 school, including Prof. Chris Gonzalez, who 'stuck his neck out' and won CHaSS's Giraffe Award
Blanding exhibit reveals hard life, contribution of Chinese rail laborers
A new exhibit at Utah State University-Blanding focuses on the tens of thousands of Chinese immigrants who labored to bring the transcontinental race to a finish line at Promontory Point in Box Elder County. “Tunnels, Trestles, Track,” now open through A...
Unique research uses trash to track human energy use for last 10,000 years
USU archaeologists search massive data for patterns
Anthropology Students Find Significant Artifacts
Richard Olsen leads two assistants and eight students on an archaeological field school to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
USU in Deep South for MLK 50th
A group of USU students, led by Dr. Jason Gilmore and anthropology's Dr. Francois Dengah, are in the Deep South on a civil rights pilgrimage to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination, as well as to commemorate the Civil Rig...
Dr. Patricia Lambert: CHaSS Distinguished Professor 2017
Dr. Patricia Lambert, professor of anthropology, was granted the honorary title of Distinguished Professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) for 2017.
A Week with Guest Anthropologist LIC Rafael Vasquez Guerrero
Peruvian Anthropologist, LIC Rafael Vasquez Guerrero, came to USU to give a guest presentation at the Museum of Anthropology. Learn more about his visit.
"King's Road:" 2018 USU Civil Rights Pilgrimage
An opportunity for four USU undergraduate students to travel with USU professors Jason Gilmore and Francois Dengah on a seven-day trip through the American South. On this trip, students will visit iconic and historic locations of the Civil Rights Movement...
Ethnographic Field School Blog
The Anthropology Program at USU is currently involved at a field school in Huanchaco, Peru. The work of the field school centers around helping a community affected by the recent flooding and a study of Medicinal Herbs.
Exciting Events at the Museum of Anthropology
Upcoming Events for January-February
Student Poster Wins Award at Great Basin Conference
This poster was one of three winners in the student poster competition at the 35th Great Basin Anthropological Conference held in Reno, NV on October 5-8th.
Anthropology Faculty, Dr. Bonnie Glass-Coffin, featured in the Huffington Post
As an anthropology and religious studies professor who has spent my entire life championing diversity, I was shocked and stunned by this election. When I arrived on my university campus yesterday, it was in order to lead a discussion with the 95 undergra...
Fulbright Student Research Grants, a Great Learning Opportunity with Dr. Grocke
Michelle Grocke, 2014-2015, Nepal, harvesting bitter buckwheat crops between September & October. While at first she had to beg her host family to help, after a few days, every familyy in the village wanted her assistance as they quickly realized she was...
Water is Life
Please attend this prayer meeting held September 6-9 every evening at 6 PM on Old Main Hill. See flyer.
Rare Mammoth Tusk Unearthed in Cub River Area
The fossilized tusk of a Columbian mammoth was unearthed in a private gravel pit in the Cub River area on Tuesday, July 19.