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Physical Anthropology

Physical Anthropology is the study of humans as biological organisms, with a focus on human behavior, biology and evolution. Physical Anthropologists study humans around the world, fossils, and our closest relatives, primates. At Eastern Kentucky University, students learn human anatomy and evolution through studying our human skeletal collection, fossil cast collection, and by observing primate behavior in regional zoos. We also have a research accord to study primates in Madagascar.


(consult the University catalog for course descriptions)

  • ANT 201: Introduction to Physical AnthropologyFemale crowned lemur sitting in tree with head tilting toward a branch
  • ANT 306: Human Evolution
  • ANT 308: Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
  • ANT 365: Selected Topics in Physical Anthropology
  • ANT 370: Primate Conservation
  • ANT 371: Primate Ecology and Sociality
  • ANT 380: Forensic Anthropology
  • ANT 385: Human Osteology

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