Div of Anthropology & Archaeology

Division of Anthropology and Archaeology

Students perform underwater excavations during a maritime field school

Program Description

The Division of Anthropology and Archaeology includes the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, and sociology. The Division consists of four integrated units:

The Department of Anthropology boasts 8 full-time faculty teaching a wide variety of courses in the subdisciplines of archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology.  Students can earn a Bachelor's or Master's degree in anthropology from the Department.  We specialize in hands-on opportunities and prepare students for graduate study and for employment in both the private sector and government agencies.

Undergraduate Majors
The Department also offers Master's degree where students can choose from two programs: general anthropology (archaeology, biological, cultural) and historical archaeology.  The primary objectives of our master's program are to prepare graduates to be successful in the workforce and to enter doctoral programs. The master's degree consists of both coursework and a thesis capstone project. Over 90 percent of our graduates are employed in their field or are accepted into doctoral programs.

Graduate Programs


UWF Archaeologists 3D Scanning and Printing the Past

University of West Florida archaeologists can now re-create the past. Using a NextEngine 3D scanner and two MakerBot 3D printers, graduate student Colin Bean is working with assistant professors Dr. Kristina Killgrove and Dr. Ramie Gougeon to digitize artifacts and bones from the Division of Anthropology and Archaeology's collections.

The purpose of this project is to bring the past to life for students, museum-goers, and the general public. So far, the team has created 3D models of historical items like pipe bowls and coins as well as osteological material, including an ossified piece of human thyroid cartilage and a whole beaver skull.

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Fall 2013

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