The anthropology department emphasizes the holistic study of the human condition.

Our students’ interests range from world cultures and global challenges, to human rights and human origins. Students in Macalester’s Anthropology Department travel the world studying cultures, globalization, environmental issues, public health issues, identity, ethnography, and the practice of anthropology. Students may major or minor in anthropology.

Tour the Biological Anthropology Lab set up with the poster session from the Human Osteology and Paleopathology class, Anth240, Fall 2017.  It’s a 360 image, so click and drag to see entire room and click on circles to read posters. 

Follow our Language of Diplomacy class as they travel through Europe


Dubie Toa-Kwapong ’16, illustrator Samuel Fleming ’19, and creator Nana Adom Mills-Robertson ’18 are looking to build empathy with their book, “This Land is My Land.” More

Genghis Khan and the Quest for God: A conversation with Jack Weatherford. The Mac Weekly sat down with Weatherford to discuss his controversial new book. More