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Department of Anthropology

Welcome from the Chair

Chair, Dr. Kendall ThuOn behalf of NIU’s Anthropology Department, I want to extend a welcome to visit our program via our website. Here you will find how anthropology comes alive through our faculty, staff, and students. Click for more.

Department News


Anthropologists could be the key to improving farm safety. Click here for article


Congratulations again to Dr. Mark Schuller who has been awarded AAA Anthropology in the Media award for 2016. Click here for article.

Please see the article entitled, "Pick Museum wins Dunham Fund grant for refugee projects"

Please see this 18-minute tv production by the University of Antananarivo. It highlights our partner DPAB (Dept. of Paleontology & Biological Anthropology). It covers Dr. Mitchell Irwin's  NGO, research partnership and the study abroad program. click here for video

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Student Information

For More Testimonials [click here]

Anthropology Handbook

Course Semester Information

Course Descriptions - [here]

Spring 2017 - Registration Information

Registration Records - Dates and Deadlines

Anthropology Alumni Advisory Board - [here]

Anthropology Club

For information on the Anthropology Club click here.

Digital Measures


Pick Museum of Anthropology

 James B. And Rosalyn L. Pick Museum of Anthropology

Pick Museum News

Pick Museum Homepage

See us on Facebook too!

Cole Hall Dedication

For a video of the Cole Hall Dedication click here

 Jobs and Related Opportunities