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


Please see the article featuring Dr. Giovanni Bennardo entitled, "2014 Presidential Research Professors spread NIU’s reputation worldwide" Click here for link

Please see the article from Dr. Timothy Horsley entitled "Survey seeking taces of lesser-known 1814 defense" - Click here for link 

Please see the article enttitled: "Why Companies are Desperate to Hire Anthropologists" from Business Insider Magazine - Click here for link

Please see the article entittled, "American Museum of Natural History curator to present free talks at NIU" - Click here for link

Please see the article featuring Dr. Kerry Sagebiel entitled, "What kind of pooches did the Ancient Maya favor?" Click here for link

 Congratulations to Dr. Helen Haines (Trent University, Peterborough, Canada), the PI on  the project in Belize, has won a small National Geographic Research and  Exploration Grant ($20,164) with Dr. Kerry Sagebiel and Dr. Jaime Awe of Belize as collaborators.

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Kolb for being a recipient of the Presidential Teaching Professorship.

Congratulations to Dr. Giovanni Bennardo for being a recipient of the Presidential Research Professor.

The Anthropology Museum has invited experts from around the world to NIU to discuss Haiti’s contemporary realities four years after the earthquake.  Click here for dates. 

For more department news.. click here

Student Information

For More Testimonials [click here]

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Exploration and Discovery

Course Semester Information

Course Descriptions - Fall 2014  *Please note courses are subject to change*

Fall 2014 - Registration Information

Registration Records - Dates and Deadlines

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs of Study - Spring 2014

Digital Measures

 Anthropology Club

For information on the Anthropology Club click here.



Anthropology Museum

The Anthropology Museum

Museum News

Anthropology Museum Homepage

The Anthropology Museum was featured in an article by Northern Now [click here]

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Cole Hall Dedication

For a video of the Cole Hall Dedication click here

  ESE Institute/ENVS

Please see the article here Testing the Waters - Faculty, students bringing new sampling methods to Chesapeake Bay

Please see the attached newsletter from ESE and Environmental Studies for Dec 2011 - Click here 

ENVS Homepage