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Anthropology


Penn's Department of Anthropology has been closely related to the Penn Museum since its foundation, and has been housed in the Museum since 1960. Several Anthropology faculty members are also Museum Curators. The Department has a national and international reputation for maintaining a full coverage of anthropological teaching and research, in Archaeology, Human Evolution and Global Health, as well as Cultural, Linguistic, and Biological Anthropology. Members of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and holders of major offices in the leading professional societies have come from each of these fields. The Department has also been a major contributor to the growth of interdisciplinary activities across the University.  In particular, the Semiotics Laboratory, the Cultural Heritage Center, the Penn Center for Native American Studies, Population Aging Research Center, and the Museum's Casting Program are managed by Anthropology faculty members. Several of the Anthropology faculty are also fellows of the Penn Institute for Urban Research, and the department is deeply involved in the work of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships.
 

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