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Anthropology


Making the world safe for human diversity for over a century.

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The study of humanity

Asking questions…

Why did some societies shift to a grain based diet? What happens when a government prevents an endangered language from being spoken in public? How do long-term disasters affect human health? Beloit Anthropology trains students to embrace the connections between human history, culture, and biology.

And finding solutions.

Integrate perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Use that understanding to tackle social problems, empower communities, and confront challenges to our environment.

Native American burial mounds can be found all around the south end of campus.

A New Generation Advocates for the Mounds

Awareness and protection efforts around Beloit’s most sacred places continue to gain steam.

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Chemistry major Sarah Farr’19 analyzes the painting Venus at the Forge of Vulcan with a handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometer in the Wright Museum of Art.

Museum Monday: Interdisciplinarity: Science, Art, and Anthropology

The disciplines of chemistry, art, and anthropology came together to investigate art at the Wright Museum of Art.

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