• Anthropology

    Prof. Jonathan David, Greg Williams ’10 unearth 2nd Century Roman military camp

Anthropology Programs

Anthropology is the study of human societies in all their diversity through time and around the world. It is a way to explore the richness and variety of humankind and the human condition, a means to look at what people and groups share in common and at what sets them apart.

Anthropology is offered as a major and a minor.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Anthropology Honors Program

Funding Opportunities for Anthropology Majors

From archaeology to cinema, Mellon grants support students' summer research

From an archaeological dig in the Republic of Macedonia to the role of music in Civil War films, Gettysburg College students will research a wide variety of topics this summer with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Katherine Haas will return to an ancient fortified urban settlement called Golemo Gradiste, where she served as site architect last summer, compiling field measurements to create a comprehensive map plan.

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The Value of an Honors Thesis with Angela Rosehart '11

An honors thesis is hard work, but it brings great rewards. Angela Rosehart '11 discusses the intellectual, personal, and professional value of undertaking an honors thesis in anthropology at Gettysburg College.