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Anthropology brings a global comparative and very broad perspective to the study of human beings, exploring an enormous range of similarities and differences in time and space.

The field is linked through its subdisciplines (i.e. Archaeology, Social Anthropology, Linguistic, Medical, Sensory Ethnography and Applied Anthropology) to many other fields in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.

At Harvard, the Anthropology Department is divided into two programs, each concerned with one of the main branches of Anthropology: Archaeology and Social Anthropology. For more information on those programs see the Graduate and Undergratuate pages of our website.


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Peabody Museum

Department of Anthropology
Harvard University
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-5820
f (617) 496-8041

In the Peabody Museum you will find:
• Archaeology Program Faculty Offices
• Archaeology Program Support Office (PM58C)
• Archaeology Program Graduate Student Offices
• Research Labs and Classrooms
• Chair's Office (PM30A)
• Department Administration
Main Office (PM30A)



William James Hall

Department of Anthropology
Harvard University
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-4454
f (617) 496-8355

In William James Hall you will find:
• Social Anthropology Program Faculty Offices
• Social Anthropology Program Support Office (WJH370)
• Social Anthropology Graduate Student Offices
• Undergraduate Program Office (WJH352)
• Graduate Program
Office (WJH360)



Vanserg Building

Department of Anthropology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

In the Vanserg Building you will find:
• The Sensory Ethnography Lab
• Graduate Student Offices
• Classrooms and Research Offices



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