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Department of Anthropology

What is Anthropology?

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'Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws and builds upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. A central concern of anthropologists is the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems. Historically, anthropologists in the United States have been trained in one of four areas: sociocultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. Anthropologists often integrate the perspectives of several of these areas into their research, teaching, and professional lives.' Source

Department of Anthropology Statement on Gaza and Palestine


The faculty of the Department of Anthropology at California State University, San Bernardino condemns the genocide enacted by the Israeli government against the Palestinian people. We join the United Nations Security Council in calling for a total and immediate cease-fire. We unequivocally stand for human rights, justice, and the liberation of Palestine.