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Anthropology is the study of humanity

This includes the social, cultural and physical characteristics that define us. Here at Otago, we specialise in both social anthropology and archaeology as methods for exploring the development and experience of human societies, past and present.

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“Research is an integral part of Department life with staff members and students spending significant time on research activities.”

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“Anthropology introduced me to a whole way of thinking and understanding people that I hadn’t experienced before.”

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