About Anthropology

Welcome to the Department of Anthropology


The University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology offers programs in three sub-disciplines of anthropology: archaeology, cultural, and biological. The department has a strong reputation for research speaking to core debates and discussion in academic, policy, and private spheres. Established in 1927, the department is among the oldest departments of anthropology in the United States. The department has 19 faculty, and 17 affiliated or adjunct faculty in different programs and colleges around campus. Currently, the program has approximately 109 undergraduate majors and 62 graduate students. Please explore the links to the left to learn more about the department, faculty research, and programs of study.

Departmental Address
Department of Anthropology
211 Lafferty Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0024
Phone: (859)257-2710
FAX: (859)323-1959
Department Chair: Dr. Lisa Cliggett

Museum of Anthropology Address
William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology
211 Lafferty Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0024
Phone: (859)257-1944
FAX: (859)323-1968
Museum Director
Dr. George Crothers

Office of State Archaeology Address
Office of State Archaeology
1020A Export St.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-9854
Phone: (859)257-1944
FAX: (859)323-1968
State Archaeologist
Dr. George Crothers 

Program for Archaeological Research Address
Program for Archaeological Research
1020A Export St.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-9854
Phone: (859)257-1944
FAX: (859)323-1968
Program Director
Dr. Steve Ahler

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