Student Research Projects

We view student research as an integral part of anthropological study. Gaining practical and professional experience, founded on in-depth theoretical knowledge, is at the heart of undergraduate and graduate study at DU. Students have access to resources and research opportunities through archaeological and ethnographic fieldwork, the DU Museum of Anthropology and a range of community partnerships.

One of my favorite parts of the University of Denver Anthropology program is the hands-on experience I was able to cultivate while working with collections in the DU Museum of Anthropology. The skills I developed apply directly to my career as an anthropologist and a museum professional for a heritage institution.

Heather McClain, MA in Anthropology Museum & Heritage Studies

Featured Student Projects

Campus Archaeology

Using historical records, ground-penetrating radar technology and archaeological excavation, the Campus Archaeology initiative uncovers the many histories of DU’s campus grounds.


Ethnography Lab

The Ethnography Lab is a hub of faculty and student collaboration, mentorship and tutoring. The Lab also offers students and faculty a space to build sustainable collaborations beyond DU.