Despite its relatively small size, the Anthropology Program at Marshall University incorporates a number of resources typically expected of much larger departments. These include an Archaeological Laboratory, where materials from the annual summer field school are stored and analyzed. The program also owns an extensive collection of ethnological artifacts from all over the world (formerly of the Sunrise Museum in Charleston, WV). We are part of the work of the Oral History of Appalachia Collection, a vast oral history archive comprised of thousands of interviews conducted in Appalachia over the last 40 years. No other anthropology program in West Virginia has such resources, available for research to both students and faculty, in and out of state.
Watch a video of two of our recent graduates speaking about their experiences in the Anthropology Program
Watch a video highlighting the Archaeological Fieldshool at Marshall University’s Anthropology Program
Learn more about the Marshall University Anthropology Program.