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Department of Anthropology

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    Washington State University

    ... is a public, multi-campus, land grant university with strengths in research, teaching and public service. The Pullman campus of WSU nestles among the rolling hills of the Palouse region of southeastern Washington. The 600-acre campus encompasses one of the largest residential universities in the nation, with more than 70 percent of all students living on or near campus. In addition to the main campus at Pullman, branch campuses are located in Spokane, the Tri-Cities (Richland), and Vancouver, Washington. The Pullman campus has approximately 1,700 faculty members and over 17,500 students, of whom 2,000 are enrolled in graduate programs. Students come from every state in the nation, and from 80 foreign countries.

    Pullman, Washington

    Pullman is 75 miles south of Spokane and has a population of 25,000. Originally named Three Forks, the town was settled in the late 1870's near th confluences of Missouri Flat Creek, Dry Fork Creek and the South Fork of the Palouse River. The name was changed to Pullman in 1881. WSU was founded here in 1890 and officially accepted students in 1892. Today, Pullman retains its small-town atmosphere and charm.

    Moscow, Idaho

    Moscow is aproximately 8 miles east of Pullman, right across the border of Idaho. Home of the University of Idaho Vandals, Moscow is also considered the "Heart of the Arts" with annual Jazz Festival, live music on the town, the Rendezvous in the Park, and summer theatre.

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    Main Office Information:


    College Hall 150
    PO Box 644910
    Pullman, WA 99164-4910
    Phone: 509.335.3441
    FAX: 509.335.3999



    Anthropology Facilities

    List of Labortories and Research Facilities



    Research/Training Groups

    List of our specialized reaseach and training programs


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