Department of Anthropology

Physical Anthropology


Biological (or physical) anthropology looks at Homo sapiens as a genus and species, tracing their biological origins, evolutionary development, and genetic diversity. Biological anthropologists study the biocultural prehistory of Homo to understand human nature and, ultimately, the evolution of the brain and nervous system itself.

For courses and course information please visit the undergraduate catalog.

  • ANT 101 Human Biocultural Evolution
  • ANT 301 Biological Anthropology
  • ANT 310 Human Osteology
  • ANT 311 Medical Anthropology
  • ANT 312 Primate Behavior
  • ANT 313 Human Paleontology


Dr. Bob Mensforth
Campus Location: CB141
Phone: 216.687.5223

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Anthropology
2121 Euclid Avenue, CB 119
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Chester Building, Room 119
2300 Chester Avenue
Carole A. Lade
Phone: 216.687.2414
Fax: 216.687.9384
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