Home page for the uAlberta Department of Anthropology. Exploring fields of Archaeology; Linguistic; Socio-Cultural; Physical; Biological; Cultural; Social anthropology.Offering courses, field schools, research opportunities around the world.
Our anthropologists publish a major new study
Dog graveyard 2,000 years old
Our highly ranked Archaeology program offers courses in World Prehistory, Indigenous and Prairie Archaeology, and opportunities to study research methods like archaeological mapping. Biological Anthropology at the University of Alberta focuses on human skeletal and dental biology, disease processes in antiquity, and forensic anthropology.
Social and Cultural Anthropology provides a broad introduction to contemporary human diversity. Our courses provide a comparative analysis of social and cultural practices, in depth explorations of modern cultures, from Africa to Asia and the Americas, training in ethnographic observation and analysis, as well as study of topics of contemporary concern like indigenous rights. Linguistic Anthropology explores how language and communication works in human societies, focusing on topics like verbal art and interethnic communication.