Archaeology is the study of the artifacts and other material remains of past human societies. Through this study the characteristics of past human technologies are revealed, as well as the time periods at which they existed. The archaeology program will focus on past cultures in two parts of the world: the North American Plains, and the Near East and adjacent Mediterranean regions. The application of natural science methodologies in the analysis of archaeological materials is an important part of archaeological research. For this reason, the Department offers both B.A. and B.Sc. programs. Students who plan to major in archaeology should consult the Head of the Department or the Undergraduate Advisor concerning their choice of courses.
Anthropology is the comprehensive study of human beings, past and present, in comparative, cross-cultural and holistic light. The Anthropology program at the University of Saskatchewan offers training that emphasizes the role of culture in human behaviour, and that exposes students to human evolutionary, environmental and language development and adaptation. The program demonstrates particular expertise in medical, environmental and applied anthropology, emphasizing Indigenous studies, globalization, the anthropology of gender, and psychological anthropology, with active research programs in local, international, urban, and Institutional contexts.
Jill Johnstone and James Waldram: After the fire
posted July 30, 2015
Two professors from the College of Arts & Science, Jill Johnstone (Biology) and James Waldram (Psychology, Archaelogy and Anthropology) comment on the aftermath of the Saskatchewan fires in...
Convocation 2015: top graduating students
posted June 4, 2015
Photos by Daniel Belhumeur, Sevenstar Studio The following graduating students were the recipients of top academic...
Talk by Dr. David Schaepe entitled XELHALH: 'INJURED PEOPLE' AS A PLACE OF POWER WITHIN PRECONTACT STÓ:LŌ-COAST SALISH COMMUNITY
posted February 25, 2015
Dr. David Schaepe, Director and Senior Archaeologist of the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre at Stó:lō Nation will be presenting a talk entitled XELHALH: 'INJURED...
Neolithic bones show earliest record of human twins
posted February 9, 2015
The tiny bones are nestled among the pelvis and upper leg bones of a young woman who died trying to deliver twins. ...