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.
Ernie Walker – forensic anthropologist and collector of cacti
posted November 29, 2013
Ernie Walker – forensic anthropologist and collector of cacti By Kris Foster Ernie Walker has many sides. He is a forensic...
Report outlines problems with northern evacuations
posted November 28, 2013
The following article features researchers Julia Scharbach and James Waldram from the Department of Anthropology, who went to Wollaston Lake to meet with the Hatchet Lake chief and council. They...
Safety Award Winner!
posted September 17, 2013
Safety Award Winner Debbie Croteau from the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology was the winner of the 2013 HSE Safety Recognition Award. Debbie is financial, administrative support and...
James Waldram wins Distinguished Researcher Award
posted June 25, 2013
Type your news item or event description here (no limit) Anthropologist James Waldram is the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Researcher Award. Waldram, a professor in the Departments of...
CASCA 2014 Conference "Promising Uncertainties:Unsettling the Future of Anthropological Terrain."
(April 30, 2014 - May 3, 2014)