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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.

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Department of Archaeology and Anthropology Dr. Angela Lieverse's Quirks and Quarks interview 4,500-Year-Old Cancer in Human Fossils
posted December 15, 2014
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Bronze Age bones reveal ancient cancer
posted December 4, 2014
The bones of this Bronze Age man, who died more than 4,500 years ago, have revealed some of the earliest evidence of cancer in humans....

Jim Waldram named Royal Society of Canada Fellow
posted September 9, 2014
Two University of Saskatchewan researchers have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – our country’s senior body for distinguished scholars and one of Canada’s...

Dr. Angela Lieverse’s research featured by RCI Radio Canada International
posted July 15, 2014
One of Dr. Lieverse’s recent papers, Point taken: An unusual case of incisor agenesis and mandibular trauma in Early Bronze Age Siberia, published in the International Journal of...

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Archaeology & Anthropology

University of Saskatchewan
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Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B1