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.
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...
Lawrence Martz appointed acting vice-dean of social sciences
posted July 11, 2014
Lawrence Martz has been appointed acting vice-dean of social sciences for the College of Arts & Science. Martz takes over from Linda McMullen, who recently completed her second term in the...
An ancient killing reveals genetic anomaly (CBC International)
posted July 4, 2014
This excerpt comes from a July 2, 2014 CBC International story by Marc Montgomery detailing research by Department of Archaeology & Anthropology Associate Professor Angela Lieverse. An...
"Operation Big Rock" is a U of S story
posted April 24, 2014
Dancing Sky Theatre’s Operation Big Rock is closely connected to the College of Arts...
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