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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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Gary Beckhusen, Master's student in Archaeology and Anthropology, Work comes first (2nd place - Research in Action)
posted April 7, 2017
Images of Research Competition   Knowledge is beautiful. Researchers at the U of S know it better than anyone.   The third annual University of Saskatchewan Images of Research...

Nancy Lovell, Professor Emeritus at U of A, illustrated talk "Hill of Bones: the mortuary landscape of Kom el-Adhem" at 3:30 p.m. on March 24 in room 132, Archaeology building
posted March 16, 2017

Meet the Aboriginal Student Achievement Award Winners: Gabriel Lamarche
posted March 3, 2017
From a young age Gabriel Lamarche was interested in archaeology. Now he works to teach others about this passion. By Jordan Sherbino   Mar 2, 2017 This week the University of...

James Waldram, Dept. of Archaeology and Anthropology, U of S Researcher Earns National Acclaim
posted November 23, 2016
Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (U of S) medical anthropologist James Waldram has been honoured with one of Canada’s most prestigious research awards. The U of S professor in the...

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Archaeology & Anthropology

University of Saskatchewan
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Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B1