Department of Anthropology

Anthropologists study human beings and their connections to the world around them. Our department focuses on two fields of anthropology: archaeology and cultural anthropology. Archaeology is the study of artifacts and other physical remains of earlier societies in order to unravel the mysteries of human cultural diversity and adaptation. Cultural anthropology is the comprehensive study of human beings and their cultures, both past and present, in a comparative, cross-cultural and holistic light. Together, these related fields help us to understand people across human history. Archaeology and physical anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan focus on the past peoples of western Canada and the broader Circumpolar North. Our cultural anthropology program focuses on medical, environmental, and practicing and applied anthropology both locally and around the globe.
Jim Waldram, one of our faculty member was featured in Thinking: A Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work Collaboration Collider.


Neanderthal hand axes connect USask students to the past 

The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology is home to a pair of stone hand axes made by Neanderthals about 200,000 years ago

Digging into history at Wanuskewin 

Student and faculty archaeologists are helping uncover the history of life on the plains

College announces new awards for research, scholarly and artistic work

Clint Westman receives New Scholar/Artist Research Award!