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    Spear and dart points from a 3000-4000 year old Ontario site:

    Spear and dart points from a 3000-4000 year old Ontario site

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    Karen Pennesi discusses technical aspect of recording data for discourse analysis

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    Biological anthropology graduate student x-raying skeletal material

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    Dr. Randa Farah working with refugee population in Northern Africa

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    Dan Jorgensen's fieldwork with friends in Tabubil, Papua New Guinea


Recent Publications

Anthropology department members have been very busy on the research front. In addition to journal articles, book chapters and other shorter works, over half the faculty have published one or more books during the last four years.

Western Anthropology in the News and Community

The Department of Anthropology, including both faculty members and graduate students, are often in the news. They also frequently lend their expertise to various community organizations. This webpage highlights some of these contributions...

Thinking of Applying to Our Graduate Program?

Prospective students can find answers to their questions about our program. Tips on putting...




External Scholarship Deadlines

Michael W. Spence to be awarded Canadian Archaeological Association's Smith-Wintemberg Award

Michael W. Spence, Professor Emeritus, will be awarded the Canadian Archaeological Association's Smith-Wintemberg Award for his outstanding contributions to archaeology at the CAAs Annual meeting to be held in London at the Hilton between May 14th and 18th, 2014. For more information about the award, visit the CAA website HERE.

Regna Darnell awarded CASCA's Weaver-Tremblay Medal:

Regna Darnell has been awarded the 2014 Canadian Anthropology Society Weaver-Tremblay Medal for the "breadth, diversity and significance of her many contributions to applied anthropology, not only within Canada, but internationally." The award will be presented at the CASCA annual meeting at York University, on the afternoon of Friday, May 2, when she will deliver a plenary address.

Casca Conference 2014:

CASCA 2014 (Annual Meeting Canadian Anthropology Society) will be held at York University, April 30th-May 3rd, 2014, with the theme: "Promising Uncertainties: Unsettling the Future of Anthropological Terrain." 

For information and updates please visit the CASCA 2014 website at: http://casca2014.apps01.yorku.ca.

Events & Speakers at the ROM:

Check out the Royal Ontario Museum's website for upcoming events, speakers, and courses.





Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Environment & Sustainability

Environment & Sustainability

Migration & Ethnic Relations

Migration & Ethnic Relations