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  • Huanchaco, a small beach town in Trujillo, Peru.:

    Huanchaco, a small beach town in Trujillo, Peru.

  • Students conducting research in Madagascar, 2017.:

    Students conducting research in Madagascar, 2017.

  • Archaeology students recently took part in a pottery making workshop at the London Clay Art Centre.



Professor Jay StockJay Stock Analyzes Ancient Human Fossil

Professor Jay Stock and an international consortium of researchers conducted fieldwork in the Nefud Desert of Saudi Arabia and discovered an ancient human bone dating back to 90,000 years ago. Read more..

Lisa HodgettsLisa Hodgetts - Recipient of Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to Professor Lisa Hodgetts - recipient of the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2018. Read more...

New Sociocultural Profs Joining Western Anthro!

In summer 2018 we will be welcoming two new faculty members, Dr. Greg Beckett (currently at Bowdoin College) and Dr. Lindsay Bell (currently at SUNY Oswego). Read more...

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Social Science Technology Services

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Safety in the Field & Abroad

Please refer to our Safety in the Field document for important information on personal safety, food safety, medical issues, communication plans, dealing with unexpected political turmoil and many other issues to consider when doing field research. All Western students participating in University sanctioned international activities are now required to enrol in Western's International Travel Registry. This information enables Western to monitor student safety, update students on travel advisories from the Canadian Government, and locate and provide assistance in case of an emergency overseas.For more information about conducting research abroad, please visit Western's International & Student Exchange Centre.

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Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Environment & Sustainability

Environment & Sustainability

Migration & Ethnic Relations

Migration & Ethnic Relations