Western University AntropologyWestern Social Science
  • decorative image

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

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

  • decorative image

    Karen Pennesi discusses technical aspect of recording data for discourse analysis

  • decorative image

    Biological anthropology graduate student x-raying skeletal material

  • decorative image

    Dr. Randa Farah working with refugee population in Northern Africa

  • decorative image

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


ROM researchers determine mummy's identity

Researchers have uncovered the real name of a mysterious Egyptian mummy nicknamed Justine....[Read more]

James Keron Awarded J. Norman Emerson Medal

At the 41st Annual Meeting of the Ontario Archaeological Society on Oct 24-26, 2014, James R. Keron was awarded the J. Norman Emerson Medal. The medal is awarded for outstanding contributions by a non-professional archaeologist to the development of Ontario Archaeology and is the "highest honor the Society can bestow."...[Read more]

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...


Job Opportunities


Graduate Program Open House Nov 28

Totem student journal Call for Papers

External scholarship deadlines

Thesis submission deadlines 2014-15



Thinking of Applying to Our Graduate Program?

Prospective applicants to the graduate program in Anthropology at Western are invited to join us for our Graduate Program Open House on Friday, November 28 at 2:00pm in SSC (Social Science Centre) 2257. Please register to attend. We look forward to meeting you!

Applications to our program for September 2015 admission open on October 15, 2014 and close on January 15, 2015.



Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Environment & Sustainability

Environment & Sustainability

Migration & Ethnic Relations

Migration & Ethnic Relations