Upcoming Events

Two new faculty join the Department this Fall!

  1. September 30, 2017

AN 167, People of the Ice Age, and AN 132TS, Ceramic Analysis

  1. September 28, 2017

Fall Instruction Begins Thursday September 28th!

  1. September 28, 2017

Welcome to Anthropology at UC Santa Barbara

Anthropology is the study of humankind in the broadest sense: biological, sociocultural, and historical. The Department of Anthropology at UCSB has been a vibrant and active center of research and teaching for a half century. We offer B.A. degrees in three emphases: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology as well as a B.A. in Anthropology without an emphasis. Our faculty specialize in three wings of anthropology, with research and graduate specializations in archaeology (including bioarchaeology), sociocultural anthropology, and integrative anthropological sciences (evolutionary anthropology, biological and cultural).


It is with great regret that I must inform you of the passing of one of our former department...

Institute for Social, Behavioral & Economic Research names new Director