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Due to the extraordinary circumstances related to the Thomas Fire, Chancellor Henry T. Yang has...

  1. January 8, 2018 to January 12, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  1. January 15, 2018

Instruction Begins

  1. January 16, 2018

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).

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ARCHAEOLOGIST OPEN-RANK PROFESSOR SPECIALIZING IN THE WESTERN COASTAL UNITED STATES

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Professor Emeritus Brian Fagan received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Shanghai...

Prehistoric Games of North American Indians is a collection of studies on the...