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  1. February 16, 2017 -
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Plans vs. Reality: Evaluating Wari Imperial Expansion to Cajamarca, Peru...
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    12:00pm to 1:00pm
Cahokian Interactions in the Neighboring Lower Illinois River Valley:  Recent...
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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. We offer graduate specializations in archaeology (including bioarchaeology), sociocultural anthropology, and integrative anthropological sciences.


National Geographic explorer Michele Buzon is co-director with Stuart Tyson Smith at...

7 artists have been recognized in The Current for their anthropology-themed pieces in the...

Daily life in the remote gold-mining camps of the Amazonian rainforest is difficult, dirty, and sometimes treacherous. But that’s only part of the story.