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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.


We regret to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Mattison Mines on February 25, 2016.

On July 2nd, 2016 John Tooby and Leda Cosmides were awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at...

Trevor Coopersmith, Pilar Herrera, Taylor Moon, Tom Pazderka, Nina Spring, and Sing Hang Tam...