Upcoming Events

Christine Legare
  1. May 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to May 12, 2017 - 12:00pm

Doug Kennett

  1. May 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to May 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Lecture and Book Signing with Archaeologist Brian Fagan
Brian Fagan,...
  1. May 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

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.


Mike Gurven was awarded a new 5-year NIH/NIA grant entitled: "Brain atrophy, cognitive...
The Fracking Debate
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Lynn Gamble has been chosen as the editor of American Antiquity by the Society for American...