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 two emphases: Cultural Anthropology (including archaeology), and Biological Anthropology. We offer graduate specializations in archaeology (including bioarchaeology), sociocultural anthropology, and integrative anthropological sciences.


Tsimane Bolivian Flood Relief Fund

Updated: February 13, 2014 - 11:39am

Recent severe flooding in Bolivia has left hundreds displaced, including the indigenous Tsimane. A group of researchers and doctors working with them have set up an independent fund to help them. See full article for link to external fundraising site.

"Treasure Island" Archaeology

Updated: February 11, 2014 - 11:23am

Prof. Lynn Gamble and Santa Cruz Island archaeological research featured in UCSB Current