Understanding humanity in context

From prehistoric humanity all the way to contemporary cultural diversity, anthropologists engage with a wide range of issues and phenomena that affect individual and public life.

Waterloo's Anthropology research and teaching expertise covers three major sub-fields of the discipline: socio-cultural anthropology, archaeological anthropology, and biological (physical) anthropology.

 Spring 2019 Courses

Course Code Course Title Instructor
ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology Nic Hayes
ANTH 202 Social and Cultural Anthropology Mark Dolson
ANTH 221 Language and Society Adrienne Lo
ANTH 241 Food as Culture Adrienne Lo
ANTH 372 Archaeological Field School Alexis Dolphin / Russell Adams

See all ANTH Course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar

See the Schedule of Classes for days/times. Select 1195.

  1. May 21, 2019Graduate student, Panchala Weerasinghe, was awarded a Travel Bursary Panchala at work

    Panchala Weerasinghe was awarded a Canadian Institute in Greece travel bursary for her summer 2019 research costs. Panchala is at work in the Eretria archaeological museum. She is studying Roman-era skeletons found in a well in an abandoned gymnasium in Eretria, on the island of Euboia, Greece.  Prof. Maria Liston is working on infant remains from the same well while Panchala studies the adults and older children.

  2. July 12, 2018UW Anthropologists receive SSHRC Insight awardSouthern Jordan

    UW Anthropologists receive SSHRC Insight award

    Russell Adams, Alexis Dolphin (both from the Department of Anthropology), and Chris Yakymchuk (Earth Sciences) have been awarded a 2018 SSHRC Insight grant for their research tracing anthropogenic pollution at a 5000-year-old industrialized landscape in southern Jordan. 

  3. Apr. 18, 2018CFI award for a "Social Interaction, Language and Culture Laboratory (SILC Lab)"Emma Betz, Grit Liebscher, Adrienne Lo

    Three happy researchers received a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) award to establish the University of Waterloo Social Interaction, Language and Culture Laboratory (SILC Lab). 

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