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.

Winter 2017 Special Topics courses

ANTH 400 (001) Anthropology of Food

Dr. Adrienne Lo

ANTH 400 (002) Anthropology of Mental Health and Illness

Dr. Mark S. Dolson

Masters of Public Issues Anthropology highlights

Meet Stefan Jovanovic, and Amanda Suko, MA candidates in our Public Issues Anthropology program. Read Stefan's story and Amanda's story to learn more about Graduate research.

Watch our department video to learn how our Masters of Public Issues Anthropology program puts knowledge to work.

Robert Park witnesses effects of climate change on archaeological sites

Rober Park doing research.
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