Anthropology is the scientific study of the human condition, an exploration of the biological, linguistic, social, material, and cultural aspects of life in the past, present, and future. Of the many disciplines that study our species, Homo sapiens, only anthropology seeks to understand the whole panorama—in geographic space and evolutionary time—of human existence. more...

  1. "Old Man's Playing Ground" MA thesis by archaeologist Gabriel Yanicki, published.

    Edmonton-based archaeologist Gabriel Yanicki fist began tracing the footsteps of HBC explorer Peter Fidler in 1998. He is currently completing his doctorate at the University of Alberta.

  2. Shirley Harpham inducted into the University of Alberta Museums Hall of Fame

    Shirley Harpham served as the technologist for the Zooarchaelogy Reference Collection between 1985 and 2009 and has been working as the technologist for the Bryan/Gruhn Archaeology Collection since 1994. For nearly three decades, Shirley has demonstrated her passion and dedication to expanding and developing these invaluable teaching and reference resources...

  3. A Look at the 2014 Honours Anthropology Graduates

    Helen Vallianatos, Associate Chair Anthropology Undergraduate Program, highlights the research and achievements of the 2014 honours class.

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  1. Northern Grants Workshop

    September 30

    12:00 - 01:00 PM

    NORTHERN GRANTS WORKSHOP The UofA Northern Grants workshop led by Dr Bill Tonn, UofA Northern Awards Committee Chairperson, will provide graduate and senior undergraduate students with information and guidanceon TWO northern research funding opportunities – UofA Northern Awards and Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) Grants. The workshop will cover the following topics:  UofA Northern Awards and NSTP – how to apply  Research licensing – application and process  Ethical Principles for Conduct of Research in the North  Reporting to funding agencies, to communities, and others  UofA Research Policies – fiscal responsibility for management of awards  Review and adjudication process _________________________________________________________________ Application forms for the UofA Northern Awards and NSTP grants can be found at

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