Department Events

Since the passage of NAFTA peasants have been treated as marginal figures for Mexico’s economic...

  1. April 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
  • Bark stand of Taharqa in the Great Temple of Amun at Gebel Barkal

The origin of the second Kingdom of Kush (c. 850 BCE to 350 CE) has been the subject of much...

  1. July 25, 2019 to July 27, 2019

Talk by Dr. Abigail Page, MRC Research Fellow in Evolutionary Demography, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  1. April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

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 over 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. Our faculty specialize in three wings of anthropology, with research and graduate specializations in archaeology (including bioarchaeology), sociocultural anthropology, and integrative anthropological sciences (evolutionary anthropology, biological and cultural).