Department Events

  • 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

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).


Archaeology graduate student Mallory Melton has been recongnized for her excellence in mentoring...

Gurven and Davison findings published.

Highschool dropout graduates with degree in anthropology from UCSB.