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Anthropology and Archaeology

About us

While there are many shared interests between Anthropology and Archaeology they are offered as separate majors in the department. Thus you can major in either one or both of the disciplines.

Our department offers a thorough grounding in both disciplines, with a focus on Africa. Our Anthropology curriculum includes modules on anthropological theory, cross-cultural analysis, health care and ritual. In Archaeology you will be exposed to all facets of the human past including the study of human evolution, world prehistory and rock art. Archaeological methodology and Cultural Resource Management are also a focus.  We offer Anthropology and Archaeology at both undergraduate and postgraduate (Honours, Masters and Doctoral) level. Students curious about people in the past and human cultural variation in the present will find studying through our department a rewarding experience and will learn to look at their world in a whole new way.