The Anthropology department offers students numerous opportunities to participate in experiential learning.
In the classroom…
Examine human and non-human skeletal remains, and lithic and ceramic artifacts in our many lab-based courses.
In the lab…
Learn scientific methods in archaeology by processing bone samples for chemical analysis, or processing animal carcasses for study.
In the field…
Learn how to excavate archaeological sites and collect mortuary data from cemeteries.
Some of our most popular courses include:
- The Archaeology of Natural Disasters
- Plagues and People
- Virtual Worlds
- Forensic Anthropology
- Primate Behaviour
Anthropology graduates may pursue careers in academia, business, government, or non-profit and community-based organizations. Possibilities include:
Archaeology Ethnography/Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Evaluation/Assessment
Historic Preservation Health (international/public health)
Museum/Curation/Project Design Environment and Natural Resources
Community Development Business
Advocacy (human rights/social justice) Tourism/Heritage
Human/Social Services Healthcare Management/Services/Deliver
Computers/Software Development/ Management Consulting/Organizational
Information Technology Development/Training
Design (products and/or services) Social Impact Assessment
International Development/Affairs Market Research
Forensics Law/Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Mass Communication Humanitarian Efforts
(taken from the American Anthropological Association website)
What people are saying about anthropology
"Anthropology is so important, all children should learn it" – Marc Brightman
What employers are saying about anthropology
Students enrolled in the Ontario Archaeology field school participate in a range of activities, including field-walking, excavation, digital survey using Total Stations and GPS receivers, lab-based archival work, mapping and cartography, artifact analysis, and the generation of documentation that accounts for their findings.