Department of Anthropology

Drimolen, South Africa Archaeology Field School

Hands-on learning in the field

Undergraduate students Ansel Bonner and Anne Tuominen record their findings from an early human site in the Cradle of Humankind while participating in an archaeology and paleoanthropology field school at Drimolen, South Africa.

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2015 Archaeology Field School student Carling Reid on Calvert Island, B.C.

2015 Archaeology Field School student Carling Reid on Calvert Island, B.C.

2015 Archaeology Field School student Carling Reid crossing the intertidal zone on Calvert Island to get more sediment for screening.

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Art of Reconciliation: Dr. Andrea Walsh

Art of Reconciliation: Dr. Andrea Walsh

Dr. Andrea Walsh and a UVIC team of students, faculty and staff, have worked in collaboration with Survivors from the Alberni Indian Residential School to repatriate paintings created at the school between 1958-1964 to their original creators, or their families.  Photo: Hélène Cyr/UVic Torch Alumni Magazine

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Anthropology students at the Royal BC Museum

Anthropology students at the Royal BC Museum

The new Vikings exhibit is providing an opportunity for UVic anthropology students like Shawn Curé, shown here with his Hnefatafl board game, to gain knowledge of Viking culture and share in community education.

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Indigenous mapping of lands, waters, resources and knowledge

Indigenous mapping of lands, waters, resources and knowledge

This August over 100 people came together at UVic to share experiences with Indigenous mapping and learn new Google Earth tools. (Above: Stz'uminus First Nation elder Ray Harris has mentored youth in working with the UVic-led mapping project.) Photo: Chad Hipolito.

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The Department of Anthropology at UVic offers undergraduate and graduate training that is comprehensive, diverse, integrated, and innovative. Our faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching and research, and to working collaboratively with diverse communities both locally and globally. Located on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish and Straits Salish people, the Department of Anthropology respectfully acknowledges their primacy on the land.