Field skills

Learning field skills on campus

Ethnographic Mapping and Indigenous Cartographies (ANTH460/520a) students practicing their field skills on campus

Field Courses
The Real Neanderthal

Exciting Neanderthal Research

Dr. April Nowell during the filming of the CBC Nature of Things episode, "The Real Neanderthal"

In the News
Bone health influenced by fetal life and early care

Dr. Alison Macintosh: Influences on bone health

Alison Macintosh’s research found that maternal health can also shape a girl’s adult bone strength—with implications for fracture risk later in life.

UVic News

In the field

Grad student Dylan Hillis is holding the skull of a Nuu-chah-nulth Wool Dog that was found on Keith Island in Tseshaht First Nation territory during an archaeological dig in 2019.

In the news
crypto currency

The future of money

Dr. Daromir Rudnyckyj, founding director of the new Counter Currency Laboratory at UVic, answers current questions on the future of currency

In the News
Letitia Pokiak

Letitia Pokiak won a prestigious academic award

UVic Anthropology alumna Letitia Pokiak received the distinguished WAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Master's Thesis Award

In the news
Female student in UVic's animal bone lab

Discover your edge

Explore one of UVic's many anthropology labs, like the comparative zooarchaelogy collection.

Undergraduate studies

Studying human life

Anthropology transcends the boundaries between science and the humanities. Curious about our shared evolutionary past? Interested in how past human cultures helped shape the present?

With us, you'll study:

  • archaeology 
  • cultural anthropology
  • biological anthropology
  • visual anthropology and the anthropology of sound

We have connections with local communities, world-class lab facilities, and exciting field schools. At UVic, you have endless hands-on learning opportunities.

Find your edge with UVic's Department of Anthropology

Territory acknowledgment
We acknowledge and respect the 
lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.