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Department of Anthropology

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Undergraduate Programs

The unique skills and perspectives that an Anthropology degree provides is an understanding about how we are all shaped by the cultural, social, political, and historical contexts in which we live.


What our researchers share in common is a commitment to discovery. Through smart collaboration we are continuously expanding our depth and breadth of knowledge and exploring new ways of contributing to a brighter world.

Graduate Programs

Our anthropological research and graduate training program includes the archaeological, biological, and socialcultural subfields.

Research Facilities & Teaching Labs

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Analysis of everyday tools challenges long-held ideas about what drove major changes in ancient Greek society

McMaster Anthropology's Tristan Carter and colleague Vassilis Kilikoglou publish a modern scientific analysis of ancient stone tools challenging long-held beliefs about what caused radical change on the island of Crete, where the first European state flourished during the Bronze Age: the ‘Minoan civilization.’
Aug 29, 2022

Tenure-Track Position Available, Biological Anthropology

We are seeking to appoint a biological anthropologist with research and teaching interests in disease, either infectious or non-communicable, in humans.
Jul 05, 2022

Meet Mac grad, Daniela Orsi

Daniela Orsi graduated this week with an undergraduate degree in anthropology. Daniela's love of learning about new cultures and people inspired her to pursue studies in anthropology, and now she's looking forward to a career in forensics.
Jun 17, 2022

Ending child hunger and food insecurity needs to be a top priority in Canada as well as globally

Tina Moffat, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, was recently featured in the Conversation.
Jun 08, 2022

How a broken food system feeds childhood obesity and undernutrition

Tina Moffat discusses her new book, Small Bites–Biocultural Dimension of Children's Food and Nutrition.
May 30, 2022

Recipients of the 2022 Undergraduate Student Research Awards Announced

This year, there are 13 recipients of the USRAs.
May 06, 2022