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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.

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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.

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

Introduction & Development of Agriculture: McMaster Anthropology's Dr. Tristan Carter & Dr. Shanti Morell-Hart Awarded SSHRC Grants

Two SSHRC Insight Grants were awarded to Dr. Tristan Carter and Dr. Shanti Morell-Hart in the 2019-2020 competition, with research in to the introduction & development of agriculture in different parts of the world. Dr. Tristan Carter's research is based in the Early Neolithic of Eastern England to understand the introduction & incorporation of agriculture. Dr. Shanti Morell-Hart's research seeks to understand environmental change and it's effects on landscape management & societal change of the Ancient Maya in Chipas, Mexico.
Sep 30, 2019

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist, University of Western Ontario

Title: “Infant Diet and Health in a Rural 19th-century Dutch Community: Paleodiet meets Paleopathology”, Date: Tuesday, October 1st, Location: LR Wilson Hall, Room 1003, Time: 3:30-5:00
Sep 18, 2019

SSHRC awards Mac Social Sciences researchers over $900,000 in Insight Grants

Eight research projects from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $903,168 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Development Grants.
Jul 17, 2019

The McMaster Community Bee Project is Back!

In 2012, anthropology graduate student and medical physics and applied radiation sciences research associate Brandi MacDonald began a beekeeping educational project. The project is back up and running for research, to help save bees and students can buy this local honey starting in September.
Apr 29, 2019

Social Sciences students recognized with 100 individual awards and scholarships

On behalf of the Faculty of Social Sciences, we wish to extend our warmest congratulations to all of the recipients in our Faculty of Social Sciences academic awards. You, your family and friends should be proud of your accomplishments.
Apr 04, 2019

Social Sciences Career Crawl: February 25 – March 22

A series of career events featuring alumni, profs, workshops, panels & more! Open to all Social Sciences students.
Mar 18, 2019