Understanding the Panorama of Human Existence: Welcome to Anthropology at UTM

Anthropology is the study of humankind from its beginnings to the present day. Many disciplines concern themselves with the human, but only anthropology seeks to interpret the whole panorama of human existence — in geographic space and evolutionary time — through comparative and holistic study.

UTM offers courses in all four traditional subfields of Anthropology: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Sociocultural Anthropology. We also have strengths in the Anthropology of Health; Forensic Anthropology; and Politics, Policy & Law. Students can combine courses in many ways to earn an Honours Bachelor of Arts (HBA) or Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) degree.

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David Samson and Our Tribal Future book cover

David Samson's interview with CBC Ideas

Prof. David Samson spoke with Nahlah Ayedon of CBC Ideas about Our Tribal Future, delving into our species' past to gain insight into the present and peer into its future.
Stephen Scharper

"The common people, not the upper echelons, are leading the way"

Read Prof. Stephen Scharper’s opinion piece on President Joe Biden and the Post-Debate Debate, which appears in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.