Department of Anthropology

  • Anthropologists find a mother’s social status improves her children’s health

  • Anthropology scholar examines ancient DNA to reveal history of Central and South Asian populations

  • Abalone, unit, dig

    Excavation at La Purisima Mission unearths Chumash artifacts, provides field experience to aspiring archaeologists

  • Periodic catastrophes are key to explaining incongruences in population growth over human evolutionary history

  • He was going nowhere in a hurry. Now 35, he’s about to earn his bachelor’s degree in anthropology

  • A new paper stresses the importance of ecological thinking and diverse study samples to improve psychological science

  • Tombos, fortress

    In a new paper, anthropologist details the discovery of the fortifications of an Egyptian settlement

  • The intensity of pride people feel for a given act or trait is set by an implicit mental map of what others value

  • Scholars honored by prestigious Chinese organization for their contributions to archaeology

  • Tsimane Family

    Forager-farmer population provides valuable clues to the impact of industrialization on life and health

  • Professor Emerita Barbara Voorhies receives 2016 Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis

  • UC Santa Barbara celebrates World Anthropology Day with family-friendly activities

  • A new book by two UCSB anthropologists sheds light on the consequences of food insecurity in ancient warfare

    UCSB anthropologists shed light on the consequences of food insecurity in ancient warfare

  • UCSB anthropologists study the effects of market integration and monetization on food-sharing behavior

  • Barbara Voorhies has received the American Anthropological Association’s Gender Equity in Anthropology Award

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