Anthropology Prof receives grant to study effect of disease interactions during pandemics on Indigenous communities
In 1920, the world was calculating the damages from the so-called “Spanish Flu,” a deadly two-year pandemic which infected nearly a third of the global population and killed somewhere in the region of 25-50 million people, with some estimates going as high as 100 million.
Mongolia burials shed light on early humans’ complex relationships with animals
In her most recent excavations on the Gobi Steppe this summer, at a site near Tamsagbulag, Professor Lisa Janz discovered the remains of a dog, laid out as if it were sleeping, buried in the dirt floor close to the hearth of a Neolithic home that was being excavated. What can this burial tell us about early human-animal relations?
From the Amazon to other worlds with Vinicius Furuie
UTSC Anthropology’s latest appointment will be bring his experience working among people living along the Amazonian rivers to students in Scarborough this term.
ANTB66 & ANTC66 students make experiential learning trip to Petroglyphs Provincial Park
On October 7, 2022, 40 students in ANTB66 - Spiritual Paths: A Comparative Anthropology of Pilgrimage and ANTC66 - Anthropology of Tourism and Placemaking, travelled together to Kinomaage Waapkong, or the Teaching Rocks, an important Anishinaabeg sacred site located within
Centre for Ethnography study hours
The Centre for Ethnography (HL348) opens for study hours on Mondays from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesdays from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. Students looking for a quiet place to study welcome!
UTSC Anthropology announces Graduate Prize Winners
The Department of Anthropology at UTSC is pleased to announce the winners of its graduate prizes.
Cultural adaptations enabled settlement in challenging environments; encouraged human spread out of Africa: UTSC archeologists
Archaeologists from University of Toronto Scarborough are part of a team excavating a rockshelter in Lesotho that aims to shed light on the social innovations that allowed humans in the Stone Age to settle in inhospitable environments.
Anthropology in the News: Graduate student pens op-ed on AI and language
A UTSC-affiliated graduate student has published an op-ed on AI and language in the Globe and Mail.
Monkeys making complex decisions when dining out
We’ve all faced tough decisions when choosing a place to dine out – How good is the food? How far do I need to go? How busy will it be? A new study suggests that these sorts of concerns aren’t solely a human phenomenon.
No bed of roses: UTSC Prof’s new ethnography spotlights the Ecuadorian cut flower industry and its indigenous workers
The north of Ecuador is one of the largest producers of cut flowers in the world, exporting mainly roses for the North American market. The massive farms push up against the boundaries of indigenous communities throughout the region, employing huge numbers of people but competing for resources with those same communities.