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Changes to web site coming soon!

Please note that as of July 1, 2014, the Departments of Anthropology and Archaeology have merged into one department. Our web page will be undergoing changes to reflect this merger, but it will take some time. In the meantime, if you require information that is specific to Anthropology, please visit the current Anthropology web site at :

For all NEWS and EVENTS in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, please visit our Facebook page (link on left menu)

The University of Calgary Department of Archaeology offers undergraduate as well as thesis-based MA and PhD degrees in archaeology. It emphasizes an anthropological and interdisciplinary approach, tailoring the program to the needs of the individual. Students are expected to take advantage of the considerable flexibility in program requirements. Theory, method and laboratory courses and field work are all regarded as important components in the curriculum of students in Archaeology, both undergraduate and graduate.

While the Department insists that all graduates become competent field archaeologists, it takes a broad view of the discipline. Besides many theses on aspects of pre- and proto-historic archaeology, others in recent years have focused on human biology, historic archaeology, ethnology, ethnoarchaeology, iconography, Maya epigraphy,and taphonomy - to mention only a few. The Department exercises discretion in admitting students and ensures that their interests relate to the research and teaching capabilities of the faculty.

The Department of Archaeology is located on the7th and 8th floors of the Earth Sciences Building. For more information about the Department, its members, and its programs, we invite you to explore our web site.

Public Archaeology

Public Excavation Program at Cluny Fortified Village Site
July 10, 2014 – August 14, 2014
The University of Calgary is offering a volunteer excavation program at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park this summer. Participants will excavate alongside members of the Archaeology Field School at the famous Cluny Fortified Village site. The program will operate from 10 July to 14 August, 2014, Monday–Friday. Cost consists of the daily admission fee to Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park ($12.00 + GST) Visit to register, or email or call 403-220-8537 for further information.