Anthropology & Archaeology

The University began acquiring artifacts relating to the history of the province even before it had enrolled its first student.  The first President’s Report in 1908-09 mentioned a University Museum, and the University actively acquired everything from biological specimens to agricultural implements “for demonstration purposes.”  In addition, many of the donated items documented the culture and technologies of the Indigenous peoples.

These collections have grown significantly over the past century, and the materials specifically relating to ancient, pre-contact and past human societies now form a non-circulating teaching and research collection within the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology.  Although the collection is international in scope, the items within the database here are limited to a geographic area from the Arctic to Mexico.

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