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Manitoba, Canada Joseph Prymak's Whiteshell Provincial Park,</br>
Manitoba, Canada

Anthropology is the study of how humans have developed and adapted, both culturally and physically, in both the present and past. Anthropologists examine the origins of the human species, physical and cultural remains from archaeological sites, the development of value systems, social relationships, and symbolic communication.

Well-known anthropologists include Margaret Mead; famous for her work in the Samoan and New Guinea cultures, and Jane Goodall who has made significant discoveries about primate societies. If you are interested in the biological evolution of humans, how people live in various cultural settings (in both the past and present), how societies are adapted to their environments, and the structure of language, then Anthropology would be a good choice of study.

At The University of Winnipeg, you can specialize in Cultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Archaeology or Biological Anthropology, or you may choose an integrated program that includes all four areas.

Department News:

The department of Geography, the department of Anthropology and the Caribbean Research Institute present Dr. Matthew Peros: "Recent Paleoenvironmental Research in Cuba: Implications for Archaeology and Paleontology". Wednesday, February 10th from 12:30-1:30 in room 5L24.

Anthropology's own Dr. Jaime Cidro will be working with Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba on research on birthing repatriation thanks to a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) grant worth $114,300 over two years. Please click here for more information!

Please check out Lingo, the Linguistics newsletter created by Dr. Ivan Roksandic.

Dr. Mirjana Roksandic received Wenner Gren Initiatives funding, a grant worth $23,000, to organize a conference on Nicaraguan canal with her Nicaraguan colleague Donald Byers. The purpose of the conference is to raise international awareness of the potential consequences of this large infrastructure on cultural and biologican heritage of indigenous and local people who will be impacted by the canal.