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Community engagement


The Public Archaeology Program was put on hold this summer due to COVID and we hope to be back in 2021.

Meanwhile we have some new and exciting online exercises that are targeted at Grade 7-12 students. If you are an educator and need more information please check out our community engagement page! 

Browse our other community engagement projects. Including, Aboriginal Youth Engagement and Digitally Preserving Alberta's Heritage.

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News and announcements

Big pre-season has Dinos field hockey team poised to make noise in Canada West

Veteran midfielder Madison Gaffney optimistic team can take down annual powerhouses UBC and UVic

Claims of UFOs and government coverups nothing new, says UCalgary expert

The truth is out there: Archaeology PhD candidate Shane Montgomery digs into the history of UFOs

UCalgary anthropologists discover link between mammals and higher concentrations of ethanol in fruit

Studies show fruits eaten by mammals have higher concentrations of ethanol and mammals have gene mutations which may allow them to digest that ethanol more efficiently

22 UCalgary faculty appointed UCalgary Research Excellence Chairs

Prestigious new program recognizes UCalgary research leaders

UCalgary researcher helps give history of early apes a fresh perspective

New discovery finds wooded grasslands existed in eastern Africa far earlier than previously thought

UCalgary anthropologist studies evolution of human sleep patterns

In a modern-day sleep epidemic, the work of postdoctoral fellow in transdisciplinary research Kathleen Reinhardt is crucial

In the media

In the News Vivek Venkataraman, Anthropology and Archaeology, in The Washington Post

Myths About the Stone Age Can Be Quite Revealing

In the News Vivek Venkataraman, Anthropology and Archaeology, in Smithsonian Magazine

Early Women Were Hunters, Not Just Gatherers, Study Suggests

In the News Vivek Venkataraman, Anthropology and Archaeology, in CNN

Shattering the myth of men as hunters and women as gatherers

In the News Amanda Melin, Anthropology and Archaeology, in Science

Hundreds of new primate genomes offer window into human health—and our past

In the News Elizabeth Paris, Anthropology and Archaeology, in Discover Magazine

5 Important Artifacts From Ancient Maya Civilization

In the News Kathleen Reinhardt, Anthropology and Archaeology, in The Atlantic

Meet the World’s Most Hard-Core Nappers



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