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Anthropology and Archaeology at Otago

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Otago provides study for undergraduates (BA) and postgraduates (BA Hons, PGDipArts, DipGrad, Masters, and PhD). Students can choose Anthropology as a major or minor for their Bachelor of Arts Degree.

The programmes offer students the opportunity to explore a broad range of different approaches to anthropological study, or to specialise in one of three aspects of the discipline.

Archaeology — the study of past human societies through their material remains, concerned primarily with the origins, spread and regional development of human culture.

Social Anthropology — the study of existing peoples, with a global interest in all kinds of societies and all modes of living.

Biological Anthropology — the study of human evolution and biological variation. Above 100-level, specialist papers in Biological Anthropology are taught through the Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology.