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Academic unit: School of Anthropology

Two students measure an archaeological piece in the desert

Archaeology at UC Chile: Heritage, Sustainability, and Innovation

Archaeology Program has firmly established its academic project through an interdisciplinary approach encompassing research on human origins, the evolution of…

The research team interviewing a study participant about Mapuche ancestry.

Unveiling the Origins of the Mapuche: Genetics and Language Provide Clues

South America was the last corner of the continent to be populated. Who are its ancestors? How did they interact with each other? These questions have been…

Pelicans over a cliff full of guano

The importance of seabird guano in pre-Inca agriculture

The research, led by anthropology professor Francisca Santana, provides novel scientific evidence on using the so-called "white guano" in the highly productive…