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Department of Anthropology

Professor of Anthropology Dr. Susan Stebbins was honored with the 2016 Educator of the Year Award from the Native American Indian Association of New York. (Read More)



The mission of the Anthropology Department at SUNY Potsdam is to provide students with knowledge of the five fields of anthropology and to give them practical experience in communities so that they can approach the world professionally and anthropologically.


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“The program at SUNY Potsdam offered me an enriching experience with opportunities for interaction with personable professors. Upon entry into the program, my concerns of becoming just another student were put to rest. By my junior year I had already secured a position in Archaeology.”

- Matthew LaBarge, Archaeological Crew Chief, New York State Cultural Resource Survey