Department of Anthropology

Both anthropology and archaeology are for anyone interested in working with people in all of their cultural diversity, solving social problems, unearthing historical mysteries, teaching social sciences, examining human behavior and biology from an evolutionary point of view.

Opportunities to Get Experience:

  • The department magazine Collegiate Anthropologist, published once a year.
  • Laboratory and research assistantships in archaeology and biological anthropology.
  • Teaching assistantships.
  • Independent research with faculty mentors.
  • Preparing museum exhibits.
  • Planning the Northeastern Anthropological Association annual meeting.
  • Internships in North Country schools, businesses, government offices and social work agencies.
  • Summer expeditions to archaeological dig sites in the North Country and elsewhere.  Recently, students have excavated on land in the Adirondacks linked to the 19th-century African American farming settlement known as Timbucto, and this summer they will explore the local region's prehistory through an excavation on the shoreline of the Raquette River.
  • The Anthropology Club, which hosts speakers, shows films, takes field trips and provides social opportunities.

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Recently published authors: Drs. Morgan Perkins, Susan Stebbins & Karen Johnson-Weiner.