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Anthropology and archaeology students get research experience in our upper-division classes, and many of our more senior students work closely with faculty on independent research projects that prepare them for graduate school and/or the workplace. The projects are executed via internships, independent studies, and specially funded assistantship programs (like the Kilmer Undergraduate Research Assistantship and the Presidential Scholars program).

Students have studied the environmental impact of early cordage production on Easter Island, evaluated the ways local communities respond to and plan for natural disasters, curated a museum exhibit on women at Potsdam, sourced ballast from a Spanish colonial shipwreck, to name just a few topics.

View Presidential Scholars Projects