Welcome to the Department of Anthropology. Our department is a four-field department focusing on archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics. We offer undergraduate degrees in Anthropology, Linguistics, and Human Biology as well as graduate degrees (MA and PhD) in Anthropology. Our faculty members are internationally recognized scholars and educators.
News & Announcements
Dr. Rosenswig recently won a $290,000 grant to survey the Soconusco region of Mexico using sophisticated aerial LIDAR to detect previously unknown sites.
The new grant will bolster the Center's research to improve access to health screening and quality health care for underrepresented groups.
Dr. Aaron Broadwell, with a UAlbany multidisciplinary research team, will develop a computer-based automated program to identify and interpret language metaphors as a means of understanding culture. The 60-month Robust Extraction of Metaphors in Novel Data (REMND) project is supported by a $5.5-million funding award from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the research arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Keeping a language alive: Dictionary project aims to save native tongue of the Triqui community