Welcome to Cornell Anthropology
Sociocultural anthropology considers the social and cultural circumstances of all cultures, from dominant societies to marginalized groups. Archaeology recovers and interprets material traces of past societies and provides historical perspective on recent cultures. Biological anthropology clarifies aspects of the physical diversity of the human species, explores the human fossil record, and studies closely related primate species in comparison to humans.
Staff & Contacts
- Adam T. Smith, Department Chairperson
- Stacey Langwick, Director of Graduate Studies
- Nerissa Russell, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Bruce Roebal, Administrative Manager/Personnel and Budget Manager
263 McGraw Hall; 607-255-3505
- Donna S. Duncan, Graduate Field Coordinator Fields of Anthropology, Archaeology
266 McGraw Hall; 607-255-6768
- Liz Kirk, Communications, Grant Funding, and Events Coordinator
261 McGraw Hall; 607-255-6479
- Margaret Rolfe, Undergraduate Coordinator Fields of Anthropology, Archaeology
261 McGraw Hall; 607-255-5137
- Sep 10 Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa at McGraw Hall
- Sep 11 Frank Salomon Anthropology Colloquium at McGraw Hall
- Sep 18 Michael Herzfeld Anthropololgy Colloquium at McGraw Hall
Welcome Back Students!
We are excited for the upcoming fall semester. Here are a few ways to stay connected to the Department of Anthropology:
- Check out this link to learn about the interesting Anthropology related courses offered this semester.
- Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. We have three Facebook paqes: Cornell University Anthropology, Cornell University Collections, and Cornell Anthropology Exchange (for undergraduate students).
- Email Liz Kirk to receive Department emails.
- Join CAE (Cornell Anthropology Exchange) for any student interested in Anthropology.
- Join AGSA (Anthropology Graduate Student Association).
- Visit our website regularly to learn about Anthropology events and news.
Best wishes to our students and faculty for a wonderful semester.
The World of the Ancient Maya
John S. Henderson
The World of the Ancient Maya has is as an extraordinarily accomplished—comprehensive, elegantly written, and concise—introduction to the rich Maya culture.