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Department of Anthropology

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Department of Anthropology


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Welcome to Cornell Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Cornell offers courses of Undergraduate and Graduate studies in Sociocultural and Biological Anthropology and Archaeology.

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.

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Gleach - Celebrating a Century of the American Anthropological Association

Celebrating a Century of the American Anthropological Association
Frederic W. Gleach (Editor)

This volume contains the memorable stories of the seventy-seven men and women who have led the AAA during the past century, cumulatively reflecting the trends in interpretive thought and fieldwork methodology that have emerged during the past ten decades.