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.
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- Adam T. Smith, Department Chairperson
- Stacey Langwick, Director of Graduate Studies
- Paul Nadasdy, Director of Undergraduate Studies
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- Donna S. Duncan, Graduate Field Coordinator Fields of Anthropology, Archaeology
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- Margaret Rolfe, Undergraduate Coordinator Fields of Anthropology, Archaeology
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They Make Themselves
In this work, Jane Fajans argues that the Baining of Papua New Guinea define themselves not through intricate cosmologies or social networks, but through the meanings generated by their own productive and reproductive work.