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
- Paul Nadasdy, 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
Winter Session 2015
Billie Jean Isbell will teach The Anthropology and History of the Food You Eat (ANTHR 2496). This is a 3 credit, online course, which will be taught January 2-17, 2015.
Kathryn S. March will teach Science, Art, Tibetan Buddhism (ANTHR 2540/ASIAN 2251). This is a 4 credit class, which will be taught from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Mondays - Fridays, January 2-17, 2015. This class will also include field trips.
For more information and to enroll, visit winter.cornel.edu. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-255-4987 with questions.
The Archaeology and Geography of Ancient Transcaucasian Societies
Adam T. Smith
This volume provides the first encompassing report on the ongoing studies of Project ArAGATS, detailing the general context of contemporary archaeological research in the South Caucasus as well as the specific context of our regional investigations in the Tsaghkahovit Plain of central Armenia. The book opens with detailed examinations of the history of archaeology in the South Caucasus, the theoretical problems that currently orient archaeological research, and a comprehensive reevaluation of the material bases for regional chronology and periodization.