The refurbishment and preservation of McGraw has become a top priority for the College of Arts & Sciences and the university.Read More
Cornell’s Department of Anthropology is one of the most respected programs in the world with a long tradition of innovation and a legacy of leadership in the discipline. The work of its faculty traces the human career from the emergence of the species to the contemporary global moment.
Representing human activity around the world
The Anthropology Collections include approximately 20,000 items representing human activity around the world from the Lower Paleolithic to the present. Archaeological and ethnographic materials are about equally represented.
Located in 150 McGraw Hall, part of the original University Museum, the Collections are primarily a teaching and research tool and are not open to the public but can be visited by appointment by individuals and groups. Classes of up to 20 students can easily arrange sessions in the Collections to work with particular materials; many items can be signed out by faculty for use in their classes when a full visit to the Collections is not warranted. Click here for more information on the Anthropology Collections.
A long tradition of research and learning
The Cornell Department of Anthropology, as a separate entity, was formed in 1962. However, anthropology has been practiced at Cornell nearly from the founding of the university.
This semester’s work also featured an end-of-semester mini-field course for local children and youth presented by two Cornell students.Read More
Llhuros – its relics, rituals, poetry, and music – as well as the academic commentary it inspired, "documents just one tiny little sliver of Cornell’s history. But it’s a fascinating one.”Read More
Iman Ali, PhD student in socio-cultural anthropology, was selected as a 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program fellow.Read More
The awards celebrate cooperation between the university and the greater Ithaca community.Read More