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Anthropology at Binghamton University Defined

Anthropology studies human populations and cultures in comparative, historical and evolutionary frameworks. The curriculum promotes understanding of the variety of past and present human groups, the cultures and societies people create, the processes that animate cultural production and social life, and the processes that underlie human biological development and change. Students learn and apply the research methods and theoretical constructs used by anthropologists to investigate peoples and their social worlds.

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New MA Program in Public Archaeology

The Binghamton University Department of Anthropology and the Public Archaeology Facility (PAF) announce a new track in Public Archaeology within the existing MA degree in Anthropology.

Public Archaeology, broadly defined, includes work in Cultural Resource Management (CRM), archaeological education, museum archaeology, and a number of other arenas in which archaeologists and their publics interact. The new MA track is a two-year program that prepares students for professional positions in these fields.

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Faculty featured on NPR

June 19, 2014   NPR interview with Rolf Quam on the Sima de los Huesos crania study published in Science.  "How To Become A Neanderthal: Chew Before Thinking"

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Last Updated: 8/21/15