Binghamton University Anthropology Department

Research explores longevity and ALS

Risana Chowdhury, a PhD candidate in Anthropology, researches why Guamanian ALS patients after World War II, lived a long time without medical intervention — the opposite of modern patients.


The Anthropology department offers undergraduate and graduate students an unparalleled education through its comprehensive curriculum that promotes an 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. We offer programs in four anthropological subfields; archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and sociocultural anthropology.

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Research Labs & Facilities

The Anthropology facilities provide research, teaching and training support for faculty and students and post-doctoral fellows outside the department.

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Freshmen Research Immersion Streams

Focus on natural and archaeological resources applying geospatial mapping technologies across landscapes and beneath the earth’s surface.

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