Human behavior — what is it? Why and how does it vary so much across the planet and through time? The Department of Anthropology at The College at Brockport studies human behavior in both the past and present, through sociocultural, archaeological, and biological approaches that are holistic, cross-cultural, and evolutionary. Whether through ethnographic fieldwork, archaeological excavation, biological lab work, or visual and material cultural analysis, our students and faculty collaborate closely to improve knowledge of human variation, and better prepare students to address the problems of the 21st century.
The Department of Anthropology offers a 39-credit major, an 18-credit minor, and an 18-credit interdisciplinary minor in museum studies and public history.
Dr. Ramsay directed an archaeological field school this summer (2015) in Israel.
If you would like to read more about the excavation background, goals and schedule, please check out the field school webpage! If you would like to see our students in action in the field, please click on the image below!
Department of Anthropology
Office: Cooper C12
Fax: (585) 395-2684
Contact: Jackie Deats,
Dr. Ramsay published an article: Ramsay, J.H. and Eger, A. 2015. Analysis of Archaeobotanical Material from the Tupras Field project of the Kinet Höyük Excavations. Journal of Islamic Archaeology 2 (1): 35-50.
Dr. Feldman was recently on the Coy Barefoot Show (2 radio 30 minute shows) in May and June 2015:
The Coy Barefoot Show, 107.5 FM (Charlottesville, VA), 2015 (two 30 minute shows on “Same Sex Marriage” and “Baltimore, the Police, and African Americans”).
Dr. Feldman chaired a session and gave a presentation at the Society for Applied Anthropology meeting in March: “Panic and Stigma: Similarities and Differences of the HIV/AIDS and Ebola Crises,” paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), Pittsburgh, March 2015
Dr. Keating publishes an article on Cambodia in "The Indigenous World 2015," published by the International Working Group on Indigenous Affairs. (IWGIA). Copenhagen.
Dr. Keating participates in the 14th UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City, April 20–21.
Dr. Keating presents a paper at the Association for Asian Studies Conference in Chicago, March 25–29.
Dr. Esara Carroll presents her research on refugee resettlement at the Society
for Applied Anthropology, March 2015.
Dr. Esara Carroll talks about International Women's Day on WXXI's Morning
Edition radio program, March 2015.
Welcome back! We are looking forward to an exciting fall semester!