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. Esara Caroll organized/chaired a two-part panel called "Fieldworkers' Insights into Refugee Resettlement" and presented a paper at the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in Vancouver, BC, March 29–31, 2016
Dr. Esara Carroll's project Supporting Adult Refugee Students is being funded by The Reed Foundation Inc. Read all about it.
Dr. Neal Keating (Anthropology) presents paper at the Indigenous Language Conference held on Haudenosaunee Six Nations Grand River Territory in Canada. Check it out.
Dr. Pilapa Esara Carroll shares the activism of a refugee documentary director in the latest issue of (585) Magazine. Read more here.
Please join us on Thursday, April 14, from 5 to 6:15 pm in Edwards 106 for our second lecture in our Marjorie Helen Stewart Speaker series from Dr. Micah Morton, titled, "Reframing the boundaries of indigenism: Akha mobile indigeneities in the Upper Mekong Region."