As a four-field Anthropology program with strong faculty representation in archeological, biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology, we have theoretical and regional concentrations in applied, medical, and historical anthropology, as well as indigenous Mesoamerica and Northeastern North America. Archaeological, ethnographic, and linguistics field schools are offered in New York State, Newfoundland, and Mesoamerica. The department partners with the NY State Museum and the NY Dept, of Health. It also coordinates teaching and research collaborations with other departments including: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Biological Sciences, Linguistics and Cognitive Science, and Public Health.
Departmental assistantships; tuition scholarships; and funding for graduate student fieldwork and research are available from the University, the NY State Museum and the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies.
Laboratory facilities and research and teaching collections are available in archaeology and biological anthropology. There is an archaeometry laboratory and programs with the Physics Department. There are computer user rooms in the Department and in the University Libraries.
Northeast Anthropology; https://www.albany.edu/northeast_anthropology/; Institute of Mesoamerican Studies - book series and occasional publications; https://www.albany.edu/ims/publications.html
A variety of Anthropology courses are offered online from introductory courses to advanced classes that are taught by faculty and advanced graduate students. A limited number of lower and upper-level courses are offered during the winter and summer inter-sessions.