Archaeology, cognitive anthropology, contemporary problems and culture change, cultural heritage, evolution of sociopolitical complexity, geographic information systems (GIS), human biology, human land use, medical anthropology, morphology, museum management, and primatology. Special interests pursued principally in research in: Africa, the Americas, including North America (north-contemporary Indians, Inuit, urban North America, also Northeast US prehistory), the Caribbean, Central America, and South America, Europe (including Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age and historic periods and contemporary studies)
Special Minority Fellowships; Presidential and Dean's Fellowships.
Physical anthropological lab with complete skeletal research collection, nonhuman primate fetal collection, and thermometric equipment. Archaeology boasts a good teaching and Northeast US research collection, darkroom facilities, a large research and study collection from Teotihuacan, Mexico, fully outfitted GIS lab. Library has a complete set of the HRAF (paper and electronic). Cultural resources include ethnographic films, video recording equipment and playback stations for fine-grained analysis of recorded behavior. Additionally, the Department offers: an Anthropology Research Museum; a multimedia laboratory.