We put the pieces of ancient puzzles together.

We put the pieces of ancient puzzles together.

We focus on details that make a difference.

We focus on details that make a difference.

Anthropology and Archaeology

Uncover the keys to civilization and — and to your success.

If nothing gets your mind racing or heart pumping like uncovering the remains of an ancient civilization in a South American rainforest or observing the eating habits of immigrants in Brooklyn, your quirky interests have a home in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. Using a four-field approach — cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology and linguistics — the department combines the sciences with the humanities to understand the physical, social and cultural factors contributing to the commonalities and differences of historical and contemporary human behavior.


Contact Information

Department Chairperson: Bankoff, H. Arthur

Location: 3307 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5507
Fax: 718.951.3169