Phone: (845) 257-2990
Location: Wooster Science Building Room 124
Web address: www.newpaltz.edu/anthropology
Courses in the Department of Anthropology deal with three areas. Physical anthropology is concerned with the evolution of human beings as biological organisms and with the physical variation within contemporary human populations. Archaeology and prehistory explore the extinct cultures of the past and attempt to elucidate the processes involved in their development. Sociocultural anthropology is involved with the comparative analysis of socially learned behavior patterns and institutions of contemporary populations from all areas of the world.