Latest News


A lifelong interest in fabric informs anthropology PhD student Erika Ruhl’s research on children’s burial clothing from pre-modern Finnish churches.  


Joyce Sirianni, professor and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, was recently named a "Top Educator" by Marquis Who's Who that recognizes outstanding educators in their respective fields based on leadership and professional accomplishments. 

A recent BBC News article interviews Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel about her research to find out if it was possible to tell where an individual was from by looking at the shape of their skulls.   

On May 18, the Department of Anthropology held its annual Commencement and Award Celebration to recognize the achievements of undergradaute and graduate students.


Ashlee Hart, PhD '19, was selected as one of 12 doctoral scholars from across the university to present their research during the Three Minute Thesis competition on March 8.


Undergraduate and graduate students from the Department of Anthropology showcased their research projects in the Student Union to faculty and the university community at the Annual Student Poster Competition.


A recent article in Forbes featured research conducted by Anthropology doctoral candidate Sarah Hoffman about a woman with a disfiguring facial abnormality discovered in a medieval cemetery in Iceland.


Anthropology doctoral candidate, Amandine Eriksen, was honored at the 15th annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence on April 25 as a recipient of the 2018-19 Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching Assistants.


Ashley Cercone, an Anthropology doctoral student, and Hanna Santanam, a senior Anthropology major, win prestigous Fulbright awards.


A recent Associated Press article interviews Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel about a new study linking how ancient human diets, notably giving-up raw, tough meat for softer foods, has modified human speech.


Lizette Alvarado, MA 1998, was recently named one of 14 SUNY Hispanic Leadership Institute fellows by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.   


The memorial garden on the South Campus is part of a respectful process guided by UB scientists and a team of community partners.


At Buffalo magazine recently featured the ongoing excavation of the former Cataract House in Niagara Falls, NY, led by Archaeological Survey.