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


Caroline Funk, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, discusses her research on the significance of bird populations in Aleut culture with Hakai magazine.

On November 1, two UB Department of Anthropology faculty, Drs. Peter Biehl and Ezra Zubrow, will be honored at the 2018 Celebration of Academic Excellence. Congratulations to them on their accomplishments!

Erica Dunayer, Anthropology PhD candidate, was one of several researchers interviewed for a PBS Nova segment on the effects Hurricane Maria had on Cayo Santiago, a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico, and the 1,800 rhesus monkeys that live there.


Ashley Cercone, PhD candidate, was recently featured for her summer field work experience at the Küllüoba excavation site in Turkey by the news site, Arkeolojik Haber.


Amateur archaeologists get a hands-on experience at the UB Archaeological Survey’s McKendry dig.


Distinguished Postdoc Mentor Award recipient Peter Biehl's own time as a postdoc informs his approach to mentoring.


The University at Buffalo's Office of Postdoctoral Scholars recently announced Dr. Peter Biehl, Professor of Anthropology, is the 2018 recipient of the UB Distinguished Postdoc Mentor Award.

The UB Reporter travelled to Niagara Falls, N.Y., to report on Archaeological Survey's work at the historic Cataract House, a former hotel and stop on the Underground Railroad.

Erin Chapman, PhD 2017, is featured in The Buffalo News regarding her work as forensic anthropologist with the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office


UB's other study abroad scholarship recipients will focus on foreign language and cultural exploration.

On May 2, 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 5th Annual Student Poster Competition.

The Department of Anthropology congratulates those graduate students named recipients of Mark Diamond Research Fund grants.


The Department of Anthropology congratulates those graduate students who were recently named fellowship and research grant recipients.


A collaboration between UB and a Buffalo school brings the Cravens Collection to a wider audience and fulfills the wish of the collection's benefactor.