Anthropology Program

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Fieldwork Opportunities


The anthropology department periodically offers a local summer field course (6 credits) in historic and prehistoric archaeology. Over the past few years the field school was conducted at the “Coop’s Pork and Fish Site” near Champlain, New York. This site is an early 19th century log cabin site that contains evidence of early settler life in the northern New York. So far it has revealed evidence of both European and Native American occupation of the site.

Students with a desire for first-hand experience in archaeology are encouraged to seek out a field course that best coincides with their interests. Students have taken summer field courses at other institutions in the U.S., Peru, and Ecuador, and had the academic credit transferred to SUNY Plattsburgh.

For more information, please contact Dr. Christopher Wolff: [email protected]

Students working at the Coop's Pork and Fish site, Champlain, NYDig It!

We strongly encourage our anthropology students to gain first-hand experience with the world's cultural and ethnic diversity and heritage as much as possible while with us as undergraduates.

We annually receive many notices of a wide variety of summer and semester-abroad opportunities that are posted and made available to students.

Our faculty, as advisors, assist students in exploring and pursuing such options, whether it be archaeological field study abroad, an ethnographic field school in the southwest, or a semester at a university in a country such as Greece or Chile.


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the Anthropology program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Dr. Richard Robbins, Chair
Office: Redcay Hall 131
Phone: (518) 564-4006
Email: [email protected]

Laura Collier
Department Secretary
Office: Redcay Hall 103
Phone: (518) 564-3003
Toll-Free Phone: (800) 398-4801
Email: [email protected]