Stony Brook UniversityStony Brook University IDPAS


The Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences (IDPAS) harnesses the considerable strengths of University faculty in various departments who possess research expertise in areas related to anthropology. Since its inception in 1982, the IDPAS has been an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program. The IDPAS currently draws upon faculty from the departments of Anatomical SciencesAnthropologyCultural Analysis and TheoryEcology and EvolutionGeosciences, and History. This interdepartmental structure gives the IDPAS a uniquely broad academic character that provides a comprehensive graduate training and research environment.

The program has world-renowned strengths in functional morphology, as well as human and primate evolution. Its primate behavior program covers lemurs to apes, Madagascar to South America. Its archaeology program specializes in the archaeology of the Near East and East Africa, with focuses in the Palaeolithic, Neolithic and early complex societies.

The IDPAS is committed to remaining true to anthropology's unique approach - an integrated focus that attempts to understand and explain primate and human culture, behavior and biology through time and space. The goal is to foster an exciting and demanding scholastic environment that challenges and assists doctoral students seeking to do outstanding anthropological science.

IDPAS Director
Dr. James B. Rossie
Department of Anthropology
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4364
Phone: (631) 632-1843 

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