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Anthropology Facilities and Resources

Students have access to a cutting-edge teaching and research lab that contains a large collection of human, hominin, and primate skeletal casts.

Anthropology Lab
Anthropology Lab

Moreover, a grant funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation purchased a super-fast computer, iPads, and a 3-D printer for student research in the classroom. Additionally, students can learn how to 3-D scan using a mobile scanner, as well as learn human osteology from real human skeletons.

Archaeology Lab

Students, with special permission, can work with archaeological material from a contemporary urban site, as well as ancient material.

Cultural and Natural History Collections

Students, with special permission, can work with our ethnographic collections, as well as a variety of natural history material curated at the Jaeger House, including Pleistocene specimens recovered from the La Brea Tar Pits. Click here for more information on the repository.

Fully articulated Pleistocene saber tooth cat
Fully articulated Pleistocene saber tooth cat

Archaeology Yard

Students can train in surface recovery and burial excavation in a simulated environment. Our property has buried cast skeletons and mock artifacts for excavation and casts for surface recovery placement.

Surface recovery in the Forensic Anthropology class
Surface recovery in the Forensic Anthropology class