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Facilities & Resources

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The Behavioral and Social Sciences Building

The BSS Building was constructed in 2007, and meets the LEED gold rating by the U.S. Green Building Council. Facilities include state of the art lecture halls, ‘smart’ media classrooms, and custom laboratories. The Anthropology Teaching Lab (BSS 310) is a dedicated space for advanced courses in all of the anthropological subdisciplines, and it has ocean views!


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Archaeology Laboratory & Simulated Archaeological (SIM) Site

In the archaeology research laboratory, students receive a wide range of training in materials, geospatial, and zooarchaeological analysis. Student can immerse themselves in on-going archaeological projects. Current topics include historical ecology and human impacts on marine and terrestrial ecosystems, zooarchaeological analysis of shell midden deposits, marine resource utilization, and historic archaeology and migration.


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Cultural Resources Facility

The cultural resources facility (CRF) provides anthropology students with opportunities for research and learning in cultural resources management and heritage preservation. Students work with professional archaeologists, architectural historians, and other specialists, while receiving training project inventory, site mapping, excavation, historical research, identification and management of cultural resources, and navigating federal, state, and local historic preservation laws and regulations. Read more about HSU’s Cultural Resources Facility at Humboldt State NOW »


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Humboldt Center for Evolutionary Anthropology

The HCEA is dedicated to providing quality training
and research opportunities in evolutionary and applied biological anthropology. Current topics include evolutionary processes such as genetic drift and speciation, bioacoustics and communication, primate conservation, comparative anatomy, and evolutionary medicine & nutrition. The HCEA also processes forensic anthropology cases to assist local law enforcement agencies.

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Belize Archaeology Field Program

The field school program involves survey, excavation at several Maya sites, and laboratory experience working directly with excavated Maya artifacts. Field techniques, lectures on Maya culture history and instruction concerning artifact analysis are provided during each session. Learn more about the Belize Archaeology Field Program



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Medieval Bioarchaeology in Bezławki, Poland

This program involves excavating, analyzing and cataloging human remains in Bezławki, in north eastern Poland, dating around 14th Century AD. This site was the territory of Old Prussians, a pagan peoples who had resisted conversion into Christianity for many centuries to be finally conquered by the Teutonic Knight Order. Learn more about the Poland Bioarchaeology Program