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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 13th 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