Facilities and Instrumentation

  • McElhaney Hall

    The Department of Anthropology makes its home on the entire ground floor of McElhaney Hall.

    Faculty offices are located in the G-1 suite, where we also have a sizable library of resource materials relating to internships and professional opportunities in Anthropology.

    The ground floor also includes a specialized laboratory classroom, the large general teaching and archaeological research lab in G-3.

    Lab space and graduate student work areas are in McElhaney G-12. 

    We have two major classrooms—one designed for larger classes (McElhaney 104) and a 24-seat laboratory classroom suitable for biological anthropology and archaeology classes (G-2).

    Work space includes a Wash and Flotation Room for processing archaeological artifacts coming in from the field and a very large Archaeology Analysis Laboratory with workstations and storage facilities.

    A small Faunal Lab houses our comparative faunal collection and provides space for processing faunal specimens in a fume hood and closet for a dermestid beetle colony.

    G-5 is now the Geophysical Lab and home to the Mobile Spatial Data Acquisition Program, funded by the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program, which provided funds for instrumentation for:

    • Ground-penetrating radar surveys 
    • Magnetometry
    • Electrical resistivity
    • Magnetic susceptibility
    • Large-format printers

    Other instruments provided through funding from the State System of Higher Education Technology Fee program include:

    • Nikon Total Data Station
    • Trimble R-8 GPS Base and Rover system 
    • Trimble Handheld GPS units