Facilities and Resources

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Supporting your success

The anthropology program maintains the facilities and resources you need to build your career.

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Hands-on learning

The anthropology program has a large lab in Strong Hall where our anatomical collection is housed and courses in lithics, faunal analysis, material culture, and bioanthropology are offered. There are also three small labs for individual research in Strong Hall, and the former Forensic building is currently being remodeled into an archaeology research lab.

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Bernice Warren Center for Archaeological Research

The Bernice Warren Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), a research institute that conducts archaeological field work and other cultural resource management projects on a contractual basis, is located on the Missouri State campus. In addition to serving municipal, state and federal government agencies, CAR provides students with opportunities to experience archaeology firsthand.

For example, the CAR was contracted to excavate the Big Eddy site along the Sac River in Cedar County, Mo. Students participated in the excavation, which has been hailed as one of the archaeological treasures of the Midwest. For more information about the site, read the feature article published by American Archaeology Magazine.

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Missouri Archaeological Society

Missouri State is also home to the Missouri Archaeological Society (MAS).  MAS is dedicated to supporting the exploration and excavation of sites in Missouri. The organization is also an excellent resource for students interested in getting involved in digs across Missouri and for networking with professionals.