Facilities

Computer Facilities

San Francisco State email accounts are available for all Anthropology students as are accounts on the university computers for research purposes. With the History Department and the Child and Adolescent Development Program, the Department of Anthropology shares the use of SCI 269 where computers and printers are available for student use. In addition, the University maintains numerous computer laboratories that student’s have access to.

The Resource Room (SCI 270)

Anthropology shares a resource room with the History Department and with the Child and Adolescent Development Program. Here students can find books and journals and materials related to course work. In addition, the Resource Room serves as a facility for student study, for faculty and student meetings, and for special events. It can be reserved for special meetings and programs, and students wishing to do so should contact the Anthropology Office (SCI 377).

Laboratory Facilities

The Anthropology Department maintains a laboratory for human biological studies and for methodological training in archaeology. The laboratory is located in SCI 273 and contains human and non-human osteology materials, hominid fossil cast collections, as well as equipment for a wide range of anthropological investigations. The department laboratory facilities also include the Bioanthropology Laboratory a (dedicated research laboratory for human skeletal research) which is located in SCI 395.

Digital Cinema / Visual Anthropology Lab

With the Cinema Department, Anthropology shares a state-of-the-art digital video editing lab. Fifteen Mac-based workstations with high-resolution monitors allow Visual Anthropology students to receive professional training while they help one another develop a critical eye. Open lab hours are available every week, and advanced student monitors assist with technical problems.