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SHESC Facilities

 

General
The School of Human Evolution & Social Change is housed on the ASU Tempe Campus. On-campus facilities include museum displays and collection curation, research and computer laboratories, faculty and student offices and classroom space.

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Anthropology Building
The three-story historic Anthropology Building is home to the Museum of Anthropology, the School administration offices, ethnographic and comparative faunal collections, the Graduate Student Computer Lab, faculty research project laboratories, faculty and student offices and lounge, as well as classrooms and conference rooms.

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Matthews Center
Matthews Center, located next to the Anthropology building, houses additional archaeological and physical anthropology collections, student and faculty offices, and meeting space.

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Social Sciences Building
Office and laboratory space in the nearby Social Sciences Building, is home to the Institute of Human Origins, which maintains educational and research collections of our earliest hominid ancestors. It is also home to the School's new Center for Bioarchaeological Research and the new Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, founded by SHESC and School of Life Sciences to provide a collaboratory for cyber-research on emergent social interactions and organization.

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Archaeological Research Institute
The Archaeological Research Institute (ARI), located in Tempe Center, curates more than 70,000 archaeological specimens from central Arizona, houses the School's ceramic sherd type and whole pot collections and maintains a computer lab for staff and visiting researchers equipped with multimedia, GIS, statistical and data collection capabilities.

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Deer Valley Rock Art Center
The museum grounds of the Deer Valley Rock Art Center contains about 1500 prehistoric petroglyphs native to the Arizona desert. The center provides museum training to students and collections and bibliographic references for research.

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Community Services Building
The Community Services Building (Curry Road Facility), located in Papago Park about one mile north of the ASU Tempe campus, is the primary location for the Office of Cultural Resource Management and provides additional faculty and student laboratories, and curation space for a portion of the archaeological collections.

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