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Archaeological Research Institute (ARI)

ARI houses extensive archaeological collections, facilitates archaeological preservation and research, and is actively involved in public outreach. Learn more...

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ASU Museum of Anthropology

The ASU Museum of Anthropology features changing exhibits on archaeology, human origins, society and culture. Museum exhibits involve the collaborative efforts of student, faculty and community and, as such, reflect a wide range of interests and topics of study. Learn more...

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Center for American Archeology (CAA)

The mission of the Center for American Archaeology is to discover and disseminate the unwritten story of earlier Americans' lifeways, accomplishments, and changing natural environment. Through integrated programs of archeological investigation, educational outreach, and cultural stewardship, the CAA strives to accomplish this mission. The CAA is located in Kampsville, Illinois near the confluence of the Mississippi and the Illinois Rivers where thousands of archaeological sites have been recorded in a 4,000 square mile area.

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Center for Bioarchaeological Research (CBR)

The Center for Bioarchaeological Research is dedicated to studying humankind?s biocultural interactions in the past, with a view to addressing related contemporary and future issues. Learn more...

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Deer Valley Rock Art Center

The mission of the Deer Valley Rock Art Center is to preserve and to provide public access to the Hedgpeth Hills petroglyph site, to interpret the cultural expressions found here, and to be a center for rock art studies. Learn more...

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Institute of Human Origins

Through research, education, and the sponsorship of scholarly interaction, the Institute of Human Origins (IHO) advances scientific understanding of human evolution and its contemporary relevance. Learn more...

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Teotihuacan Research Laboratory

ASU’s Teotihuacan Research Laboratory in San Juan, Mexico houses the collection and data of the only survey ever undertaken of the whole ancient city before it disappeared under the last 40 years of modern construction projects. The lab offers endless research possibilities on the largest pre-Spanish city in the Americas.