Museums + Collections

Though most of our materials are from the Southwestern United States and primarily Arizona, our nearly two million specimens have also been collected and curated over the years from across North America, Mesoamerica, Africa and Asia. They consist of the Arizona Site Files; archaeological, ethnological and evolutionary anthropological items, some of the most prominent including the Albert A. Dahlberg collection of Pima Indian dental casts; and of course, the world-renowned skeletal cast of “Lucy,” discovered in Ethiopia in 1974 and estimated to be about 3.2 million years old.

center for archaeology and society
(deer valley petroglyph preserve • innovation gallery • repository)
Albert A. Dahlberg Collection

Anthropology Collections
Arizona Files
Richard Toon, Co-Director
Keith Kintigh, Interim Co-Director    
Celeste Scott, Assistant Director
Arleyn Simon, Curator of Collections
Sherri Starkey
, Operations Coordinator, Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve
Marco Albarran, Exhibit Coordinator
Libby Gerold, Education and Programs Coordinator 

institute of human origins
Julie Russ, Assistant Director