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 and the Near East. 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; access to a collection of chimpanzee skeletons through the Primate Foundation of Arizona; 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.

archaeological research institute
Albert A. Dahlberg Collection
Anthropology Collections
Arizona Files
Director
Arleyn Simon

asu museum of anthropology
Director, Museums + Museum Studies
Richard Toon
Director, Exhibition Innovation Lab
Judy Newland
Coordinator, Interpretation + Programs
Casandra Hernandez

deer valley rock art center
Director, Museums + Museum Studies
Richard Toon
Director, Exhibition Innovation Lab
Judy Newland
Coordinator, Interpretation + Programs
Casandra Hernandez
Operations
Sherri Starkey
School Tours
Jillian Viar

institute of human origins
Coordinator, Sr.
Julie Russ