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The School of Human Evolution and Social Change, our Center for Archaeology and Society and individual faculty members maintain extensive research and teaching collections in archaeology, ethnology and evolutionary anthropology. Indexes to selected anthropology collections are maintained online:
ethnographic collections Including examples from:
archaeological + evolutionary anthropology collections
The center is composed of the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve (formerly the Deer Valley Rock Art Center), the Innovation Gallery (formerly the ASU Museum of Anthropology) and the Center for Archaeology and Society Repository (formerly the Archaeological Research Institute). As such, the center houses extensive collections and provides lab space for students working with collections, as well as for exhibitions featuring the center's holdings.
This qualified federal repository oversees collections that include:
Online exhibits will soon be available in the following areas:
This petroglyph site is considered a natural collection. in addition, artifacts are housed and displayed in the site's museum. Holdings include the following:
The site is also a 47-acre nature preserve that is home to approximately 250 native Sonoran Desert plant species and upwards of 100 permanent and migratory faunal species.