Faculty Labs

Archaeobotany Laboratory

Archaeological macroplant material is analyzed in the Archaeobotany Laboratory. The Materials Analysis Laboratory (a wet lab) allows for microbotanical analysis, especially of pytoliths

Archaeological X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF) Laboratory

Analysis of archaeological and source standard obsidian, other volcanic and sedimentary rocks, and ceramics, particularly focused on non-destructive analyses.

XRF Laboratory Website:

Brain Evolution Laboratory

Research concerning the development and evolution of the human brain, and vertebrate brain evolution in general. The lab includes a large collection of diverse mammal brains used for histological analysis. Researchers in the lab are also engaged in fMRI and computer simulation research. 

California Archaeology Laboratory

Analysis of archaeological materials from sites in California, primarily from the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Central American Archaeology Laboratory

Study of archaeological materials on loan from Honduras and El Salvador.

East Asian Archaeology Laboratory

Research on pottery, stone tools, faunal and floral remains from the Sannai Maruyama site and other Jomon period cites (circa 5900-4300 b.p.) in northern Japan

Eurolab 1

Archives of archaeological projects in Yugoslavia (Selevac, Opovo, Gomolava) and Bulgaria (Podgoritsa) and current data from Çatalhöyük, Turkey.

Eurolab 2

Map and computer-based analyses for the on-going project, "Between the Caves: Regional Open Air Survey in the French Midi-Pyrénées, France".

Geoarchaeology and Southwest Asia Prehistory Laboratory

The Geo-SWAP Lab serves three main functions: a) artifacts analysis (especially lithics) from archaeological excavations conducted by Maher and her students, predominantly in Southwest Asia, b) geoarchaeological & micromorphological analysis of soils and sediments from archaeological sites in Southwest Asia, Asia and North America, and c) a space for conducting experimental archaeology (stone tool production) and the training of graduate and undergraduate students in lithic technology through an extensive archaeological and experimental teaching collection housed in this lab. 

The lab also contains several light microscopy stations for the analysis of archaeological soils and sediments to elucidate human activities, reconstruct palaeoenvironments, and understand archaeological site formation processes at the macro- and micro-scales.

Historical Archaeology Laboratory

Analysis of materials manufactured within the last 400 years and curation of a comparative zooarchaeological collection

Multimedia Authoring Center for Teaching in Anthropology (MACTiA)

Teaching laboratory supporting learning through intensive coaching of teams producing digital multimedia/hypermedia products.

Oceanic Archaeology Laboratory

Analysis of prehistoric Oceanic ceramics, lithics, identification of charcoal and other macrobotanical remains, geoarchaeological analysis of sediments from habitation and agricultural sites, and development of GIS databases

Skeletal Biology Laboratory

Research on health, disease, development, maintenance, and aging of the human and non-human primate skeleton from an evolutionary and biocultural perspective.

Zooarchaeology Laboratory
XRF Lab Website Website
Anthropology Resources
The Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Over 3.8 million archaeological, ethnographic, and physical anthropology specimens, photographs and sound recordings.

103 Kroeber Hall (510) 642-3682 Website
The George and Mary Foster Anthropology Library

Over 80,000 volumes supporting anthropological research.

230 Kroeber Hall (510) 642-2400 Website
Social Sciences Graduate Diversity Office Website
Folklore Archive

More than 500,000 items of folklore from around the world, organized in alphabetical order by country or geographical area, and then catalogued according to genre.

110 Kroeber Hall (510) 643-7934 Website
CoDA: Center for Digital Archaeology

The Center for Digital Archaeology (CoDA) is a team of experienced scholars and professionals from UC Berkeley who believe in the value of using digital technologies for the study and preservation of our cultural heritage. We develop data-driven digital products and educational programs to support organizations interested in the creation, management, and publishing of digital data and rich media. 

2224 Piedmont Ave Website
Archaeological Research Facility

Supports research in archaeology by faculty and graduate students across campus, presentation of results in publications and lectures, and outreach to the public schools.

2251 College Avenue (510) 642-2212 Website
Area Studies Centers
UC Center for German and European Studies 254 Moses Hall (510) 643-5777 Website
Joint Stanford-Berkeley Center for African Studies 342 Stephens Hall (510) 642-8338 Website
Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies 260 Stephens Hall (510) 642-3230 Website
Institute of East Asian Studies 2223 Fulton Street, 6th floor (510) 642-2809 Website
Center for Southeast Asian Studies 2223 Fulton Street, Rm. 617 (510) 643-7062 Website
Center for Latin America Studies 2334 Bowditch Street (510) 642-2088 Website
Center for Korean Studies 2223 Fulton Street, Rm. 508 (510) 642-5674 Website
Center for Japanese Studies 2223 Fulton Street, Rm. 500 (510) 642-3156 Website
Center for Chinese Studies 2223 Fulton Street, Rm. 503 (510) 642-6321 Website
Related Research Centers
Townsend Center for the Humanities 220 Stephens Hall (510) 643-9670 Website
Institute of International Studies (IIS) 215 Moses Hall (510) 642-2472 Website
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences 608 Barrows Hall (510) 642-5047 Website
Human Rights Center 460 Stephens Hall (510) 642-0965 Website
Center for Working Families 2420 Bowditch Street, Room D-100 (510) 642-7737
Center for Urban Ethnography 2538 Channing Way (510) 643-5199 Website
Center for the Study of Sexual Culture 632 Barrows Hall (510) 643-3040 Website
Berkeley Workshop on Environmental Politics 215 Moses Hall (510) 642-2472 Website
Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology 101 Moses Hall (510) 642-5992 Website
Beatrice M. Bain Research Group on Women and Gender 3415 Dwinelle Hall (510) 643-7172 Website
Working Groups
The Linguistic Anthropology Working Group Website
Department Controlled Rooms
Kroeber Hall Facilities 371 Barrows Website
Kroeber Hall Facilities Gifford Room Website
Kroeber Hall Facilities Faculty/Staff Lounge Website
Hearst Gymnasium Facilities Room 16 Website
Hearst Gymnasium Facilities Room 20 Website
Hearst Gymnasium Facilities Room 21 Website
2251 College Avenue Facilities Room 101 Website
2224 Piedmont Facilities Room 15 Website