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UC Davis Department of Anthropology Museum



The UC Davis Department of Anthropology Museum (UCDAM) curates collections of archaeological, ethnographic, biological, and archival materials and maintains a teaching collection that includes casts and reproductions of artifacts from a variety of prehistoric human groups. Though the bulk of the collections are not on public display and are available only for research, the Museum's teaching collection and those of the UC Davis Department of Anthropology are accessible through Outreach events.


With the goal of educating the public about what it means to be human, the UCDAM Education Outreach provides presentations on a variety of anthropological topics. We participate in UC Davis Picnic Day and Archeology Month and offer group presentations upon request and without charge. We would especially like to invite elementary and high school students in the greater Sacramento area to visit the department* for an introduction to anthropology and a private viewing of related collections.


Presentations can be selected from a list of Topics or can be specially tailored to suit the interests of visiting groups. Outreach presentations provide an excellent way for teachers to enrich instruction of 4th grade social studies (e.g. "Californian Prehistory") and 7th grade science (e.g. "Human Evolution" or "Microevolution") curricula. UCD Anthropology graduate students design and facilitate all presentations and are happy to include a discussion of their own research and career path. We also welcome community college groups for a discussion of career paths and educational opportunities in anthropology.


Please see our Contact Page to request a presentation. Visiting classes may also be interested in booking visits to the Mondavi Center or other UC Davis departments through visit/ .


*To accommodate large groups of students we may be able to visit your campus with more resilient portions of the collections.

Upcoming Events
Evolutionary Anthropology Colloquium: Dr. Damien Flas, FNRS-ULG Belgium Apr 28, 2014 04:10 PM - 05:00 PM — 273 SS&H (Basement Seminar Room)
Sociocultural Anthropology Colloquium: Dr. Smadar Lavie, UC Berkeley Apr 28, 2014 04:10 PM - 06:00 PM
Exit Seminar: Md Kamrul Hasan, Molecular Anthropology May 05, 2014 04:10 PM - 05:00 PM — 273 SS&H (Basement Seminar Room)
Evolutionary Anthropology Colloquium: Dr. Luke Premo, Washington State U. May 12, 2014 04:10 PM - 05:00 PM — 273 SS&H (Basement Seminar Room)
Exit Seminar: Ryan Schacht, Human Behavioral Ecology May 19, 2014 04:10 PM - 05:00 PM — 273 SS&H (Basement Seminar Room)
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Dept. of Anthropology

328 Young Hall
One Shields Ave.
University of California
Davis, Ca 95616-8522

Ph.  530-752-0745
Fax. 530-752-8885