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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 Archaeology 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 Website or 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.