Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

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In Memoriam

Martin A. Baumhoff (1926–1983)

1959, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Archaeology

1958–1983, University of California, Davis


John M. Beaton (1944–2018)

1978, Ph.D. The Australian National University, Archaeology

1986–2001, University of California, Davis

2001–2018, Executive Director, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia


Daniel Crowley (1921–1998)

1956, Ph.D. Northwestern University, Cultural Anthropology and Art History

1958–1983, University of California, Davis


G. William Skinner (1925–2008)

1954, Ph.D. Cornell University, Cultural Anthropology

1958–1960, Columbia University

1960–1965, Cornell University

1965–1990, Stanford University

1990–2005, University of California, Davis


Delbert L. True (1923–2001)

1966, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Archaeology

1966–1990, University of California, Davis


Aram A. Yengoyan (1935–2017)

1964, Ph.D. University of Chicago, Cultural Anthropology

1963–1989, University of Michigan

1989–2014, University of California, Davis