General Description / Special Programs
The Museum of Anthropology is the only anthropology museum in Missouri, and one of a few in the Midwest. Collecting since 1885, the Museum has served the teaching and research needs of the University of Missouri, provided exhibitions and programs for the general public, and served as an archaeological curation facility for state and federal agencies. The museum offers guided and self-guided tours, as well as online exhibits. The galleries focus
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Research Facilities The Museum Support Center is a major research facility and is the repository for the majority of archaeological material produced from academic and federally mandated cultural resource management projects conducted in Missouri. Museum and American Archaeology collections are entered into an online database for greater access to researchers and educators; Museum object entries include photos. Facilities for visiting scholars include research space among the collections, and a Paleoethnobotany Laboratory for phytolith and macrobotanical analysis.
Collections Archaeological materials and documents from Missouri, Midwest, European Paleolithic stone tools, Central America from surveys and small site excavations. Ethnographic collections include Afghanistan, Guatemala (Mayan and Xincan), Inuit, China, Thailand, African weapon collection, and contemporary American Indian. Special collections include the Grayson Archery Collection, Browne archery thumb ring collection, cast collection of important archaeological specimens; Paleoethnobotany comparative collection; Physical Anthropology Early Man cast collection.
Library Resources Main libraries of the University of Missouri and the State Historical Society are located on campus. The Museum has an anthropology library and the Grayson Archery Library available for use at the Museum.
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