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Mission Statement

Education, Research, and Public Service


The Anthropological Studies Center undertakes activities that benefit the students of Sonoma State University, scholarship in the field of historic preservation, and the community at large. The Center fulfills its threefold mission by:

  • Creating the opportunity for SSU students to learn real-world skills in historic preservation through the Center’s professional apprenticeship program;
  • Maintaining an Archaeological Collections Facility in which hundreds of thousands of artifacts are available for students and scholars to study; and
  • Operating an Office of Interpretive and Outreach Services which provides the public with information about archaeology and historic preservation.