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Facilities and Instrumentation

McElhaney The Department of Anthropology makes its home on the entire ground floor of McElhaney Hall.

Faculty offices are located in the G-1 suite, where we also have a sizable library of resource materials relating to internships and professional opportunities in Anthropology.

The ground floor also includes a specialized laboratory classroom, the large general teaching and archaeological research lab in G-3.

Lab space and graduate student work areas are in McElhaney G-12. 

We have two major classrooms—one designed for larger classes (McElhaney 104) and a 24-seat laboratory classroom suitable for biological anthropology and archaeology classes (G-2).

Work space includes a Wash and Flotation Room for processing archaeological artifacts coming in from the field and a very large Archaeology Analysis Laboratory with workstations and storage facilities.

A small Faunal Lab houses our comparative faunal collection and provides space for processing faunal specimens in a fume hood and closet for a dermestid beetle colony.

G-5 is now the Geophysical Lab and home to the Mobile Spatial Data Acquisition Program, funded by the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program, which provided funds for instrumentation for:

  • Ground-penetrating radar surveys 
  • Magnetometry
  • Electrical resistivity
  • Magnetic susceptibility
  • Large-format printers

Other instruments provided through funding from the State System of Higher Education Technology Fee program include:

  • Nikon Total Data Station
  • Trimble R-8 GPS Base and Rover system 
  • Trimble Handheld GPS units
  • Anthropology Department
  • McElhaney Hall, Room G-1
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2841
  • Fax: 724-357-7637
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.