The Anthropology and Archaeology Laboratory (AAL), established in 1985, is a research facility of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU). As an organized research unit of the Department, the AAL's main objectives are: (1) to provide student training and teaching opportunities in archaeology and anthropology through field and laboratory work on ongoing projects and to conduct archaeological research in Texas and adjacent regions using existing collections and through public outreach; (2) to provide outreach services that educate the general public about anthropology and archaeology; (3) to provide cultural resource management (CRM) services to federal, state, local, and private agencies as required by legislation and executive order; and (4) to furnish long-term care for collections that are "Held-in-Trust" for the people of Texas and the United States. The AAL houses complete facilities for processing artifact collections. The repository accommodates extensive collections of artifacts from prehistoric and historic sites in Texas.
Location: Ferguson G80
Laboratory Phone: (936) 468-3979
Robert Szafran, Chair/Social and Cultural Analysis: (936) 468-4405
George Avery, Laboratory Director: (936) 468-2457.