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Facilities and Technology

Your studies in anthropology will be enhanced by our high-tech facilities. During your time at Ball State, you’ll spend lots of time in at least one, if not all, of our four labs.

Our Bio-Anthropology Lab houses a skeletal collection, while the Archaeology Lab features several different types of artifacts. The Historical Archaeology Lab is analysis based and mainly used by graduate students working on their theses. The Applied Anthropology Laboratories hold literature and artifacts that have been recognized by people from near and far.

As a Ball State student, you can also take advantage of the resources in Bracken Library, which has access to about 2.3 million books, periodicals, microforms, audiovisual materials, software, government publication maps, musical scores, archival records, and other information sources. Bracken Library houses the cutting-edge Helen B. and Martin D. Schwartz Special Collections and Digital Complex, which includes a digital newsstand, enabled to receive television broadcasts from around the world, including networks from Saudi Arabia, China, India, and Korea.

And thanks to Ball State's high-speed wireless network, you can go online anywhere on campus to access information, connect with classmates and faculty, and collaborate on projects.

Department of Anthropology
Burkhardt Building (BB), Room 315
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-1575
Fax: 765-285-2163