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Anthropology and Archaeology

Anthropology is the study of people and cultures.

The Anthropology Division is responsible for the curation, management, conservation, and study of the museum's anthropology collections. These collections include ethnographic collection, the archaeological assemblages and site records, special rock art slides, and photographs.

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Rustler Rockshelter - The 1992 Excavations at Rustler Rockshelter
(CA-SBR-288), Eastern Mojave Desert, California.
Mark Q. Sutton. SBCMA Quarterly 52(4) 2005.

Rustler Rockshelter - The 1992 Excavations

Robbers Mountain: Revisiting the archaeology and rock art of Bierman Caves, by Helen F. Wells and Claurs J. Backes, Jr. 2007, SBCMA Quarterly vol. 53, number 4

54(3), 2008. BORAX LAKE: collections at the San Bernardino County Museum, by A.C. Cannon, W.E. Hayden and A.B. Schroth, and A STUDY OF THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF BORAX LAKE REGION by G. A. Smith.

Ethnography image: basketsEthnography

Objects from recent people and cultures

Archaeology image: Baldwin Lake siteArchaeology

Objects from people and cultures of the past

Ethnobotany image: mountain mahoganyEthnobotany

Plants people use

Special Collections image: petroglyph from Black CanyonSpecial Collections of Photographs and Slides Photo Studio

Photographs and slides 

San Bernardino Archaeological Information Center is closing

The San Bernardino Archaeological Information Center (SBCIC), currently hosted by the San Bernardino County Museum, will be closing by April 10, 2015. It is not anticipated that this move will result in any appreciable disruption in service for the San Bernardino County area. If you have questions or concerns about this matter, please contact CHRIS Coordinator Eric Allison ( or 916-445-7044).

To learn how to become a volunteer in the anthropology division, submit the volunteer form.


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