Resources in Anthropology
Hal C. Ball Anthropology Laboratory
The Hal C. Ball Anthropology Lab houses a 2,000-volume library on Mesoamerican anthropology. It also contains a collection of anthropology texts and manuals, a series of hominid and primate skulls, a slide collection, an oral history archive, audio-visual and photographic equipment, a computer workstation for student use and a Mac video editing station. The Anthropology Lab is used also for most of the classes in Anthropology at New College, and is available as a resource room, screening room and study space for Anthropology students.
New College Public Archaeology Laboratory
Opened in 2010, the New College Public Archaeology Lab (NCPAL) serves to facilitate student learning in archaeological methods and techniques by providing workspace for student projects. As both a physical space and intellectual project curated by New College students and faculty, NCPAL is dedicated to the ethical advancement of knowledge about past human cultures and societies in order to engage with social issues of the present. Utilizing the rich resources of the region’s diverse communities, NCPAL produces and disseminates valuable knowledge of our shared cultural heritage. The lab features more than 1,600 square feet of workspace for processing and interpreting artifacts, an office for archaeological site reports and geographic information systems, and storage space for excavated finds. The lab facilitates faculty and student research on local and regional history. Outreach programs include lectures and exhibits relevant to Florida archaeology and the region’s diverse communities as well as workshops and materials for local schools. Join our conversation on Facebook.
Jane Bancroft Cook Library
The Jane Bancroft Cook Library at New College is home to a broad assortment of books, scholarly journals, national and international databases, and other print and electronic media related to the study of anthropology and is available to students throughout the year. The hotspot of the library is the Academic Resource Center (ARC) with chic café-style seating and every modern technological amenity in the book. It houses the Writing Resource Center, Quantitative Resource Center, Language Resource Center, Educational Technology Services and an open-use computer lab. The ARC provides state-of-the-art technology and plenty of room for library patrons to study and collaborate.
In addition to classes and field research, students in our Anthropology AOC also regularly engage in internships in the local community and beyond. Some of the organizations with which our students have recently worked as interns include the Sarasota Film Festival, SCOPE (Sarasota Openly Plans for Excellence) and the Center for American Indian Languages at the University of Utah.