Society for
California Archaeology


In general, community colleges offer courses in Anthropology and Associate of Arts (A.A.) degrees can be earned with emphases in anthropology or related fields. State Universities (CSUs) typically offer Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and occasionally Master’s (M.A.) degrees in Anthropology. California Universities (UCs) are the only state institutions to offer Ph.D.s in Anthropology and generally only award M.A.s. on route to the Ph.D. However, each program is unique, and specifics can be researched via the links below.

SchoolDepartment & LinkHighest Degree
in Anthropology
Faculty with California Focus
Bakersfield (CSU)Sociology and AnthropologyBachelors  Mark SuttonRobert Yohe
Berkeley (UC)AnthropologyPh.D.XKent LightfootSteven Shackley
Cabrillo CollegeArchaeological Technician ProgramArchaeological Technician certificateXRob EdwardsCharlotte Simpson-Smith
California PolytechnicSocial SciencesBachelorsXTerry Jones, Robert L. Hoover
Cal Poly PomonaAnthropologyBachelors  Mark AllenRichard Hyslop
Channel Islands (CSU)AnthropologyBachelors  Colleen Delaney-Rivera
Chico (CSU)AnthropologyMasters  Frank BayhamGeorgia Fox, Antoinette Martinez
Cypress CollegeSocial SciencesBachelors   
Davis (UC)AnthropologyPh.D.XRobert L. BettingerChristyann Darwent,Jelmer Eerkens
Dominguez Hills (CSU)AnthropologyBachelorsXJerry Moore
East Bay (CSU)AnthropologyBachelors  Beverly Ortiz
Fresno (CSU)AnthropologyBachelors  John PryorKristina Roper
Fresno City CollegeArchaeologyArchaeological Technician CertificationXJill Minar
Fullerton (CSU)AnthropologyMasters  Steve James
Humboldt (SU)AnthropologyBachelors

Cultural Resources Facility

XJamie Roscoe
Irvine (UC)AnthropologyPh.D.  Jon Ericson
Long Beach (CSU)AnthropologyBachelors  Carl LipoHector NeffDaniel Larson
Los Angeles (CSU)AnthropologyMasters  Patricia MartzRenee Vellanowith
Los Angeles (UC)AnthropologyPh.D.  Jeanne Arnold
Mendocino CollegeAnthropologycourses    
Merced (UC)AnthropologyBachelors  Kathleen Hull
Merritt CollegeAnthropologyAssociates    
Monterey Bay (CSU)Social & Behavioral SciencesBachelors  Susan Morley
Moorpark CollegeAnthropologycourses  Colleen Delaney-Rivera
Northridge (CSU)AnthropologyMasters  Matthew Boxt
Northridge (CSU) Pimu Catalina Island Archaeology Field School is a collaborative research project with Tongva/Gabrielino tribal members, the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy and California State University, Northridge. The field school runs from July 18, 2014 to August 15, 2014 and is Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certified.

In our seventh year, the field school provides students with practical working knowledge of survey, excavation, lab and cataloging methods while immersing them in the 9,000 years of prehistoric maritime history of the Tongva/Gabrielino nation. Students will also learn about how to apply cultural resource laws to public sector archaeological work.

Situated just off the coast of Los Angeles, Catalina Island was historically an important trading supply outpost for Southern California and beyond. The field school is part of the on-going Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Project (PCIAP), which is working to assess and protect archaeological sites on Catalina.

For More Information See:

 Xude.nusc@reteet.ydnew or  (310) 825- 1864
Palomar CollegeAnthropologyAssociates  Phil De Barros
Pomona CollegeAnthropologyBachelors   
Riverside (UC)AnthropologyPh.D.  Philip Wilke
Sacramento (CSU)AnthropologyMasters  Mark BasgallMichael DelacorteDavid Zeanah
San Bernardino (CSU)AnthropologyBachelorsXRussell Barber
San Diego City CollegeAnthropologyCertificate of Performance in Archaeology

Associate of Arts in Anthropology

XTori Randall

Susan Hector

San Diego (SU)AnthropologyMasters   
San Diego (UC)AnthropologyPh.D.  Patricia Masters (at Scripps)
San Francisco (SU)AnthropologyMasters  Gary PahlLee DavisDavid Kojan
San Francisco (UC)Medical AnthropologyPh.D.    
San Jose (SU)AnthropologyMasters

Dust off your passport. San Jose State University is offering an archaeological field school for the summer 2019 in the West Indies on the island of Nevis. The project will investigate the colonial landscape associated with sugar plantations from 1680-1800 and will conduct a survey to find remnants of dwellings of the enslaved laborers.  Students will be introduced to all phases of fieldwork from surveying to artifact processing.  

Dates July 5-27, 2019.

Participants will be housed dormitory style with a shared room and private bathroom.  The cost of the program covers tuition (three credits of upper division anthropology through San Jose State), insurance, accommodations, all meals, and special excursions. Individual airfare is additional.

The field school has limited space will have a maximum of 12. The deadline to register is November 15.


Interested persons are urged to contact Professor Marco Meniketti for further information as soon as possible.

 Marco Meniketti
San Marcos (CSU)Social Sciencescourses    
Santa Barbara (UC)AnthropologyPh.D.  Michael Glassow
Santa Barbara City CollegeAnthropologyAssociates  R. Dennis Ringer
Santa Cruz (UC)AnthropologyPh.D.X XDiane Gifford-GonzalezChelsea Blackmore
Santa Rosa Junior CollegeBehavioral SciencesAssociates    
Shasta CollegeAnthropologycourses    
Sonoma (SU)AnthropologyMasters  Adrian PraetzellisMargaret Purser,Michael Newland
StanfordCultural & Social AnthropologyPh.D.    
Stanislaus (CSU)AnthropologyBachelors    
University of OregonAnthropologyPh.D.  Jon ErlandsonDoug Kennett, Madonna Moss
Utah State UniversityAnthropologyMastersXPatricia LambertChris Morgan
West Valley CollegeAnthropologyAssociates    

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