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Anthropology Museum|UW Anthropology

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Anthropology Department
12th and Lewis Street
Dept 3431
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307 766-5136
Fax: 307 766-2473
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Anthropology Museum 




The University of Wyoming Anthropology Museum is in the new Anthropology Building on the north side of campus at 12th and Lewis. The Museum offers exhibits related to the four subfields of Anthropology: Archaeology, Biological, Linguistic, and Cultural.

The main gallery follows the "Human Odyssey", from the evolution of humans in Africa several million years ago to the spread of our species throughout the world, and on to the Late Pleistocene entry into the New World. The Colby Mammoth Site, the Vore Buffalo Jump and other Wyoming archaeology sites are featured, with much of the Museum devoted to a celebration of the rich Native American heritage of the northern Plains region. Other displays featuring archaeological research and world cultural diversity can be found in hallway displays throughout the building.
The Museum is open only during regular UW hours, e.g. M-F 9:00-4:30, (summer hours 8:30 4:00 after May 11th). Please stop by any time when we are open, and extended group tours often can be scheduled. Please check with Museum Director Dr. Charles Reher (307-766-2208; ) or the main Department Office (307-766-5136) for more information. 



Colby Mammoth Kill Site Diorama


Vore Buffalo Jump Display


Skulls in the Vore Buffalo Jump Display

Vore Buffalo Jump








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