A.G. Ruthven Museums Library: The Museums library contains publications related especially to natural history and systematics. The anthropology section is housed in the Museum of Anthropology (on the fourth floor). Other sections of interest to anthropology students include a Mammalogy Library on living primates and a Paleontology Library containing works on fossil primates. These are housed on the second floor of the A.G. Ruthven Museum.
Museum of Anthropological Anthropology: This museum is a separate University unit administered by the Director of the Museum. All members of the curatorial staff of the museum offer instruction and hold academic titles in the Anthropology Department. The collections and laboratory facilities of the Museum of Anthropology are made available to qualified students in the Department of Anthropology for instruction and research. The Museum has extensive collections of material on the sociocultural anthropology and archaeology of the Great Lakes Region and of the Eastern United States. Other major collections include cultural materials from the American Southwest; materials from Japan, China and Tibet; and considerable archaeological, cultural and skeletal material from the Philippines. There are smaller, representative collections from Africa, Oceania, Latin America and Europe. While no formal program in museology is offered, two courses in Museum Techniques (ANTHRARC 496 and 497) provide an opportunity to learn museum research methodology and administration through individually supervised work.
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