School of Social Sciences

The Anthropological Studies Center (ASC) will evaluate the National Register eligibility of identified historic-component cultural resources as potential contributors to the Malakoff Diggins North Bloomfield historic district.  This project is a continuation of the ongoing survey conducted by ASC since 2015 and will continue through September 30, 2020 under the agreement with the Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Anthropological Studies Center (ASC) will manage and research the archaeological collection at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MGAGCC), Twentynine Palms, CA. This will include accessioning the backlog of artifacts and reports, receiving and processing new artifacts and reports, managing and updating inventory database, facilitating and conducting research on the collection, and designing and assembling a full-room interpretive archaeological display.

The Anthropological Studies Center (ASC) will supply an archaeologist to deliver an on-site tailgate training session to construction personnel prior to commencement of excavation work at the Belvedere Tiburon Library Expansion Project. ASC will also supply one archaeologist to perform monitoring functions at the site and to prepare a draft and final Archaeological Monitoring Report upon completion.

Across a three-year program, we will develop, evaluate and disseminate two educational modules designed to be infused into STEM professional development/ethics courses. Drawing from social psychology research on gender bias and sexual harassment in STEM,  the modules’ objective is to expand traditional ethics training beyond ethical research practices to encompass ethical behavior among fellow researchers. Modules will be piloted at SSU and then disseminated using STEM-Net to other CSU campuses with an eventual goal of nationwide dissemination.

The Anthropological Studies Center (ASC) will conduct a cultural resources study for the Salt Point State Park Bishop Pine Project.  The goals of the project are to improve public safety by removing hazardous trees and reducing wildfire risk in developed areas and escape routes, and improve forest health. The project involves the removal of dead and dying trees and reduction of fuel loads from mature bishop pine stands, management of the 27-year-old stand of bishop pine to encourage health and, implementation of measures designed to encourage reproduction of bishop pine.

The Anthropological Studies Center (ASC) will perform a cultural resources study of the Hanson Russian River floodplain restoration area to support restoration design and permitting.  A complete records search will be conducted at the Northwest Information Center to examine the extent of previous cultural resource surveys and an ASC field crew will inspect any previously recorded archaeological sites or cultural resources.  At the conclusion of fieldwork, ASC will prepare a technical Cultural Resources Report on the investigation that describes the effort, results, and recommendations.

The Anthropological Studies Center (ASC) will provide professional and technical cultural resources work for Caltrans, which will support the development and construction of the State transportation system in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.  The services provided by ASC will assist Caltrans in complying with Federal and State environmental laws, cultural resource laws, stewardship of state-owned historic resources, cultural resources inventory of state right-of-way, and project-specific archaeological and

The Anthropological Studies Center (ASC) will be assisting the Center for Dying and Living (CDL) by recording oral histories about palliative care, collecting stories from patients and caregivers about serious illness, disability, and end of life care. These stories will become a part of the CDL's online library, made accessible to the public.

The Anthropological Studies Center (ASC) will work closely with the staff of the Presidio Trust Archaeology Lab and conduct archaeological monitoring for the Presidio Tunnel Tops Project in San Francisco, CA.  The Presidio Trust and its contractors are constructing approximately 14 acres of new parkland to connect the Main Post to Crissy Field and there is potential for the inadvertent discovery of potentially significant archaeological materials during the construction excavation for the project.

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