The Museum and Sea Center are closed until it is safe to reopen, but we are working hard on our summer Butterflies Alive! exhibit and look forward to welcoming you soon!

Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humans and their culture, both past and present.

In the Anthropology Department, we study the culture, history, and languages of Native Americans with a heavy focus on the people who have lived in this region for at least 13,000 years.

Our research and collections make us a leading center for Chumash cultural studies.

Contact us to bring in artifacts for identification.

Anthropology