• Dr. Delaney is currently chair of both Anthropology and Sociology.
  • Dr. Matera is advisor for the Anthropology Club.
  • Dr. Delaney is undergraduate advisor—come visit about major/minor paperwork, etc.
  • Anthropology Club meets Wednesdays at 4:30pm in the Archaeology Lab (SIE 1324). Contact club president Daniel Klein for more information
  • Anthropology now has a tutor!
    Chloe L’Ecuyer Email:
    Open office hours Fall 2018: Tuesdays 3-6pm SIE 1314
  • Each academic year every CI student may apply for up to $700 to travel to conference (as a presenter, or simply if attending). See below for more information. You may also contact Dr. Delaney.

Grants, Fellowships and Internships

Conference travel funds

Students can apply for up to $700 per year to attend a conference (do not need to present). Applications must be submitted to Dr. Delaney 8 weeks in advance. For the SCAs, all information is due by December 13th given the winter break.
Information needed from each student: name (full name if flying); email address, home address, phone number, and conference details (location, if presenting, etc).
Students are expected to share rooms if multiple folks are attending and stay in hotels (different genders are not expected to room together).
Food rate: $55 per day
Mileage rate if driving: $0.545/mile

Two conferences students could attend:

  • Society for California Archaeology:
    Society of California Archaeology annual meeting. Meetings will be held: March 7 –10, 2019 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento; 2001 Point West Way Sacramento, CA 95815
  • Southwest Anthropological Association (SWAA). April 19-20, 2019 in Garden Grove (local!)
    Still time to submit an abstract! Fund application due by February 15, 2019
    Open to all anthropology students—this is a particularly good conference for sociocultural students.
    The 2019 conference theme is “legibility.”
    Students may apply for travel and registration funds; see Dr. Delaney for details
    More information:
    Abstract submissions window: January 1-February 15, 2019

Student Research awards

Charles E Rozaire Award for Student Research in California Archaeology

See the bulletin board or Dr. Delaney for more information or visit the SCA website:

Allowable Expenses

Funding from the award (up to $2,000) may be used for fieldwork or collections expenses directly related to the study. These include travel to and from the field or museum; lodging, camping, and food to support a field crew; data collection; and/or the purchase or maintenance of minor field equipment (i.e., items under $300 such as shovels and screens). Expenses may also include initial stages of laboratory analysis associated with preparing the collection for further study and curation (e.g., illustrations or casting of artifacts, assistance with artifact or ecofact identification, purchase of curation supplies such as boxes or bags). Expenses not allowed include salary or stipends to field participants, tuition, or purchase of equipment over $300.

James A. Bennyhoff Memorial Fund Award


  • $1,500 cash for any purpose directly related to the study
  • 100 obsidian hydration readings (courtesy of Origer’s Obsidian Laboratory);
  • up to 50 obsidian source analyses (courtesy of Richard Hughes at Geochemical Research Laboratory); and,
  • up to four AMS dates courtesy of the CAMS facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dr. James A. Bennyhoff had a 45-year field and research career withremarkable accomplishments and huge contributions to California and Great Basin archaeology. His impact can still be measured today in the efforts of new students inspired by his work. Students are doing research on: (1) artifacts in existing collections; (2) development, significant refinement, and/or modification of time–sensitive typologies or seriation studies; or (3) existing culture historical taxonomic frameworks, please have them submit a research paper, along with a support letter from you.

Due December 15, with a letter of support. Send to

See the bulletin board or Dr. Delaney for more information or visit the SCA website:

Upcoming Events

December 11, 2018

Ventura County Archaeological Society monthly meeting @ Chumash Indian Museum
Talk: Peopling of the Americas: Current Perspectives
Dr. Michael J. Moratto

Location: Chumash Indian Museum 3290 Lang Ranch Pkwy Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 Go to for more information.

March 7-10, 2019

Society of California Archaeology annual meeting.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento ; 2001 Point West Way Sacramento, CA 95815
Students may apply for travel and registration funds. Contact Dr. Delaney if interested.
Need to provide Dr. Delaney with estimated costs by December 13, 2018

Southwestern Anthropological Association. Meeting April 19-20, 2019 in Garden Grove.

Abstract submissions: January 1-February 15, 2019
Need to provide Dr. Delaney with estimated costs by February 15, 2018

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