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Tribal cultural experts Walter Lara, Yurok Tribe (seated left) and Glen Moore and Chance Carpenter ('15), Hoopa Valley Tribe (standing right) explore late 19th-century collections from northern California with students (2015).

Tribal cultural experts Walter Lara, Yurok Tribe (seated left) and Glen Moore and Chance Carpenter ('15), Hoopa Valley Tribe (standing right) explore late 19th-century collections from northern California with students (2015).

Stanford University Archaeology Collections of the Stanford Archaeology Center

Access to Collections

The Stanford Archaeology Center strives to make the Stanford University Archaeology Collections accessible to many stakeholder communities. We also warmly invite input from descendant communities regarding collections and their care. 

SUAC collections are not yet available online. For more information about current holdings of archaeological, ethnographic, and archival collections, please contact us. Please see our Collections Management Policy for more details on current policies and procedures. 

Repatriation & NAGPRA

Stanford University fully complies with federal repatriation legislation and embraces the ethics and spirit of repatriation law. These imperatives impact both the SUAC collections and collections at the Cantor Arts Center. The Director of Heritage Services oversees compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act on behalf of the university as a whole. Tribes interested in repatriation are invited to contact the Director of Heritage Services, email us, or use SUAC's contact form to consult further.

For more Information on repatriation efforts at Stanford: