Research Laboratories of Anthropology: Principally archaeological research.Human Relations Area Files: UNC-CH is one of the dozen or so original subscribers to HRAF. The current version of the files, on microfiche, are housed in Davis Library near the BA/SS Reference Desk. The files include extensive information on hundreds of cultures, catalogued in terms of geographic areas, aspect of behavior (e.g., technological, religious), etc. Over the past decades the HRAF files, and the codings developed from them (e.g., The Ethnographic Atlas) have served as the primary data base for statistical cross-cultural research, particularly hologeistic studies. Students interested in an introduction to the files should contact a Social Science reference librarian in Davis, or speak to Professor Daniels.Computer Center: Extensive computer equipment. The department is allocated limited funding to finance student use of these facilities. Inquire at the Center in Phillips Hall or the Associate Chairperson.
Microcomputing Support Center: The center makes available dozens of microcomputers (IBMs and IBM compatibles, Apple IIes and Macintoshes), printers (dot matrix, daisy wheel, and laser), and an optical scanner, and supports a wide variety of proprietary programs and shareware. The principal locations on campus are the Undergraduate Library, Davis Library, Venable Hall, Phillips Hall, the Health Sciences Library, Gardner Hall, and several dormitories. A software lending library is located at the Non-Print desk in the Undergraduate Library. The User Service office is also located in the Undergraduate Library.
Department Computers: Room 310 is a computer lab for the use of Anthropology Department students and staff. Three new IBM Personal System 2 Model 55 SX computers were purchased in 1991; some equipment (including printers) is also available in the lab. Current budget restrictions may mean that students will be required to purchase their own computer supplies (paper, printer ribbons, etc.). Check with the office staff for information regarding the use of the computer lab.
Institute for Research in Social Sciences: Guidance in the use of materials for survey research. Computer facilities. Methodology Consultants. Manning Hall.
Duke University Library: Certain materials not at UNC-CH may be found in the Duke Library. UNC students may acquire Duke’s borrowing privileges through the Circulation Desk, Davis Library, UNC-CH. The Duke and UNC libraries complement each other in various respects, e.g., Duke in South Asia, UNC in East Asia materials.
Inter-Library Loan: Through inter-library loan, students may borrow theses and other materials from libraries in the nearby area (fast service) or throughout the country (slow service). Inquire at the Reference Desk, Davis Library.
Facilities for Research in Physical Anthropology: Consult Professors Holcomb (Emeritus), Pollitzer, Leslie or Winterhalder.
Research in Local Areas: Consult Professor Peacock.
The Carolina Population Center: Students planning research in population studies should consult Professor Emeritus Gulick or Professor Leslie.
Photocopying: First priority is given to materials being prepared by a teacher for a class. Students must obtain approval from the office staff for any photocopying on office machines, and if given permission, you may be asked to provide your own paper. Several photocopy/printing companies have offices on Franklin Street adjacent to campus; personal photocopying should be taken to one of these.
Equipment: The department has the following items for class use/or field research. It is important that the equipment checked out for class be checked in immediately after that class, and placed back in the cabinet.
– Bell & Howell Recorder
– Bell & Howell (16mm)
– Panasonic Cassette Recorders
– Ektagraphic Slide Projectors
– Cameras (various)
– Extension Cords
– Carousel Projectors
– Take-up Reels
– Overhead Projectors
– Opaque Projector
– Audiotronics Record Player
– Sanyo Dictating Machines
– Sony camcorder for field research