Research

The Museum Support Center houses the Museum of Anthropology's extensive collection and has a small exhibit area featuring material from the Grayson Archery Collection. Research on collections is conducted at the Museum Support Center. Collections of archaeological and ethnographic materials are available for use by faculty, students, and other qualified researchers.

Contact Candace Sall for research using the Museum¹s collections, including the Grayson Archery Collection.  573-882-3764, or sallc@missouri.edu

Contact Jessica Boldt for research using the American Archaeology Division¹s collections. 573-882-2926, or boldtj@missouri.edu

Research request form (click to get form)

Contact information for Museum Staff


Support Center Hours
Exhibit space is free and open to the public
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Support Center Location
University of Missouri-Columbia
Rock Quarry Road
Columbia, MO 65211
(on Rock Quarry Road just south of Stadium Blvd)

Map and directions to the Museum Support Center

For more visitor help, see the Mizzou Visitor Center

Research and Curation

As the sole federally approved archaeological curation facility in Missouri, the Museum Support Center is a major research center for the study of American archaeology. The Center serves as the repository for the majority of archaeological material produced from the myriad of research and educational projects and federally mandated cultural resource management projects conducted in the state. See Archaeological Curation for more information.

The Archaeological Survey of Missouri was a joint activity of the Missouri Archaeological Society and the University of Missouri-Columbia that maintained files on all prehistoric and historical-period sites reported in Missouri. The files are available on a controlled basis for persons, organizations, or companies involved in research.

The Museum's ethnographic and historical collections, library and archival materials, and the Grayson Archery Collection are also housed and made available to researchers at the Museum Support Center's facilities.


Museum of Anthropology, 100 Swallow Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-1440

The Museum is currently moving to Mizzou North. Check back here for updates.

For Museum Questions, email anthromuseum@missouri.edu