Brock Hall facing NW
UTC's Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Geography is housed in Brock Hall, which is at the center of the campus, directly across from the student center and next to the University's main library. The Department's offices, library, microcomputer lab and physical anthropology lab are located on the third floor, while the Institute of Archaeology and the Center for Applied Social Research are on the first floor.
The Department's library contains classic and contemporary volumes related to sociology, anthropology and geography, as well as resources of use to students investigating graduate programs in these disciplines. Our microcomputer lab is equipped to meet the needs of faculty and students using either the Macintosh or Windows operating systems, and our physical anthropology lab contains a complete human skeleton, other human and non-human bones, and casts of early hominid fossils and artifacts for use in teaching physical anthropology and forensic anthropology.
The facilities of the Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology cover 2200 square feet of the first floor of Brock Hall, and include offices, display cases, laboratory, collections storage room and equipment storage room. Equipment maintained by the Institute has enabled it to address all levels of cultural resource management projects, from documentary overviews to Phase III data collection/mitigation.
The Institute's laboratory is well equipped to handle processing and analysis of extensive excavated collections. In addition to possessing equipment for simple cleaning, sorting, classifying and cataloging, the laboratory contains large volume electrolytic cleaning tanks for conserving metals recovered on historic domestic, military, and industrial sites.
The Institute is a permanent repository for a variety of historic, prehistoric and industrial artifact collections generated from research throughout the southeastern United States, and the Institute's library, which contains old and rare volumes of literature dealing with industry and technology, is a valuable resource in industrial archaeology.