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Museum of Anthropology

The Museum of Anthropology focuses on Native American cultures from across North America, and Missouri history from 11,200 years ago to the present.

The museum focuses on the ethnography of North America, with specific exhibits on Missouri archaeology and human behavior around the world. The aim is to broaden the cultural understanding of people.

The museum’s permanent collection covers a very long time period of Missouri archaeology. There are items from the Paleoindian era that show the earliest evidence of humans in Missouri.

The North American Ethnographic collection is divided into five different regions. The majority of items are from around 1800 to the 20th century, with the exception of a case of prehistoric southwest pottery.