Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Research Centers

Centers affiliated with the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work  include the Center for Archaeological Studies, the Center for Generational Studies and the USA Archaeology Museum. Learn more below.


USA Archeology Museum

USA Archeology Museum

The Archaeology Museum showcases artifacts from the Gulf Coast and covers over 12,000 years of prehistory and history. Artifacts are contextualized using a series of life-size scenic representations depicting archaeologists at work and glimpses into the ways of life of ancient Woodland cultures, mound-building Mississippian peoples, early French settlers, and an African American family after the Civil War..



Students working outside on archeology dig.

Center for Archeology Studies

The University of South Alabama established the Center for Archaeological Studies in 1992 to conduct archaeological research, teaching and public service in the north-central Gulf Coast region. The Center promotes the archaeological study and appreciation of the region's prehistoric and historic past; disseminates to the public information about the region's archaeology; and preserves archaeological evidence of the region's past for future study, use, and enjoyment.



A woman playing chess with an older man.

Center for Generational Studies

The Center for Generational Studies is a research center of the University of South Alabama through a partnership with Via Health Fitness and Enrichment Center. The Via Center is a community-based, multi-purpose center primarily serving older adults with programming that facilitates the practice of preventative healthcare, physical fitness, continuous learning, socialization, and recreation.