Southern Nevada Archaeology Laboratory

Lab Description

The Archaeology Laboratory at DRI’s Southern Nevada Science Center is equipped to conduct a wide variety of studies that focus on the material culture of the Great Basin and elsewhere. DRI archaeologists and students have conducted analyses of artifacts from both prehistoric and historic sites.  Activities include lithic analysis, ceramic analysis, experimental stone tool and ceramic studies, artifact conservation, and the cataloging and preparation of artifacts for placement in curation facilities.


Cheryl Collins
Lab Manager


Desert Research Institute
755 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119


Earth & Ecosystem Sciences