What’s Happening Fall 2021

We are excited about starting the Fall 2021 semester with a variety of classes in person and online.   Our archaeology excavation class at Rancho Penasquitos Adobe starts Saturday, August 28.  Our first meeting will take place at Palomar College at 8:00 am in room MD-124.    Get ready to dig, learn about the past, have fun, and meet new people!   You may want to consider getting our Archaeology Certificate which can land you a job in the Cultural Resource Management (CRM) industry.

We offer all types of courses that are not only interesting but meet general requirements like Introduction to Biological Anthropology (Anth 100) satisfies the natural science/life science requirements for UC and CSU; and Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Anth 105) satisfies the social and behavioral sciences for UC and CSU.  Magic, Witchcraft and Religion (Anth 135) satisfies a humanities requirement for UC and CSU.

Check out our current open classes for Fall 2021. (Word document)


Palomar Board Adopts Native Land Acknowledgement Statement



“Developed in collaboration with tribal nations, the statement acknowledges the continued presence of First People and pledges to honor ancestral lands and continue supporting Indigenous students.

The statement reads:

The resilient and continued presence of the PayĆ³mkawichum/LuiseƱo, the KumĆ©yaay/Ipai/DiegueƱo, the Kuupangaxwichem/CupeƱo, and the ƍvillyuatem/Cahuilla Nations compels Palomar College to take sustainable, respectful action to engage the land and its First People with justice and compassion as fellow human beings. Palomar College acknowledges it benefits from the unceded ancestral lands of these sovereign Nations and commits to promoting indigenous knowledge systems and practices in its educational mission. Palomar College pledges to foster a successful learning environment that supports Indigenous students and engages the needs and concerns of the Nations who continue to occupy this land.”


Anthropology Days 2019 Was A Success!

Thanks to all our volunteers, speakers, and the Anthropology Club for making Anthropology Days a success!

Check out our photos, all taken by Mr. Nick Ng from The Telescope, Palomar College’s newspaper.