George Hewston appointed Curator of Ethnology.
Alfred Kroeber, remembered today as the Father of California
Anthropology, becomes the first paid Curator of this
Earthquake and fire destroy most collections. The Department
remains inactive for the next
The Department of Anthropology is officially reinstated, and
the Wattis Hall of Human Cultures opens on July 1, 1976.
The Traditional Arts Program brings live performances and
demonstrations from diverse cultures into the museum every
The first Wattis Symposium in Anthropology is held on February
6th on the subject of early human evolution.
Curator Nina Jablonski leads a paleontology expedition in
Chinas western Yunnan Province as part of the Academys
Yunnan Biodiversity Survey.