Facilities of Anthropology Department

Research and teaching facilities are maintained for the study of human and primate anatomy and evolution, lithic technology, zooarchaeology, paleoethnobotany, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), dental structure and microwear, and primate endocrinology. The archaeology and physical anthropology laboratories contain 3D scanning/digitizing equipment and analysis software. The GIS Laboratory contains eight networked Pentium computers configured to run ArcGIS 9 software. The laboratory for endocrine analyses contains a gamma counter and a plate reader necessary for most immunoassays.

Teaching collections include primate and hominin fossil cast collections as well as modern human skeletons; Near Eastern ceramics; stone tools from North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and faunal assemblages from North America and Southwest Asia.

Students may be invited to participate in ongoing archaeological, ethnographic, paleontological, or primatological field research conducted by the faculty in North America, Africa, Madagascar, Europe and the Mediterranean, East and Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia (the Middle East).