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Research and Teaching Facilities

Teaching facilities include laboratories that are used in classes on Archaeology, Zooarchaeology, Archaeobotany, Biological Anthropology, Human Evolution, and Human Anatomy.

The teaching laboratory collections contain artifactual and zooarchaeological collections that include Near Eastern ceramics, as well as lithics (stone tools) from North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and faunal assemblages from North America and the Middle East.

The biological anthropology laboratories house extensive primate and hominin fossil cast collections, as well as a number of modern human skeletons. The human anatomy teaching laboratory contains a large number of anatomical models, while students also have access to collections of digital images, videos, 3D models, and other anatomy resources ( library resources link ). 

Research facilities are maintained for the study of lithic technology, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, dental structure and microwear. The archaeology and biological anthropology laboratories contain state-of-the-art 3D scanning and digitizing equipment, dissecting and light microscopes. Computers are equipped with customized software for analysis of zooarchaeological data and Computed Tomography (CT Scans) of bones across various primate and non-primate species. Bench space within the Lu and Percival labs are available for microdissection, hormone analysis, and molecular approaches.