Our research centers and labs have a diverse selection of equipment that you may use to conduct your research. Additionally, we host a collection of materials and remains from all over the world that may be used for research projects.
- Old World Archaeology: collections from early Holocene Capsian sites from North Africa and European Middle Paleolithic and medieval sites. The primary artifact types are lithics, animal bones, worked bone, and bronze.
- New World Pottery: mainly from Latin America and the American Southwest.
- Primate Osteology: cranial and postcranial skeletons mainly from Congo, Kenya, Uganda, and South America; includes the Neil C. Tappen collection.
- Mammalian Osteology: a comparative collection of North American, African, and Eurasian mammalian skeletons.
- Human Evolution Casts: extensive teaching collection of casts related to hominoid and hominin evolution.
- Archaeology Teaching Collection: ceramics, lithics, metal artifacts, and archaeological animal bone. Reserved for teaching and reference in archaeology.
- Taphonomy: skeletal material affected by diverse natural and cultural processes; includes the Glynn Isaac East Turkana field collection, material from hunter-gatherer ethnoarchaeology in the Congo, and experimental collections.
- Bioinformatics: work with genetic data to learn about the histories of populations, such as ancestry and history of human health.
- Molecular Anthropology: develop wet lab genetics techniques to explore how historical and evolutionary processes impact human biological diversity, culture and health. Learn more about research opportunities in the Molecular Anthropology Labs.