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Anthropology Research Facilities

The anthropology facilities provide research, teaching, and training support for faculty and students in the Department of Anthropology, and to students, colleagues and Post-Doctoral Fellows outside the department who collaborate with Program Faculty. There are a total of 15 laboratories (described below), which add a unique research and training dimension to the Department's programs, including the Biomedical MS Program and the MA in Public Archaeology.  The facilities are located in both Science 1 and Science 3 buildings just a short distance from one another. These facilities consist of both wet and dry laboratories. The wet laboratories are renovated state-of-the-art facilities for microbial, cellular and molecular studies at biosafety levels 2 and 3 and for forensic DNA identification and ancient DNA studies. The dry laboratories are for paleontological, osteological, physiological and morphological studies. A large amount of research is conducted through these facilities and their collections. The research represented is international in scope and is usually connected with ongoing field research programs in Latin America, Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa, Europe, and the USA.

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Biological Anthropology Teaching Laboratory

Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Laboratory

Biospecimen Archive Facility

Osteology Teaching Laboratory

Biomedical Anthropology and Neurosciences Laboratory

Public Archaeology Facility (PAF)

Evolutionary Biology and Health

Archaeology and Heritage Laboratory

Molecular Anthropology Laboratory

Lithic Analysis Laboratory

DNA Sequencing Laboratory

Archaeological Analytical Research Facility

Ancient DNA and Forensics

Biomedical MS Program Office and Workspace

Paleoanthropology Teaching Laboratory

Student Study Center

Virtual Anthropology Laboratory


Laboratory for Anthropometry and Biomarkers


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Career Resource Library

Over 50 percent of all anthropology PhDs and many more bachelor's and master's recipients find employment outside the academic world. The Career Resource Library is designed to help familiarize students with the variety of careers open to people with anthropological training. The library is maintained in the department office (S1-137) and you may browse the collection at your leisure. Materials cover careers outside as well as within anthropology. Topics include how to use anthropological skills in industry, business, management and health research; how to teach anthropology; careers as independent consultants; ethnographic research; preparing to become an applied anthropologist; and the nature of anthropological fieldwork. The Career Resource Library is available for students to browse any time the department office is open. You may sign titles out for a limited period, but are asked to be considerate and return them in a timely fashion.

Last Updated: 8/2/16