Biological Anthropology Lab

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students and skulls
four students working around a large table
two students working in an office
student working in an office
bones surrounded by crime scene tape
students volunteer at finding your way camp

Located in Haley Center, the Biological Anthropology Lab at Auburn University was founded in 2007 and is directed by Dr. Kristrina Shuler.  

The Auburn Bioanthropology Lab provides student opportunities for extensive training and experience in human biological variation, field and lab methodologies, and human evolution.  Teaching materials include an array of skeletal and dental reproductions from contemporary populations, forensics cases, and early hominids, a computer workstation with internet access, osteometric, anthropometric and geospatial equipment, and a library of osteological and bioarchaeological books and articles.  Osteological collections on loan from the Caribbean and Southeastern United States are housed in the lab and facilitate ongoing collaborative research by faculty, graduate, and advanced undergraduate students who are exploring issues of methodology, ancient health, nutrition, and lifetime activity stress in relation to political economy.  

Last Updated: December 12, 2013