Animal Postcranial Evolution Laboratory
The Animal Postcranial Evolution Laboratory (APE) investigates the evolution and functional morphology of the postcranial skeleton, with a focus on humans, non-human primates and their fossil ancestors.
The Imaging Centre for Life Sciences
Opened in 2021, The Imaging Centre for Life Sciences (ICLS),
has a Next Engine 3D laser scanner, an Artec Space Spider light scanner, and a
Diondo D1 microtomographic scanner. These scanners are used to image the shape,
surface texture and internal structure of electrodes, meteorites, bones, and
archaeological artefacts among many other materials. They are available for use
in dissertation projects. The ICLS is managed by Dr
Biological Anthropology Teaching Laboratory
This exceptional laboratory, upgraded in August 2018, houses a large fossil cast collection with more than 150 casts of extant and extinct primates and hominins. The collection includes full skeletons of modern humans as well as Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis, Australopithecus afarensis, chimpanzee, mandrill, siamang (gibbon), spider monkey and vervet monkey.
The Ethnobiology Laboratory managed by
Puri focuses on the identification of
useful plants, herbarium practice, culture and taste perception, and
Human Osteology Research Laboratory
The Human Osteology Research Laboratory managed by Dr Patrick Mahoney investigates questions related to growth, development and diet in humans, non-human primates, our fossil ancestors and other mammals. It is also home to KORA (Kent Osteological Research & Analysis), an established unit offering osteological analyses of human skeletal remains both on-site and within the lab.
Virtual Palaeoanthropology Laboratory
The Virtual Palaeoanthropology Laboratory managed by Professor Matthew Skinner investigates the evolutionary history of humans from seven million years ago to the present day. Its research aims are to reconstruct the lineage that led to the origin of modern humans after the split from our common ancestor with the chimpanzee/bonobo lineage.
Visual Anthropology Laboratory
The Visual Anthropology Laboratory is a modern editing suite for visual anthropology projects and ethnographic filmmaking.