Animal Postcranial Evolution Laboratory
The Animal Postcranial Evolution Laboratory (APE) managed by Professor Tracy Kivell investigates the evolution and functional morphology of the postcranial skeleton, with a focus on humans, non-human primates and their fossil ancestors.
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 Dr 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 overseen by Dr Mike Poltorak is a modern editing suite for visual anthropology projects and ethnographic filmmaking.