School of Anthropology & Conservation

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Research Facilities

The School provides students and research groups with excellent facilties which are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and resources.

Students working on bone analysis in the Human Osteology lab

Research Laboratories

  • Animal Postcranial Evolution investigating the evolution and functional morphology of the postcranial skeleton
  • Ecology Laboratory
  • Ethnobiology Laboratory focusing on identification of useful plants, herbarium practice, on culture and taste perception, and material culture. The Lab also houses the Ellen fieldwork collections, and a small general reference biocultural collection.
  • Human Osteology our lab specializes in tooth and bone histology, and stable isotope analysis, and is fully equipped for sectioning, high resolution microscopy, image analysis, and collagen extraction. 
  • Genetics focusing on conservation genetics, genomics, disease ecology and ecological and evolutionary studies.
  • Virtual Palaeoanthropology
  • Visual Anthropology

Additional Resources

  • Field Station
  • In-school computing room
  • Biological Anthropology teaching lab


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Last Updated: 08/11/2017