The Department of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota has two research laboratory facilities, the Evolutionary Anthropology Laboratories on the third floor of Blegen Hall and the Wilford Laboratory of North American Archaeology on the lower level of Heller Hall, both on the West Bank of the Minneapolis campus.
The Evolutionary Anthropology Laboratory (EAL) is a research and teaching facility established in 1999 with funding from the National Science Foundation and the College of Liberal Arts at the Univeristy of Minnesota. Evolutionary Anthropology is the Study of the Human Condition - past and present - from the perspective of modern evolutionary theory. It is a multidisciplinary endeavor bringing together data and theoretical perspecitves from archaeology, paleoanthropology, physical anthropology, and primatology.
The Wilford Laboratory of Nroth American Archaeology was established in 1932 by Alfred Jenks and Lloyd Wilford, Minnesota's first Univeristy of Minnesota-based professional archaeologists. It is a reserach and teaching facility dedicated to the investigation of the prehistoric and historical archaeology of North America.