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Anthropolgy Labs

Old World Archaeology:

Materials from archaeological excavations in North Africa, Europe, and Asia. Includes collections from early Holocene Capsian sites from North Africa, and European Middle Paleolithic and Medeval sites. The primary artifact types are lithics, animal bones, worked bone, and bronze.

New World Pottery:

New World pottery, mainly from Latin America and the American Southwest.

Primate Osteology:

Cranial and post-cranial skeletons mainly from Congo, Kenya, Uganda, and South America. Includes the NC Tappen collection.

Mammalian Osteology:

Comparative collection of North American, African, and Eurasian mammal ian skeletons.

Human Evolution Casts:

Extensive teaching collection of casts related to hominoid and hominin evolution.

Archaeology Teaching Collection:

Ceramics, lithics, metal artifacts, and archaeological animal bone reserved for teaching and reference in archaeology.


Skeletal material affected by diverse natural and cultural processes. Includes the Glynn Isaac East Turkana field collection, material from hunter-gatherer ethnoarchaeology in the Congo, and experimental collections.