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Zooarchaeology Lab

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Dr. Emily Jones
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The Zooarchaeology Lab supports the analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites. Resources available in the lab include a comparative osteological collection, a 3D scanner and analysis software as well as microscopes and general measurement equipment. Lab projects focus on  identification, taphonomy, morphometrics, isotopic analysis, and more; and the collections with which we work are from varied regional and temporal contexts, including Paleolithic Europe, Pleistocene-Holocene transition Thailand, Bronze and Iron Age Asia, and contact-era Argentina as well as the Southwest US/Northwest Mexico (from the Pleistocene through recent times). To support this diversity of research, we collaborate with the Anthropology Department's Paleoecology Lab, the Maxwell Museum (, the Center for Stable Isotopes (, and the Museum of Southwestern Biology ( The Zooarchaeology Lab is open on a limited basis to visiting researchers; for more information contact Dr. Jones.