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Zooarchaeology Lab

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Director/s:
Dr. Emily Jones
Location: 
Annex 108

Description

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 (http://maxwellmuseum.unm.edu/), the Center for Stable Isotopes (http://csi.unm.edu/), and the Museum of Southwestern Biology (https://msb.unm.edu/). The Zooarchaeology Lab is open on a limited basis to visiting researchers; for more information contact Dr. Jones.