Bioanthropology Teaching Lab
Located in Graveley Hall, B12
Biological anthopology, or bioanthropology, is a subfield of anthropology which focuses on study of the variation and evolution of human biology and bioculture. This subfield includes paleoanthropology, bioarcheology, primatology, human biology, forensic anthropology and others. Bioanthropology at ISU primarily focuses on macro- and micro human osteology and dental anthropology within bioarchaeology (the study of human remains from the past, archaeological/historic context) and forensic anthropology (study of human remains from a medico-legal context).
The ISU biological anthropology laboratories are housed in Graveley Hall on the Pocatello campus. The lab complex consists of three research labs for bioarchaeology, dental anthropology and hard tissue histology, forensic anthropology, and maceration and processing. The research in these labs is also performed with additional resources available at Center for Archaeology, Materials, and Applied Spectroscopy (CAMAS), the Radiographic Science program, the Global Information System (GIS) labs, the willed-body donation program, and Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH), all on the ISU-Pocatello campus. Additionally, the bioanthropology teaching lab is also located in the same location and is the site of many biological anthropology courses. Each lab maintains resources that are available to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and collaborative scholars.