New World Bioarchaeology Lab

New World Bioarchaeology Lab

The New World bioarchaeology lab (supervised by Dr. Molly Zuckerman) is a secure research laboratory for biological anthropology in room 223b in Etheredge Hall.  The lab includes extensive storage for specimens, minor equipment, and materials, as well as four work stations for students or visiting researchers.  Human skeletal material curated here includes individuals (N=66) excavated from the cemetery of the Mississippi State Asylum (MSA) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), as well as a portion of the Cobb Institute’s NAGPRA inventory. Equipment includes: a digital microscope, a trinocular light microscope; two computer workstations with desktop PCs on a closed University network; osteometric equipment; a Buehler Isomet low speed saw and two Buehler Minimet polishers for histological research in dental anthropology and skeletal biology; a photography setup with a dedicated camera for photographing skeletal specimens; and reagents, minor equipment, and necessary materials for conducting trace element and stable isotopic analyses; osteometric equipment; and dental casting materials.