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Zooarchaeology Lab

The Zooarchaeology Laboratory is supervised by Derek Anderson and is located in room 104 of the Cobb Institute. It contains a comparative collection of faunal material from throughout the Southeastern United States, including the skeletal remains of about 450 modern mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles, as well as thousands of shells from marine and freshwater molluscs. It also includes hundreds of individual sub-fossil specimens of Pleistocene fauna from Mississippi. The collection is regularly used for the identification and analysis of archaeological and paleontological animal bone and shell, and as a teaching aid for classes in anthropology and forensics.