Laboratory for Bioarchaeology

About the Laboratory

The Laboratory for Bioarchaeology was established in 2008, as a teaching and research facility of the Department of Archaeology. Bioarchaeology includes research and analysis of organic material from archaeological sites, i. e. scientific disciplines of physical anthropology, archaeozoology and archaeobotany. The Laboratory was founded in order to improve the teaching process in the field of bioarchaeology, by means of interaction of classes and research. The Laboratory provides macroscopic and microscopic analyses of human and animal remains, and collaborates with various institutions in charge for DNA, strontium and lipid analysis. The Laboratory owns two collections, the Palaeoanthropological and the Archaeozoological reference collection.