top of page
About the Bioarchaeology Lab 

Bioarchaeology at the University of Mississippi seeks to understand many aspects of the human past. The focus of the lab is on 'reading' bones, inside and out. We look at how people in Mesoamerica used their environment, from migration patterns to how they how acquired animals and resources like salt.

Graduate students have studied paleopathology in human teeth, used isotope geochemistry to understand Maya migration, and analyzed bone production and animal use in Guatemala.

Undergraduate research has focused on bone chemistry and migration, acquisition patterns of dogs and other animals, and the health benefits and risks associated with 'edible dirt'. 

Bioarchaeology Lab 2021
bottom of page