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'. 

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Bioarchaeology Lab 2021
Dr. Carolyn Freiwald
Dr. Carolyn Freiwald

Interested in a project? Contact me: crfreiwa@olemiss.edu

Kathryn Baxter
Kathryn Baxter

Forensic Chemistry, Senior

Ann Marie Brown
Ann Marie Brown

Forensic Chemistry, Junior

Natalie Clark
Natalie Clark

Anthropology and Honors College, Junior

Ethan Crane
Ethan Crane

Anthropology, Junior

Jacob Himmelreich
Jacob Himmelreich

Senior, Forensic Chemistry

Kathleen Hutchcraft
Kathleen Hutchcraft

Forensic Chemistry, Senior