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Student projects

Bioanthropology classes study gorilla behavior at the Memphis Zoo (coming soon: A Day in the Life of Penny) and participate in historic archaeology in Holly Springs. 


Undergraduate projects span the globe, looking at ancient migration in Mesoamerica, modern geophagy ('dirt eating') in Africa and the US South, new techniques for aging ancient dogs, and even analysis of the dental microbiome using aDNA from dental calculus.

Graduate students conduct research at home and abroad, learning the applications of biogeochemical methods to questions about human behavior, from how bone tools were made to where people moved and its potential effects on health and burial practices. 


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