The Anthropology Lab is a multipurpose laboratory-classroom that can seat up to 30 people. The Lab is used for a number of applied, hands-on anthropology courses and is also available for student research activities, guest presentations, and student organization meetings. The Anthropology Lab offers students a secure space for working on archaeological or osteological collections borrowed from other institutions like the Illinois State Museum in Springfield. Requests to schedule the Lab should be directed to the Lab Manager, Dr. Julie Holt.
The Anthropology Lab is well-equipped for up-to-date archaeological and osteological research. Equipment includes osteometric boards, sliding and spreading calipers, scales, digital cameras and computers, as well as more specialized equipment such as a GPS unit, total station, and Flote Tech flotation machine. All of this equipment is available for supervised student research. The Anthropology Lab also houses a superb cast collection of hominid fossils and nonhuman primates, comparative human skeletal material, and a zooarchaeological comparative collection.