Biological Anthropology is devoted to the study of biological history, evolutionary relationships, and diversity that characterizes the human species. These elements are studied within the department’s Molecular Anthropology Labs, the Hominoid Evolutionary Engineering Lab, the Osteometric Variation Lab, and the Forensic Anthropology Center.
About Biological Anthropology
Please supply a paragraph here describing biological anthropology; what students will do with this major…and how this differs from forensic? Also: if a student wishes to focus on Biological Anthropology, what major would they select?
Supporting our research is the Molecular Anthropology Labs (MAL). MAL-UTK is a suite of laboratories dedicated to DNA analyses of humans, with a specialty in degraded DNA (a/k/a contemporary DNA of “forensic” age, ancient DNA, archaeogenetics, and paleogenomics). DNA analyses are brought to bear on theory and questions emanating from the disciplines of Science & Technology Studies (STS), Anthropology, and the anthropological subdisciplines of Biosocial / Biocultural Anthropology, and Bioarchaeology.
Graciela S. Cabana
Associate Professor & Director, Molecular Anthropology Laboratories; Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Director, FAC; Distinguished Lecturer; Adjunct Assistant Professor
Research Associate Professor; Associate Director, FAC
Dawnie Wolfe Steadman
Professor; Director, Forensic Anthropology Center
Benjamin M. Auerbach
Amy Z. Mundorff
- Community DNA Project in the U.S. Mountain South
- Genetic Ancestry, Race, and National Belonging in Argentina