Research Areas

The Following list contains current areas of research conducted in our department.

Beginning with the construction of a state-of-the-art aDNA lab in 2016, our facilities now include a contemporary DNA laboratory, and multiple teaching laboratories for molecular methods and traditional osteological and paleoanthropological classes.  Our research foci are on human and non-human population histories and paleoecological reconstruction from sedimentary DNA.  We prioritize ethical principles and cultural sensitivity in working in close collaboration with all partners.

  • KU Publications in Anthropology

    A series of occasional publications reflecting research in Anthropology at the University of Kansas.
  • KU Anthropology Videos 

    (This site area is currently offline due to accessibility issues)
    A collection of public presentations, talks, and research activities sponsored by members of KU Anthropology.
  • Human Remains Research