Zooarchaeology and Human Osteology are areas in which the UCL Institute of Archaeology has historic strengths, with comprehensive osteological comparative collections.
A dedicated laboratory for zooarchaeological research, opened in 2017, where PhD and MSc students, visiting scholars, UCL staff and postdoctoral researchers can undertake archaeological animal bone assemblage recording, sampling and analyses, in a collegial environment. Researchers can temporarily store and lay out assemblages in the lab while they are under study.
The lab holds specialist osteological reference material from the Middle East (medium and small mammals) and Eurasia, online reference manuals and resources, and standard zooarchaeological equipment.
The lab hosts the activities of the Institute's Zooarchaeology Research Network.
Enquiries: Louise Martin