Curator of the collection

We have an extensive, museum quality natural and replica collection of modern humans and hominins, a large natural bone human skeletal collection, and a non-human primate skeletal collection. Our lab is fully equipped to function as a classroom.

 Dr. Miriam Belmaker is the curator of the collections.  She earned a BA in prehistoric archaeology and ecology from Haifa University, Israel and an MSc and PhD in Evolution and Ecology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and has been at TU since 2012. 

Belmaker has conducted archaeological fieldwork at Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic sites in the Near East, Caucasus, Central and East Asia. Her professional interests include human evolution, paleoecology, climate and human interactions,  zooarchaeology of vertebrates and taphonomy.

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