Welcome to 

the University of Tulsa's 

Surface Metrology and Tribology Lab

The focus of research in the laboratory of surface metrology and tribology is the analysis of use-wear patterns on a wide range of archaeological materials, including but not limitied to materials as dental enamel, bone, lithics and ceramics.


Our current research projects include the reconstruction of paleoenvironments during the evolution of the Genus Homo in Africa and western Asia, the extinction of the Neanderthals in the Southern Levant and the emergence of modern humans.