Welcome to our Lab

Dr. Miriam Belmaker founded TU's Zooarcheaology and Paleoecology lab in 2012 to facilitate analysis of faunal remains from archaeological excavations. The lab is located in room 109, Harwell Hall. Currently, we are building a large comparative collection to assist in research. This collection includes modern species, fossil casts as well as a virtual collection based on 3D images of fossil casts. Both zooarchaeological and paleontological methods can be utilized in reconstructing ancient environments through space and time. Research in the lab includes  processing Old World and New World collections that come from multiple excavations in the United States, South Africa, and Southwest Asia. See our research page for more information.

We are always looking for students, graduate and undergraduate, to join our team!



If you are an undergraduate student, with an interest in anthropology, The Undergradute Research Challenge (TURC), is a great way to gain experience conducting your own research and developing your specific interests in the field. The goals of such research are to deliver papers at academic conferences and/or to produce publishable articles. See funding opportunities for more information.