Swallow Hall, a 19th Century Gothic Building,
home of the Department of Anthropology

Biological Anthropology

The biological anthropology faculty research and teach courses on evolutionary and ecological aspects of human biology and its interaction with culture including: human biological variation, genetics, growth and development, infectious diseases, demography, medical anthropology, the human fossil record, skeletal biology, and functional morphology. Ongoing research involves historical epidemiology in Newfoundland and the use of computer simulation models to study the geographic spread of infectious diseases, growth and development of the human skeleton including behavioral inference from long bone cross-sectional geometry, and quantitative genetics of primate morphology and life history traits.


Biological Anthropology Faculty