Our Research

Research in Anthropology 

Washington University's Department of Anthropology has a strong reputation for scholarly excellence.  Faculty and students conduct research around the world, and we reach across time from the Oligocene to the present.  Our research strengths are enhanced by the department’s commitment to training students in the history and foundations of anthropological theory.  

Paleoanthropology Lab

Food Studies

Archaeology Lab

Reproductive Ecology and Behavioral Endocrinology Lab

Primate Genetics and Molecular Ecology Lab (PGAME)

Primate Behavior Lab

Evolutionary Morphology Lab

Biomarkers and Milk Research Lab

Zooarchaeology Lab

South American Archaeology Lab

Spatial Analysis, Interpretation, and Exploration (SAIE) Lab

Paleoethnobotany Lab

where we work

our work in print

From social interaction in the Bronze Age to how minds create socieites, our faculty publish books on a wide range of topics. Find recent books from our faculty on the departmental bookshelf.

Explore the Faculty Bookshelf