Facilities & Labs

The Department of Anthropology has several laboratory facilities for research and teaching.  They support work in archaeology and paleoanthropology, linguistics, skeletal and anatomical studies, primatology, neuroscience, and cognition.

Laboratory for Evolutionary Neuroanatomy

Brains of tigers, elephants, giraffes, and a multitude of primates are studied by Professor of Anthropology Chet Sherwood and his colleagues in GW's Laboratory for Evolutionary Neuroanatomy. One of only a small number of labs in the world to investigate brain evolution in mammals, the laboratory uses high-powered tools to collect information on the variations in brain architecture and chemistry.