ECU Bioarchaeology Lab


The Bioarchaeology Lab is devoted to the study of human remains in both an archaeological and forensic context. The lab works closely with the Office of the State Archaeologist and the Pitt County medical examiner.


The Bioarchaeology lab has a thin sectioning machine, an x-ray machine, dental processing machines, and a vast study collection.

Current Projects

* Khirbet Faynan and Khirbet edh-Dharih in Jordan
* Wadi Ramm in Jordan
* Qasr Hallabat in Jordan
* Petra North Ridge Project in Petra, Jordan


Forensic Certificate

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Department News

Dr. Holly Mathews joined an interdisciplinary discussion panel on the Ebola Outbreak. The resulting article from the Daily Reflector describes the panel and discussion!
The Anthropology Student Organization (ASO) raised funds with Project Tumara to provide education and donations for the Ebola outbreak. Check out The East Carolinian for more details!
Dr. David Griffith received the Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Award and is announced as the Interim Director for the Institute of Coastal Science and Policy!
Check out the Department of Anthropology newsletter highlighting some of our recent activities! Download a copy here.

Congratulations to our graduate students published in the North Carolina Archaeology Journal!

  • New Data, Old Methods: The Rediscovery, Definition, and Functional Analysis of the George Moore House at Colonial Brunswick Town, by Jennifer L. Gabriel, pp. 71-93
  • NAGPRA's Impact on Academic Research in North Carolina and the Southeast, by William C. Broughton, pp. 94-121
  • Archaeologists as Activists: Can Archaeologists Change the World?, edited by M. Jay Stottman (book review), by Hannah P. Smith, pp. 130-136
Dr. Charles Ewen was elected president of the Society for Historic Archaeology, one of the largest anthropological organizations in the United States.
Dr. David Griffith recently received NSF funding for the research project "Managed Migration and the Value of Labor."