Since 2004 we increased our number of undergrad majors by 269%.
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Students and core faculty from the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and affiliated faculty from ASU and other universities who study past peoples through the lens of health and disease, heritage, ethnicity and identity, ritual and ideology, paleodiet, forensic anthropology and residential mobility, compose the Center for Bioarchaeological Research (CBR). Our state-of the-art facilities for bioarchaeological study include those appropriate for gross skeletal and dental observations, histological study and biochemical and biomolecular research. Our scholarly work currently spans the Americas, Ireland, the circum-Mediterranean region and Africa.
The center’s outreach initiatives involve increasing public awareness of past peoples and applying this information to contemporary problems with deep roots and include:
We are currently exploring scholarly and educational partnerships across Arizona and in Mexico and Chile. Initiatives will include collaborative research, student exchange programs, co-teaching, museum programming, collections research and the development of Arizona standards for recording burial sites.
Jane E. Buikstra