Humboldt Center for Evolutionary Anthropology
The HCEA is dedicated to providing quality training and research opportunities in biological anthropology for HSU students. At HCEA, student research assistants learn methods and engage in research in evolutionary and applied anthropology by working both independently (as project leads and in groups) and with faculty and other researchers. Research in the lab is constantly evolving depending on the interests of researchers and students.
Are you a student interested in working in the lab? Some of our student projects are drop-in, but most require you to apply to be a research assistant (for consistency purposes). The goal is that each research assistant participates in a project that they can feel proud of and that is related to their interests. We usually have about 6-10 research assistants each semester, with applications evaluated based on class standing, academic record, goals and date of application. Current assistants that want to remain in the lab will need to fill out an application each semester.
Some areas of current interest include:
- Forensic Anthropology
- Comparative Anatomy
- Taphonomy and Zooarchaeology
- Evolutionary Medicine and Nutrition
- Conservation of Critically Endangered Primates
- Primate Behavior and Ecology
- Bioacoustics and Communication
- Children's Literature