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Biological Anthropology

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Dr. Stephen Frost’s paleoanthropological research uses morphometrics to examine Neandertal taxonomy (from Harvati et al. 2004 Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.)

Biological anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that examines biological aspects of the human species from comparative, ecological, and evolutionary perspectives. At the University of Oregon, biological anthropology consists of a diverse group of faculty and students who apply an evolutionary perspective to a broad array of topics in human evolutionary biology. These topics include primate behavioral ecology, evolutionary anatomy, paleoanthropology, molecular anthropology, primate genetics and genomics, human behavioral ecology, human adaptation, and evolutionary medicine. The biological anthropology program at UO is highly interdisciplinary and involves collaborations across the anthropological subfields, with researchers across the UO campus, and with scientists around the world.