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Primate Morphometrics Lab

The Primate Morphometrics Lab is directed by Dr. Frost and provides access to skeletal and dental research and reference collections, including human and non-human primate skeletal and dental materials. The lab also has equipment for the preparation of histological sections and digital analysis for several types of morphometric techniques used to quantify variation in biological shape. This includes a Minolta laser surface scanner (LSS) which builds 3-D surface models, primarily of fossils, bones, and teeth, but could be used for other similarly-sized objects. The lab also includes facilities for the processing of those models, including both editing of the LSS models, landmarking, and virtual reconstruction, as well as statistical analyses. For more information on primate morphometrics, contact Dr. Steve Frost.