Welcome to the OsteoArchaeology Lab (OAL)
A laboratory for examining human and non-human bones to investigate human evolution, the paleobiology of past human populations, and human and animal interactions throughout time.
We investigate human evolution, the paleobiology of past human populations, and human and animal interactions throughout time.
The lab is equipped with conventional and digital equipment. We are actively building our Zooarchaeological comparative collection with specimens from Iberia, Central and Western Europe and Southern Africa. A database of the available specimens can be found here. Comparative anatomy atlases and digital databases of specimen images are also available upon request.
|3D surface scanner||Einscan Pro 2X Plus|
|3D scanning software||EXScan Pro|
|3D visualization and analysis software||Amira 3D Pro|
|Geometric Morphometrics software||Evan|
|Cephalometric and Geometric Morphometrics software||dHAL Viewbox|
|Casts for human age at death estimation||Suchey-Brooks and Iscan-Loth age estimation casts|
|Digital spreading callipers||Mitutoyo 150mm|
|Magnifying glass with light||EDM|
OAL uses conventional and digital methods including:
Virtual reconstruction of incomplete specimens
Simulations of mechanical function using Finite Element Analysis
Anatomical and species identification
Macro and microscopic based taphonomical analysis
To visit the OAL or use the comparative collection please contact Dr. Cláudia Costa (email@example.com) or Ricardo Miguel Godinho (firstname.lastname@example.org).