Bioanthropology Collection

A Glance into Bioanthropology

The bio-anthropology collection held by The Hebrew University provides a unique insight into past human populations of the Southern Levant, spanning all major phases in the evolution of modern human society. The collection comprises one of the most extensive and well documented regional records in the Near East and provides a rich resource for research in human evolution and diversity that is utilized by local and visiting scholars and students. Areas of research on the collections include evolutionary biology, genetics, biomechanics, growth and development, nutrition and disease, functional anatomy, forensic anthropology and dental anthropology. Much of the research carried out is inter-disciplinary, involving specialists in fields such as anthropology, archaeology, genetics, evolutionary biology and dentistry in the quest to better understand the long term effects of changing environments and cultures on human biology.

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