The Human Evolution and Virtual Archaeology (HEVA) Laboratory at the University of Kentucky explores the evolutionary and biocultural mechanisms contributing to the emergence, diversification, and adaptation of modern human anatomy.

Our research applies a suite of modern techniques that maximize data acquisition and conservation, drawing from advances in the quantitative analysis of anatomical shape and high-throughput genomic sequencing of archaeological and paleontological heritage.

We address a diverse set of questions ranging from the emergence and dispersal of our species in deep time, to the anatomical changes associated with different subsistence strategies, habitual economic activities, and kinship patterns in the recent past. Our work takes place within EduceLab, at the William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology.


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