Anthropology Department


 Anthropology Laboratory

Ethno, Linguistic, and Visual Lab

Biological Lab

  Dr. Jan Brashler
Professor Janet Brashler, Curator

Winter 2016 Lab Hours:

  • M: 8:30am-5:30pm
  • T: 8:30am-5:30pm
  • W: 8:30am-6:00pm
  • Th: 8:30am-5:30pm
  • F: 9:00am-12:00pm

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The Anthropology Lab is located at LMH 249 (see photos). Our old Lab is still located at 31B Lake Michigan Hall, but is used primarily for collections and research projects. The lab provides a state-of-the-art facility for faculty, staff, and students.  It is the focus of research in archaeology, biophysical, and cultural anthropology research, as well as student activities.

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)


                Wesley Jackson, Supervisor

Lab is located at 249 Lake Michigan Hall.

Above: The Lab is located at 249 Lake Michigan Hall.
Below: The Lab is often used for class activities.

The Lab is used for classes. 



The Lab is used for:

  • Hands-on instructional lab for students in current courses
  • Research space for faculty and students to conduct individual and university research
  • Public Outreach: community and school presentations
  • Repository for GVSU archaeological collections
  • Repository for Coffinberry Collections
  • Repository for records and databases related to collections and NAGPRA


The Lab is a busy place. The Anthropology Club meets  weekly, and it is also the meeting place of the Wright L. Coffinberry Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society on the third Friday of each month. You'll also find students working on projects and faculty conducting research on a collection of over 200,000 artifacts from over 300 sites. The Lab is open to all anthropology students - drop in and make yourself at home, study, look over the anthropology library, and introduce yourself to other students, faculty and the lab supervisor, Wesley Jackson.


 Contact Jan Brashler:
Office: 233 LMH
Phone: (616) 331-3395



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