Anthropology Laboratory

Anthropology Curator; Dr. Janet Brashler

Dr. Jan Brashler

Collections Manager; Wesley Jackson


The main lab (LMH 249) is open to all staff and students throughout the school year

Open hours for fall are;
-Monday - Thursday    8:30 am-6:00 pm
-Friday    9:00-11:00; 12:00-2:00
Full Fall 2017 Schedule

Lab is located at 249 Lake Michigan Hall.

The Anthropology Department has several spaces designed to cater to the many facets of the discipline. The ELVis lab is designed for ethnographic and linguistic anthropology while the Bio Lab specializes in biological and physical anthropology. Other spaces are designated for archaeological curation and research. The Anthropology Lab, the primary center for student activity, is located at LMH 249 (see photos). Our old Lab is still located at 31B Lake Michigan Hall, but is used primarily for equipment storage. 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.

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 and for records and databases related to collections and NAGPRA

The Lab is used for classes.


Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (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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