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Biological Anthropology

Biological Anthropology is a scientific discipline that seeks to answer fundamental biological questions about humans, our relatives, and our ancestors. At Michigan, biological anthropologists conduct research on 1) human biology, behavior, and genetics; 2) paleoanthropology; and 3) primatology at field sites around the globe and in state-of-the-art laboratories on campus. Our diverse research projects share the common goal of advancing biological understanding of humans and are unified by their firm rooting in evolutionary theory.