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Physical Anthropology

Physical Anthropology is the study of humans as biological organisms, with a focus on human behavior, biology and evolution. Physical Anthropologists study humans around the world, fossils, and our closest relatives, primates. At Eastern Kentucky University, students learn human anatomy and evolution through studying our human skeletal collection, fossil cast collection, and by observing primate behavior in regional zoos. We also have a research accord to study primates in Madagascar.

Courses in Physical Anthropology

Human Skull                


Skeletal biology/Human Osteology

Forensic Anthropology

Human Evolution



Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Selected Topics in Physical Anthropology

  • Anthropology Methods
  • Human Variation
  Physical Anthropology Class



Primate Ecology & Sociality

Primate Conservation

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