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Primate Field School

The Primate Field School (ANT 460 BioAnthropology Field Methods) is a hands-on study of free-ranging nonhuman primate ecology and social organization in a field setting. EKU students spend one full week of winter term or spring term at the Lemur Conservation Foundation in Myakka, Florida. Anthropology Professor Dr. Benjamin Freed teaches students the study of primate behavior. Each day students follow one lemur, record observational data and notes, and discuss their findings with one another. Through the Field School, students learn biological anthropology field methods and also improve communication skills, working in teams, and analyzing data.

EKU Anthropology offers the Primate Field School to students every year. Students earn three credit hours and the course can be retaken for a maximum of six hours.  You can find the course listed as ANT 460 BioAnthropology Field Methods.

Interested? Email Anthropology professor Dr. Benjamin Freed.


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