Biological Anthropology

Molecular Anthropology @Penn

Molecular anthropology is the study of human evolution, dispersal, and population diversity through genetic analyses. The study of molecular anthropology can draw from a variety of methodologies including genetic, biological, ethnographic, demographic, and population research methods. Molecular anthropology has been key to establishing relationships within the human evolutionary tree, and establishing migration and human dispersal patterns throughout time. 

Biocultural Anthropology @Penn

Biocultural anthropology is the study of how human growth and development, body composition, microbiome, and ecology interact with cultural phenomena. Biocultural anthropology analyses human blood, saliva, urine and body composition as well as cultural practices such as nutrition. At its core, biocultural anthropology seeks to bridge subfields in order to answer questions about the relationships between evolutionary and social forces in the unfolding of human history.


Primary Supervising Faculty from Anthropology

Dr. Theodore Schurr: