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BART Lab

Bioarchaeology Research and Teaching (BART) Laboratory

The Bioarchaeology Research and Teaching (BART) Laboratory is a state-of-the art facility at UNB and is the temporary repository for the Fortress of Louisbourg skeletal collections.

The BART lab is a multi-functional space which includes a classroom, a research hub and graduate student work area.

The Fortress of Louisbourg collections are a unique addition to the BART lab, providing exciting research and teaching opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students.

As excavation continues at the Fortress of Louisbourg, these research collections will grow, accommodating MA thesis projects, independent and collaborative research.

The BART lab prides itself on the ethical handling, storage and analysis of these human remains before their final transfer back to Parks Canada for reinterment.

Current projects

There are a variety of research programs operating out of the BART lab in collaboration with graduate students and our national and international research partners, including:

  • archaeoparasitology
  • stable isotope analysis
  • paleoproteomics
  • radiography
  • mortuary patterning
  • historical archaeology
  • archival research