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Bioarchaeology Research and Teaching (BART) Laboratory

The Bioarchaeology Research and Teaching (BART) Laboratory is a state-of-the art research and teaching facility.

The BART lab boasts an extensive collection of osteological and pathological specimens.

We house remains from the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada, a unique addition, supporting the ongoing excavation and research initiatives between the UNB Department of Anthropology and Parks Canada.

The lab is multi-functional in its use as:

  • a classroom
  • a research space
  • a graduate work area

The osteological collection in the BART lab consists of both adult male and female cranial and infracranial remains and subadult remains that represent specific periods of growth and development (i.e. infancy, childhood and adolescence).

This collection also has adult and subadult dental casts and pubic casts used to assist with adult age estimation and sex determination.

In addition to our complete skeletal examples, there is an adult fragmentary skeletal collection used for teaching and as a reference resource.

The BART lab also has pathological specimens with specific examples of trauma, degenerative joint disease, infectious disease, metabolic disease and tumors.

Archaeology research laboratories

The Singer Hall (148) Archaeology Research Laboratory supports the analysis of archaeological materials from projects in the archaeological Northeast.

Discover research tools developed at the Archaeology Research Laboratory: