State-of-the-Art Facilities Include:
- Evolutionary Brain and Bone Laboratory
- Evolutionary & Forensic Genetics Laboratory
- Experimental Archaeology Laboratory
In addition, we have a specialized storage and study facility that houses one of the largest primate and human evolutionary cast collections in the United States. These include collections of hominoid and other primate fossils from Olduvai, Koobi Fora, Hadar, Aramis, South Africa, and other sites in Tanzania, Kenya, Pakistan, India, and Europe. It also contains a large collection of extant primate casts.
Lowry Hall is wired for Wi-Fi. The building is also specially equipped for teaching biological anthropology and archaeology with state-of-the-art teaching labs, seminar rooms, and a large multimedia lecture hall, which is used for large classes and special events. In the 1930s, it was a women’s dining room. (Image right: © 1993 A Book of Memories, Kent State University Press).
The famous Hamann-Todd Collection of hominoid primates and humans is available at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, located 50 minutes from Kent by car. Several members of the Kent State faculty are Research Associates of the CMNH and use its extensive collections on a regular basis. In addition to the dissection facility, the building also houses three state-of-the-art research laboratories designated for faculty, graduate and undergraduate research. These are currently equipped for field specimen analysis of primate fecal and other organic data indicators, avian embryological experimentation, bone histomorphometry and microscopy, and neuroendocrine histology.