The Paleoanthropology Laboratory at Harvard University is part of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology and it serves as the locus for a broad range of activities focusing on the evolution of hominoids, including hominins, as well as other mammals.
Headed by Professor David Pilbeam, there is close collaboration with other research programs in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, including Skeletal Biology, Behavioral Ecology, Biogeochemistry, and Genetics and Genomics, as well as with many other universities and institutions. These collaborations make possible interdisciplinary approaches to questions covering phylogenetics, systematics, behavioral reconstruction, broad patterns of faunal change and evolution, and paleoecology.
We conduct field and laboratory research on fossil and recent faunas from Pakistan, China, and Georgia, and we collaborate with parallel programs focused on fossil sequences from East Africa and Spain.