Research Facilities





Ancient DNA Laboratory

Understanding Evolution through Research, Teaching, and Outreach.

The Lab is located in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University.

We utilize ancient DNA to study adaptive evolutionary events in humans and animals.



Experimental Ethnography Working Group

We are a working group of faculty and students committed to producing knowledge in experimental and hybrid forms at the intersection of the social sciences, humanities, arts, and public scholarship.  




Laboratory for Darwinian Neuroscience

The Mission of the Laboratory for Darwinian Neuroscience is two-fold. One goal is to investigate the neural bases of human social cognition and behavior, particularly those aspects that have been under strong evolutionary selection pressure.



Human Health Laboratory

Quave Research Group. Medical Ethnobotany & Anti-Infection Drug Discovery

The Quave Research Group at Emory University is composed of an interdisciplinary team of scientists who are passionate about translational science geared towards the improvement of human health. Our research group takes the ethnobotanical approach to drug discovery.



Paleolithic Technology Laboratory

The Paleolithic Technology Laboratory studies the behavioral, cognitive, and neural bases of toolmaking in order to understand the evolutionary history of the human mind and brain. Research focuses mainly on Oldowan, Acheulean, and Levallois technologies, using a combination of lithic analysis of archaeological specimens, experimental production of stone tools, and measurements of motor action, neural activation, and brain anatomy related to toolmaking.


Benitez lab

Social Cognition and Primate Behavior Laboratory

The Social Cognition and Primate Behavior Lab examines how primates make important social decisions, what underlying factors impact these choices, and why these decisions are adaptive. We tackle these questions from an evolutionary and comparative perspective while utilizing a mechanistic approach, through the integration of behavioral observations and experimental paradigms on wild monkeys at our field station, Capuchins de Taboga, in Costa Rica, and the assessment and manipulation of hormones, at our endocrine lab at Emory. 

Facilities Outside the Department