Volunteer Labs

The Archaeology Volunteer Lab

Join us for volunteer labwork on friday afternoons in 954 Schermerhorn Extension. We have a number of ongoing projects with volunteer opportunities. Drop in at any time between 1 and 5pm to help with research being undertaken by Columbia faculty and graduate students.

NB Volunteer labs have been temporarily halted due to Covid-19 restrictions

Some of our current lab projects include:

The Gorge Project
Research and analysis of materials collected by Prof. Severin Fowles

The Sacred Rice Project
Archaeobotanical materials collected in highland Madagascar by Prof. Zoe Crossland

The archaeology of the Rosendale Cement Industry
Collection of materials including patent medicine bottles collected by Anthropology doctoral student Jeff Benjamin.

The Duncan Strong Collection
Collection of Andean materials made by Columbia professor William Duncan Strong

Open Hours in the Osteology Lab

The osteology lab, 865 Schermerhorn Extension, is open to all students with an interest in human and other primate bones. No previous coursework or experience required. The lab is open for student explorations on most Friday afternoons. Contact Prof. Jill Shapiro at for details.

More information from Columbia College on other research opportunities

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