College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Laboratories

The Molecular Anthropology Lab is a state of the art facility fully equipped to address questions in human and non-human primate genomics and endocrinology. Major equipment includes SimpliAmp Thermal Cyclers, Eppendorf Mastercyclers, Qiagen QIAcube nucleic acid extraction system, Qubit flurometric quantitation system, Bio-Tek readers and washers, Eppendorf Mixmate shakers, and Thermomixer C controlled temperature mixers

In addition to a complete BSL+ laboratory, we have access to the BD LSR-II flow cytometer, ABI 7900HT realtime system, Illumina MiSeq, and Bioplex 200 Multiplex flow cytometry system in the adjacent shared lab. Please contact PI Dr. Luca Pozzi. The lab is located on UTSA Main Campus in Science Research Laboratories (SRL) 1.130.


The Texas & American Southwest Archaeology Lab is coordinated by Dr. Robert Hard.


The Andean Archaeology Lab is dedicated to providing graduate students working in the Andes, with the opportunity to conduct research. In addition to GIS (Geographic Information Systems), this facility is used for the  analysis of cultural remains, including microscopic analysis. This lab is coordinated by Dr. Sonia Alconini.


The ​MVAP/MVPP Archaeology Lab is a location for the analysis and curation of materials recovered by Brown and Yaeger on their research projects in Belize.  Project staff including postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates process and analyze ceramics, lithics, paleobotanical materials, faunal remains, and microartifact samples. The lab also has a USDA permit to import and curate foreign soils. Please contact PIs Dr. M. Kathryn Brown and Dr. Jason Yaeger for information. The lab is located on UTSA Main Campus in MH 3.02.54.


The ​UTSA Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) is a research unit of the Department of Anthropology established in 1974. CAR is organized around four principal functions: 1) to carry out sponsored research for private firms and local, county, state, and federal agencies; 2) to conduct scientific research paralleling the research interests of the Department of Anthropology; 3) to provide community outreach focused on heritage preservation through its Legacy Program, and 4) to curate millions of archaeological artifacts In-Trust for the State of Texas and federal partners. The Center plays a vital role in providing hands-on experience, research support, and technical training to graduate and undergraduate students. It has become a well-respected part of UTSA and the community for its educational programs, public outreach, and research-based preservation of San Antonio’s cultural heritage.

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