Biological (or as it sometimes called, physical) anthropology is a biological science that focuses on the evolution, behavior, and variation (genetic and morphological) of humans, our living primate relatives, and the fossil remains of our hominid ancestors and their relatives. As a subdiscipline of anthropology, however, biological anthropologists work in the combined realm of the biological and social sciences. Specifically, unlike human biologists, biological anthropologists study humans from a biocultural perspective.
Tulane's Anthropology Department has 3 biological anthropologists on its faculty:
Each of these faculty members offers courses in all of the above areas of biological anthropology; for a list of these courses, please refer to Tulane's Schedule of Classes. Those interested in graduate study in any of these above areas of biological anthropology should contact the faculty member whose interests most closely match their own.