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The Duckworth Laboratory


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What is the Duckworth Laboratory?

The Duckworth Laboratory at LCHES is dedicated to the study of human and primate anatomy. At its core are its collections of human and non-human primate skeletal remains, as well as of casts of hominin fossils. The material and facilities are available to study by bona fide scientists affiliated to the Laboratory.
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  The collections

The Duckworth Collections includes human and non-human primate skeletal remains; casts of hominin fossils; and hair samples. Numerically, the majority of the collection consists of human skeletal remains from around the world. The Duckworth Collections are kept solely as a source for scientific research.
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  How to apply to work on the collections

Scientists doing research in human evolution and diversity can apply to become affiliated to the laboratory for the purpose of carrying out particular research projects. Affiliation to the Duckworth Laboratory is granted by the Director.
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