(From Dr. Laura Scheiber, Lab Director of the William R Adams Zooarchaeology Laboratory at Indiana University)
We are a comparative collection of over 10,000 skeletal animal remains that are used in research and study for many disciplines ranging from Anthropology and Archaeology to Biology, Zoology, and Animal Behavior. I am trying to reach students interested in increasing their hands-on laboratory experiences this semester.
At the lab, we are looking for a maximum of 10 student volunteers to help with the curation of our collection, including students with an interest in animals, collections management, and museum studies. This spring, we need volunteers interested in the following tasks:
- processing whole animal remains for the comparative specimen
- creating educational display cases
- organizing and maintaining the collection
- entering specimen data into the computer
- completing element inventories for our fish collection
- archaeology artifact analysis
Student volunteers should expect to assist in the lab for at least one 3 hour block per week. Available times are Tuesday afternoon, Thursday all day, and Friday afternoons.
Interested students can visit us at the Frances Morgan Swain Student Building room 025 and/or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to secure a spot in our lab!