Natalie Munro UCHI Fellow: A Bare Bones Approach to Understanding Human Behavior

Natalie Munro, professor of anthropology at her lab in Beach Hall on Oct. 20, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Natalie Munro, professor of anthropology at her lab in Beach Hall on Oct. 20, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The laboratory of UConn anthropologist Natalie Munro is a treasure trove of animal bones. She has assembled the collection for teaching students how to identify everything from the species and age of the animal to how it died.

Diversity of specimens is critical for that education, and Munro has been creative about amassing a rich collection.

Interspersed between the bleached remains of animals tens of thousands of years old from distant digs are newer specimens from closer to home – roadkill both collected and donated.

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