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Wesleyan faculty, staff, and students use 3D scanning to increase accessibility our unique collections. The 3D models can be printed and used for research, teaching, and exhibition.

EAL students work to catalog and identify the animal bone collections so that they can be used for teaching and research.

Experimental Archeology

Students in the EAL do experiments to recreate ancient technologies.

Outreach and Education

Every year, the EAL plans numerous public outreach events about archaeology.

Dr. Brunson uses zooarchaeological data from Chinese archaeological sites to document past distributions of native East Asian wild fauna and to examine the long-term social and environmental dimensions of animal domestication.

Dr. Brunson analyzes ancient DNA extracted from East Asian animal bones to study the complexities of domestication.

Dr. Brunson collaborates with zooarchaeologists across China to investigate past human-animal interactions at Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeological sites. 

Dr. Brunson and her colleagues in the Oracle Bones in East Asia Project compile data on the types of animal bones used in divination, the methods of oracle bone manufacture, and the archaeological contexts in which the bones are found.