The PAVE Lab has facilities and equipment for the measurement and
analysis of skeletal morphology and other archaeological material
using 3d landmark, geometric morphometric and surface scanning
methods. We also have equipment and resources for anthropometric,
performance, biomechanic, energetic, and GPS analysis of living humans
in field and laboratory situations. We also have a full range of
traditional 2d measurement equipment for osteological and
archaeological materials. Our peripheral quantitative CT scanner
can be used to quantify variation living human limb morphology, and in
particular, muscle and bone cross sectional geometry.
We have two dual Hexa-Core Xeon 64 Bit Workstations with 128GB RAM, Dragonfly, and a range of other software for the 3d analysis of internal and external morphometric data.
The PAVE Lab is also equiped with facilities for the anthropometric measurement of humans, including manual field equipment and a SizeStream 3d phenotype scanner, which allows for automated collection of anthropometric data. We have a Stratec XCT3000 peripheral quantitative CT scanner which allows for the visualization and quantification of internal cross-sectional geometry of long-bone and muscle morphology among living humans. For the dynamic measurement of ground reaction forces during locomotion and other activity we have a Leonardo Mechanograph. We have a COSMED portable metabolic cart for quantifying energy expenditure and oxygen uptake under field conditions, as well as laboratory and portable equipment for the measurement of body composition through bioimpedance.