Housed within the George Washington University's Department of Anthropology, the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP) brings together researchers to advance our understanding of human evolution and primate biology. CASHP's programs are rooted in the belief that investigating human origins requires interdisciplinary collaboration within inclusive intellectual communities of scholars representing diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
Our work draws on expertise across the scientific disciplines, including archaeology, genetics, primate behavioral biology, social psychology, developmental biology, neuroscience, and paleoanthropology.
CASHP’s scholars are internationally recognized for their breakthroughs in the laboratory and at field sites around the world. They also teach and collaborate with students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biological Anthropology, Master of Science in Human Paleobiology or a Doctorate in Human Paleobiology.
CASHP at a Glance
Square feet of laboratory space in the state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Hall
High-powered microscopes for sophisticated sample analysis
Brain specimens from chimpanzees, tigers, giraffes and more
Human osteological specimens and hominin fossil casts
PhD Student '22, Human Paleobiology
"The CASHP environment encourages collaboration, and I have had the opportunity, both inside and outside of class, to learn things from my friends who conduct research across a wide variety of fields."