The Department of Anthropology supports a broad-based program in Physical Anthropology which provides students with the background to study morphology, systematics, bioarchaeology, anatomy, paleopathology and evolution. The students then define more specific foci for their own research. The faculty share joint appointments with the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Several extensive collections of casts of fossil primates and skeletal material are located within the department. A wide variety of facilites for the study of functional, comparative, and developmental anatomy are available. These include a laboratory for experimental studies of functional morphology and image analysis equipment for structural analysis. Students are encouraged to use the resources and courses available in the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, the Graduate School of Public Health, and other health and biology-related schools and departments within the University. Close ties are also maintained with University-affiliated hospitals.