Isotopic Paleoecology Lab
Our research centers on understanding the ecology of humans in the past, from early hominins to prehistoric foragers and herders. We use a variety of isotopic approaches to study past change in climate, vegetation, and diets of animals and people. These studies typically involve lab work, sampling in museum collections, and fieldwork. The Laboratory focuses on the isotopic analysis of teeth and other calcified tissues, soft tissues, plants, and soils. For more information, contact Dr. Scott Blumenthal or Dr. Kendra Chritz.