Archaeozoology and Isotope Research

ArchaeozoologyProf. Dr. Cheryl Makarewicz  Tel. 880.3376 | Room: 11 | Current Lectures (UnivIS)

Zooarchaeology and stable isotope analysis offer insights into ancient human behaviors through morphological, biometrical, demographic, and chemical analyses of bones and teeth.  Such analyses offer new perspectives into the ways in which animals were exploited for subsistence purposes, as well as social, political and ritual reasons.   The Zooarchaeology and Archaeological Stable Isotope Laboratories, both established in 2012,  provide working space for students and researchers who conduct studies on faunal assemblage from the Near East, Inner Asia, and northern Europe.  Both labs also serve as a teaching facility for several undergraduate and graduate courses on zooarchaeology and stable isotope ecology.

ASIL Isotope Lab

logo of the ASILASIL (Archaeological Stable Isotope Laboratory) works on questions related to ancient human activities and environments through stable isotopic analyses of biogenic tissues including bones, teeth, hair, and plant remains. The lab is currently engaged in multiple projects that focus on documenting animal husbandry practices in modern and ancient societies, establishing the environmental variables that contribute to isotopic variation in plant communities, and examining the trade and exchange of textiles.

Title Email Phone
Dr. Leland Liu Rogers 880-3331
Dr. Christine Winter-Schuh cschuh(at) 880-4379

Archaeozoological Lab

logo Zooarchaeological LabThelab was established in 2011 and at the Institute for Pre- and Protohistory and is under the direction of Cheryl Makarewicz. It supplies researchers of Archaeozoology a room for interaction and - induced by the close collaboration with ASIL and the aDNA lab of the university - the possibility to develop a creative, multi-disciplinary research approach. The lab regularly offers courses in Archaeozoology and has a large reference collection of European fauna, that complements the large collection of the zoological institute. At the moment the reference collection of the lab is being expanded to include species of the South West Asian area.

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The el-Hemmeh Project

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