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.