Investigation of Ancient Diet using Stable Isotope Science - Anthropology

This project processes archaeological bone and teeth samples from Peru for extraction of stable isotope compositions of carbon and nitrogen to reconstruction patterns in dietary consumption in ancient societies.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/8/2024 - End Date: 4/28/2024

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

*Lab health and safety certified *Work to clean, mechanically break down, and pulverize individual bone and tooth samples in specific quantities for subsequent chemical treatments *Identification and separation of tissue components, recording exact weights, registry of process, and data entry *Review of pertinent literature

Time Commitment

3-6 hrs per week hour(s)

Student Requirements

*EHS lab safety training certificate EHS 201/202 *Human Osteology - ANT4525c or Comparative Atomy/Human Physiology course *basic chemistry background *careful work focus and diligent following of lab protocols *hard work ethic, responsibility

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only
Honors Undergraduate Thesis
Independent Research Credit (4912)
Research and Mentoring Program

Additional Notes

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 09-13-2019
  • Research Categories:
    • Social Sciences
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes