Human Paleoecology and Archaeometry Laboratory
The Human Paleoecology and Archaeometry Laboratory is located in Edmund J. Cain Hall, Room 204 and is under the direction of Christopher Jazwa, Ph.D. and Christoper Morgan, Ph.D. This lab is equipped to address research related to isotope geochemistry, radiocarbon dating, microscopy, geoarchaeology, soil and sediment analysis, GIS-based spatial analyses and geostatistics, zooarchaelogy, flotation, pXRF-based geochemical assessment, and obsidian hydration rind measurement.
The lab currently has the capabilities to process organic materials, carbonates, and bone collagen to be submitted for stable isotopic testing and radiocarbon dating. Other opportunities are available in collaboration with the Desert Research Institute. Prospective graduate students interested in related research questions and the methodologies used in this lab are encouraged to contact Jazwa or Morgan.