Isotope Ecology

In order to address questions about historic and prehistoric changes in land use, subsistence and socio-political landscapes, the HEnDy lab is partnering with Penn State's Paleoecology and Isotope Geochemistry lab. We are currently investigating variability in isotopic signatures of animals from landscapes and coastal zones structured by different climatic and ecological conditions, with hopes of identifying changes in anthropogenic habitat modification and subsistence intensification. Such data can then be used to investigate changes human-environmental interactions in archaeological records.