Stable Isotope Analysis Preparation Facility

In this facility we prepare archaeological human and bone and teeth samples for stable isotope analysis.

We reconstruct past diets, animal management strategies, environments, and climates. Our goal is to understand the lifeways of people in the past. 

This laboratory supports research student and undergraduate student research projects. The lab applies stable isotope methodologies and biomolecular techniques. The facilities allow collagen to be extracted from bone and dentine for the analysis of carbon, nitrogen, sulphur. Tooth enamel carbonate specimens can be prepared for oxygen and carbon stable isotope analysis of teeth.

Detailed information

Kit list

  • Freeze Drier
  • Dental Drill
  • Hot Block
  • Ultrasonic Bath


Monday-Friday: 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


The Stable Isotope Analysis Preparation Facility can be found in MB123 of the Maudland Building

General enquiry