Research at HEBA integrates methodologies of bioarchaeology and computational modelling to reconstruct the environment, living conditions and life histories of people, animals and plants in the past. 

Our projects involve isotope ratio analyses of plant, animal and human remains and studies of biomolecular residues in pottery from archaeological contexts. In combination with sophisticated approaches to data analysis and modelling, we can assess the biological dimension of the past in remarkable detail.

MA and PhD students are invited to carry out research in our current projects or to develop independent studies with isotopic and lab components. Potential topics for graduate students include human diet, subsistence, and practices of animal husbandry and plant cultivation.

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