Flotation at Changdu

Welcome to the Laboratory for the Analysis of Early Food-Webs at Washington University!

Our lab is involved in a range of research focused on early food-webs. We favor multidisciplinary research, and here in the lab isotope scientists, archaegologists and archaeobotanists work closely to address questions about diet and nutrition, palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironment. Our recent projects have included: Eurasian crop plant movement, African terrestrial climate variability, consumption and domestication of small grained grass, environmental context of the food quest in Tibet.  

 

Contact Us:

Xinyi Liu, Principal Investigator: liuxinyi@wustl.edu

Rachel E. B. Reid, Lab Coordinator: rreid@wustl.edu

Lab Location: B29 McMillan Hall, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

 

Research Highlights

A recent study in which we were involved on the role agriculture played in human occupation of the Tibetan Plateau has been receiving some media attention:
An overview of the story is available here.
 

Teaching Highlights

Biomolecular Archaeology: Are you what you eat? (Anthropology 4565) is listed as one of the '6 Classes That Will Make You Want to Return to Classroom'