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

Petra Vaiglova, Lab Coordinator: petra.vaiglova@wustl.edu

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


Research Highlights

Check out our new Lab Blog!

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'