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, archaeologists 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.  

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’

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