Bioarchaeology Chemistry Lab (BCL)

The Bioarchaeology Chemistry Lab, located in Social Science Centre (SSC) 9322, has facilities, equipment, and supplies to process archaeological samples for biochemical analyses, including for stable isotopes (e.g., carbon, nitrogen, oxygen) and trace elements. Chemical procedures are performed in the fume hood. Equipment to prepare and process samples include a handheld Dremel tool, a precision balance, an ultrasonic cleaner, a magnetic stirrer hot plate, an adjustable desktop illuminated magnifier, a centrifuge, miscellaneous glassware and vials, and sample collection instruments including 1 and 2mm punches.

We work with the Western Laboratory for Stable Isotope Science ( for the subsequent analyses (e.g. mass spectrometry) of prepared samples.


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