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Department of Anthropology, Stable Isotope Lab


This collection features scholarly work by Erin Thornton, a professor in the anthropology department at Washington State University. Thornton is a broadly-trained environmental archaeologist with a regional focus on New World societies, and methodological expertise in zooarchaeology, human osteology and stable isotope analysis. Her current research is based primarily in the Maya cultural region, but she has also conducted archaeological research in Peru, the Caribbean, and the southeastern United States. Her current research addresses socio-economic questions related to subsistence, animal management, political economy and exchange, and environmental questions regarding human impacts on and responses to deforestation, climate, and changing wildlife populations.

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