The Environmental Archaeology Laboratory at the University of New Mexico is in the Anthropology Building, Room 144.
This lab is equipped for preparation of samples for radiocarbon analyses, including ABA methods for charcoal and organics; Ultrafiltration and XAD for archaeological bone, and removal of mobile humin and humic fractions from soils for stable isotope measurements.
Our lab works closely and collaboratively with the UNM Center for Stable Isotopes
We also maintain electronic tools used in the field, primary through our base camp/field station in Big Falls, Belize.
Field based tools housed in the lab include a Leica System 1200 RTK GPS that allows us to map with sub-centimeter accuracy in real time. This is supplemented with a Leica System 1200 TPS total survey station that integrates seamlessly with the GPS and functions in both prism-less and robotic modes.
We consider outside work with pXRF, radiocarbon sample preparation (particularly but not limited to difficult to date bone and other organic materials) and preparation of samples for light or heavy isotope studies. Contact us with any questions: kmp – at – unm.edu