Welcome to The Paleo-Environmental and Diet Laboratory (PaleoED)
Knowledge about past diets and human-environmental interactions is crucial for understanding the evolution of the human species and its behaviours, societies and cultures.
The Paleo-Environmental and Diet Laboratory provides a platform for the preparation of samples to characterize past diets, understand the evolution of organisms and their dynamics with human populations, and reconstruct past environmental changes.
In PaleoED we are able to prepare samples for geochemical analyses (e.g., stable carbon, nitrogen and oxygen isotopes in animal, human and sediment samples), molecular biological analysis (e.g., DNA extractions from plant tissues and preparation of genomic samples for next-generation-sequencing) and paleontological analysis (e.g., diatom, ostracode and molluscs analysis).
|Electronic precision balance||SE 2201||VWR||Max: 2200g ± 0.1g|
|Electronic precision balance||LPWG-423||VWR||Max: 420g ± 1 mg|
|Chest freezer||418L A+ BCF3900N||BECKER|
|Elmasonic Lab Technology Ultrasonic Unit||S 50R||Elma|
|Standard analog shaker||STD 1000 230V||VWR|
|Safety shower||4230CA||Carlos Arboles S.A.|
|Hot plate/Stirring hot plate||VMS-C4 ADVANCED S040||VWR|
|Freezer dryer||8L 50ºC||Maldral Scientific|
|Merit water still||W4000||Stuart|