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2020 Spring Convocation: We would like to congratulate all graduating students, BAP or otherwise, for their milestone achievement!

June 12th was the University of Alberta’s 2020 Spring Convocation. Our very own Dr. Victoria van der Haas was featured in Faculty of Arts Anthology: “…from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, this mini-profile of Victoria van der Haas (PhD Anthropology)”: CLASS OF 2020, Victoria van der Haas, '20 PhD (Anthropology) Faculty of Arts: Pursuing a PhD pushed me in ways I never imagined. I always knew I could work hard and independently, but I never knew how much [...]

2020-06-18T11:14:05-06:00Categories: News|Tags: |

International Day of Women & Girls in Science!

February 11th was the International Day of Women & Girls in Science. We'd like to take this opportunity to celebrate the wonderful women of BAP.* We're lucky to have you! *Newest addition to our BAP Women in Science group: Karolina Werens, MSc Archaeological Science, University of Oxford!

Dr. Victoria van der Haas successfully defends PhD dissertation!

Congratulations to Dr. Victoria van der Haas, BAP PhD student at University of Alberta, for successfully defending her PhD dissertation on December 18th! Victoria's supervisor was Dr. Andrzej Weber, and her committee members were Dr. Sandra Garvie-Lok, Dr. Lesley Harrington, Dr. Kisha Supernant, Dr. Janet Montgomery and Dr. Mark Nuttall (chair). Title: "Growing up in the Cis-Baikal region of Siberia, Russia: Reconstructing childhood diet of Middle Holocene hunter-gatherers" Abstract: Cis-Baikal is a region in Siberia, Russia, that provides unique [...]

2019-12-19T10:11:34-07:00Categories: News|Tags: |

Victoria van der Haas explains how isotopes can be used to learn about the Paranthropus diet!

BAP PhD student Victoria van der Haas explains how isotopes can be used to learn about the Paranthropus diet in Stefan Milosavljevich's latest YouTube video: To see Victoria's BAP graduate student profiles, go here: https://baikalproject.artsrn.ualberta.ca/team/victoria-van-der-haas/?portfolioCats=5%2C6%2C7%2C8%2C9

2019-09-06T12:48:38-06:00Categories: News, Media & Public Outreach|Tags: |

Victoria van der Haas interview featured on Episode 28 of the The Arch & Anth Podcast!

Victoria van der Haas, BAP PhD Candidate, is featured on Episode 28 of The Arch and Anth Podcast entitled "What is stable isotope analysis? What did prehistoric hunter-gatherers at Lake Baikal eat?" Link to homepage and to listen to podcast, Episode 28: https://archandanth.com/ From the The Arch and Anth Podcast webpage: Victoria van der Haas (University of Alberta) is a biological anthropologist and bioarchaeologist studying prehistoric hunter-gatherer lifestyles. A modern freshwater seal at Lake Baikal. On today’s episode, she talks [...]

2019-07-15T10:57:32-06:00Categories: News, Media & Public Outreach|Tags: |

BAP represents at American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting

The BAP was well represented at the AAPA Annual Meeting held in Cleveland! First photo from top left: Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist, PhD candidate Victoria van der Haas, Dr. Angela Lieverse, Dr. Daniel Temple, Dr. Hugh McKenzie, PhD candidate J. Alyssa White. A great looking crew! Thank you to Victoria van der Haas, BAP PhD Candidate, for the following live tweets! Victoria is in charge of BAP’s social media and she is doing a great job keeping everyone up-to-date on BAP [...]

2019-05-24T11:35:20-06:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Victoria van der Haas receives travel award!

Congratulations to Victoria van der Haas, BAP PhD student, on being awarded the Clifford H. Skitch Travel Fund Award and the University of Alberta Department of Anthropology Graduate Student Travel Award! Victoria’s award totals $1,453.00 CAD and will be used to attend the upcoming AAPA Meetings in Cleveland (http://physanth.org/annual-meetings/88th-annual-meeting-2019/) Kudos to Victoria!

2019-03-29T10:54:04-06:00Categories: News|Tags: |

Evaluating sodium hydroxide usage for stable isotope analysis of prehistoric human tooth dentine

Analyzing carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes (δ13C and δ15N) in serial samples of human tooth dentine can aid in reconstructing life history events such as weaning and diet. As dentine does not remodel after formation, it retains the isotopic signatures of the foods ingested during a tooth's development, allowing investigation of the diet consumed during this time. Microsampling human archaeological tissues is becoming increasingly popular but no consensus has been reached on the best method to remove soil humates from such small [...]

2019-12-03T12:18:05-07:00Categories: Publications, Journal Articles|Tags: , , |

Victoria van der Haas et al. paper published in JASR

Congratulations to Victoria van der Haas, BHAP PhD candidate, and co-authors on the publication of their paper in Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports! Title: "Evaluating sodium hydroxide usage for stable isotope analysis of prehistoric human tooth dentine." Authors: Victoria M. van der Haas, Sandra Garvie-Lok, Vladimir I. Bazaliiskii and Andrzej W. Weber. Published in Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Volume 20, August 2018, Pages 80-86. Abstract: Analyzing carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes (δ13C and δ15N) in serial samples of [...]

2020-06-30T11:31:14-06:00Categories: News|Tags: , , |