Ms. Talisha Chaput recently completed her Master’s under the supervision of Dr. Andrzej Weber at the University of Alberta. Her research focused on the reconstruction of Middle Holocene hunter-gatherer diet through the application of the Bayesian stable isotope mixing model FRUITS. Chaput proved the utility of the Bayesian mixing model in an area of complex isotope signatures and moved the comparisons of food resource contribution to total diet from relative to quantitative estimates. Her research interests also include GIS analysis, zooarchaeology, and human osteology.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Diet reconstruction, Stable isotope analysis, Dietary mixing models, GIS analysis, Zooarchaeology, Human osteology, Hunter-gatherers

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