The Paleo-Research Laboratory (PRL) at CAR conducts a variety of activities focused primarily on isotopic research into past ecological conditions and prehistoric diets. We work with several laboratories and researchers including:

CAR Center staff and students prepare a variety of plant, animal, and soil components for stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic assessments, including the preparation of bone collagen and land snail shell for radiocarbon dating. Additional information about the lab and ongoing research is available in this document about the PRL and from Dr. Raymond Mauldin ( or Ms. Cynthia Munoz (

Click the following links to download and view additional research material compressed in zip files.