Victoria on Rebun Island, Japan

Meet Victoria van der Haas, an archaeologist who examines the diet of prehistoric people!

Victoria is an archaeologist working towards her Ph.D. at the Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta. She graduated with a B.A. in Archaeology and an M.A. in Palaeolithic Archaeology from Leiden University. Her current work is under the auspices of the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project (BHAP) where she investigates the life histories of Mid-Holocene hunter-gatherers from the Cis-Baikal area in Siberia, Russia. She does this through stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis on human tooth dentine, allowing her to examine short-term dietary changes.