Laboratory for Advanced Methods in PaleoEcology and Chronology (LAMPEC)
LAMPEC provides research facilities for conducting a variety of geochemical and chronometric analyses in support of paleontological research programs. Currently, the lab hosts active stable isotope and archaeomagnetic research programs. Training in laboratory techniques using existing equipment is available to interested ETSU students and visting researchers. Laboratory capacities include:
- wet lab facilities for preparing stable isotope samples and analyzing oriented sediment samples for archaeomagnetic dating.
- facilities for a broad variety of geochemical sample preparation that includes many different geological and biological materials (e.g., bone, enamel, guano, sediment/rock, and preserved soft tissue) for many different analyses (e.g., stable isotopes, trace elements, 14C dating, electron microscopy).
- a Schonstedt spinner magnetometer and AC demagnetizer for the purpose of analyzing samples for archaeomagnetic dating.
Future grant-funded development may include the instrumental capacity to perform on-site dendrochronological analyses, electron microscopy, and Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR).
Co-Directors: Dr. Chris Widga and Dr. Stacey Lengyel
ETSU Valleybrook Campus, Rm 255-257