NCPTT will host anthropology speaker


NATCHITOCHES – The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training will host a seminar by Dr. Catherine Cooper, “Exploring human dietary variation through stable isotope analysis of hair,” from noon-1 p.m. Friday, March 13 in Bienvenu Hall Room 114. The presentation will be 30-60 minutes.


Cooper is a research scientist at the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. She is assisting with in-house research and providing technical preservation consulting and services to other NPS units and beyond.


Cooper earned her Ph.D. in anthropology/archaeological chemistry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., where she specialized in using light stable isotope analysis to understand human dietary variation. Prior to joining NCPTT, she completed postdoctoral work at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum and the Arizona State Museum.


For more information, contact Dr. Cynthia Doffitt at