Dr Ramya Bala Prabhakaran gave a great talk on Monday as part of the ongoing seminar and working group ‘New Avenues in Archaeological and Anthropological Science, co-organised by the Penn Paleoecology Lab and the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM). Dr Prabhakaran’s talk was titled “Stable Isotopes and Molecular Biomarks as Proxies for Paleoenvironments” and sought to explore how these could be used in a variety of contetxs to explore past human land use and interaction with the environment.