Victoria van der Haas


Victoria van der Haas is a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta, supervised by Prof. Dr. Andrzej Weber.

Victoria's PhD research is based on the relationship between human tooth development and stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios. She is micro-sampling the dentine of permanent molars of Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age individuals from various cemeteries throughout the Cis-Baikal region. Her aim is to contribute to the ongoing study of the individual life histories - health, diet, mobility and foraging - from this region and hopes to provide better understanding of dietary variability among these Holocene hunter-gatherers. Victoria has also been part of the excavations on Rebun Island, Japan since the summer of 2013.


B-36 H.M. Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta



van der Haas, V.M., Garvie-Lok, S., Bazaliiskii, V.I., Weber, A.W. 2018. Evaluating sodium hydroxide usage for stable isotope analysis of prehistoric human tooth dentine. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 20, 80-86.

Joordens, J.C.A., d'Errico, F., Wesselingh, F.P., Munro, S., de Vos, J., Wallinga, J., Ankjærgaard, C., Reimann, T., Wijbrans, J.R., Kuiper, K.F., Mücher, H.J., Coqueugniot, H., Prié, V., Joosten, I., van Os, B., Schulp, A.S., Panuel, M., van der Haas, V., Lustenhouwer, W., Reijmer, J.J.G., Roebroeks, W. 2015. Homo erectus at Trinil Java used shells for tool production and engraving. Nature. 518,228-231.

van der Haas, V.M. & P.A.C. Schut (eds.) 2014. The Valletta Convention: Twenty Years After - Benefits, Problems, Challenges. EAC Occasional Paper 9, Budapest.

Bakail Hokkaido archaeology project