Identification of malaria from dietary isotopes Clarence E. Dammon Dean Academic Year 2023 Accepted Biological Anthropology This project will be looking at a the Iron Age (7th Century B.C.) site of Roselle in Italy to test a hypothesis that malaria was the reason the site was abandoned in the 12th Century A.D.. Malaria has been identified in the osteological record from skeletal pathologies and aDNA. This project will test if there is a corresponding dietary shift in response to malaria that can be identified by stable carbon and nitrogen isotope values. Melanie M. Beasley Students on the project will be expected to assist with stable isotope prep of bone. Students will be working in a bench science lab changing chemicals, weighing samples, and general lab procedures for stable isotope analysis. Students should have an interest in bioarchaeology and developing lab based skills. 1 3 (estimated)