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I am most interested in utilizing isotopic analyses to understand how people lived in the past. Stable isotope analyses can give us direct insight into how people ate, where they came from, and what their environment was like. These are all valuable pieces of information for understanding past cultures.

My current research is part of an ERC AdG (ERC advanced Grant) Project titled: The Enigma of the Hyksos. This grant focuses on the Hyksos Dynasty during the Second Intermediate Period in Egypt. As part of a multi-national research project, I am contributing my knowledge in stable isotopes chemistry, anthropology, and osteoarchaeology to investigate who the Hyksos were.

I am currently serving as University Research Staff Representative (

Journal Articles

  • Clark, A.L., Stantis, C. et al., 2017. BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION: NEW APPROACHES TO AGE-OLD QUESTIONS. Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology, 41, 78-94.
  • Stantis, C., Buckley, H.R., Kinaston, R.L., Nunn, P.D., Jaouen, K. and Richards, M.P., 2016. Isotopic evidence of human mobility and diet in a prehistoric/protohistoric Fijian coastal environment (c. 750-150 BP). American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 159 (3), 478-495.
  • Stantis, C., Kinaston, R.L., Richards, M.P., Davidson, J.M. and Buckley, H.R., 2015. Assessing human diet and movement in the Tongan maritime chiefdom using isotopic analyses. PLoS ONE, 10 (3).
  • Kendall, E.J., Montgomery, J., Evans, J.A., Stantis, C. and Mueller, V., 2013. Mobility, mortality, and the middle ages: Identification of migrant individuals in a 14th century black death cemetery population. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 150 (2), 210-222.
  • Shuler, K.A., Hodge, S.C., Danforth, M.E., Lynn Funkhouser, J., Stantis, C., Cook, D.N. and Zeng, P., 2012. In the shadow of Moundville: A bioarchaeological view of the transition to agriculture in the central Tombigbee valley of Alabama and Mississippi. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 31 (4), 586-603.


  • Stantis, C., Tayles, N., Kinaston, R.L., Cameron, C., Nunn, P.D., Richards, M.P. and Buckley, H.R., 2016. Diet and subsistence in remote oceania: An analysis using oral indicators of diet. The Routledge Handbook of Bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. 569-598.



  • Strangers in a strange land: diet and identity during the Hyksos dynasty in ancient Egypt (ACORN ECR Fund, 18 Jun 2018). Awarded
  • The Enigma of the Hyksos (European Research Council, 01 Jan 2016). Awarded


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