Megan Wong

Laboratory Technician


  • BA in Archaeology, Simon Fraser University
  • MA in Anthropology, University of British Columbia


I received my MA in Anthropology from UBC in 2014 and I am currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Archaeology. I conduct my research in the Isotope Laboratory and my project focuses on migration and diet in Roman and Byzantine Turkey

Laboratory Technician

In my position as laboratory technician, I am responsible for a variety of tasks in the general department labs, with a specific focus on the isotope lab. In the department, I assist in the day-today operations in the Archaeology, Museum, and Centre for Forensic Research laboratories. I prepare, purchase, and organize lab materials and serve as the primary departmental health and safety resource. I also assist with collections and equipment management and departmental outreach. In the isotope lab, I prepare samples for analysis and assist lab users with instrument use and lab protocols. 


Wong, M., Grimes, V., Steskal, M., Song, J., Ng, J., Jaouen, K., Lam, V.C. and Richards, M.,    2021 A bioavailable baseline strontium isotope map of southwestern Turkey for mobility studies. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports37, p.102922.

Wong, M., Brandt, J. R., Ahrens, S., Jaouen, K., Bjørnstad, G., Nauman E., Wenn, C.C., Laforest, C., Hagelberg E., Lam, V. C. and Richards, M.    2018 Pursuing pilgrims: Isotopic investigations of Roman and Byzantine mobility at Hierapolis, Turkey. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports17, 520-528.

Wong, Megan, Elise Nauman, Klervia Jaouen, and Michael Richards.    2017  Isotopic investigations of human diet and mobility at the site of Hierapolis, Turkey.  In Life and death in Asia Minor in Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine times. Studies in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology, edited by J.R Brandt, Hagelberg E., Bjornstad G, and S. Ahrens, pp. 228–236. Oxbow Books, Oxford.

Bortheim, K., Cappelletto E., Hill D., Kiesewetter H., Russ H., Selsvold I., Cecili Wenn C., Wong M.    2013 Hierapolis 2013: Revisiting old finds and procuring some new ones. Nicolay 123: 78-85.