L. Creighton Avery

L. Creighton Avery
McMaster University | McMaster · Department of Anthropology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
PhD in Anthropology from McMaster University (April 2022), exploring childhood and adolescence in the Roman Empire using macroscopic and biochemical approaches to human remains.
Additional affiliations
April 2020 - present
McMaster University
Position
  • Fellow
Description
  • Working with the MacPherson Institute and Faculty of Social Sciences to provide just-in-time resources, consultations, and training as we transitioned to online, and back to in-person teaching and learning.
Education
September 2014 - May 2016
McMaster University
Field of study
  • Anthropology
September 2009 - June 2013
Trent University
Field of study
  • Archaeology

Publications

Publications (6)
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Gendered experiences are not static but are influenced by other aspects of identity. This study investigates the influence of interrelated aspects of identity on diet through an analysis of dental health at Late Roman Win-chester (fourth and fifth centuries A.D.), England. Specifically, we investigate the influence of age and social status on gende...
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There are no standards to determine social status in mortuary archaeology. Instead, researchers use a wide variety of methods to create divisions in the past. This poster examines methods used in five case studies, and applies them to the same cemetery (Lankhills, UK) to better understand how these methods affect our results.
Poster
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There is increasing awareness that human lives are multidimensional, and cannot be explained or understood through one facet of identity. Within bioarchaeology, however, studies tend to focus on inequalities of sex or social status independently, and rarely consider multiple aspects of identity concurrently. This research uses the feminist framewor...
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Ancient writers tell us that in the Roman Empire, puberty took place between 12 and 20 years of age. However, literary sources can be heavily biased and often represent the attitudes and experiences of higher status individuals living within Rome, rather than the greater population of the Roman Empire. The current study goes beyond these literary s...
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Adolescence is a key phase of the life course in modern western society, yet the study of adolescence in past populations has only recently developed. In this paper, we explore patterns of biological and social changes during adolescence, some of the challenges associated with this type of research, and how bioarchaeologists can explore this transi...
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Incremental analysis of stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes in tooth dentine is used to explore child and adolescent diet among individuals in the Late Roman Michelet Necropolis (Lisieux, France; 4‐5th centuries CE). We analysed 292 incremental sections from 46 second and third molars to explore dietary patterns between the ages of 4.5 and 23.5 yea...

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