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Asta Rand


  • B.Sc. Honours Anthropology, Emphasis in Archaeology. Trent University, 2008
  • M.A. Anthropology, Trent University, 2012
  • Ph.D. Archaeology. Memorial University of Newfoundland, in progress.

Research interests

Bioarchaeology; Human Osteology; Archaeological Chemistry; Isotopic Analysis; Residential Mobility; Diet; Health; Mesoamerican and Maya Archaeology; Ontario Archaeology


Rand AJ, Healy PF, Awe JJ. 2013. Stable isotopic evidence of ancient Maya diet at Caledonia, Cayo District, Belize. The International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, DOI: 10.1002/oa.2308.

Conference Presentations

Rand A. 2013. Characterizing human mobility at Caledonia, Cayo District, Belize: Evidence from Stable Oxygen Isotope Analysis. 46th Annual Chacmool Archaeology Conference “Trading Spaces: The Archaeology of Interaction, Migration and Exchange”, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, November 7-9.

Rand A. 2011. Isotopic Investigations of Diet at Caledonia, Cayo District, Belize. Paper presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, Montreal, QC, October 26-29.

Contact information

Asta Rand
Department of Archaeology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7