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Kelly-Anne Pike


  • 2011 Honours B.A., Archaeology & Art History, University of Toronto

Research Interests:

My research interests lie in analyzing human skeletal biology and mortuary patterns of past peoples from a biocultural perspective. Specifically, my work seeks to understand the links between the biological, health and nutritional statuses of the deceased in regards to their wider socio-economic, religious, and even geographic environments. My current projects include analyzing two skeletal collections located at MUN; a late eighteenth century churchyard cemetery sample from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and a Late Woodland/Proto-historic Mig’maq burial assemblage from northern New Brunswick. Both projects include morphological and biomolecular (stable isotope) analysis to shed further light on the skeletal growth and development, pathology, and diet of the deceased.