Megan Bower

Previous Education

M.A. (Anthropology), Trent University, 2011
B.A. (Anthropology), Mount Allison University, 2009


Dr. Vaughan Grimes


Bioarchaeology; human osteology; forensic archaeology; stable and radiogenic isotope analyses; diet, health and mobility patterns in past populations; Ontario archaeology.

Research Statement

My current research interests lie within the realm of isotope analyses with a focus on exploring the feasibility of using strontium isotope analysis to answer questions about past mobility patterns in Ontario, Canada. By establishing the range of variation in bioavailable strontium isotopes in this region, we can explore topics such as coalescence, fission, mortuary rituals and post-marital residence patterns in local indigenous populations. These can provide researchers with valuable information on socio-political and economic complexity thus leading to a better understanding of the social relationships that existed both within and between different regional communities.



Department of Archaeology

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000