Life, death and the world in between.

I am an archaeologist who specialises in human remains and material culture from mortuary contexts. I teach about death and burial rites across communities and through time. My other research interests include Andean archaeology, the study of ancient diet & disease, mummification, gender and the dead, Memento Mori, ethics of human remains for study and display, and Calavera art.  These are just some of the themes I discuss here through a bioarchaeological lense. This website features my professional details and my personal blog. You can follow me on Twitter for all things death, relics, and the occasional skeleton-related treasure that I cannot resist sharing.

Birth of Venus - creepy version

Image: José Guadalupe Posada, El Nacimiento de Venus, 1913