About Me

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I’m an osteoarchaeologist who specialises in human remains. I teach about death and burial rites across cultures and through time. My other research interests include the study of ancient diet & disease, gender and the dead, Memento Mori, ethics of human remains for study and display, and Calavera art.

As someone who has been working in museums and archaeology for several years, the goal of my blog is to discuss death and death rituals through research, interviews, and general musings from an anthropological and archaeological perspective.

Outreach is really important to me and I enjoy working with the public through lectures, festivals, altar projects, cultural events, and teaching. The views are my own here!

I’ve done fieldwork in Peru, Ireland, the Southwest US, California, and Baja California. The human remains collections I have researched and curated are from all over the globe.

I’m currently a member of the following organisations:

American Anthropological Association (AAA) & Archaeology Division (AD)

British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteology (BABAO)

Society of Anthropology in Community Colleges

Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA)

Society for American Archaeology (SAA)

Paleopathology Association (PPA)

Institute of Andean Studies (IAS)

Anatomical Society, UK

Museums Association

Outreach & Teaching

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Death and Burial undergraduate module at the University of Cambridge

Rethinking the Dead is my new adult education course at the Institute for Continuing Education in Cambridge