Lesley Harrington, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Anthropology Dept

Pronouns: she/her


Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Anthropology Dept


Area of Study / Keywords

Biological Anthropology Bioarchaeology


I am a biological anthropologist with interests in human skeletal and dental development, bone functional adaptation, and child health.


See my Google Scholar or ORCID profiles.


I teach the following courses on a rotational basis:

ANTHR 209 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

ANTHR 386 Biological Anthropology in Daily Life

ANTHR 390 Human Osteology

ANTHR 443 Juvenile Osteology

ANTHR 469 Dental Anthropology

ANTHR 490 Human Osteoarchaeology

I also offer directed readings/research (ANTHR 471/472) and supervise honours research projects (ANTHR 499). Contact me to discuss.

Graduate student supervision: potential graduate students interested in supervision or information about our program are encouraged to contact me.

Current graduate students: Devyn Caldwell (PhD), Christine Hymanyk (MA), Sadie Tremblay (MA)

Former graduate students: Jennifer Nelson (PhD), Sean Swaters (MA), Alexandra Rocca (MA), Rajitha Sivakumaran (MA), Julilla Paul (MA), Benjamin Osipov (PhD)

Postdoctoral supervision: Elizabeth Sawchuk (Banting Fellow 2020-21)


ANTHR 209 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Survey of theory and basic data in human evolution and human variation. Topics include primatology, osteology, hominoid paleontology, variation in modern populations.

ANTHR 386 - Topics in Biological Anthropology or Archaeology

Consult the Department for the specific topics offered and any recommended courses to be completed prior to registering.

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Featured Publications

Benjamin Osipov, Lesley Harrington, Libby Cowgill, Marla MacKinnon, Helen Kurki

American Journal of Biological Anthropology. 2024 April; 10.1002/ajpa.24940

Libby Cowgill, Lesley Harrington, Marla MacKinnon, Helen K. Kurki

American Journal of Biological Anthropology. 2023 October; 10.1002/ajpa.24805

Jennifer S. Nelson, Lesley Harrington, Emily Holland, Hugo F. V. Cardoso

American Journal of Human Biology. 2021 March; 10.1002/ajhb.23577

Pfeiffer, S., Sealy, J., Harrington, L., Loftus, E., Maggs, T.

PLoS ONE. 2020 January; 10.1371/journal.pone.0230391

Pfeiffer, S., Harrington, L., Lombard, M.

International Journal of Paleopathology. 2019 January; 10.1016/j.ijpp.2018.10.008

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