Lesley Harrington, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Anthropology Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Anthropology Dept
Email
l.harrington@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Biological Anthropology Bioarchaeology


About

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

I also serve as Secretary/Treasurer of the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology


Research

See my Google Scholar or ORCID profiles, or connect with me via ResearchGate


Teaching

I teach the following courses on a rotational basis:

ANTHR 150 Race & Racism

ANTHR 209 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

ANTHR 386 Biological Anthropology in Daily Life

ANTHR 390 Human Osteology

ANTHR 443/543 Juvenile Osteology/Advanced Juvenile Osteology

ANTHR 469/569  Dental Anthropology/Advanced Dental Anthropology

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: Jennifer Nelson (PhD), Devyn Caldwell (PhD)

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

Courses

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.


ANTHR 443 - Juvenile Osteology

Study of the juvenile skeleton, treating development and identification of juvenile skeletal elements. Other topics include the theory and practice of determining juvenile age at death and the study of juvenile health and childrearing practices in past populations using skeletal remains. Prerequisite: ANTHR 390, or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.


ANTHR 501 - MA Colloquium

Readings, presentations, and discussions of staff research, recent advances and current issues in the four fields of anthropology. Limited to new MA students


ANTHR 543 - Advanced Juvenile Osteology

Study of the juvenile skeleton, treating development and identification of juvenile skeletal elements. Other topics include the theory and practice of determining juvenile age at death and the study of juvenile health and childrearing practices in past populations using skeletal remains. Offered in alternate years.


ANTHR 601 - PhD Colloquium

Readings, presentations, and discussions of staff research, recent advances and current issues in the four fields of anthropology. Limited to new PhD students. Optional for students with credit in ANTHR 501


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