Lesley Harrington, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Anthropology Dept


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.

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


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


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)


ANTHR 390 - Human Osteology

Lecture and laboratory study of human skeletal biology, emphasizing the identification of bones and an understanding of human functional anatomy. Prerequisite: ANTHR 209 or consent of Department.

Fall Term 2021
ANTHR 490 - Human Osteoarchaeology

The analysis and interpretation of data obtained from human skeletal and dental remains from archaeological sites. Prerequisite: ANTHR 390 or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

Fall Term 2021
ANTHR 584 - Advanced Topics in Archaeology and/or Biological Anthropology

Consult the Department and/or the schedule of classes for the specific topics offered.

Fall Term 2021

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