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Anne Keenleyside

 Anne Keenleyside

 Associate Professor
 B.A. (McMaster), M.A. (Alberta), Ph.D. (McMaster)

 Life & Health Sciences DNA C208 ext. 7852, akeenleyside@trentu.ca

 Research Interests: bioarchaeology, paleopathology, paleonutrition, Greek and Roman populations, Black Sea, Mediterranean, Canadian Arctic, Franklin Expedition



Current Research Projects

My current research focuses on the analysis of human skeletal remains associated with the 1845 expedition of Sir John Franklin. In collaboration with colleagues from Nunavut, the University of Waterloo, Western University, and the University of Saskatchewan, I have been conducting osteological analyses of remains recovered from King William Island in the central Canadian Arctic.  These analyses include oxygen and strontium isotope analysis to investigate the geographic origins of these individuals, lead analysis to investigate lead levels and the timing and duration of lead exposure, and DNA analysis with the goal of constructing genetic profiles of crewmembers who perished on the expedition, identifying the number of individuals represented by the skeletal remains that have been recovered to date, identifying skeletal elements belonging to the same individual, and ultimately, aiding in the identification of some of these individuals based on comparisons with DNA derived from living descendants. 


Selected Publications

Stenton, D., Keenleyside, A., Trepkov, D., Park, R.W. 2016. Faces from the Franklin Expedition? Craniofacial reconstructions of two members of the 1845 Northwest Passage Expedition. Polar Record 52(1): 76-81.

Schmidt, J, Kwok, C, Keenleyside A. 2016. Infant feeding practices and childhood diet at Apollonia Pontica: isotopic and dental evidence.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159(2): 284-299.

Assis, S., Keenleyside, A. 2016. Below the callus surface: applying paleohistological techniques to understand the biology of bone healing in skeletonized human remains. Pathobiology 83(4): 177-195.

Assis, S, Santos, AL, Keenleyside, A. 2016. Paleohistology and the study of human remains: past, present, and future approaches. Revista Argentina de Antropologia Biologica 18(2): 1-17.

Assis, S., Keenleyside, A., Santos, A.L., Cardoso, F.A. 2015. Bone diagenesis and its implication for disease diagnosis: the relevance of bone microstructure analysis for the study of past human remains. Microscopy and Microanalysis 21(4): 805-825.

Stenton, D., Keenleyside, A., Park, R.W. 2015. The ‘Boat Place’ Burial: New Skeletal Evidence from the 1845 Franklin Expedition. Arctic 68(1): 32–44.

Keenleyside, A., 2015. Occipitalization of the Atlas in Two Female Skeletons from Apollonia Pontica, Bulgaria. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 25(1): 74-78.

Keenleyside, A., 2015. Sagittal clefting of the fifth lumbar vertebra of a young adult female from Apollonia Pontica, Bulgaria. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 25(2): 234-237.

Symonds, L. Price, T.D., Keenleyside, A., Burton, J. 2014. Medieval Migrations:  Isotope analysis for diet and provenience of Early Medieval skeletons on the Isle of Man. Medieval Archaeology 58: 1-19.

Healy, P.F., Keenleyside, A. and Dorst, M.C., 2013. Isotope analysis and radiocarbon dating of Prehistoric human bone from the Manzanilla (SAN 1) Site, Trinidad. Caribbean Connections 3(1): 30-45.

Keenleyside, A. 2011. Congenital aural atresia in an adult female from Apollonia Pontica. International Journal of Paleopathology 1: 63-67.

Keenleyside, A., Schwarcz, H.P., Panayotova, K. 2011. Oxygen isotopic evidence of residence and migration in a Greek colonial population on the Black Sea. Journal of Archaeological Science 38(10): 2658-2666.

Keenleyside, A., Schwarcz, H.P., Stirling, L., Ben Lazreg, N. 2009. Stable isotopic evidence for diet in a Roman and Late Roman population from Leptiminus, Tunisia. Journal of Archaeological Science 36(1): 51-63.

Keenleyside, A. 2008. Dental pathology and diet at Apollonia, a Greek colony on the Black Sea.  International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 18(3): 262-279.

Keenleyside, A., H.P. Schwarcz and K. Panayotova. 2006. Stable isotopic evidence of diet in a Greek colonial population from the Black Sea.  Journal of Archaeological Science 33(9): 1205-1215.

Keenleyside, A. and K. Panayotova. 2006. Cribra orbitalia and porotic hyperostosis in a Greek colonial population from the Black Sea.  International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 16(5): 373-384.

Keenleyside, A. and K. Panayotova. A 2005. Bioarchaeological Study of the Greek Colonial Site of Apollonia Pontica.  Archaeologia Bulgarica 9(2): 21-38.

Keenleyside, A. 2003. An unreduced dislocated mandible in an Alaskan Eskimo: a case    of altruism or adaptation?  International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 13: 384-389.

Keenleyside, A. 2003. Changing patterns of health and disease among the Aleuts.  Arctic Anthropology 40(1): 48-69.