Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
B.A. (McMaster), M.A. (Western), Ph.D. (Calgary)
Life & Health Sciences DNA C222, ext.7441, email@example.com
Research Interests: I am a human bioarchaeologist who studies both mummified and skeletal material from past populations in North, South and Mesoamerica in order to investigate how diet, disease and movement relates to social, environmental and cultural factors. My methodological expertise is in both osteological analysis (including paleopathology) and stable isotope analysis. I have a particular interest in infant feeding practices (including breastfeeding and weaning) and the impact of Inca imperialism and Spanish/British colonialism on diet, health and mobility.
Diet and dietary change in North America; human mobility in Mesoamerica and Peru; diet and
mobility in the Caribbean; maternal diet, subadult health and infant feeding practices in Peru.
Differential Diagnosis of Pathology: Postclassic Maya from Ka’kabish, Belize
Williams, JS, SS Stronge, G Iannone, F Longstaffe
Accepted Examining Chronological Trents in Ancient Maya Diet at Minanha, Belize. Latin American Antiquity.
Conolly J, Dillane J, Dougherty K, Elaschuk K, Csenkey K, Williams J.
2014 Establishing the Long Term Use of a Burial Location from the Fifth to First Millennium BP in South-Central Ontario: An Interim Report on Mortuary Patterning, Palaeodietary Analysis, Zooarchaeology, Material Culture and Chronology from Jacob’s Island-1 (BcGo-17), Kawartha Lakes.
Canadian Journal of Archaeology 38(1): 106-133.
Williams, JS, MM Murphy
2013 Living and Dying as Subjects of the Inca Empire: Adult Diet and Health at Puruchuco-Huaquerones, Peru. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 32:165-179.
Williams, JS, MA Katzenberg
2011 Seasonal Fluctuations in Diet and Death During the Late Horizon: A Stable Isotopic Analysis of Hair and Nail from the Central Coast of Peru. Journal of Archaeological Science 39: 41-57
Valdez, L., JS Williams, K. Bettcher, L. Dausse
2010 Decapitación y cabezas humanas del valle de Acarí. Arqueología y Sociedad 22: 55-72
Williams, JS, White, CD, Longstaffe FJ
2009 Maya Marine Subsistence: Isotopic Evidence for Trade and Status from Marco Gonzalez and San Pedro, Belize. Latin American Antiquity 20:37-56.