Ms. Rebecca Bourgeois is a Master’s student at the University of Saskatchewan, supervised by Dr. Angela Lieverse and Dr. Hugh McKenzie. Her research is focused on developing a new methodology to study fragmented human remains and how these methods can be extrapolated to explore the personhood of ancient human remains. She hopes that her work will re-humanize how bioarchaeologists consider destroyed or poorly-preserved human remains and that it will be applied across the discipline. These methods will also facilitate radiocarbon dating and isotopic analysis from fragmented remains to address biocultural research questions.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Bioarchaeology, Personhood, Paleopathology, Repatriation, Hunter-gatherers, Individual reconstruction

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