Dr. Angela Lieverse is a bioarchaeologist at the University of Saskatchewan with over 20 years of experience working on ancient human remains, particularly those of northern hunter-gatherers. She is a founding member of BAP, having worked in the Baikal region since 1997. Lieverse’s expertise lies largely in skeletal morphology (i.e., activity reconstruction using entheseal changes and osteoarthritis) and paleopathology (including oral health and physiological stress), including some remarkable case studies on metastatic carcinoma, dystocic childbirth, and violence. She is working on several projects at the moment, including one focusing on entheseal changes in subadults and another on the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis. For this project, Lieverse will continue working to more fully understand activity patterns, ‘health,’ frailty, and trauma in the middle Holocene Baikal and Karelia regions using non-destructive macroscopic and invasive imaging (e.g., endoscopes, hand-held radiographs) techniques.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Bioarchaeology, Paleopathology, Dental anthropology, Activity reconstruction, Hunter-gatherers
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