Ms. Jennifer Laughton is a Ph.D. candidate with the Baikal Archaeology Project under the supervision of Professor A. W. Weber. She joined the BAP at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, in Fall 2019. Having spent a year living in Siberia (Krasnoyarsk) on a Rotary Youth Exchange she is excited to join her love of Russian language and culture to her interests in human skeletal biology. Her research will focus on the osteological material exhumed from multiple Middle Holocene hunter-gatherer cemeteries in the Cis-Baikal/Upper Lena regions, with emphasis on population health, paleopathology, and demography.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Bioarchaeology, Paleopathology, Inter-/intra-human violence, Population health, Hunter-gatherers, Russia/Siberia

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