Lovell (PhD Cornell, 1987) is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the
University of Alberta. A bioarchaeologist, she is interested
in the skeletal biology of ancient peoples, particularly how their
skeletons reveal aspects of the interrelationships between culture,
environment, and health. She also has conducted research on the
assessment of biological affinities of past populations and on methods
of osteobiography (e.g., age estimation and sex determination).
She has excavated ancient cemeteries in Egypt and Pakistan, and
has studied human skeletal remains from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia,
and the Indus Valley Civilization, and from historic cemeteries
of the Fur Trade Period in western Canada. A continuing interest
is the expression of trauma and disease in the skeletal remains
of free-living apes and monkeys and how this reflects social behaviour
and may inform our understanding of selective pressures in primate
and hominid evolution. Most recently, she has begun a study of historic
cemeteries in western Canada, in
order to assess the fit between archaeological interpretive models
for prehistoric cemeteries with the documented evidence for burial
Undergraduate Teaching: Professor Lovell retired on July 1st 2012 and will be teaching a limited number of undergraduate courses on a contract basis. Courses offered for the 2012-2013 academic year are Anthr 404 (Mortuary Archaeology) in the fall term and Anthr 407 (Paleopathology) in the winter term.
Honors and Independent Study Students: No supervision possible.
Areas of Graduate Supervision: No graduate students accepted.
13-15 H.M. Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H4
(780) 492-0186 (office)
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(780) 492-5273 (fax)
Last updated July 2012.
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