Investigator: Dr. Nancy C. Lovell
by grants from the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the
remains from Predynastic Badari, Qena (Keneh), and Naqada
and from First Dynasty Abydos were studied to assess changes
in health associated with social stratification, and to
evaluate the biological affinities of regional populations
at the time of Egyptian unification.
Bartell, Marnie K. Palaeopathology of Predynastic Egyptian Skulls
from Naqada - Interpreting Social Stratification from Human Skeletal
Remains. In Debating Complexity, Proceedings of the 26th Annual
Conference of the Archaeological Association of the University
of Calgary. DA Meyer, PC Dawson, and DT Hanna (editors). pp
Disease and Death in Ancient Times. Origins Lecture Series, University
of Alberta Museums.
Dem Dry Bones. Invited presentation to the Department of Rheumatology/Clinical
Immunology, Heritage Medical Research Centre, University of Alberta.
Diet, Disease, and Death on the Nile. Public lecture, University
of Alberta Alumni Weekend.
Pharaoh's People: Reconstructing the Lives of the Ancient Egyptians.
Public lecture, Time Travelers IV Lecture Series, Provincial Museum
Kinship, Health and Status in Ancient Egypt. Invited presentation
to the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, Calgary
Old Bones, the Earliest Medical Records. Public lecture, sponsored
by the Friends of the University of Alberta Museums, Edmonton.
The Study of Diseases in Antiquity from Human Skeletal Remains.
Invited presentation to the Alberta Chapter of the Alpha Omega
Alpha Honor Medical Society, Edmonton.
For Richer, For Poorer: Sickness, Health and Social Status in
Ancient Egypt. Invited presentation to the Canadian Mediterranean
Health, Status and Social Complexity in Predynastic and Early
Dynastic Egypt. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for
Physical Anthropology, St. John's.
Anemia in the Nile and Indus Valleys: Evidence and Interpretations.
Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, Toronto.
In Sickness and In Health: What Human Skeletons Can Reveal About
Ancient Cultures. Public lecture, University of Alberta Open House
Biodistance, Health, and Diet in the Indus and Nile Valleys: A
Comparison of Contexts, Methods, and Interpretations. Annual Meeting
of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago (refereed
Bartell, Marnie. MA "Paleopathology of cranial remains from
predynastic Naqada, Egypt"
Prowse, Tracy L and Nancy C. Lovell. Concordance of Cranial and
Dental Non-Metric Traits and Evidence for Endogamy in Ancient
Egypt. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 101:237-246
Lovell, Nancy C and Andrew L Johnson. Human Biological Variation
at Naqada: Ana analysis of dental morphological traits. In Interretional
Contacts in the Later Prehistory of Northeastern Africa. Edited
by Lech Krzyzaniak, Karla Kroeper, and Michael Kobusiewicz. Poznan:
Muzeum Archeologiczne, pp 227-236.
Johnson, Andrew L and Nancy C Lovell. Biologial Differentiation
at Predynastic Naqada: An Analysis of Dental Morphological Traits.
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 93:427-433.
Biological Affinities and the Origin of the State in Ancient Egypt.
Invited presentation to the Department of Anthropology, New York
Biological Affinities and State Formation in Ancient Egypt. Scholar's
Day, Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, Toronto
Johnson, Andrew. MA "Biological variation and population
affinity in the ancient Nile Valley: An analysis of dental morphological
1994 Prowse, Tracy. MA "Biological affinities of ancient
Egyptians and Nubians: An analysis of cranial nonmetric traits"