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Avery L. Creighton

L. Creighton Avery

PhD Students
Department of Anthropology

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Biography

Creighton graduated with a B.A. (Honours) in Archaeology from Trent University in 2013, and a M.A. in Anthropology from McMaster University in 2016. Her Master’s research utilized an intersectional approach to explored sex/gender and status based differences in dental health at Roman Winchester (4-5th century CE).

Creighton’s doctoral research examines the relationship between diet, as inferred through stable isotopic analysis, and pubertal timing in adolescents, in the Roman Empire. As well as the biological changes associated with adolescence, this research will explore the social changes that accompany them. Specifically, to understand how adolescence and puberty was experienced differently for males and females, how early conditions affect pubertal development, and how delayed puberty may have altered life trajectories.