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Angela R. Lieverse BA, MA, PhD (Cornell University 2005) Professor

Office
Archaeology 205

Research Area(s)

  • Bioarchaeology
  • Paleopathology
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Middle Holocene Hunter-gatherers

About me


Courses Taught and In Development

ARCH 112. The Human Journey: An Introduction to Archaeology and Biological Anthropology

ARCH 270. Human Evolution

ARCH 470. Human Osteology

ARCH 472. Paleopathology

ARCH 475. Bioarchaeology


Links

Research Highlight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPnPgBCG_1g

The Baikal Archaeology Project [ https://baikalproject.artsrn.ualberta.ca ]

Advanced Core Research Centre for the History of Human Ecology in the North [ http://nt.cais.hokudai.ac.jp/membercanada/ ]


Graduate Students

2020–present, Jessica Sick (co-supervised with Dr. T. Nomokonova)

2019–present, Taylor Eagle

2018–present, Lauren Michelman

2018–present, Haley Pilgrim (co-supervised with Dr. P. Downe)

2018-2020, Rebecca Bourgeois (co-supervised with Dr. H. McKenzie of MacEwan University; successfully defended on July 31, 2020; current PhD student at the University of Alberta)

2014–2020, Laura Shuttleworth (co-supervised with Dr. H. McKenzie of MacEwan University; successfully defended on April 3, 2020)

2016–2019, Maryann Scott (successfully defended on June 27, 2019)

2012–2016, Samantha Purchase (successfully defended on June 21, 2016; current PhD student at the University of Sheffield, UK)

2010–2016, Brianna Mack (successfully defended on September 14, 2016)

2013–2015, L. Danee Wilson (co-supervised with Dr. T. Varney of Lakehead University; successfully defended on August 12, 2015)

2012–2015, Megan Clarke (co-supervised with Dr. E. Robertson; successfully defended on June 4, 2015)

2008–2011, Alison MacIntosh (successfully defended in 2011; PhD 2015, the University of Cambridge; current faculty member at the University of Victoria)

Publications



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Refereed Journals (* former graduate student supervised by me)

*Bourgeois RL, Bazaliiskii VI, McKenzie HG, Clark TN, Lieverse AR. 2021. A Four-Stage Approach to Re-Associating Fragmented and Commingled Human Remains. Journal of Archaeological Sciences: Reports 37. DOI:10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.102984  

*Scott ME, Dust WN, Cooper DML, Walker EG, Lieverse AR. 2021. The physiopathology of osteoarthritis: paleopathological implications of non-articular lesions from a modern surgical sample. International Journal of Paleopathology 32:31–40. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2020.11.001 

Waters-Rist AL, Lieverse AR, Novikov AG, Goriunova OI, Kharinskii A, McKenzie HG. 2021. Spatial and temporal differences in Late Neolithic Serovo to Early Bronze Age Glazkovo forager diet in Lake Baikal’s Little Sea Microregion, Siberia. Archaeological Research in Asia 25. DOI: 10.1016/j.ara.2020.100235

Temple DH, Lieverse AR, Bazaliiski VI, Faccia K, Weber AW. 2021 Skeletal and dental maturation relative to tooth formation in prehistoric hunter-gatherers from Cis-Baikal, Siberia. Archaeological Research in Asia 25. DOI:10.1016/j.ara.2020.100239

Natcher DC, Bogdan A, Lieverse AR, Spiers K. 2020. Gender and Arctic climate change science in Canada. Palgrave Communications 6(32). DOI: 10.1057/s41599-020-0407-6

*Purchase SL, Bazaliiskii VI, Lieverse AR. 2019. An innovative method to visual mastoiditis using a hand-held Xray system. International Journal of Paleopathology 26:22–26. DOI 10.1016/j.ijpp.2019.05.006      

Lieverse AR, Cooper DML, Bazaliiskii VI. 2017. Penetrating spinal injury: an extraordinary case of survival in Early Neolithic Siberia. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 27:508–514. DOI 10.1002/oa.2568

Lieverse AR, Lovell NC. 2016. Obituary: Kenneth A.R. Kennedy (1930–2014). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 161:569–570. DOI 10.1002/ajpa.23075

Lieverse AR, Ishida H, Fukase H. 2016. Bioarchaeology of Northeast Asia. Quaternary International 405(Part B):1–2.

Faccia K, Waters-Rist AL, Lieverse AR, Bazaliiskii VI, Stock JT, Katzenberg MA. 2016. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in a middle Holocene forager from Lake Baikal, Siberia: potential causes and the effect on quality of life. Quaternary International. 405(Part B):66–79.

Lieverse AR, *Mack B, Bazaliiskii VI, Weber AW. 2016. Revisiting osteoarthritis in the Cis-Baikal: Implications for cultural transition among middle Holoceen foragers. Quaternary International 405(Part b):160–171.

Lieverse AR, Bazaliiskii VI, Weber AW. 2015. Death by twins: a remarkable case of dystocic childbirth in Early Neolithic Siberia. Antiquity. 89(343): 23–38.

Lieverse AR, Temple DH, Bazaliiskii VI. 2014. Paleopathological description and diagnosis of metastatic carcinoma in an Early Bronze Age (4588 +/-34 cal. BP) forager from the Cis-Baikal region of Eastern Siberia. PLOS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0113919 December 3, 2014.

Waters-Rist AL, Faccia K, Lieverse AR, Bazaliiskii VI, Katzenberg MA, Losey RJ. 2014. Multicomponent analyses of a hydatid cyst from an Early Neolithic hunter-fisher-gatherer from Lake Baikal, Siberia. Journal of Archaeological Science 50:51–62.

Lieverse AR, Pratt IV, Schulting RJ, Cooper DML, Bazaliiskii VI, Weber AW. 2014. Point taken: An unusual case of incisor agenesis and mandibular trauma in early Bronze Age Siberia. International Journal of Paleopathology. 6:53–59.

Lieverse AR, Bazaliiskii VI, Goriunova OI, Weber AW. 2013. Lower limb activity in the Cis-Baikal: entheseal changes among middle Holocene Siberian foragers. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150(3):421-432.

Lieverse AR, Cooper DML, Goriunova OI. 2012. A rare naviculocuneiform I coalition from Bronze Age Siberia. International Journal of Palelopathology 2:25-30

Lieverse AR, Bazaliiskii VB, Goriunova OI, Weber AW. 2009. Upper limb musculoskeletal stress markers among middle Holocene foragers of Siberia’s Cis-Baikal region. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 138: 458–472.

Lieverse AR, Metcalf MA, Bazaliiskii VI, Weber AW. 2008. Pronounced bilateral asymmetry of the complete upper extremity: A case from the early Neolithic Baikal (Siberia). International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 18(3):219–239.

Lieverse AR, Link DW, Bazaliiskiy VI, Goriunova OI, Weber AW. 2007. Dental Health Indicators of Hunter-Gatherer Adaptation and Cultural Change in Siberia’s Cis-Baikal. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 134:323–339.

Lieverse AR, Weber AW, Bazaliiskiy VI, Goriunova OI, Savel’ev NA. 2007. Osteoarthritis in the mid-Holocene Cis-Baikal: Skeletal Indicators of Hunter-Gatherer Adaptation and Cultural Change. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 132:1–16.

Lieverse AR, Weber AW, Goriunova OI. 2006. Human Taphonomy at Khuzhir-Nuge XIV, Siberia: A New Method for Documenting Skeletal Condition. Journal of Archaeological Science 33:1141–1151.


Chapters in Books

Lieverse AR. 2021. Climate and activity in middle Holocene Siberia. In: Robbins Schug G (editor). The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Climate and Environmental Change. Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis/Routledge. Pp. 416–423.

Losey RJ, Bazaliiskii VI, Lieverse AR, Waters-Rist A, Faccia K, and Weber AW. 2013. The Bear-able Likeness of Being: Ursine Remains at the Shamanka II Cemetery, Lake Baikal, Siberia. In Watts C (editor) Relational Archaeologies: Humans, Animals, Things. New York, NY: Routledge. Pp.65–96. 

Lieverse AR, Ardley SG, Stratton SU. 2012. Kurma XI: Human Osteological Remains. In: Weber AW, Goriunova OI, McKenzie HG, Lieverse AR (eds.). Kurma XI, a Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Cemetery on Lake Baikal, Siberia: Archaeological and Osteological Materials. Northern Hunter-Gatherer Research Series, Volume 6. Edmonton, AB: Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, University of Alberta, p 81–140.

Lieverse AR2012.  Human Osteological Evidence: Health, Activity, and Demography. In: Weber AW, Goriunova OI, McKenzie HG, Lieverse AR (eds.). Kurma XI, a Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Cemetery on Lake Baikal, Siberia: Archaeological and Osteological Materials. Northern Hunter-Gatherers Research Series, Volume 6. Edmonton AB: Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, University of Alberta, p. 173–202.

Lieverse AR, Stock JT, Katzenberg MA, Haverkort CM.  2011.  The bioarchaeology of habitual activity and dietary change in the Siberian middle Holocene.  In Pinhasi R and Stock JT (editors) Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture.  Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, p. 265–291.

Lieverse AR.  2010.  Health and behavior in mid-Holocene Cis-Baikal: biological indicators of adaptation and cultural change.  In: Weber AW, Katzenberg MA, Schurr T (editors) Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the Baikal Region, Siberia: Bioarchaeological Studies of Past Life Ways.  Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, p. 135–173.

Lieverse AR, Weber AW, Goriunova OI. 2007. Human Osteological Remains, 1997-2001.  In: Weber AW, Katzenberg MA, Goriunova OI (editors) Khuzhir-Nuge XIV, A Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Cemetery on Lake Baikal, Siberia: Osteological Materials.  Northern Hunter-Gatherers Research Series 3.  Edmonton, AB: Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, p. 11–200.

Lieverse AR. 2007. Human Taphonomy: Variable Skeletal Condition and Its Cultural Implications.  In: Weber AW, Katzenberg MA, Goriunova OI (editors) Khuzhir-Nuge XIV, A Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Cemetery on Lake Baikal, Siberia: Osteological Materials.  Northern Hunter-Gatherers Research Series 3.  Edmonton, AB: Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, p. 201–216.

Lieverse AR. 2007. Human Osteological Evidence: Demography and Health.  In: Weber AW, Katzenberg MA, Goriunova OI (editors) Khuzhir-Nuge XIV, A Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Cemetery on Lake Baikal, Siberia: Osteological Materials.  Northern Hunter-Gatherers Research Series 3.  Edmonton, AB: Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, p. 217–234.


Research

Bioarchaeology: Ancient health and activity Biological Anthropology: Human Osteology Circumpolar North Dental Anthropology Human Taphonomy Hunter-Gatherers Skeletal Morphology

My research interests and expertise lay predominately with middle Holocene (7000-1000 BC) foragers of the Circumpolar North. For over 20 years, I have conducted research in the Lake Baikal region of Siberia (Russia), excavating and examining the skeletal and dental remains of Neolithic through Bronze Age (5800-1700 BC) hunter-gatherers. These populations provide a unique opportunity to understand human adaptation and resilience during a remarkable period of transition and climate change. My focus has been on ancient health and lifestyle reconstruction, ranging from skeletal and dental pathology and trauma to morphological indicators of activity and mobility (e.g., osteoarthritis, entheseal changes). More recently, I have expanded my research to other Circumpolar regions, both east to the North Pacific (Hokkaido, Japan) and west to the Baltics (Latvia) and Karelia (northwestern Russia). Regardless of geography, my interest remains focused on northern hunter-gatherer adaptive responses, as reflected by health and lifestyle reconstruction, during periods of transition.