Simon Hillson - Professor of Bioarchaeology
- BSc, PhD
- Professor of Bioarchaeology
- Degree Programme Co-ordinator: MSc in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0049 The archaeology of human remains (not running in 2018-19)
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0115 Variation and evolution of the human skull
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0116 Dental anthropology
- Dental anthropology
- Bioarchaeology of growth in ancient children
- Impact of past diets and way of life on tooth wear and disease
Current Research Projects
A collaboration since 1999 with the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Dodecanese. The project is a biological study of burials from the largest ancient children’s cemetery in the world. Each summer there is a field school.
A collaboration from 2016 with Dr Daniel Antoine at the British Museum. Some of the skeletons have just gone on display.
Research Directory Records
- Archaeology of growth and development in children
- The Archaeology of Human Evolution
- Diet and dental disease
- Function and form of teeth in human evolution
- BSc Geology & Archaeology, University of Birmingham.
- PhD Institute of Archaeology, University of London.
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- Research students
- Cara Hirst A 3D geometric morphometric analysis of human mandibular variation over time amoung English archaeological assemblages (second supervisor Carolyn Rando)
- Katharine Griffiths An investigation of gender in juvenile burials using dental morphometrics to assign biological sex (second supervisor Ruth Whitehouse)
- Stacy Hackner Bending Stress and Midshaft Shape Change in the Human Leg (second supervisor Tony Waldron)
- Anna Moles Urbanism and its impact on human health: a long - term study at Knossos, Crete (joint principal supervisor with Todd Whitelaw)
- Suzanna White The taxonomic status of Homo heidelbergensis sensu lato: A 3D geometric morphometric investigation of craniofacial variation (second supervisor Christophe Soligo)
- Rebecca Whiting Human behaviour and adaptation during a period of cultural, social and environmental change: the dental anthropology of the inhabitants of the 4th Cataract, Sudan (second supervisor Daniel Antoine)
- Victoria Yorke-Edwards Obesity in London 1700-1850: the archival and osteoarchaeological evidence (second supervisors Tony Waldron and Gustav Milne)
- Meghan Banton Diarrhoea, Dysentery and the Clap: Connecting the Soldiering Lifestyle to Literary and Skeletal Evidence of Reactive Arthritides Induced by Gastrointestinal and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (principal supervisor Tony Waldron)
- Valentina Bernardi Spinal Pathology in relation to social status in the Forth Cataract, Sudan (principal supervisor Tony Waldron)
- Donna Harrison A comparison of morphological and metrical methods used to estimate sex in adult and juvenile skeletal material (principal supervisor Tony Waldron)
- Emmy Bocaege Enamel defects as indicators of childhood stress in the Neolithic Near East (second supervisor Anna Clement)
- Brenna Hassett Changing World, Changing Lives: Enamel Hypoplasia and Child Health in Post Medieval London (joint supervision with Daniel Antoine)
- Tania Kausmally William Hewson and the Craven Street Anatomy School (second supervisor Louise Martin)
- Carolyn Rando Human behavior and the temporomandibular joint (second supervisor Louise Martin)
- Nancy Tang Root dentine translucency and its correlation to chronological Age in Archaeological Human Remains (second supervisor Daniel Antoine)
- Velissaria Vanna How different was life in a Hellenistic town to 20th century Greek urban life? A biological approach (second supervisor Ken Thomas)