About Me


My name is Creighton (she/her) and I live on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples, on the lands known as the Haldimand Tract.

I’m a PhD Candidate at McMaster University (ABD), with a focus on biological anthropology. As an anthropologist, I investigate social questions using scientific methods to better understand lived experiences in the past.

In my doctoral research, I’m exploring the transition from childhood to adulthood within the context of the Roman Empire (1-5th century CE). This includes understanding when the physical transitions took place (e.g., puberty), and when possible social transitions occurred (e.g., when children started acting, and were treated, like adults). To accomplish this, I examine human skeletons from France and Italy, and conduct biochemical analyses on teeth, incorporating archaeological, historical, and literary sources to help interpret my data.

Outside of academia, I’m a pianist and quilter who loves camping and canoeing.