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.
As a biological anthropologist, my research takes a biocultural approach, working to understand the lived experiences of children and adolescents in the past, through the analysis of human osteological and dental remains.
My primary research focuses on the transition from childhood to adulthood within the context of the Roman Empire (1st-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 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.
I received my PhD from McMaster University in Spring 2022, with a focus on biological anthropology and bioarchaeology. I am currently employed as an osteoarchaeologist for Stantec , working to recover and identify human osteological remains from archaeological sites in Southwestern Ontario.
I’m also a pianist and quilter who loves camping and canoeing.