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 recently achieved my PhD at McMaster University, with a focus on biological anthropology and bioarchaeology. As an anthropologist, I investigate social questions using scientific methods to better understand lived experiences in the past.
In my research, I explore 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 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.