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Health Sciences profile

Stacey Ward

PositionPhD Student
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
QualificationsBA(Hons) MSc
Research summaryInvestigating the relationship between health and social inequality in prehistory
MembershipsUniversity of Otago Anthropology Society – Biological Anthropology Representative

Research

Stacey’s PhD research investigates the effects of rapid social change on stress and health at the late Iron Age site of Non Ban Jak in north-east Thailand.

Her study combines bioarchaeological analyses of skeletal and dental stress indicators, archaeological analysis of mortuary goods, and spatial analyses conducted using a geographic information system to identify social differentiation and variation in physiological stress across the site.

Stacey is also interested in mortuary practices and social theory.

Publications

Halcrow, S., & Ward, S. (2017). Bioarchaeology of childhood. In H. Montgomery (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies: Childhood studies. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199791231-0178

Clark, A. L., King, C. L., Buckley, H. R., Collins, C. J., Dhavale, N., Elliott, G. E., Gosling, A., Halcrow, S. E., … Matisoo-Smith, E., … Tromp, M., Ward, S., & West, K. (2017). Biological anthropology in the indo-pacific region: New approaches to age-old questions. Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology, 41, 78-94.

Ward, S., & Tayles, N. (2016). Cremation in mainland Southeast Asia: An overview. In M. Oxenham & H. Buckley (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. (pp. 239-256). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315725444

Ward, S. M., & Tayles, N. (2015). The Use of Ethnographic Information in Cremation Studies: A Southeast Asian Example. In C. W. Schmidt & S. A. Symes (Eds.), The analysis of burned human remains. (2nd ed.) (pp. 381-402). London, UK: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800451-7.00022-X

Chapter in Book - Research

Halcrow, S., & Ward, S. (2017). Bioarchaeology of childhood. In H. Montgomery (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies: Childhood studies. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199791231-0178

Ward, S., & Tayles, N. (2016). Cremation in mainland Southeast Asia: An overview. In M. Oxenham & H. Buckley (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. (pp. 239-256). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315725444

Ward, S. M., & Tayles, N. (2015). The Use of Ethnographic Information in Cremation Studies: A Southeast Asian Example. In C. W. Schmidt & S. A. Symes (Eds.), The analysis of burned human remains. (2nd ed.) (pp. 381-402). London, UK: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800451-7.00022-X

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Journal - Research Article

Clark, A. L., King, C. L., Buckley, H. R., Collins, C. J., Dhavale, N., Elliott, G. E., Gosling, A., Halcrow, S. E., … Matisoo-Smith, E., … Tromp, M., Ward, S., & West, K. (2017). Biological anthropology in the indo-pacific region: New approaches to age-old questions. Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology, 41, 78-94.

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