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Lucy Kavale Henderson

Position
PhD Student
Department
Department of Anatomy
Qualifications
BA BA(Hons) MSc
Research summary
Investigating childhood physiological stress through paleohistological examination of dental enamel
Teaching
Demonstrator BIOA201, BIOA301, CELS191 and Tutor for BIOA201/301
Memberships
ERG Committee Member (Postgraduate Biological Anthropology Representative)

Research

New Zealand was meant to offer a land of plenty to early non-Māori immigrants. Was this dream realised, and were their children offered better living conditions and life prospects than back 'home'?

My research focuses on elucidating the early lived experiences of physiological stress resulting in enamel formation disruption in early Otago settlers through the histological analysis of dentition.

By considering these results in a grounded framework of concurrent bioarchaeological research a bigger picture of health during the mid-nineteenth century can be drawn, highlighting the nuanced individual life histories that can often be lost to the historical record.

Publications

Kavale-Henderson, L. A., Buckley, H. R., King, C. L., Petchey, P., & Snoddy, A. M. E. (2024). Nostalgia for the old country: A histological exploration of early childhood physiological stress experiences in colonial Otago, New Zealand. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, e3281. doi: 10.1002/oa.3281

Kavale Henderson, L. A. (2023). [Review of the book The Routledge handbook of paleopathology]. Childhood in the Past. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17585716.2023.2235742

Kavale-Henderson, L. A., Buckley, H. R., King, C. L., Petchey, P., & Snoddy, A. M. E. (2024). Nostalgia for the old country: A histological exploration of early childhood physiological stress experiences in colonial Otago, New Zealand. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, e3281. doi: 10.1002/oa.3281

Journal - Research Article

Kavale Henderson, L. A. (2023). [Review of the book The Routledge handbook of paleopathology]. Childhood in the Past. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17585716.2023.2235742

Journal - Research Other

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