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Contact Details

Phone
+64 3 479 7374
Email
charlotte.king@otago.ac.nz
Position
Lecturer
Department
Department of Anatomy
Qualifications
PhD(Dunelm)
Research summary
Using isotopic systems to investigate questions of diet and mobility in prehistoric populations

Research

My research focuses on the use of bone and tooth chemistry to solve forensic and archaeological problems. I use isotopic systems and trace elements relating to place of origin, dietary intake, exposure to toxins, and stress experiences to reconstruct the lives of unknown individuals.

At the moment my main research focuses on using these techniques to help us to understand the everyday lives of historic New Zealanders living during Otago’s goldrush era.

I am also involved in repatriation research, exploring the use of these techniques to identify and return peoples to their places of origin.

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

Rogers, L. M., Halcrow, S. E., Kleffmann, T., & King, C. L. (2024). Comparing Walker's (2008) skull trait sex estimation standard to proteomic sex estimation for a group of South Asian individuals. Forensic Science International: Synergy, 8, 100450. doi: 10.1016/j.fsisyn.2023.100450

Ward, S. M., Barker, A.-C. L., Shoocongdej, R., Wangthongchaicharoen, N., Miszkiewicz, J. J., King, C. L., & Halcrow, S. E. (2023). Investigating the effectiveness of online bioarchaeology education through participant survey of a cohort of international adult learners. Advances in Archaeological Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/aap.2023.16

King, C. L., Buckley, H. R., Petchey, P., Kinaston, R., Millard, A. R., Nowell, G., … Gröcke, D. R. (2023). Seeking their fortunes on the Otago goldfields, New Zealand: Constructing isotopic biographies of colonial goldminers. Journal of Archaeological Science, 157, 105836. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2023.105836

Moller, B., Buckley, H. R., Petchey, P., Hil, G., Kinaston, R., & King, C. L. (2023). Preservation of brain material in the archaeological record: A case study in the New Zealand colonial context. Journal of Archaeological Science, 156, 105774. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2023.105774

Adams, A. B., Halcrow, S. E., King, C. L., Miller, M. J., Vlok, M., Millard, A. R., … Buckley, H., … Oxenham, M. F. (2021). We’re all in this together: Accessing the maternal-infant relationship in prehistoric Vietnam. In E. J. Kendall & R. Kendall (Eds.), The family in past perspective: An interdisciplinary exploration of familial relationships through time. (pp. 191-221). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429355912

Chapter in Book - Research

Snoddy, A. M. E., King, C. L., Halcrow, S. E., Millard, A. R., Buckley, H. R., Standen, V. G., & Arriaza, B. T. (2021). Living on the edge: Climate-induced micronutrient famines in the ancient Atacama Desert? In G. Robbins Schug (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of the bioarchaeology of climate and environmental change. (pp. 60-82). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781351030465

Chapter in Book - Research

Halcrow, S. E., King, C. L., Millard, A. R., Snoddy, A. M. E., Scott, R. M., Elliott, G. E., … Buckley, H. R., … Arriaza, B. T. (2018). Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings: Breastfeeding and weaning in the past. In C. Tomori, A. E. L. Palmquist & E. A. Quinn (Eds.), Breastfeeding: New anthropological approaches. (pp. 155-169). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Halcrow, S. E., Tayles, N., & King, C. L. (2016). Infant and child health and disease with agricultural intensification in mainland Southeast Asia. In M. Oxenham & H. Buckley (Eds.), Routledge handbook of boarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. (pp. 158-186). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Rogers, L. M., Halcrow, S. E., Kleffmann, T., & King, C. L. (2024). Comparing Walker's (2008) skull trait sex estimation standard to proteomic sex estimation for a group of South Asian individuals. Forensic Science International: Synergy, 8, 100450. doi: 10.1016/j.fsisyn.2023.100450

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King, C. L., Buckley, H. R., Petchey, P., Kinaston, R., Millard, A. R., Nowell, G., … Gröcke, D. R. (2023). Seeking their fortunes on the Otago goldfields, New Zealand: Constructing isotopic biographies of colonial goldminers. Journal of Archaeological Science, 157, 105836. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2023.105836

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Moller, B., Buckley, H. R., Petchey, P., Hil, G., Kinaston, R., & King, C. L. (2023). Preservation of brain material in the archaeological record: A case study in the New Zealand colonial context. Journal of Archaeological Science, 156, 105774. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2023.105774

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Parker, R. M., King, C. L., Buckley, H. R., Petchey, P., Girvan, E., & Reid, M. (2023). Hair today, gone tomorrow: Analysing potential mercury exposure in 19th century New Zealand goldminers using LA-ICP-MS. Archaeometry, 12861. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/arcm.12861

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Petchey, P., Buckley, H., Wong, L., King, C., & Snoddy, A. M. E. (2023). Death on the goldfields: Preliminary report on excavations at the Drybread Cemetery, Central Otago. Journal of Pacific Archaeology. Advance online publication.

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Ward, S. M., Barker, A.-C. L., Shoocongdej, R., Wangthongchaicharoen, N., Miszkiewicz, J. J., King, C. L., & Halcrow, S. E. (2023). Investigating the effectiveness of online bioarchaeology education through participant survey of a cohort of international adult learners. Advances in Archaeological Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/aap.2023.16

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Willis, A., Roberts, P., Kyaw, M. M., Win, T. T., Pradier, B., King, C., … Pryce, T. O. (2023). Living in the dry zone: Stable isotope insights into palaeodiet in ancient Myanmar. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 48, 103900. doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2023.103900

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Buckley, H. R., Petchey, P., Ritchie, N., Kinaston, R. L., King, C., Geber, J., Matisoo-Smith, E., Snoddy, A. M., … Gröcke, D. R. (2022). 'Buried with his boots on': An integrated life course case-study of a liminal burial from the New Zealand goldrushes. Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 12(2), 92-109. Retrieved from https://pacificarchaeology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/335

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Buckley, H. R., Roberts, P., Kinaston, R., Petchey, P., King, C., Domett, K., Snoddy, A. M., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2022). Living and dying on the edge of the Empire: A bioarchaeological examination of Otago’s early European settlers. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 52(1), 68-94. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1837189

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King, C. L., Kinaston, R. L., Snoddy, A. M. E., Buckley, H. R., Petchey, P., Millard, A. R., & Gröcke, D. R. (2022). Childhood in colonial Otago, New Zealand: Integrating isotopic and dental evidence for growth disturbance and oral health. Childhood in the Past, 15(1), 15-43. doi: 10.1080/17585716.2021.1989211

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Kramer, R. T., Greig, K., Campbell, M., Pillay, P., Allen, M., King, C., Buckley, H., … Barr, D., Reid, M., Stirling, C., Matisoo-Smith, L., & Kinaston, R. (2022). An exploratory and integrative study of Māori kurī (Canis familiaris) at the NRD archaeological site in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 13(1), 8-27. doi: 10.1353/asi.2022.0036

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Kramer, R. T., Kinaston, R. L., Holder, P. W., Armstrong, K. F., King, C. L., Sipple, W. D. K., … Reid, M., Barr, D., Wijenayake, K. G., Buckley, H. R., Stirling, C. H., & Bataille, C. P. (2022). A bioavailable strontium (87Sr/86Sr) isoscape for Aotearoa New Zealand: Implications for food forensics and biosecurity. PLoS ONE, 17(3), e0264458. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0264458

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King, C. L., Buckley, H. R., Petchey, P., Roberts, P., Zech, J., Kinaston, R., Collins, C., Kardailsky, O., Matisoo-Smith, E., & Nowell, G. (2021). An isotopic and genetic study of multi-cultural colonial New Zealand. Journal of Archaeological Science, 128, 105337. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2021.105337

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King, C. L., Petchey, P., Kinaston, R., Gröcke, D. R., Millard, A. R., Wanhalla, A., Brooking, T., Matisoo-Smith, E., & Buckley, H. R. (2021). A land of plenty? Colonial diet in rural New Zealand. Historical Archaeology, 55, 250-268. doi: 10.1007/s41636-020-00276-y

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Kramer, R. T., King, C. L., Buckley, H. R., Jaouen, K., Boyd, D. A., Kiko, L., … Kinaston, R. L. (2021). Strontium (87Sr/86Sr) isotope analysis of the Namu skeletal assemblage: A study of past human migration on Taumako, a Polynesian Outlier in the eastern Solomon Islands. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 4, 479-499. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.24179

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Petchey, P., Buckley, H. R., Ritchie, N., & King, C. (2021). Death and dark deeds on the goldfields: The tragedies of an unknown miner. Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 12(2), 79-91.

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Snoddy, A. M. E., King, C. L., Petchey, P., Miszkiewicz, J. J., Kinaston, R. L., & Buckley, H. R. (2021). Disability and difference on the New Zealand frontier: Possible skeletal dysplasia in nineteenth-century Milton, Otago. Bioarchaeology International, 5(3-4), 157-174. doi: 10.5744/bi.2021.0004

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Allen, R., Ryan, H., Davis, B. W., King, C., Frantz, L., Irving-Pease, E., … Larson, G. (2020). A mitochondrial genetic divergence proxy predicts the reproductive compatibility of mammalian hybrids. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Series B, 287(1928), 20200690. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2020.0690

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Duxfield, T., King, C., Buckley, H., Petchey, P., Nowell, G. M., & Kinaston, R. L. (2020). Establishing a strontium isotope baseline in New Zealand for future archaeological migration studies: A case study. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 32, 102412. doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102412

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King, C. L., Buckley, H. R., Petchey, P., Kinaston, R., Millard, A., Zech, J., … Matisoo-Smith, E., … Gröcke, D. R. (2020). A multi-isotope, multi-tissue study of colonial origins and diet in New Zealand. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 172, 605-620. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.24077

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King, C. L., Petchey, P., Buckley, H. R., Girvan, E., & Nowell, G. M. (2020). Lead astray: The potentials and pitfalls of lead isotopes in a New Zealand colonial burial context. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 30, 102213. doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102213

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Snoddy, A. M. E., Buckley, H. R., King, C. L., Kinaston, R. L., Nowell, G., Gröcke, D. R., Duncan, W. J., & Petchey, P. (2019). "Captain of All These Men of Death": An integrated case study of tuberculosis in nineteenth-century Otago, New Zealand. Bioarchaeology International, 3(4). doi: 10.5744/bi.2019.1014

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King, C. L., Arriaza, B. T., Standen, V. G., Millard, A. R., Gröcke, D. R., Muñoz, I., & Halcrow, S. E. (2018). Estudio isotópico del consumo de recursos marítimos y terrestres en la prehistoria del desierto de Atacama [Isotopic study of marine and terrestrial resources in the prehistory of the Atacama desert]. Chungara Revista de Antropología Chilena, 50(3), 369-396. doi: 10.4067/S0717-73562018005000802

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King, C. L., Halcrow, S. E., Millard, A. R., Gröcke, D. R., Standen, V. G., Portilla, M., & Arriaza, B. T. (2018). Let's talk about stress, baby! Infant-feeding practices and stress in the ancient Atacama desert, Northern Chile. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 166(1), 139-155. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.23411

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King, C. L., Millard, A. R., Gröcke, D. R., Standen, V. G., Arriaza, B. T., & Halcrow, S. E. (2018). Marine resource reliance in the human populations of the Atacama Desert, northern Chile: A view from prehistory. Quaternary Science Reviews, 182, 163-174. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.12.009

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King, C. L., Millard, A. R., Gröcke, D. R., Standen, V. G., Arriaza, B. T., & Halcrow, S. E. (2018). A comparison of using bulk and incremental isotopic analyses to establish weaning practices in the past. STAR: Science & Technology of Archaeological Research [2017], 3(1), 126-134. doi: 10.1080/20548923.2018.1443548

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King, C. L., Snoddy, A. M., Millard, A. R., Gröcke, D. R., Standen, V. G., Arriaza, B. T., & Halcrow, S. E. (2018). A multi‐faceted approach towards interpreting early life experience and infant feeding practices in the ancient Atacama Desert, Northern Chile. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 28(5), 599-612. doi: 10.1002/oa.2671

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Petchey, P., Buckley, H., Hil, G., Kelly, A., Kinaston, R., King, C., & Scott, R. (2018). Life & death on the Otago frontier: Preliminary report on the Lawrence Cemeteries. Archaeology in New Zealand, 61(2), 22-40.

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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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King, C. L., Halcrow, S. E., Tayles, N., & Shkrum, S. (2017). Considering the palaeoepidemiological implications of socioeconomic and environmental change in Southeast Asia. Archaeological Research in Asia, 11, 27-37. doi: 10.1016/j.ara.2017.05.003

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King, C. L., Tayles, N., Higham, C., Strand-Viđarsdóttir, U., Bentley, R. A., Macpherson, C. G., & Nowell, G. (2015). Using isotopic evidence to assess the impact of migration and the two-layer hypothesis in prehistoric Northeast Thailand. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 158(1), 141-150. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22772

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Blake, M., Naish, D., Larson, G., King, C. L., Nowell, G., Sakamoto, M., & Barnett, R. (2014). Multidisciplinary investigation of a 'British big cat': A lynx killed in southern England c. 1903. Historical Biology, 26(4), 441-448. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2013.785541

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King, C. L., Bentley, R. A., Higham, C., Tayles, N., Viðarsdóttir, U. S., Layton, R., … Nowell, G. (2014). Economic change after the agricultural revolution in Southeast Asia? Antiquity, 88, 112-125.

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King, C. L., Bentley, R. A., Tayles, N., Viðarsdóttir, U. S., Nowell, G., & Macpherson, C. G. (2013). Moving peoples, changing diets: Isotopic differences highlight migration and subsistence changes in the Upper Mun River Valley, Thailand. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40(4), 1681-1688. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2012.11.013

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King, C. L., Tayles, N., & Gordon, K. C. (2011). Re-examining the chemical evaluation of diagenesis in human bone apatite. Journal of Archaeological Science, 38(9), 2222-2230. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2011.03.023

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King, C. L. (2022). [Review of the book Small bites: Biocultural dimensions of children’s food and nutrition]. Childhood in the Past, 15(2), 128-129. doi: 10.1080/17585716.2022.2100577

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King, C. L., Tayles, N., Higham, C., Strand-Viđarsdóttir, U., Bentley, R. A., Macpherson, C. G., & Nowell, G. (2016). Letter to the editor: Response to Oxenham and Matsumura. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 159(2), 352-354. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22875

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