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About Andrew J. Nelson

I started going to Peru as a student in 1982, and have been going as a professional bioarchaeologist since 1995. My research interests lie in the areas of biocultural change over time, the interactions between culture and biology (cranial modification, etc.), and patterns of heath and disease. My doctoral dissertation focused on hominid body size and how body size could affect traits throughout the skeleton. Subsequent research involved the examination of how body size and its associated characteristics were achieved through ontogeny. In addition to teaching and research, I serve as Associate Dean of Research and Operations for the Faculty of Social Science at The University of Western Ontario.


Present Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Western University

Research Interests

Mummy Studies, Peruvian Bioarchaeology, Hominid growth, development and body size, Use of non-destructive imaging in Bioarchaeology, Paleopathology, and Archaeometry

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Contact Information

Room SSC 3328
Department of Anthropology
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON
Canada N6A 5C2
(519) 661-2111 Ext. 85101


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