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Chris Meiklejohn

Anthropology


Chris Meiklejohn Title: Emeritus Professor
Email: c.meiklejohn@uwinnipeg.ca

Biography:

Chris Meiklejohn (Ph.D. U Toronto) taught Bioanthropology and Old World Archaeology from 1970 until his retirement in 2007. His long term research interests involved how work with human skeletal material could provide answers about the transition from hunting and gathering societies to early agricultural or food producing societies, especially as related to human health and demography. His work involved research on human material from Europe and the Near East and he collaborated on long-term projects in the Netherlands (1976-2001), Portugal (1983 to present) and Denmark (1985 to present) as well as working with collections from Iran and Syria. He was also consulting Forensic Anthropologist to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office, Province of Manitoba, from 1980 to 2007. 


Publications:

Recent Publications

Meiklejohn, C. & J. Babb, 2011. Long Bone Length, Stature and Time in the European Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene, in R. Pinhasi & J. Stock, eds., Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture, New York: Wiley, 153-175.

Pinhasi, R. & C. Meiklejohn, 2011. Dental reduction and the transition to agriculture in Europe, in R. Pinhasi & J. Stock, eds., Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture, New York: Wiley 451-474.

Brewster, C., C. Meiklejohn, N. von Cramon-Taubadel & R. Pinhasi, 2014. Craniometric analysis of European Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic samples support discontinuity at the Last Glacial Maximum. Nature Communications 5:4094 doi: 10.1038/ncomms5094.

Merrett, D.C. & C. Meiklejohn, 2015. Living in a Marginal Environment: Climate Instability and Possible Lathyrism in the Syrian Neolithic. in S. Kerner, R. Dann & P. Bangsgaard Jensen, eds., Ancient Climate and Society, Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 245-266.

Brewster, C., R. Pinhasi & C. Meiklejohn, 2015. Human craniometric variation supports discontinuity at the Late Glacial Maximum in Europe. In F.W.F. Foulds, H.C. Drinkall, A.R. Perri, D.T.G. Clinnick & J.W.P. Walker, eds., Wild Things: recent advances in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic research, Oxford: Oxbow Books, 106-118.

Meiklejohn, C. & J. Babb, 2015. Cranial morphology and population relationships in Portugal and Southwest Europe in the Mesolithic and terminal Upper Palaeolithic. In N. Bicho, C. Detry, T.D. Price & E. Cunha, eds., Muge 150th: The 150th Anniversary of the Discovery of Mesolithic Shellmiddens - Volume 1, 239-254. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Lazaridis, I. et al. (including C. Meiklejohn), 2016. Genomic insights into the origin of farming in the ancient Near East. Nature 536, 419-424.

Gallego-Llorente, M., S. Connell, E.R. Jones, D.C. Merrett, Y. Jeon, A. Eriksson, V. Siska, C. Gamba, C. Meiklejohn, R. Beyer, S. Jeon, Y.S. Cho, M. Hofreiter, J. Bhak, A. Manica & R. Pinhasi, R., 2016. The genetics of an early Neolithic pastoralist from the Zagros, Iran. Nature Scientific Reports 6, 1-7 (31326; doi: 10.1038/srep31326).

Meiklejohn, C., J. Babb & W. Hiebert, in press. A chrono-geographic look at Mesolithic burials: an initial study. In H. Meller, B. Gramsch, J.M. Grünberg, L. Larsson & J. Orschiedt, eds., Mesolithic burials – rites, symbols and social organisation of early postglacial communities. Tagungen des Landesmuseums für Vorgeschichte Halle/Congresses of the State Museum for Prehistory Halle. Halle: Landesmuseums für Vorgeschichte.

Meiklejohn, C., in press. Graves, burials and bones: a memoir on documenting human remains in the European Mesolithic. In M. Sørensen, K. Buck Pedersen and E. Brinch Petersen, eds., Problems in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Research. Copenhagen: Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen (=Arkæologiske Studier 12).