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Yadira Chinique De Armas

Anthropology


Yadira  Chinique De Armas Title: Faculty Member
Office: 4C72
Building: Centenial
Phone: 204.988.7630
Email: y.chinique@uwinnipeg.ca

Biography:

Yadira Chinique de Armas (Ph.D. University of Havana) is a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Full time Instructor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Winnipeg with expertise in human skeletal biology, paleobotany, and stable isotope analysis. Her research interest focuses on the interaction between ancient populations and their environment, with emphasis in their subsistence strategies and food consumption patterns and how it influences their biology and culture. Her current research deals with the origins of agriculture in The Antilles, the cultural and biological differences among Caribbean aboriginal populations and the biological and cultural determinants of breastfeeding and weaning processes in ancient groups. Her academic background includes a BSc. in Biology (Magna cum laude, University of Havana, 2007), a MSc. in Anthropology (University of Havana, 2009), and a PhD in Biological Sciences (University of Havana, 2014). Recently, she obtained the award of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship competition 2016 to develop the project “Weaning practices in times of change: Comparative isotopic reconstruction of breastfeeding and weaning processes in Caribbean archaeological populations”.

Chinique de Armas is currently teaching at the Department of Anthropology, University of Winnipeg. Courses include: Introductory Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (ANTH-1003), Methods and Theory in Biological Anthropology (ANTH-2300), The Origins of Human Culture (ANTH-3206), Human Osteology (ANTH-3306), Problems in Biological Anthropology (ANTH-4305) and Advanced Osteology (ANTH-4307).  


Publications:

Accepted

Smith D., Chinique de Armas Y., Rodríguez Suárez R., Buhay W.M., Roksandic I., Peros M., Roksandic M. (Accepted). Crossing the subsistence divide: The case of Canímar Abajo and the contemporaneous sites in Cuba and the Caribbean. In: Reid B. (Ed.), The archaeology of Caribbean and circum-Caribbean farmers (5000 BC - AD 1500). University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

In press

Chinique de Armas Y., Rodríguez Suárez R., Buhay W.M., Roksandic M. (in press): Subsistence strategies and food consumption patterns of “Archaic” populations from Cuba: From traditional perspectives to current analytical results. In: Hofman C., Antczak A.T. (Eds.), New Insights into the Archaic of the circum-Caribbean. Alabama Press.

In press

Chinique de Armas Y., Roksandic M. (Accepted). Assessing the biological and cultural diversity of Archaic populations from Western Cuba. Bioarchaeology in Latin America. In: Ubelaker D., Catalonio E. (Eds.). Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press

2017

Chinique de Armas Y., Roksandic M., Nikitović D., Rodríguez Suárez R., Smith D., García Jordá D., Buhay W.M. (2017): Isotopic reconstruction of the weaning process in the archaeological population of Canímar Abajo, Cuba: A Bayesian probability mixing model approach. PlosOne: doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0176065.

2016

Chinique de Armas Y., Roksandic M., Rodríguez Suárez R., Smith D., Buhay W.M. (in press): Isotopic evidence of variations in subsistence strategies and food consumption pattern among fisher-gatherer populations from Western Cuba. In: Roksandic I. (Ed.), Cuban Archaeology in the Circum-Caribbean Context. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 

2015

Roksandic M., Buhay W.M., Chinique de Armas Y., Rodríguez Suárez R., Peros M., Roksandic I., Mowat S.D., Viera Sanfiel L.M., Arredondo C., Martínez Fuentes A., Smith D. (2015): Radiocarbon and stratigraphic chronology of Canímar Abajo, Matanzas, Cuba. Radiocarbon, 57: 755-763.

2015

Chinique de Armas Y., Buhay W.M., Rodríguez Suárez R., Bestel S., Smith D., Mowat S.D., Roksandic M. (2015): Starch analysis and isotopic evidence of consumption of cultigens among fisher-gatherers in Cuba: the archaeological site of Canímar Abajo, Matanzas. Journal of Archaeological Science, 58: 121-132.

2013

Buhay W.M., Chinique de Armas Y., Rodríguez Suárez R., Arredondo C., Smith D.G., Armstrong S.D., Roksandic M. (2012): A preliminary carbon and nitrogen isotopic investigation of bone collagen from skeletal remains recovered from a pre-Columbian burial site, Matanzas Province, Cuba. Applied Geochemistry, 32: 76-84. 

2013

Chinique de Armas Y., Buhay W.M., Rodríguez Suárez R., Roksandic M. (2013): Influence of weaning on infant mortality at Canímar Abajo site, Matanzas, Cuba. Cuba Arqueológica. Revista digital de Arqueología de Cuba y el Caribe, 6: 27-36 (Original in Spanish).

2012

Chinique de Armas Y., Rodríguez Suárez R. (2012): Changes of subsistence activities of Canímar Abajo populations, Matanzas, Cuba. Cuba Arqueológica. Revista digital de Arqueología de Cuba y el Caribe, 5: 30-48 (Original in Spanish).