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Yadira Chinique De Armas

Yadira  Chinique De Armas Title: Faculty Member
Office: 4CM18 Lab: 4C35A, 4C36
Building: Centennial Hall
Phone: 204.988.7630
Email: y.chinique@uwinnipeg.ca

Biography:

Yadira Chinique de Armas (Ph.D., University of Havana) is an Assistant Professor in Bioanthropology at the Department of Anthropology, University of Winnipeg with expertise in human skeletal biology, paleobotany, and stable isotope analysis. Her research interests focus on the interaction between ancient populations and their environment, with emphasis in their subsistence strategies, interactions and mobility. Her current research deals with the biocultural variations and interactions of circum-Caribbean indigenous groups, the origins of agriculture in the Antilles, and the biological and cultural determinants of breastfeeding and weaning practices in ancient human populations.

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 (Outstanding PhD Thesis, Committee of Natural Sciences, University of Havana, 2014). In 2016, she got the award of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship competition for her research on weaning practices of Caribbean populations. Recently, she obtained a CFI-JELF grant to develop an Osteoarchaeology research facility at the University of Winnipeg. Currently, she is the principal investigator of two SSHRC funded projects: 1) ‘Weaning practices in times of colonialism’ (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2020) and, 2) ‘The dynamic Caribbean: Tracing interactions among precolonial indigenous populations in Cuba’ (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2021) and the coordinator of the project ‘Cuba Aborigen’. She co-directs excavations in three archaeological regions of Cuba: Canímar Valley in Matanzas, Guayarúes in Sancti Spiritus and Cauto region in Granma. 

Courses:

Introductory Biological Anthropology & Archaeology (ANTH-1003), Methods & Theory in Bioanthropology (ANTH-2300/BANT-2300), Human Osteology (ANTH-3306/BANT-3306), Problems in Biological Anthropology (ANTH-4305/BANT-4305), Advanced Human Osteology (ANTH-4307/BANT-4307)

Publications:

Guest Editor Peer-Reviewed Journal

2018

 

Chinique de Armas Y., Roksandic R. (Eds.): Breastfeeding and weaning practices in ancient populations: A Cross-Cultural View. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 28 (5): https://doi.org/10.1002/oa.2621.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

In press

Chinique de Armas Y*, Mavridou A.M., Garcell J., Hanson K., Laffoon J. (2022). Tracking breastfeeding and weaning practices in ancient populations by combining carbon, nitrogen and oxygen stable isotopes from multiple non-adult tissues. Plos One.

2021

Kocher A., Papac L., Barquera R., Key F.M., Spyrou M.A., Hübler R., Rohrlach A.B., Aron F., Stahl R., Wissgott A., van Bömmel F., Pfefferkorn M., Mittnik A., Villalba-Mouco V., Neumann G.U., Rivollat M., van de Loosdrecht M.S., Majander K., Tukhbatova R.I., Musralina L., Ghalichi A., Penske A., Sabin S., Michel M., Gretzinger J., Nelson E.A., Ferraz T., Nägele K., Parker C., Keller M., Guevara E.K., Feldman M., Eisenmann S., Skourtanioti E., Giffin K., Gnecchi Ruscone G.A., Friederich S., Schimmenti V., Khartanovich V., Karapetian M.K., Chaplygin M.S., Kufterin V.V., Khokhlov A.A., Chizhevsky A.A., Stashenkov D.A., Kochkina A.F., Tejedor-Rodríguez C., García-Martínez de Lagrán I., Arcusa-Magallón H., Garrido-Pena R., Royo-Guillén J.I., Nováček J., Rottier S., Kacki S., Saintot S., Kaverzneva E., Belinskiy A.B., Velemínský P., Limburský P., Kostka M., Loe L., Popescu E., Clarke R., Lyons A., Mortimer R., Sajantila A., Chinique de Armas Y., et al. (2021). Ten millenia of hepatitis B virus evolution. Science, 374: 182-188.

2021

Grau González-Quevedo ER, Hernández Godoy ST, Fernández Ortega R, González Herrera UM, Garcell Domínguez J, Morales Prada A, López Belando AJ, Roksandic M, Chinique de Armas Y*. (2021): The Use of 3D Photogrammetry in the Analysis, Visualisation and Dissemination of the Indigenous Archaeological Heritage of the Greater Antilles. In: Opgenhaffen L,  Revello Lami M, Mickleburgh H. (Eds.), Special Issue on Art, Creativity and Automation, Open Archaeology, 7: 435-453.

2020

Rodríguez Suarez R., Reyes I., González Herrera U.M., Yero Masdeu J.M., Chinique de Armas Y*. (2020): Manejo de cultivos por grupos de baja escala de producción de alimentos en el suroriente de Cuba: Primer reporte de Capsicum sp. y Manihot esculenta. Cuba Arqueológica. Revista digital de Arqueología de Cuba y el Caribe, 13: 26-38.

2020

Chinique de Armas Y., González Herrera U.M., Buhay W.M., Yero Masdeu J.M., Burchell M., Crann C.,  Viera Sanfiel L.M., Grau González-Quevedo E.R., Hernández Godoy S.T., Roksandic M. (in press): Chronology of the archaeological site of Playa del Mango, Rio Cauto, Granma, Cuba. Radiocarbon, 5 (62): 1221-1236. DOI: 10.1017/RDC.2020.52.

2020

Nägele K., Posth C., Iraeta M., Chinique de Armas Y., Hernández S.T., González U.M., Nieves-Colón M.A., Sandoval-Velasco M., Mylopotamitaki D., Radzeviciute R., Laffoon J., Pestle W.J., Ramos-Madrigal J., Lamnidis T.C., Schaffer W.C., Carr R.S., Day J.S., Arredondo C., Rangel A., Martínez-Fuentes A.J., Crespo-Torres E., Roksandic I., Stone A.C., Lalueza-Fox C., Hoogland M., Roksandic M., Hofman C.L., Krause J., Schroeder H. 2020. Genomic insights into the early peopling of the Caribbean. Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aba8697.

2019

Chinique de Armas Y., Roksandic M. 2019: Assessing the biological and cultural diversity of Archaic Age populations from Western Cuba. Bioarchaeology in Latin America. In: Ubelaker D., Catalonio E. (Eds.). Smithsonian Institution: 161-171.

2019

González Herrera U.M., Rodríguez Suárez R., Reyes Serrano I., Yero Masdeu J.M., Chinique de Armas Y., Roksandic M. (2019): Discos líticos horadados en contextos arqueológicos aborígenes de Cuba. Aproximación a su función social desde la etnografía y la arqueología. Ciencia y Sociedad, 44 (4): 7-23.

2019

Chinique de Armas Y., Rodríguez Suárez R., Buhay W.M., Roksandic M. (2019): 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.), Early Settlers of the Insular Caribbean: Dearchaizing the Archaic. Sidestone Press, Leiden: 107-118. 

2018

Chinique de Armas Y., Pestle W. (2018): Assessing the association between subsistence strategies and the timing of weaning among indigenous archaeological populations of the Caribbean. In: Chinique de Armas Y., Roksandic R. (Eds.). Breastfeeding and Weaning practices in Ancient Populations: A Cross-Cultural View”. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 28 (5): 492-509.

2018

Chinique de Armas Y., Roksandic M. (2018): Editorials: Breastfeeding and weaning in ancient populations: Challenges and future directions. In: Chinique de Armas Y., Roksandic R. (Eds.). Breastfeeding and Weaning Practices in Ancient Populations: A Cross-Cultural View”. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 28 (5): 477-478.

2018

Smith D., Chinique de Armas Y., Rodríguez Suárez R., Buhay W.M., Roksandic M., Peros M., Roksandic M. (2018): 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). Routledge: 98-112.

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, 12 (5): DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0176065.

2016

Chinique de Armas Y., Roksandic M., Rodríguez Suárez R., Smith D., Buhay W.M. (2016): 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 Caribbean. University of Florida Press, Gainesville: 125-146. 

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.