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CAMMIGRES

The Cambridge Migration Research Network

Studying at Cambridge

 

Dr Ronika Power

Dr Ronika Power

Division of Archaeology

Researches the lived experiences of marginalised individuals and groups using data from the analysis of the human body in context with other forms of archaeological and historical evidence


Research Interests

  • Biocultural archaeology - using data derived from the analysis of the human body in context with all other forms of archaeological and historical evidence to provide meaningful insights into the demography, health, life-ways and world-views of individuals and groups from past populations.
  • The lived experiences of the past through the bodies of marginalised individuals and groups -marginalised either within their own societies or archaeological narratives- including children, women, the poor, disabled, sick, mentally ill, criminal, disenfranchised, enslaved and migrants.
  • Interdisciplinary research methodologies, incorporating: Archaeology (Material Culture, Mortuary Behaviour); Biological Anthropology (Human Osteology, Palaeopathology, 3D Geometric Morphometrics, CT-Scanning); Archaeological Science (Stable Isotope Analyses; Human Migration, Mobility and Palaeodiet); History (Textual Analyses); Theory (Philosophy, Historiography and Ethics).