Digging Through the Past: The Archaeology of Culture Change with Ellie Gooderham

In Episode Ten of Season Two we are joined by Ellie Gooderham from the Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University to chat how cultural changes affect juvenile development and health. Ellie shares with us how the social, cultural, and physical environments affect population stress, and how these periods of stress impacted juvenile development in Portugal from the 8th to 16th centuries. How do cultural shifts affect population health? How do archaeologists determine the age of an artifact? Do all archaeologists get to wear a cool hat and carry a whip? All this and much more in Digging Through the Past: The Archaeology of Culture Change with Ellie Gooderham.

References

Gooderham, E., Matias, A., Liberato, M., Santos, H., Walshaw S., Albanese, J., Cardoso, H.F.V. (2019). Linear and Appositional Growth in Children as Indicators of Social and Economic Change during the Medieval Islamic to Christian transition in SantarĂ©m, Portugal. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, doi.org/10.1002/oa.2784.

Gooderham E. (2018) Growth as an Indicator of Social and Economic Transition from the Islamic to Late Medieval Christian period in Portugal: A Comparative Study of Linear and Appositional Growth (Masters Dissertation).