Amy Scott (Assistant Professor )


Dr. Amy Scott is a bioarchaeologist who specializes in studies of stress and health in ancient populations through the biochemical analysis of protein. Focusing on the intersection between biochemical and osteological methods, Dr. Scott’s research aims to identify the relationship between gross skeletal changes and biochemical fluctuations within the body.
In addition to Dr. Scott’s interest in archaeological health, she is also currently involved in studies of skeletal growth and body size, mortuary behaviour and spatial analysis, atypical burials, identity and age in burials contexts, and excavation techniques.  Her geographic regions of interest include: medieval Denmark and England, post-medieval Poland and 18th century Atlantic Canada.
Dr. Scott joined UNB in July 2016 as an Assistant Professor and is currently funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Harrison McCain Foundation.  Dr. Scott is also the project director of the UNB Bioarchaeology Field School Program in partnership with Parks Canada at the Fortress of Louisbourg, NS.
For prospective graduate students

Dr. Scott is actively recruiting graduate students interested in working on biochemical indicators of stress, osteological methods of stress identification, and mortuary patterning.  She has ongoing projects in association with the University of York, UK and in Atlantic Canada.

Field Programs

Please feel free to contact her with any questions or inquires.

Bioarchaeology Research and Teaching (BART) Laboratory

Contact Information:

Amy Scott

Office: Annex C, Rm. 27

Phone: (506) 458-7994
Fax: (506) 453-5071