Amy Scott

Assistant Professor

Anthropology

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Fredericton

amy.scott@unb.ca
1 506 458 7994



Dr. Amy Scott (she/her) is a bioarchaeologist who specializes in studies of stress and health in ancient populations. Current research interests include: biochemical analyses of ancient proteins, social bioarchaeology and the lived experience, mortuary patterning and spatial analysis, identity and age in burial contexts, and bioarchaeological ethics and excavation standards. Her geographic regions of interest include: 18th century Atlantic Canada, medieval Denmark, and post-medieval Poland.

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. 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 and runs the UNB Bioarchaeology Research and Teaching (BART) lab.

For prospective graduate students

Dr. Scott is interested in graduate students wanting to work on the Fortress of Louisbourg skeletal collections and more broadly are interested in Atlantic Canadian and/or early French colonial bioarchaeology. If you are interested in working with Dr. Scott, please contact her via email, well in advance of the application deadline to inquire about potential projects.

Feel free to contact Dr. Scott with any questions or inquires.

Selected publications

Scott A, Betsinger T, Tsaliki A, editors. Deconstructing "deviant": A conceptual and theoretical approach to atypical burials in the bioarchaeological record. The Odd, the Unusual, and the Strange: Bioarchaeological Explorations of Atypical Burials. Betsinger T, Scott A, Tsaliki A, editors. Gainesville: University of Florida Press. (in press)

Betsinger T, Scott A. Does health define deviancy? Non-normative burials in post-medieval Poland. The Odd, the Unusual, and the Strange: Bioarchaeological Explorations of Atypical Burials. Betsinger T, Scott A, Tsaliki A, editors. Gainesville: University of Florida Press. (in press)

Scott A, Hoppa R. 2018. The Ice Age with little effect? Exploring stress in the Danish Black Friars cemetery before and after the turn of the 14th century. International Journal of Paleopathology 26:157-163. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2018.12.004.

Scott A, Morgan J, Nicholson, Fonzo M, Hinton J. 2018. "Whare ye ennemy used to bury there dead": A New Englander burial at the eighteenth century Fortress of Louisbourg in Atlantic Canada. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 29:91-100. DOI: 10.1002/oa.2719.

Scott A, Ebert D, Fonzo M, Hinton J, Georg RB. 2018. Burying the Karrer: A case study exploration of the mercenary regiment at the 18th century Fortress of Louisbourg, NS. Bioarchaeology International 2(3):196-205. DOI: 10.5744/bi.2018.1017

Scott A, Hoppa R. 2018. The subtleties of stress: A comparative analysis of skeletal lesions between the medieval and post-medieval black friars cemetery population (13th to 17th centuries). International Journal of Osteoarchaeology.

Han S, Betsinger T, Harle M, Scott A. 2018. Reconceiving the human fetus in reproductive bioethics: Perspectives from cultural anthropology and bioarchaeology. Reproductive Ethics, vol. 2. Campo-Engelstein L, Burcher P, editors. Springer Press, pp. 139-150.

Scott A, Betsinger T. 2017. Excavating identity: Burial context and fetal identity in post-medieval Poland. The Anthropology of the Fetus: Biology, Culture, and Society. Han S, Betsinger T, Scott A, editors. Brooklyn: Berghahn Books, pp. 146-168.

Gregoricka L, Scott A, Betsinger T, Polcyn M. 2017. Deviant burials and social identity in a post-medieval Polish cemetery: an analysis of stable oxygen and carbon isotopes from the 'vampires' of Drawsko. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 163:741-758.

Scott A, Choi KY, Mookherjee N, Hoppa R, Larcombe L. 2016. The biochemical signatures of stress: A preliminary analysis of osteocalcin fluctuations and macroscopic skeletal changes associated with poor health in the Black Friars (13th-17th centuries) population. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159(4):596-606.

Scott A, Hoppa R. 2015. A re-evaluation of the impact of radiographic orientation on the identification and interpretation of Harris lines. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156(1):141-147.

Betsinger T, Scott A. 2014. Governing from the grave: Vampire burials and social order in post-medieval Poland. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 24(3):467-476.

Gregoricka L, Betsinger T, Scott A, Polcyn M. 2014. Apotropaic practices and the undead: A biogeochemical assessment of deviant burials in post-medieval Poland. PLoS ONE 9(11):1-24.

Scott A. 2011. Pumping up the pomp: An exploration of femininity and female bodybuilding. Vis-á-Vis: Explorations in Anthropology, Graduate Student Journal of the Department of Anthropology, The University of Toronto 11(1):71-89.

Edited volumes

Betsinger T, Scott A, Tsaliki A, editors. The Odd, the Unusual, and the Strange: Bioarchaeological Explorations of Atypical Burials. Gainesville: University of Florida Press. (in press)

Han S, Betsinger T, Scott A, editors. 2017. The Anthropology of the Fetus: Biology, Culture, and Society. Brooklyn: Berghahn Books.