Lindsey Helms Thorson


Research Interests:

  • Regional: medieval archaeology, Balkan history and prehistory, Croatian archaeology and bioarchaeology, North American bioarchaeology, Central and South American bioarchaeology, Late Mississippian archaeology, Woodland archaeology, Great Lakes mortuary archaeology.
  • Topics: Migration, human variation, bioarchaeology, life history, identity, assimilation, forensic anthropology, mortuary archaeology, conflict and warfare, trophy-taking, and ancestor veneration, development and growth, nutrition and disease.
  • Methods: isotopic analyses, morphological analyses, demography, trauma, paleopathology, metric and nonmetric skeletal analysis, paleopathology, biomechanics.

Dissertation Topic: Warfare induced migration: The affect of endemic warfare on population movements during Medieval and Ottoman periods of Croatia.

Advisor: Patricia Richards