Dr. Christine White
  Department of Anthropolgy     University of Western Ontario
 
     

Conference Papers

Presentations at Professional Meetings

White, C.
1999 The future of skeletal biology in Mesoamerica. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, Fredericton.

1998 Dependency and Challenge: The role of skeletal biology in Maya research. International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. Williamsburg.

1995 The mechanisms of sagittal synostosis in Maya cranial alteration. US and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Toronto

1994 Diet at Lamanai and Pacbitun: Implications for the ecological model of collapse. Symposium on Maya Bones: Society for American Archaeology, Anaheim.

1992 The impact of archaeology and physical anthropology on stable isotope geochemistry. Symposium on Synergism: Archaeological and Geological Sciences. Geological Society of America. Cincinnati

1992 Isotopic evidence for regional and temporal distinctions in ancient Maya diet. Symposium on Stable Isotopes and trace element geochemistry of fossil vertebrates. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Toronto.

1992 Maya-Spanish Contact in the Northern Lowlands of Belize: The Biological consequences at Lamanai. Symposium on Impact and Influence: Early Native and European Contact in the Americas. Ontario Archaeological Society. Toronto.

1992 Inter-tissue differences in *13C of ancient Nubian mummies: Carbon turnover vs. macronutrient transfer. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Las Vegas.

1992 Diet reconstruction from Nubian mummy tissues: Evidence from stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes. First World Congress on Mummy Studies. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Is.

1991 Biocultural adaptation in ancient Nubia. Chacmool Conference on Culture and the Environment, Archaeological Association of University of Calgary, Calgary.

1991 Isotopic evidence for Ancient Nubian diet. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Milwaukee.

1991 The mummies of Ancient Nubia. Academy of Medicine, Medical Archaeology Section, Toronto.

1990 Isotopic fractionation or carbon turnover: accounting for intra-tissue differences in stable carbon isotopes. Archaeometry Research Group International Symposium, Buffalo.

1990 Temporal trends in Ancient Nubian diet. Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists, Banff.

1990 Stable nitrogen isotope data: more variables to control. Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists, Banff.

1989 Ancient Maya diet: isotopic and element analysis. Society for American Archaeology, Symposium on Maya Subsistence, Atlanta.

1988 Artificial cranial deformation: Metric and sutural effects. Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists, Peterborough.

1987 The Ancient Maya from Lamanai, Belize: Diet and health over 2,000 yrs. Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists, Barrie.

1986 Diet and health of the Ancient Maya at Lamanai. Chacmool Conference on "Diet and Subsistence: Current Archaeological Perspectives", Calgary.

White, C. and G.J. Armelagos
1998 Chemical Indicators of Osteopenia in bone collagen of Nubian mummies. Fourth Canadian Connective Tissue Conference. London.

1996 Osteoporosis and isotopes in X-Group Nubians. American Association of Physical Anthropology, Durham.

1995 Diet, Physiology, and osteoporosis in X-Group Nubians: The isotopic evidence. Second World Congress on Mummy Studies. Cartagena, Colombia

1994 Nitrogen isotopes as a marker for osteoporosis. Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology, Windsor.

1993 Dietary associations with non-specific disease in ancient Nubia. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Toronto

White, C., P.F. Healy and H.P. Schwarcz
1991 Intensive agriculture, social status and diet in the Maya at Pacbitun, Belize. Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists, Hamilton

1993 Isotopic evidence for Maya diet: A comparative study. Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis.

White, C. and F. Longstaffe
1999 Infant feeding practices at Altun Ha, Belize: four stable isotope measures. Symposium on Infant Feeding and Nutrition: New Approaches to Childhood Health in Prehistory. American Association for Physical Anthropology, Columbus.

White, C., F. Longstaffe, and K. Law
2004 Oxygen-isotope variability in Nilotic Nubian mummies: Food, physiology or foreigners? V World Congress on Mummy Studies, Turin.

2004 Oxygen-isotope variability in Nilotic Nubian mummies: Food, physiology or foreigners? Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, London.

1998 Late dynastic diet at the Kharga Oasis. Third World Congress on Mummy Studies. Arica, Chile.

1997 The isotopic evidence of diet at the Kharga Oasis, Egypt. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, London.

White, C., F. Longstaffe, and D. Pendergast
2001 Temporal change, social structure and diet in the Altun Ha Maya. Symposium to honour Hermann Helmuth, Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists, Winnipeg.

1999 Diet as a means of social identification: An isotopic illustration from the Altun Ha Maya. Symposium to honour Henry Schwarcz, Fryxall Award Winner, Society for American Archaeology, Chicago.

White, C., F. Longstaffe, and H. Schwarcz
2004 Maize and the Maya: Past and Future directions for Isotopic Anthropology. Symposium on The Stories of Maize. Society for American Archaeology, Montreal.

White, C.D., F. Longstaffe, and R. Song
1996 Preclassic Maya diet at Cahal Pech: The isotopic evidence. Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans.

1996 Isotopic evidence for social differentiation in the Preclassic Maya. Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists, Kingston.

White, C.D., D. Pendergast, and F. Longstaffe
2001 Teotihuacan at Altun Ha: Geographic identity of tomb F-8/1. Symposium to Honour Hermann Helmuth. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology.

White, C., M. Pohl, and H.P. Schwarcz
1997 Maya husbandry of deer and dog. Society for American Archaeology, Nashville.

White, C., M. Pohl, H.P. Schwarcz, and F. Longstaffe
1999 Maize, myth and the Maya: Isotopes and ideology. Symposium on The Origins, Spread, and Significance of Maize Agriculture in the New World. World Archaeological Congress, Capetown.

1998 Isotopic evidence of ritual animal use among the Maya. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, Calgary.

White, C., M.W. Spence and H. LeQ. Stuart-Williams
1997 The use of oxygen isotopes as environmental markers in ancient Mexico. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis.

White, C., M. Spence and F. Longstaffe
2004 Agency, ethnicity, gender and Bourdieux: The isotopic anthropology of Teotihuacan. American Anthropological Association, San Francisco.

2004 Agency, ethnicity, gender and Bourdieux: The isotopic anthropology of Tlailotlacan. American Association for Physical Anthropology, Tampa, Fl.

2004 Gender and Ethnic Persistence in Tlailotlacan: The evidence from oxygen-isotope ratios. Society for American Archaeology, Montreal.

2002 Foreign relations and economics at Teotihuacan: Isotopic evidence from the Merchant’s Barrio. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Buffalo.

2001 Evidencia de las proportiones de los isótopos de oxígeno en las relaciones entre Teotihuacan y los mayas. XXVI Mesa Redonda Migracion: Poblacion, Territorio y cultura. Sociedad Mexican de Antropologia. Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas.

2000 The victims of the victims: Isotopic analysis of the dental “necklaces” from the Feathered Serpent warriors. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, Burlington.

2000 The identification of foreigners in mortuary contexts using oxygen isotope ratios: Some Mesoamerican examples. Symposium on Old World and New World Perspectives in Bioarchaeology
. American Association for Physical Anthropology, San Antonio.

1998 Teotihuacan at Kaminaljuju? A chemical test of state representation using oxygen isotope ratios. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Salt Lake City.

White, C., M. Spence and F. Longstaffe, E. Rattray and K. Law
2000 Un Análisis del isótopo oxígeno en los entierros del Barrio de los Commerciantes. Second Mesa Redonda on Teotihuacan, Mexico City.

White, C., M. Spence, and H. Stuart-Williams
1995 The isotopic definition of ethnicity at Teotihuacan. Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists, Las Vegas.

White, C., R. Storey, F. Longstaffe and M. Spence
2002 Urbanization, immigration and ethnicity at Teotihuacan: An ancient model for modern cities. Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists, Ottawa.

White, C.D, H. Stuart-Williams and M. Spence
1994 Ethnicity and isotopes: The case of Teotihuacan. Fourth Advanced Seminar in Bone Chemistry, Banff.

White, C., J. Williams, and F. Longstaffe.
2003 Isotopic evidence of anemia among the coastal Maya. Canadian Archaeological Association, Hamilton.

2002 Oxygen isotopic composition of bone carbonate: an additional tool to investigate weaning in the Maya Postclassic. Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists, Ottawa.

White, C., L. Wright and D. Pendergast
1992 Cultural stability vs. biological disruption in the Northern Maya Lowlands? Chacmool Conference on The Archaeology of Contact, Archaeological Association, University of Calgary.

Armelagos, G.J and C. White
1991 Food, diet and prehistoric populations. American Anthropological Association. Chicago.

Blyth, L., C. White, F. Longstaffe and M. Liston
2004 Who was left on the battlefield? Isotopic determination of place of origin for soldiers from the Battle of Stoney Creek. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, London, On.

Brady, A., C. White, F. Longstaffe and G. Southam
2004 Laser ablation as a method for assessing the effect of microbial diagenesis on stable isotope analysis. Canadian Archaeological Association, Winnipeg.

2004 The effects of microbial diagenesis on the stable carbon and oxygen isotope signal of skeletal material using laser ablation. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, London, On.

2005 Microbial diagenesis: in situ laser ablation analysis of carbon and oxygen isotopes in diagenetically altered hydroxyapatite. Fifth International Bone Diagenesis Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa.

2005 Addressing the effects of pretreatments on bioapatite IR-laser ablation carbon- and oxygen-isotope analysis. 11th Canadian Continuous Flow - Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer Workshop, London, On.

Chase, A.F., D.Z. Chase and C.D. White
2000 El Paisaje Urbano Maya: La Integracion de los Espacios Construidos y la Estructura Social en Caracol, Belize. Symposium on La Ciudad Antigua: Espacios, Conjuntos e Integracion Sociocultural
en la Civilacion Maya. Valladolid, España.

Chase, D.Z., A.F. Chase, C.D. White, and W. Giddens
1998 Human Skeletal remains in archaeological context: Status, diet and household at Caracol, Belize. International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Williamsburg.

Coyston, S., C.D. White, and H.P Schwarcz
1996 Seafood at inland Maya sites by chemical analysis of bone. Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans.

Longstaffe, F., T.E. Larsen, L.E. Munro, and C.D. White
2005 Burning, boiling and bleaching, and the behaviour of bone bioapatite. First International Workshop on Taphonomy and Biochemistry Applied to Human and Environmental Sciences. Paris.

Metcalfe, J., C. White, and F. Longstaffe
2004 Postclassic Maya socio-economic complexity and ideology at Chau Hiix, Belize.
Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, London, On.

Munro, L., F.J. Longstaffe, C.D. White
2005 Bioapatite recrystallization during burning and boiling: Effects on phosphate and carbonate stable isotope oxygen compositions. Fifth International Bone Diagenesis Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa

2005 Bioapatite recrystallization during burning and boiling: Effects on phosphate and carbonate stable isotope oxygen compositions. 11th Canadian Continuous Flow - Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer Workshop, London, On.

2004 Behaviour of structural carbonate stable carbon and oxygen isotope compositions in bioapatite during burning of bone. American Geophysical Union, San Fransisco

2003 Bioapatite recrystallization during burning and its effects on phosphate stable isotope oxygen composition. American Geophysical Union, Nice

Nelson, A.J., R.R. Martin, S.J. Naftel, C.D. White, R. Flemming, I. Kempson, W. Skinner, J. Francis, S. Guillen.
2003 Toys’r Us: The elemental analysis of human hair from archeological contexts in Peru. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, Edmonton.

Nelson, A.J. et al.
2004 Lady Hudson and mummy studies at UWO. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, London, On.

Perriera, G., M.W. Spence and C.D. White
2004 Analisis preliminar de los restos humanos encontrados en el Entierro 5 de la Piramide de la Luna, Teotihuacan. Society for American Archaeology, 69th Meeting, Montreal.

Price, T.D., L.E. Wright and C.D. White
2005 Place of origin of victims of sacrifice: Isotopic evidence. Society for American Archaeology, Salt Lake City.

Schwarcz, H.P. and C.D. White
1995 The grasshopper and the ant: Did Nubians store their grain? Society for American Archaeology, Minneapolis.

Schwarcz, H.P., C.D. White and M. Fayek
2004 Single osteons and seasonality: a SIMS analysis of human bone from Wadi Halfa. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Tampa.

2004 Detecting seasonality from single osteons in Nubian mummies using SIMS analysis. V World Congress on Mummy Studies, Turin.

2004 Oxygen and carbon isotope seasonality detected in single osteons of human bone. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, London, ON.

Schwarcz, H.P., C.D. White and P.F. Healy
1993 Diversity in Precolumbian Maya diet: The evidence from Pacbitun, Belize. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Toronto.

Shkrum, M.J., M.W. Spence and C.D. White
1997 Identification and cause of death: A homicide involving skeletal remains. Ontario Association of Pathologists 60th Annual General Meeting. Picton, Ontario. (Poster)

1997 Identification and cause of death: A homicide involving skeletal remains. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, London.

Spence, M., C.D. White, and H. Stuart-Williams
1996 Mortuary practices in the Oaxaca barrio of Teotihuacan. Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans.

Spence, M., C.D. White, and F.J. Longstaffe
2004 Gender and ethnic persistence in Tlailotlacan: The evidence from oxygen-isotope ratios. Society for American Archaeology, Montreal.

2004 El sostenimiento de la identidad étnica en Tlailotlacan: la evidencia isotopica. Mesa Redonda, Mexico City.

Spence, M., G. Pereira, C.D. White. F.J. Longstaffe and K.R. Law
2001 The Human Skeletons of the Moon Pyramid, Teotihuacan. Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans.

Williams, J., C.D. White and F.J. Longstaffe
2002 Trophic level and macronutrient shift effects associated with the weaning process in the Maya Postclassic. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Buffalo.

2001 A stable isotope analysis of diet at Marco Gonzalez and San Pedro, Belize. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, Winnipeg

Williams, J. and C. White
2003 Dental decoration during the Postclassic at Lamanai, Belize: Sex and status differences. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Tempe.

Symposia/Conferences Organized

2003 Symposium on Tooth Chemistry: New Challenges, new horizons. American Association for Physical Anthropology

2001 Symposium to Honour Hermann Helmuth, Canadian Association for Physical Anthropologists, Winnipeg.

1997 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropologists, London ON.

1997 Symposium on Postmodernism in Physical Anthropology, Canadian Association for Physical Anthropologists, London

Invited Lectures

2005 The Neighbourhoods of Teotihuacan, University of Pittsburgh.

2005 Ancient Urbanism and Ethnicity at Teotihuacan, McMaster University2002 Isotopic Anthropology. Hampshire College, Amherst.

2002 Isotopic Studies at Teotihuacan, Hampshire College, Amherst.

2001 The Mysteries of Egypt. IMAX Theatre, London

1999 Gringos among the Maya: The case at Kaminaljuyú. Ontario Archaeological Society, London.

1997 Animal Domestication among the Maya. Ontario Archaeological Society, London Chapter.

1995 Reading the chemical tales of the dead: From mummies to Maya. Trent University Science Lecture Series.

1995 The Temple of Quetzalcoatl sacrifices: "Who were those guys?": The evidence of oxygen isotopes. Ontario Archaeological Society, London Chapter.

1994 Oxygen isotopes at Teotihuacan. Department of Geology colloquiem, UWO

1994 Death on the Nile: An Isotopic Investigation. Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto.

1994 Reconstructing Paleodiet. Department of Anthropology, McMaster University.

1993 Dental Anthropology. Program in Oral Hygiene. Fanshawe College.

1993 Using stable isotopes in Anthropology. Department of Geology, UWO.

1993 An exploration of ancient human behaviour through paleodiet: Prospects and problems. Department of Anthropology Colloquiem Series, Trent University

1993 The Amaizing Maya: An Update. Ontario Archaeological Society, London.

1992 Bones and behaviour: Teasing out tales from the dead. Dept of Psychology, Colloquiem Series, UWO.

1991 Death on the Nile: Seasonality in mortality patterns for Three Ancient Nubian Populations. Ontario Archaeological Society, London.


 

   
       

   
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