Dr. Christine White
  Department of Anthropolgy     University of Western Ontario

Palaeodiet Publications


White, C. (Ed.)
1999 Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet. University of Utah Press.

Chapters in Books and Symposia

White, C.
1999 Ancient Maya diet: Perspectives and Prospects. In C. White (Ed.) Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet University of Utah Press.

1997 Diet at Lamanai and Pacbitun: Implications for the ecological model of Maya collapse. In Whittington and D. Reed (Eds.) Bones of the Maya: Studies of Ancient Skeletons. Smithsonian Institution Press. pp. 171-181

1995 Diet reconstruction from Nubian mummy tissues: Evidence from stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes. In A. Aufderheide and R. Anton (Eds.), Proceedings of the First World Congress on Mummy Studies. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Museo Arquelógico y Etnográfico de Tenerife. pp. 571-578

1994 Dietary dental pathology and cultural change in the Maya. In A. Herring & L. Chan (Eds.), Strength in Diversity: A Reader in Physical Anthropology. Canadian Scholar's Press, Toronto. pp. 279-302.

1988 Diet and health in the Ancient Maya from Lamanai, Belize. In B.Kennedy and G.LeMoine (Eds.) Diet and Subsistence, Current Archaeological Perspectives (pp.288-296). Proceedings of the 19th Annual Chacmool Conference, University of Calgary.

White, C., Longstaffe, F.J., and Schwarcz, H.P.
In Press Social directions in the Isotopic anthropology of maize in the Maya region. In Staller, J, R. Tykot and B. Benz (Eds.) The Stories of Maize. Elsevier Press.

White, C., Pohl, M., and Schwarcz, H. and Longstaffe, F.J.
2004 field and Forest: Deer and dog diets at Lagartero and Copán. In K. Emery (Ed.) Maya Zooarchaeology: New Directions in Method and Theory . UCLA Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles, CA.

White, C., Wright, L. and Pendergast, D.
1994 Biological disruption in the Northern Maya Lowlands. In C. Spencer Larsen & G. Milner (Eds.), In the Wake of Contact: Biological Responses to Conquest. N.Y.: Wiley-Liss. pp. 135-145

Chase, A.F., D.Z. Chase and C.D. White
2001 El Paisaje Urbano Maya: La Integracion de los Espacios Construidos y la Estructura Social en Caracol, Belize. In Reconstruyendo La Ciudad Maya: El Urbanism en Las Sociedades Antiguas. Edited by Andrés Ciudad Ruiz, M.a Josefa Iglesias Ponce de León, M.a del Carmen Martínez Martínez. Sociedad Española de Estudios Mayas, Madrid. pp. 95-122.

Coyston, S., White, C.D. and Schwarcz, H.P.
1999 Dietary carbonate analysis of bone and enamel for two sites in Belize. In C.D. White (Ed.), Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet. University of Utah Press. pp. 199-220.

Articles in Refereed Journals

White, C.
In Press Gendered food behaviour among the Maya: Time, place, status and ritual. Journal of Social Archaeology.

1993 Isotopic determination of seasonality of diet and death in ancient Nubian hair. Journal of Archaeological Science, 20: 657-666

1988 The Ancient Maya from Lamanai, Belize: Diet and health over 2,000 yrs. Canadian Review of Physical Anthropology, 6, 1-21.

White, C., Pohl, M., and Schwarcz, H. and Longstaffe, F.J.
2001 Preclassic Maya patterns of deer and dog exploitation: The isotopic evidence from Colha, Belize. Journal of Archaeological Science 27: 89-107

White, C. and Schwarcz, H. P.
1994 Temporal trends in stable isotopes for Nubian mummy tissues. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 93: 165-187.

1989 Ancient Maya Diet: As inferred from isotopic and elemental analysis of bone. Journal of Archaeological Science, 16, 451-474.

White, C., Healy P.F., and Schwarcz, H.P
1993 Intensive agriculture, social status and Maya diet at Pacbitun, Belize. Journal of Anthropological Research,49(4), 347-375

White, C., F.J. Longstaffe and K.R. Law
1999 Seasonal stability and variation in diet as reflected in human mummy tissues from the Kharga Oasis and the Nile Valley. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Palaeoecology 147: 209-222

White, C., Pendergast, D.M, Longstaffe, F., and Law, K.
2001 Social complexity and food systems at Altun Ha, Belize: The isotopic evidence. Latin American Antiquity 12, 371-393.

Powis, T., Stanchly, N., Lentz, D., White, C., Longstaffe, F., Awe, J. and Healy, P.
1999 A reconstruction of Middle Formative Diet and subsistence from the periphery of Cahal Pech, Belize.Antiquity, 73, 364-376.

Schwarcz, H.P. and C.D. White
2004The grasshopper or the ant? Cultigen-use strategies in ancient Nubia from C-13 analyses of human hair. Journal of Archaeological Science 31:53-62

Williams, J, White C. and F. Longstaffe
In Press Maya marine subsistence: Isotopic evidence for trade and status from Marco Gonzalez and San Pedro, Belize. Latin American Antiquity

In Press Trophic level and macronutrient shift effects associated with the weaning process in the Maya Postclassic. American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Wright, L. and C.D. White
1996 Human biology in the Classic Maya Collapse: Evidence from paleopathology and paleodiet. Journal of World Prehistory, 10, 147-198.

Articles in Non-refereed Journals

Nelson, A.J. and C.D. White
2000 You are what you eat: Isotopes and Archaeology. In The woman behind the mask:An osteobiography of a Precolumbian textile worker. Iconos: Revista Peruana de Conservación, Arte y Arqueología.4:30-39.



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