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Dr Emma Brown

PositionHonorary Visiting Researcher
DepartmentSchool of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
EmailE.L.Brown1@bradford.ac.uk

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Since 2008 I have contributed to 15 modules as either a demonstrator or lecturer for modules in forensic sciences, funerary archaeology, archaeological sciences and human osteology/forensic anthropology at both undergraduate and master’s level. I supervise between 6-8 BSc (hons) Forensic Science projects each year.

Study History

I graduated from the University of Bradford in July 2013 with a PhD in Bioarchaeology. My thesis was entitled "Investigating the use of coca and other psychoactive plants in Andean archaeological populations."

My undergraduate degree is in Forensic Science (University of Lincoln, 2006).  I have an MSc in Human Osteology and Palaeoapthology (University of Bradford, 2007).

Professional Activities

Member of:

  • British Association for Human Identification
  • Society for American Archaeology
  • American Association for Physical Anthropologists
  • British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology

Publications

Publications

  • Wilson AS, Brown EL, Villa C, Lynnerup N, Healey A, Ceruti MC, Reinhard J, Previgliano CH, Araoz FA, Diez JG, Taylor T. 2013. Archaeological, radiological, and biological evidence offer insight into Inca child sacrifice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110(33):13322-13327 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1305117110.

Conference presentations

  • Brown, E.L., A.S. Wilson, B. Stern, R.C. Janaway, T.F. Taylor and A.C. Aufderheide (2011) Investigating the use of coca and other psychoactive plants in Andean archaeological populations. Poster and paper presented at the 7th World Congress on Mummy Studies, University of San Diego, California, 16th June 2011. *Runner Up, Best Student Presentation
  • Wilson, A.S., E.L. Brown, T.F. Taylor, A. Gledhill and M. Castro (2011) Insight into the final months of the capacocha from El Plomo using stable light isotope data. Presented at the 7th World Congress on Mummy Studies, University of San Diego, California, 16th June 2011
  • Williams, J.S., A.S. Wilson, E.L. Brown, A. Gledhill and M. A. Katzenberg (2011) Hydrogen and oxygen isotope analysis of hair from Inca-period mummies: Exploring mobility and resource use in Central Peru. Presented at the 7th World Congress on Mummy Studies, University of San Diego, California, 16th June 2011
  • Brown, E.L., T.F. Taylor, M.C. Ceruti, J. Reinhard, A.R. Healey, A. Nicolaou and A.S. Wilson (2008) Evidence for Coca and Alcohol Ingestion in the final months of the Llullaillaco Maiden´s life. Poster presented at Food & Drink in Archaeology 2009, University of Nottingham, 17-18th April 2009. *Runner Up for Student Poster Prize
  • Brown, E.L., A.S. Wilson, R.C. Janaway, T.F. Taylor and B. Stern (2009) The Antiquity of hallucinogen use in Coastal Peru. Poster presented at Food & Drink in Archaeology 2009, University of Nottingham, 17-18th April 2009
  • Brown, E.L., T.F. Taylor, M.C. Ceruti, J. Reinhard, A.R. Healey, A. Nicolaou and A.S. Wilson (2008) Evidence for Coca and Alcohol Ingestion in the final months of the Llullaillaco Maiden´s life. Poster presented at the School of Life Sciences Research Open Day, University of Bradford, April 2nd 2009
  • Brown, E.L., A.S. Wilson, R.C. Janaway, T.F. Taylor and B. Stern (2009) The Antiquity of hallucinogen use in Coastal Peru. Poster presented at the School of Life Sciences Research Open Day, University of Bradford, April 2nd 2009
  • Brown, E.L., T.F. Taylor, M.C. Ceruti, J. Reinhard, A.R. Healey, A. Nicolaou and A.S. Wilson (2008) Evidence for Coca and Alcohol Ingestion in the final months of the Llullaillaco Maiden´s life. Paper presented at the 1st Bolzano Mummy Congress, EURAC Center, Bolzano, Italy, 20th March 2009
  • Wilson, A.S., R.C. Janaway and E.L. Brown (2008) Bioarchaeology: Insights from hairs and fibres. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Research and Knowledge Transfer Showcase, University of Bradford , 19th November 2008
  • Brown, E.L., T.F. Taylor, M.C. Ceruti, J. Reinhard, A.R. Healey, A. Nicolaou and A.S. Wilson (2008) Evidence for Coca and Alcohol Ingestion in the final months of the Llullaillaco Maiden´s life. Poster presented at the 3rd International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology, University of York 14-16th September 2008 *Winner, Best Student Poster
  • Brown, E.L., T.F. Taylor, M.C. Ceruti, J. Reinhard, A.R. Healey, A. Nicolaou and A.S. Wilson (2008) Evidence for Coca and Alcohol Ingestion in the final months of the Llullaillaco Maiden´s life. Poster presented at the 10th Annual British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology Conference, University of Oxford, 5-7th September 2008 *Winner, Best Student Poster

In the News/Media

  • Hair analysis sheds light on Inca child sacrifice

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