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Jo Buckberry

Reader in Biological Anthropology

Faculty/Dept/School School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Emailj.buckberry@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 234289

Biography

Jo joined the University of Bradford in 2004. She leads the MSc Human Osteology and Palaeopathology, is the Director of Studies for the School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences and the Head of the Biological Anthropology Research Centre (BARC). 

Jo’s research focuses on archaeological, osteological and palaeopathological analysis of human remains dating to the Anglo-Saxon, medieval and post-medieval periods. She is particularly interested in the relationship between osteological indicators of identity and burial practices, and in the mortality and morbidity of individuals buried within different contexts, geographical areas and chronological periods. She has specialised in the analysis of peri-mortem trauma relating to both interpersonal violence and judicial execution. Jo has also researched the application, refinement and development of methods of sex assessment and age estimation from human skeletal remains.

Teaching

Teaching highlights

Vice Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award, 2014

Teaching interests

Bioarchaeology; Human Osteology; Palaeopathology; Forensic Anthropology; Funerary Archaeology

Research

Bioarchaeology; palaeopathology; human osteology;  trauma analysis; age estimation and sex assessment; early medieval, medieval and post-medieval funerary archaeology
Date Role Title / Description Funder Award
01-NOV-18 - 31-OCT-21Principal InvestigatorAn Examination of Changes in Human Morbidity and Mortality with the Advent of the Industrial Revolution
Research collaborators
NameDr Gillian Crane-Kramer
CompanyState University of New York, Plattsburgh
CountryU.S.A.
TypeE
DescriptionCo-applicant on 'An Examination of Changes in Human Morbidity and Mortality with the Advent of the Industrial Revolution', funded by the Royal Society
 

Professional activities

  • 01-OCT-02: Trinity College Carmarthen - Lecturer
  • 04-OCT-04: University of Bradford - Experimental Officer
  • 05-JAN-09: University of Bradford - Lecturer
  • 01-JUL-15: University of Bradford - Senior Lecturer
  • 01-MAY-17: University of Bradford - Reader
  • Head of the Biological Anthropology Research Centre.
  • 15-SEP-07: British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, Non-executive committee member
  • 15-SEP-12: British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, Grants Secretary
  • 09-APR-14: Paleopathology Association, Secretary
  • 01-SEP-14: Senate, University of Bradford,
  • 15-SEP-18: British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, President
  • 01-JAN-97: Durham - BA in Archaeology
  • 01-JAN-99: University of Sheffield - MSc in Osteology, Palaeopathology and Funerary Archaeology
  • 01-JAN-04: University of Sheffield - PhD, 'A Cultural and Anthropological Study of Conversion Period and Later Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire'

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleThe importance of animal baselines: using isotope analysis to compare diet in a British medieval hospital and lay population (2018)
AuthorsBownes, J.; Clarke, Leon J.; Buckberry, Jo
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
DOI10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.10.046
 
TitleRadiographically recognizable? An investigation into the appearance of osteomalacic pseudofractures (2018)
AuthorsJennings E.;Buckberry J.;Brickley M.
JournalInternational Journal of Paleopathology
DOI10.1016/j.ijpp.2017.12.003
 
TitleComparing apples and oranges: Why infant bone collagen may not reflect dietary intake in the same way as dentine collagen (2018)
AuthorsBeaumont J.;Atkins E.;Buckberry J.;Haydock H.;Horne P.;Howcroft R.;Mackenzie K.;Montgomery J.
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
DOI10.1002/ajpa.23682
 
TitleYou Are What You Ate: Consuming the Past to Benefit the Present (2017)
AuthorsMcCleery, I.; Shearman, V.; Buckberry, Jo
JournalImago Temporis - Medium Aevum
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.21001/itma.2017.11.15
 
TitleThe use of corsetry to treat Pott’s disease of the spine from 19th Century Wolverhampton, England (2016)
AuthorsMoore, J.; Buckberry, Jo
JournalInternational Journal of Paleopathology
DOIdoi:10.1016/j.ijpp.2016.05.008
 
TitleEvaluating osteological ageing from digital data (2016)
AuthorsVilla, C.; Buckberry, Jo; Lynnerup, N.
JournalJournal of Anatomy
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1111/joa.12544
 
TitlePicking up the pieces: Utilizing the diagnostic potential of poorly preserved remains. (2015)
AuthorsBrickley, M.B.; Buckberry, Jo
JournalInternational Journal of Paleopathology
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2014.08.003
 
TitleInfant mortality and isotopic complexity: new approaches to stress, maternal health and weaning. (2015)
AuthorsBeaumont, Julia; Montgomery, Janet; Buckberry, Jo; Jay, Mandy
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22736
 
TitleSurface curvature of pelvic joints from three laser scanners: separating anatomy from measurement error. (2015)
AuthorsVilla, C.; Gaudio, D.; Cattaneo, C.; Buckberry, Jo; Wilson, Andrew S.; Lynnerup, N.
JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.12696
 
TitleThe (mis)use of adult age estimates in osteology. (2015)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo
JournalAnnals of Human Biology
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3109/03014460.2015.1046926
 
TitleQuantitative analysis of the morphological changes of the pubic symphyseal face and the auricular surface and implications for age at death estimation (2015)
AuthorsVilla C.;Buckberry J.;Cattaneo C.;Frohlich B.;Lynnerup N.
JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
DOI10.1111/1556-4029.12689
 
TitleFinding Vikings in the Danelaw (2014)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo; Montgomery, Janet; Towers, Jacqueline R.; Müldner, G.; Holst, M.; Evans, J.; Gledhill, Andrew R.; Neale, Naomi; Lee-Thorp, Julia A.
JournalOxford Journal of Archaeology
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1111/ojoa.12045
 
TitleFinding Vikings with isotope analysis – the view from wet and windy islands. (2014)
AuthorsMontgomery, Janet; Grimes, V.; Buckberry, Jo; Evans, J.A.; Richards, Michael P.; Barrett, J.H.
JournalJournal of the North Atlantic
DOIhttp://www.eaglehill.us/JONAonline/articles/JONA-Sp-7/14-Montgomery.shtml
 
TitleA post-Roman sequence at Carlisle Cathedral (2014)
AuthorsMcCarthy, Michael R.; Archibald, M.; Batey, C.E.; Batt, Catherine M.; Brooks, C.; Buckberry, Jo; Cherry, J.; Evans, Adrian A.; Gaunt, G.; Keevill, G.; Lerwick, Ceilidh; Montgomery, Janet; Ottaway, P.; Paterson, C.; Pirie, E.; Walton Rogers, P.; Shotter, D.; Towers, Jacqueline R.; Tweddle, D.
JournalArchaeological Journal
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/00665983.2014.11078266
 
TitleWeaning at Anglo-Saxon Raunds: implications for changing breastfeeding practice in Britain over two millennia (2013)
AuthorsHaydock, Hannah; Clarke, Leon J.; Craig-Atkins, Elizabeth F.; Howcroft, R.; Buckberry, Jo
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22316
 
TitleForensic age estimation based on the trabecular bone changes of the pelvic bone using post-mortem CT. (2013)
AuthorsVilla, C.; Hansen, M.N.; Buckberry, Jo; Cattaneo, C.; Lynnerup, N.
JournalForensic Science International
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.10.020
 
TitleTechnical note: reliability of Suchey-Brooks and Buckberry-Chamberlain methods on 3D visualizations from CT and laser scans. (2013)
AuthorsVilla, C.; Buckberry, Jo; Cattaneo, C.; Lynnerup, N.
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22254
 
TitleExceptional preservation of a prehistoric human brain from Heslington, Yorkshire, UK. (2011)
AuthorsO'Connor, Sonia A.; Ali, Esam M.A.; Al-Sabah, S.; Anwar, D.; Bergström, E.; Brown, K.A.; Buckberry, Jo; Collins, M.; Denton, J.; Dorling, K.; Dowle, A.; Duffey, P.; Edwards, Howell G.M.; Faria, E.C.; Gardner, P.; Gledhill, Andrew R.; Heaton, K.; Heron, Carl P.; Janaway, Robert C.; Keely, B.; King, D.G.; Masinton, A.; Penkman, K.E.H.; Petzoldk, A.; Pickering, M.D.; Rumsbyl, M.; Schutkowski, Holger; Shackleton, K.A.; Thomas, J.; Thomas-Oates, J.; Usai, M.; Wilson, Andrew S.; O'Connor, T.P.
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2011.02.030
 
TitleMulticentric osteosarcoma associated with DISH, in a 19th Century burial from England. (2010)
AuthorsOrtner, D.J.; Ponce, P.; Ogden, Alan R.; Buckberry, Jo
JournalInternational Journal of Osteoarchaeology
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1002/oa.1196
 
TitleHigh performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) in the investigation of gout in paleopathology. (2010)
AuthorsSwinson, D.J.; Snaith, J.; Buckberry, Jo; Brickley, M.B.
JournalInternational Journal of Osteoarchaeology
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1002/oa.1009
 
TitleThe medieval cemetery at Riccall Landing: A reappraisal. (2008)
AuthorsHall, R.A.; Buckberry, Jo; Storm, Rebecca A.; Budd, P.; Hamilton, W.D.; McCormac, G.
JournalYorkshire Archaeological Journal
 
TitleThe utility of carpals for sex assessment: a preliminary study (2008)
AuthorsSulzmann, C.E.; Buckberry, Jo; Pastor, R.F.
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.20738
 
TitleBasics in paleodemography: A comparison of age indicators applied to the early medieval skeletal sample of Lauchheim. (2007)
AuthorsWittwer-Backofen, U.; Buckberry, Jo; Czarnetzki, A.; Doppler, S.; Grupe, G.; Hotz, G.; Kemkes, A.; Spencer Larsen, C.; Prince, D.; Wahl, J.; Fabig, A.; Weise, S.
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.20881
 
TitleAn Anglo-Saxon execution cemetery at Walkington Wold, Yorkshire (2007)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo; Hadley, D.M.
JournalOxford Journal of Archaeology
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0092.2007.00287.x
 
TitleAge Estimation from the Auricular Surface of the Ilium: A Revised Method (2002)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo; Chamberlain, A.
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.10130
 
Other Journal
TitleThe Relationship Between Vitamin D Deficiency And Leprosy In Two English Medieval Populations (2019)
AuthorsPapadopoulou, S.A. and Buckberry, J.
JournalAssemblage
PublisherUniversity of Sheffield
 
TitleFieldwork at Chapel Road, Fillingham. (2001)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo; Hadley, D.M.
JournalLincolnshire History and Archaeology
 
TitleMissing, Presumed Buried? Bone Diagenesis and the Under-Representation of Anglo-Saxon Children (2000)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo
JournalAssemblage
 
Book Chapter
TitleTechniques for identifying the age and sex of children at death (2018)
AuthorsBuckberry J.
JournalThe Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood
PublisherOxford University Press
DOI10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199670697.013.3
 
TitleUndertaking sex assessment (2018)
AuthorsBrickley M and Buckberry J.
JournalUpdated guidelines to the standards for recording human remains
PublisherCIFA
 
TitleEstimation of juvenile age at death (2018)
AuthorsBuckberry J and Brickley M.
JournalUpdated guidelines to the standards for recording human remains
PublisherCIFA
 
TitleExploring Age – Transition Analysis as a tool for detecting the elderly (2018)
AuthorsMaaranen, N. and Buckberry, J.
JournalAcross the Generations: The Old and the Young in Past Societies.
PublisherArkeologisk museum
 
TitleSkeletal analysis (2018)
AuthorsBohling S and Buckberry J
JournalLife on the Edge: Iain Crawford’s Udal, North Uist. The Neolithic and Bronze Age of RUX6
PublisherArchaeopress
 
TitleIsotopic analysis of the human skeletal remains (2018)
AuthorsBeaumont J, Hall C, Hamilton D and Buckberry J
JournalLife on the Edge: Iain Crawford’s Udal, North Uist. The Neolithic and Bronze Age of RUX6
PublisherArchaeopress
 
TitleEstimating adult age: auricular surface morphology (2018)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo
JournalThe Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119188230.saseas0221
 
TitleInterpretation of a probable case of Poliomyelitis in the Romano-British social context. (2017)
AuthorsCastells Navarro L, Southwell-Wright W, Manchester K and Buckberry J.
JournalIn sickness and in health: Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of disease and deformity in past populations
PublisherArchaeological reviews from Cambridge
 
TitleDigitised Diseases: Seeing Beyond the Specimen to Understand Disease and Disability in the Past (2017)
AuthorsWilson, Andrew S.; Manchester, Keith; Buckberry, Jo; Storm, Rebecca A.; Croucher, Karina T.
JournalNew developments in the bioarcheology of care: further case studies and extended theory
PublisherSpringer
 
TitleDeath and the Body: Using Osteological Methods to Investigate the Later Prehistoric Funerary Archaeology of Slovenia and Croatia (2016)
AuthorsNicholls, R.; Buckberry, Jo
JournalCultural Encounters in Iron Age Europe
PublisherArchaeolingua
 
TitleYou Are What You Ate: Using Bioarchaeology to Promote Healthy Eating (2015)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo; Ogden, Alan R.; Shearman, V.; McCleery, I.
JournalTrends in Biological Anthropology 1
PublisherOxbow
 
TitleWere there Vikings in Carlisle? (2015)
AuthorsMcCarthy, Michael R.; Montgomery, Janet; Lerwick, Ceilidh; Buckberry, Jo
JournalIn Search of Vikings
PublisherCRC Press
 
TitleThe medieval burials (2015)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo; Battley, N.
Journal‘With thy Towers High’. The Archaeology of Stirling Castle and Palace
PublisherHistoric Scotland
 
TitleThe post-medieval burial (2015)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo; Battley, N.
Journal‘With thy Towers High’. The Archaeology of Stirling Castle and Palace
PublisherHistoric Scotland
 
TitleOsteological evidence of corporal and capital punishment in later Anglo-Saxon England. (2014)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo
JournalCapital and Corporal Punishment in Anglo-Saxon England
PublisherBoydell and Brewer
 
Title'Men that are gone … come like shadows, so depart': research practice and sampling strategies for enhancing our understanding of post-medieval human remains. (2013)
AuthorsJanaway, Robert C.; Bowsher, D.; Town, M.; Wilson, Andrew S.; Powers, N.; Montgomery, Janet; Buckberry, Jo; Beaumont, Julia
JournalArchaeology, the Public and the Recent Past
PublisherBoydell
 
TitleHell's Gate: The Anglo-Saxon execution cemetery at Walkington Wold (2010)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo; Hadley, D.M.
JournalRichtstättenarchäologie 2
PublisherArchaeotopos
 
TitleInvestigating Social Status Using Evidence of Biological Status: a Case Study from Raunds Furnells (2010)
AuthorsCraig-Atkins, Elizabeth F.; Buckberry, Jo
JournalBurial in Later Anglo-Saxon England, c. 650–1100
PublisherOxbow
 
TitleCemetery diversity in the Mid to Late Anglo-Saxon period in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. (2010)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo
JournalBurial in Later Anglo-Saxon England, c. 650–1100
PublisherOxbow
 
TitleOff with their heads: The Anglo-Saxon execution cemetery at Walkington Wold, East Yorkshire. (2008)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo
JournalDeviant burial in the archaeological record
PublisherOxbow
 
TitleOn sacred ground: social identity and churchyard burial in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, C. 700-1100 AD (2007)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo
JournalAnglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 14
PublisherOxbow
 
TitleRadiography in Palaeopathology: Where Next? (2007)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo; O'Connor, Sonia A.
JournalProceedings of the Seventh Annual Meeting of the British Association for Biological Anthropology & Osteoarchaeology
PublisherArchaeopress
 
TitleCaring for the dead in late Anglo-Saxon England. (2005)
AuthorsHadley, D.M.; Buckberry, Jo
JournalPastoral care in late Anglo-Saxon England
PublisherBoydell
 
Edited Book
TitleProceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge 2012. (2012)
AuthorsMitchell, P.D.; Buckberry, Jo
PublisherArchaeopress
 
TitleBurial in later Anglo-Saxon England c. 650-1100 AD (2010)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo; Cherryson, A.
PublisherOxbow
 
Other Publication
Other typeBook Review
TitleDeath embodied. Archaeological approaches to the treatment of the corpse edited by Zoë L Devlin and Emma-Jayne Graham [Book review] (2017)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo
 
Other typeBook Review
TitleA Bioarchaeological Study of Medieval Burials on the Site of St Mary Spital: Excavations at Spitalfields Market, London E1, 1991–2007. (2015)
AuthorsBuckberry, Jo