Dr. Hayley Mickleburgh

  • Postdoctoral researcher

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 6455
E-Mail: h.l.mickleburgh@arch.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Archeologie, World Archaeology, Archaeology of the Americas
Office Address: Van Steenis gebouw
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number A2.06

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Hayley L. Mickleburgh is a postdoctoral researcher at Leiden University. She holds a BA and MA (hons.) in Archaeology (2005, 2007), and a PhD in Archaeology from Leiden University (2013). Her main research interests are bioarchaeology, funerary archaeology and archaeothanatology, and Caribbean archaeology.

Hayley’s PhD research project was funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) within their ‘Toptalent’ program for ‘young creative talent’. For her PhD dissertation Reading the Dental Record. A Dental Anthropological approach to foodways, health and disease, and crafting in the pre-Columbian Caribbean she studied patterns of human dental wear and pathology in pre-colonial circum-Caribbean skeletal remains, in order to investigate foodways, health and disease, and craft activities.

Since 1 September 2013 she holds a postdoc position in the Caribbean Research Group in the ERC-Synergy NEXUS 1492 project. In this project, she focuses on transformations in mortuary practices across the historical divide (AD 1000-1800) in the circum-Caribbean. She will use archaeothanatology to assess processes of mortuary activity within individual graves. Furthermore, she will focus on iconographic expressions of death and decay in material culture, and spatial and temporal variation in mortuary practices and grave goods.

Last Modified: 01-02-2016