Osteoarthritis in the Past and Present: Modern-Day Risk Factors and Preliminary Findings from a Pilot Study on Social Status and Joint Health in a Merovingian Skeletal Assemblage from Germany
Start Date: Apr 22, 2022 - 02:00pm
Location: Presented via Zoom
Jana Valesca Meyer will present her talk Osteoarthritis in the Past and Present: Modern-Day Risk Factors and Preliminary Findings from a Pilot Study on Social Status and Joint Health in a Merovingian Skeletal Assemblage from Germany virtually on Friday, April 22 at 2 pm as part of the 2022 Spring Anthropology Colloquia Speaker Series. You can access the talk here. You can obtain the passcode by emailing Dr. Ian Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jana is an international student from Germany and received a BA in Archaeology, as well as a BA and MA in Ancient American Studies from the University of Bonn, Germany. After visiting UNM first as an exchange student, she is now a PhD student at the Anthropology Department in the Archaeology Subfield. Her planned dissertation investigates the relationship between social inequality, activity patterns, and skeletal evidence of health and disease in Early Medieval Germany. In this colloquium talk, Jana will present initial results from a recent pilot study focusing on the relationship between social status and osteoarthritis in a Merovingian skeletal assemblage.
Hosted by the UNM Department of Anthropology, the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies, and the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) the Department Colloquia Speaker Series will continue this semester. Talks from this years series are available on our You Tube for your viewing.
Upcoming speakers include: