BSc, MSc, FRAI
Department of Archaeology
Teaching Associate in Anatomy and Osteology
Co-Course Director – MSc Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology
Full contact details
Department of Archaeology
Ella Armitage Building
40 Leavygreave Road
I am a trained osteologist and biological anthropologist with a BSc in Biological Anthropology (University of Kent) and an MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology (University of Sheffield). I am also a current PhD candidate in Biological Anthropology awaiting my viva examination having submitted my thesis in July 2020.
Within and between my degree studies I have worked as a lab demonstrator, teaching assistant and assistant lecturer, on modules spanning current issues in human evolution to forensic methods of identification.
- BSc (Hons) Biological Anthropology
- MSc Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology
- PhD Anthropology (thesis submitted awaiting viva)
- Research interests
- Osteology and dental anthropology (macro- and micro-)
- Dental histology
- Dental and osteological sexual dimorphism
- Human dental development and morphology
- Enamel thickness and growth rates
- Roman to modern day transition
- Ethics in anthropology
I am interested in supervising MSc student dissertations focussing on osteology, dental development and morphology or dental histology.
- Teaching activities
- Human Anatomy (coordinator)
- Human Osteology (coordinator)
- Osteoarchaeological Assemblage Analysis (coordinator)
- Forensic Anatomy
- Professional activities
- Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute
- Peer reviewer for the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Dental Anthropology Journal, and the Journal of Archaeological Science
- Member of the Skeletal Biology Research Centre
- Lingfield College – From GSCEs to PhD: Postgraduate Study and Career Paths in Bioarchaeology
- University of Kent – Dental growth and tooth categories
- University of Kent – Temporal variation in enamel growth rates and thickness in British populations
- Lingfield College – The Truth Behind the Bones: Careers in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology
- Lingfield College – My Journey into the Grave: Osteology and Human Identification
- St John Fisher School – Digging up the Dead: Insights into Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology
- AnthroBiology Podcast – The student experience in anthropology
- The Arch and Anth Podcast Seminar – How can post graduates take care of their studies and mental health?
- The Arch and Anth Podcast – How has human tooth enamel evolved over the last 2,000 years of British history?
- Aris, C. Street, E. (2020). Growth rates of accessory human enamel: a histological case study of a modern-day incisor from Northern England. Dental Anthropology Journal. In press.
- Aris, C. Mahoney, P. Deter, C. (2020). Enamel growth rates on anterior teeth in males and females from modern and ancient British populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
- Aris, C. Mahoney, P. O’Hara, C. M. Deter, C. (2020). Enamel Thickness and Growth Rates in Modern Human Permanent First Molars over a 2000 Year Period in Britain. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
- Aris, C. (2020). The Histological Paradox: Methodology and Efficacy of Dental Sectioning. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology, 29(1).
- Aris, C. Nystrom, P. Craig-Atkins, E. (2018). A New Multivariate Method for Determining Sex of Immature Human Remains using the Maxillary First Molar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 167(3), 672-683.
- Mahoney, P. Pitfield, R. McFarlane, G. Loch, C. White, S. Sabel, N. Skinner, M. Bayle, P. Le Luyer, M. Floyd, B. Aris, C. Deter, A. Guatelli-Steinberg, D. (2020) Deciduous enamel growth rates in modern and ancient children. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. In press.
- Aris, C. Mahoney, P. O’Hara, C. M. Deter, C. (2020). Inter-population differences in enamel secretion rates: a comparison between modern and ancient populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. In press.
- Aris, C. Mahoney, P. Deter, C. (2018). Evidence for microevolution in enamel growth rates: preliminary results. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 165, 12.
- Statues as history and their role in systematic racism as dissected through the lenses of anthropology and psychology (in review- at https://popanth.com/).
- Why anthropology has a moral duty to be at the forefront in normalising racial equality (June 2020).
- What self-funding a PhD has taught me: Thoughts and tips for prospective students. (Feb 2018).
- Do teeth hold the secrets of our continued evolution? (Sept 2017) (www.CoriniumMuseum.org)