Monique De Pace
Thesis title: An investigation of health and disease in Mesambria, Bulgaria through physiological stress markers and dietary reconstruction
I completed my Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto in 2014 with a Specialist Degree in Archaeology (Bioanthropology stream), a major in Classical History, and a minor in Art History. During the course of my studies I was able to explore many diverse interests and I participated in fieldwork in Madaba, Jordan; Stobi, Macedonia; and Békéscsaba, Hungary.
After completing my undergraduate studies, I accepted an offer to study Human Osteoarchaeology with the University of Edinburgh. During the course of this programme I developed my interests in juvenile archaeology and isotopic analysis. I was able to travel to Nessebar, Bulgaria for my Master's research and conduct my own data collection on a Medieval skeletal collection housed in Nessebar's museum. In 2015 I completed my Master's dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Kathleen McSweeney.
I am very pleased to be back in Edinburgh pursuing my doctoral degree after a few years back in Canada. I am further developing the subject of my Master's dissertation and exploring more of the questions surrounding my site.
MSc Human Osteoarchaeology with Distinction, University of Edinburgh 2015
BA Archaeology & Classical History with Honours, University of Toronto 2014
Responsibilities & affiliations
Archaeology PhD Student Representative
Member, Society for American Archaeology
Member, British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology
Member, European Association of Archaeologists
Member, Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past
Investigating survivability and mortality in Early Byzantine - Medieval coastal Bulgaria through isotopic analysis and osteological data
Current research interestsWeaning patterns and infant mortality
Past research interestsDental health and dietary reconstruction
Current project grants
The Moray Endowment Award
Soceity for American Archaeology, 82nd Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada 2017
Presenter, General Session : Understanding Paleodiets through Isotopic Research I