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Department of Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
One Discipline, Four Fields

JAYNE-LEIGH THOMAS

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  • Ph.D. Edinburgh University 2011
  • MSc Central Washington University 2006
  • HBA Eastern Oregon University 2004

Research Interests: Human osteology; bioarchaeology; NAGPRA; repatriation; ethics; Late Bronze Age Slovenia; cremation studies; Chalcolithic Turkey; cranial deformation; isotope analyses; mortuary practices

Selected Publications

Thomas, J-L. (2017). Late Chalcolithic Skeletal Remains and Associated Mortuary Practices from Çamlibel Tarlasi in Central Anatolia. In E. Murphy & M. Le Roy (Eds.), Children, Death, and Burial: Archaeological Discourses, pp. 77-90. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Pickard, C., Schoop, U-D, Dalton, A., Sayle, K., Channel, I., Calvey, K., Thomas, J., Bartosiewicz, L., & Bonsall, C. (2015). Diet at Late Chalcolithic Çamlibel Tarlasi, north-central Anatolia: An isotopic perspective. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Vol. 5, 296-306.

Thomas, J., Buchanan, M., Wilson, C., & Crane, A. (2015). Violence and Trophy Taking: A Case Study of Head and Neck Trauma in Two Individuals from the Gant Site (3MS11). International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, Special Issue Paper.

Crešnar, M., Bonsall, C., & Thomas, J. (2014). Pobrezje near Maribor. In B. Teržan and M. Crešnar (Eds.), Absolute Dating of the Bronze and Iron Ages in Slovenia, pp. 215-220. Ljubljana, Slovenia: Univerze v Ljubljani in Narodni muzej Slovenije.

Crešnar, M., Bonsall, C., & Thomas, J. (2014). Ruše. In B. Teržan and M. Crešnar (Eds.), Absolute Dating of the Bronze and Iron Ages in Slovenia, pp. 221-224. Ljubljana, Slovenia: Univerze v Ljubljani in Narodni muzej Slovenije.

Crešnar, M., Koprivnik, V., Bonsall, C., & Thomas, J. (2014). Gracic below Brinjeva gora. In B. Teržan and M. Crešnar (Eds.), Absolute Dating of the Bronze and Iron Ages in Slovenia, pp. 305-312. Ljubljana, Slovenia: Univerze v Ljubljani in Narodni muzej Slovenije.

Irvine, B., Thomas, J., & Dietrich-Schoop, U. (2014). A macroscopic analysis of human dentition at Late Chalcolithic Çamlibel Tarlasi, North Central Anatolia, with special reference to dietary and non-masticatory habits. Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica, 5 (1), 1-12.

Crešnar, M. & Thomas, J. (2013). New data on cremation burials from Northeastern Slovenia. In M. Lochner & F. Ruppenstein (Eds.), Cremation burials in the region between the Middle Danube and the Aegean, 1300-750 BC: Proceedings of the International Symposium held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences at Vienna, February 11th-12th, 2010, pp. 79-98. Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Austrian Academy Press.

Thomas, J. (2012). Human remains from a 6th millennium BC infant burial found at Bogazköy-Büyükkaya, Turkey. In U. Schoop, C. Pickard, & C. Bonsall (Eds.), Radiocarbon Dating Chalcolithic Büyükkaya, Archäologischer Anzeiger, 1-26.

Chatters, J., Hackenberger, S., Lenz, B., Prentiss, A., and Thomas, J. (2012). The Paleoindian to Archaic Transition in the Pacific Northwest. In C. B. Bousman & B. J. Vierra (Eds)., On the Brink: Transformations in Human Organization and Adaptation at the Pleistocene-Holocene Boundary in North America, pp. 37- 66. College Station: Texas A&M University Press.

Thomas, J. (2011). Preliminary Observations on the Human Skeletal Remains from Çamlibel Tarlasi. In A. Schachner (Ed.) Die Ausgrabungen in Bogazköy-Hattusa, Archäologischer Anzeiger, 31-86.

Thomas, J. (2009). Cremation studies: Developmental research within Slovenian osteoarchaeology - Raziskave kremacij: Razvojne raziskave v slovenski osteoarheologiji. ARHEO, 26, 53-61. Ljubljana, Slovenia.