Gal Science: An Archaeologist on Bone Health

I was featured on The Toast as their Gal Scientist of the week on March 24, 2014! For copyright reasons I can’t publish the whole post, but you can check it out over there.

First, my disclaimer: I am not a doctor. Yes, I study bones and exercise, and I do act like a know-it-all, but whatever I tell you can not be taken as a replacement for medical advice. This shouldn’t be shocking to most people, as it says “archaeologist” pretty clearly on my business card. What I practice – and am working towards my doctorate in – is bioarchaeology, the examination of human remains in archaeological contexts. My research gets even more specific, combining bioarchaeology with biomechanics and exercise science, studying how movement affects bone density, shape, and structure. READ MORE…