Holger Schutkowski

Professor Holger Schutkowski

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  • hschutkowski at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
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  • Christchurch House C226, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

CAREER HISTORY

from 2014 Professor of Bioarchaeology, Department of Archaeology, Anthropology, and Forensic Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University

2011-2014 Bournemouth University; Professor and Deputy Dean, School of Applied Sciences.

2006-2010 University of Bradford; Head of Division (Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Sciences), School of Life Sciences.

2004-2006 University of Bradford; Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Transfer (School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Sciences).

2000-2010 University of Bradford; Reader in Biological Anthropology, Archaeological Sciences

1997-1999 University of Göttingen; Lecturer, Department of Anthropology

1996-1997 Continuation of DFG fellowship

1995-1996 University of Göttingen; Acting Head, Department of Anthropology

1995 University of Copenhagen; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Panum Institute

1994-1995 University of Göttingen; Postdoctoral fellowship (German Research Council [DFG])

1989-1993 University of Göttingen; Lecturer, Department of Anthropology...

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Research

My research bridges the science and humanities aspects of anthropology by investigating the biological outcomes of socio-cultural strategies in human/environment interaction. It combines morphological and instrument-analytical approaches to the study of human skeletal remains, and employs ecological and social theory as an interpretive framework.

Recent projects include: (i) European Research Council advanced Grant (Horizon 2020, agreement No 668640): The Enigma of the Hyksos (with Bietak [PI], Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna; http://thehyksosenigma.oeaw.ac.at: Diet, mobility, health and biodistance affiliations of the Hyksos;

(ii) The social dynamics of diet: reconstruction of dietary patterns through stable isotope analysis in past societies and their association with rank-related differences in resource utilisation and social display. (Early medieval Alamannia (British Academy), Iron Age Bohemia, Bronze Age Levantine Coast);

(iii) Continuity and change of subsistence in the Near and Middle East (with Sołtysiak, University of Warsaw; Polish National Science Centre);

(iv) Differential childhood health and mortality: The systematic interrogation of skeletal evidence and isotope data tests mortality and morbidity patterns in boys and girls against evolutionary biological parameters (AHRC);

(v) Micro- and macro-morphological methods of skeletal age and sex diagnosis in inhumations and cremated remains;

(vi) Effects of husbandry on bone microstructure and shape through histomorphometric and geometric analysis (with Mainland, Leverhulme Trust);...

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Journal Articles

  • Haber, M., Schutkowski, H. et al., 2017. Continuity and Admixture in the Last Five Millennia of Levantine History from Ancient Canaanite and Present-Day Lebanese Genome Sequences. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS, 101 (2), 274-282.
  • Waltenberger, L. and Schutkowski, H., 2017. Effects of heat on cut mark characteristics. FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 271, 49-58.
  • Gerdau-Radonić, K., Goude, G., Castro de la Mata, P., André, G., Schutkowski, H. and Makowski, K., 2015. Diet in Peru's pre-Hispanic central coast. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 4, 371-386.
  • Soltysiak, A. and Schutkowski, H., 2015. Continuity and change in subsistence 1 at Tell Barri, NE Syria. Journal of Archaeological Science - Reports, 2, 176-185.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Schutkowski, H., 2015. Continuity and change in subsistence 1 at Tell Barri, NE Syria. Journal of Archaeological Science - Reports, 12.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Soltysiak, A., 2015. Continuity and change in subsistence 1 at Tell Barri, NE Syria. Journal of Archaeological Science - Reports.
  • Hess, C.A., Smith, M.J., Trueman, C. and Schutkowski, H., 2015. Longitudinal and contemporaneous manganese exposure in apartheid-era South Africa: Implications for the past and future. International Journal of Paleopathology, 8, 1-9.
  • Nor, F.M., Pastor, R.F. and Schutkowski, H., 2015. Histological study to differentiate between human and non-human long bone. International Medical Journal, 22 (5), 413-417.
  • Nor, F.M., Pastor, R.F. and Schutkowski, H., 2014. Age at death estimation from bone histology in Malaysian males. Med Sci Law, 54 (4), 203-208.
  • Gauthier, J. and Schutkowski, H., 2013. Assessing the application of tooth cementum annulation relative to macroscopic aging techniques in an archeological sample. HOMO- Journal of Comparative Human Biology, 64 (1), 42-57.
  • Schutkowski, H., 2013. Technical Note: Light stable isotope analysis of human remains from Nemrik 9, Iraq. Bioarchaeology of the Near East, 6, 53-59.
  • Hess, C., Cooper, M.J., Smith, M.J., Trueman, C. and Schutkowski, H., 2013. Lead exposure in adult males in urban Transvaal Province, South Africa during the apartheid era. PLoS One, 8 (3), e58146.
  • Gocha, T.P. and Schutkowski, H., 2013. Tooth Cementum Annulation for Estimation of Age-at-Death in Thermally Altered Remains. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 58 (SUPPL. 1).
  • Schutkowski, H., 2012. Technical Note: Light stable isotope analysis of human remains from Nemrik 9, Iraq. Bioarchaeology of the Near East, 6, 53-59.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Ogden, A., 2011. Sidon of the plain, Sidon of the sea - Reflections on Middle Bronze Age diet in the eastern Mediterranean. Archaeology and History in the Lebanon, 34-35, 213-225.
  • O Connor, S., Schutkowski, H. et al., 2011. Exceptional preservation of a prehistoric human brain from Heslington, Yorkshire, UK. Journal of Archaeological Science, 38, 1641-1654.
  • Mainland, I.L., Schutkowski, H. and Thomson, A.F., 2007. Macro- and micromorphological features of lifestyle differences in pigs and wild boar. Anthropozoologica, 42, 89-106.
  • Falys, C.G., Schutkowski, H. and Weston, D.A., 2006. Auricular surface aging: Worse than expected? A test of the revised method on a documented historic skeletal assemblage. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 130, 508-513.
  • Nor, F.H., Pastor, R.F. and Schutkowski, H., 2006. Population-specific equation for the estimation of age: A model for known Malaysian population skeletal remains. Malaysian Journal of Forensic Pathology and Science, 1, 15-28.
  • Falys, C.G., Schutkowski, H. and Weston, D.A., 2005. The distal humerus--a blind test of Rogers' sexing technique using a documented skeletal collection. J Forensic Sci, 50 (6), 1289-1293.
  • Macho, G., Abel, R. and Schutkowski, H., 2005. Age Changes in Bone Microstructure: Do They Occur Uniformly? International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 15, 421-430.
  • Le Huray, J.D. and Schutkowski, H., 2005. Diet and social status during the La Tène period in Bohemia: Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis of bone collagen from Kutná Hora-Karlov and Radovesice. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 24, 135-147.
  • Falys, C.G., Schutkowski, H. and Weston, D.A., 2005. The Distal Humerus—A Blind Test of Rogers' Sexing Technique Using a Documented Skeletal Collection. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 50, 1-5.
  • Bennike, P., Lewis, M.E., Schutkowski, H. and Valentin, F., 2005. Comparison of Child Morbidity in Two Contrasting Medieval Cemeteries From Denmark. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 128, 734-746.
  • Ogden, A. and Schutkowski, H., 2004. Human Remains from Middle Bronze Age Burials at Sidon, Lebanon: the 2001 Season. Levant, 36, 159-166.
  • Schutkowski, H., 2001. 5th International Ancient DNA Conference, 12-14 July 2000. Anthropol Anz, 59 (2), 179-181.
  • Schutkowski, H., 2000. Neighbours in different habitats--subsistence and social differentiation in early mediaeval populations of the eastern Swabian Alb. Anthropol Anz, 58 (1), 113-120.
  • Fabig, A., Schutkowski, H. and Herrmann, B., 2000. Differentiation between occupational and dietary-related intake of barium in the skeleton. Anthropol Anz, 58 (1), 105-111.
  • Brenn, R., Haug, C., Klar, U., Zander, S., Alt, K.W., Jamieson, D.N., Lee, K.K. and Schutkowski, H., 1999. Post-mortem intake of lead in 11th century human bones and teeth studied by milli- and microbeam PIXE and RBS. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 158, 270-274.
  • Schutkowski, H., Herrmann, B., Wiedemann, F., Bocherens, H. and Grupe, G., 1999. Diet, status and decomposition at Weingarten: trace element and isotope analyses on early mediaeval skeletal material. Journal of Archaeological Science, 26, 675-685.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Grupe, G., 1997. [Correlations between cribra orbitalia, archeometric findings on the skeleton and habitat conditions]. Anthropol Anz, 55 (2), 155-166.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Grupe, G., 1997. Correlations between cribra orbitalia, archeometric findings on the skeleton and habitat conditions. Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die biologisch-anthropologische Literatur, 55 (2), 155-166.
  • Schutkowski, H., Schultz, M. and Holzgraefe, M., 1996. Fatal wounds in a Late Neolithic double inhumation — A probable case of meningitis following trauma. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 6, 179-184.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Herrmann, B., 1996. Geographical variation of subsistence strategies in early mediaeval populations of southwestern Germany. Journal of Archaeological Science, 23, 823-831.
  • Schutkowski, H., 1995. What you are makes you eat different things-interrelations of diet, status, and sex in the early medieval population of Kirchheim unter Teck, FGR. Human Evolution, 10, 119-130.
  • Schutkowski, H., 1993. Sex determination of infant and juvenile skeletons: I. Morphognostic features. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 90, 199-205.
  • Schutkowski, H., 1989. [Age and sex diagnosis of the skeleton of immature individuals]. Anthropol Anz, 47 (1), 1-9.
  • Schutkowski, H., 1989. Age and sex diagnosis of the skeleton of immature individuals. Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht uber die biologisch-anthropologische Literatur, 47 (1), 1-9.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Grupe, G., 1989. Dietary shift during the 2nd millennium BC in Prehistoric Shimal, Oman Peninsula. Paleorient, 15, 77-84.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Hummel, S., 1987. [Comparison of variability in wall thickness for sex determination of cremated cadavers]. Anthropol Anz, 45 (1), 43-47.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Hummel, S., 1987. Comparison of variability in wall thickness for sex determination of cremated cadavers. Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht uber die biologisch-anthropologische Literatur, 45 (1), 43-47.
  • Piepenbrink, H. and Schutkowski, H., 1987. Decomposition of skeletal remains in desert dry soil A roentgenological study. Human Evolution, 2, 481-491.
  • Schutkowski, H., 1987. Sex determination of fetal and neonate skeletons by means of discriminant analysis. International Journal of Anthropology, 2, 347-352.
  • Hummel, S. and Schutkowski, H., 1986. Behavior of bone tissue in higher temperatures. Significance for the diagnosis of cremation. Zeitschrift fur Morphologie und Anthropologie, 77 (1), 1-9.
  • Schutkowski, H., 1986. Sex differences in child skeletons. Current knowledge and diagnostic significance. Zeitschrift fur Morphologie und Anthropologie, 76 (2), 149-168.
  • Hummel, S. and Schutkowski, H., 1986. [Behavior of bone tissue in higher temperatures. Significance for the diagnosis of cremation]. Z Morphol Anthropol, 77 (1), 1-9.
  • Schutkowski, H., 1986. [Sex differences in child skeletons. Current knowledge and diagnostic significance]. Z Morphol Anthropol, 76 (2), 149-168.
  • Schutkowski, H., 1983. Diagnostic value of the petrous portion of the temporal bone for sex determination. Zeitschrift fur Morphologie und Anthropologie, 74 (2), 129-144.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Herrmann, B., 1983. Zur Möglichkeit der metrischen Geschlechtsdiagnose an der Pars petrosa ossis temporalis. Zeitschrift für Rechtsmedizin, 90 (3), 219-227.
  • Schutkowski, H., 1983. [Diagnostic value of the petrous portion of the temporal bone for sex determination]. Z Morphol Anthropol, 74 (2), 129-144.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Herrmann, B., 1983. [Possibilities of metric sex determination from the pars petrosa ossis temporalis]. Z Rechtsmed, 90 (3), 219-227.

Books

Chapters

  • Schutkowski, H. and Richards, M.P., 2014. Diet and subsistence durgin the Middle Bronze Age at Sidon, Lebanon. First isotopic evidence of coastal Levantine foodways. In: Milano, L., ed. palaeonutrition and food practices in the anciernt Near East. Towards a multidisciplinary approach. Padova: SARGON, 43-52.
  • Schutkowski, H., 2012. Thoughts for food: evidence and meaning of past dietary habits. In: Schutkowski, H., ed. Between Biology and Culture. Cambridge University Press, 141-164.
  • Ortner, D. and Schutkowski, H., 2012. Ecology, culture and disease in past human populations. In: Schutkowski, H., ed. Between Biology and Culture. Cambridge University Press, 105-128.
  • Schutkowski, H., 2012. Introduction. Between Biology and Culture. Cambridge University Press, 1-11.
  • Schutkowski, H., 2002. Mines, meals and movement: a human ecological approach to the interface of 'history and biology'. In: Smith, M., ed. Human Biology and History. London: CRC, 195-211.

Conferences

  • Schutkowski, H. and Hubbe, M., 2017. The Importance of Shoes: Correlation between Grave Goods, Status, and Diet of Late Iron Age and Early Roman Individuals from Winterborne Kingston, UK. In: 86th Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 19-22 April 2017 New Orleans. 285-286.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Speith, N., 2017. Between Land and Sea – Bioarchaeological Dynamics at Middle Bronze Age Sidon, Lebanon. In: 86th Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 19-22 April 2017 New Orleans. Wiley: 12 months, 351.
  • Schutkowski, H., Sołtysiak, A., Witzel, C., Kremińska, E. and Czupyt, Z., 2017. Environmental background for a catastrophic event in an early urban centre in Syria: the evidence from oxygen isotopes and enamel defects. In: 86th Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 19-22 April 2017 New Orleans. Wiley: 12 months, 364.
  • Schutkowski, H., Calderwood, L. and Buckberry, J., 2016. Socio-ecological determinants of differential childhood morbidity in post-medieval London. 285.
  • Schutkowski, H., Calderwood, L. and Buckberry, J., 2015. Death in the City - Differential non-adult mortality in post-medieval London. 281.
  • Mcguire, S.A. and Schutkowski, H., 2015. Bringing Wine to the Feast: Diet and Status of Late Iron Age and Early Roman Individuals from Winterborne Kingston, UK. 221-222.
  • Schutkowski, H., 2014. Social variability of diet - Howe fine do we have to slice? In: Food, Population and Health - Global Patterns and Challenges 22-24 September 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Schutkowski, H., Golloher, M., Mikulski, R., Speith, N. and Soltysiak, A., 2014. Patterns of disease at Sidon, Lebanon - a Middle Bronze Age population in regional diachronic comparison. In: 20th European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association 26 August-31 October 2014 Lund, Sweden.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Soltysiak, A., 2014. Changes in human diet at Tell Barri, NE Syria from the Early Bronze Age to the Islamic period. In: British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology Annual Meeting 9-11 January 2014 Reading.
  • Gerdau-Radonic, K., Goude, G., Makowski, K., Castro de la Mata, P., André, G. and Schutkowski, H., 2013. Cultural Replacement and Diet in Peru's Prehispanic Central Coast. In: The 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2013) 9-13 April 2013 Knoxville, TN.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Mikulski, R., 2013. Aneurysmal bone cyst of the orbit following trauma? A case from the Middle Bronze Age at Sidon, Lebanon. In: Paleopathology Association Annual Meeting 9-10 April 2013 Knoxville.
  • Radonic, K.G., Goude, G., Makowski, K., Castro De La Mata, P., Andre, G. and Schutkowski, H., 2013. Cultural replacement and diet in Peru's prehispanic Central Coast. 128-129.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Thomas, C., 2013. To wean and to die: Childhood life course differentials in Middle Bronze Age Sidon. 246.
  • Speith, N. and Schutkowski, H., 2012. Health, diet and gender - patterns of complex identity in early medieval Pleidelsheim. In: 19th European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association (PPA) August 2012 Lille, France.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Speith, N., 2012. The interrelationship of diet and status in early medieval Alamannic societies. 264.
  • Schutkowski, H. and Power, R., 2011. Differential infant and child mortality and morbidity in Late Anglo-Saxon England. 267.

Reports

  • Speith, N., Schutkowski, H. and Smith, M., 2014. Report on Human Femur found at Fisherman’s Walk, Southbourne. Bournemouth University.
  • Speith, N., Schutkowski, H. and Smith, M., 2014. Forensic Anthropological Report on Skeletal Remains examined at Bournemouth East Mortuary Thursday 27th February 2014. Bournemouth University.

PhD Students

  • Nina Maaranen (A morhpological and metric characterisation of the Hyksos)
  • Richard Mikulski (The Contextualisation of Crusader mass graves from Sidon, Lebanon)
  • Hannah Haydock (Stable isotopes as an indication of weaning age in post-medieval to modern populations)
  • Laura Gambaro (MPhil) (Sexual dimorphism in the thoracic vertebrae)
  • Laura Calderwood (external) (Differential infant and childhood mortality in 19th century England)
  • Marianne Robson (external) (The social-ecological resilience of historical food systems in the Northern Isles)
  • Hannah Haydock (Weaning - evidence and attitudes in post-medieval London)
  • Catherine Hess (Heavy metal burden in South Africa)

Invited Lectures

  • Invited poster symposium presentation, 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, April 2013
  • Invited speaker, Theoretical Archaeology Group meeting, December 2012, Liverpool
  • Invited Symposium speaker, International Conference on Vulnerable Disciplines in Germany, Europe and the USA, December 2011, Berlin
  • Invited keynote speaker, 17th Conference of the European Anthropological Association, August 2010, Poznan
  • Invited speaker, Ancient Cremation Conference, Cardiff, October 2009
  • Invited symposium speaker, 17th Conference of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists, August 2009, Cape Town

Grants

  • The Enigma of the Hyksos (European Research Council, 01 Jan 2016). Awarded
  • The Hyksos Enigma (European Research Council, 01 Jan 2016). In Progress
  • Variability of diet in human populations of the Near East from the Neolithic to the Modern period (Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, 01 Oct 2013). Awarded
  • The interrelationship of diet and status in early medieval Alamannic societies (British Academy, 03 Oct 2011). Awarded

External Responsibilities

  • University of Edinburgh, External Examiner (2015-2019)
  • AHRC, Moderating Panel (2009-)
  • AHRC, Member of Peer Review College (2003-)
  • University College Dublin, External Examiner (2013-2016)
  • University of Dundee, External Examiner (BSc Forensic Anthropology) (2011-2014)
  • University of Cambridge, External Examiner (Biological Anthropology Tripos) (2010-2012)
  • Royal Anthropological Institute/British Association for Forensic Anthropology, Panel, Accreditation of Forensic Practitoners (2012-2014)
  • Advisory Panel on the Archaeology of Burials in England (APABE), Chair (2012-2014), http://www.archaeologyuk.org/apabe
  • British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, Chair/President (2004-2009), http://www.babao.org.uk/

Qualifications

  • PhD in Anthropology (University of Göttingen, 1990)

Memberships

  • American Association of Physical Anthropology, Member,
  • British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteology, Member,
  • European Anthropological Association, Member,
  • Gesellschaft für naturwissenschaftliche Anwendungen in der Archäologie ARCHÄOMETRIE, Member,
  • Paleopathology Association, Member,
  • Royal Anthropological Institute, Fellow (2012-),
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