Jessica studied European prehistory at the University of Ghent. After obtaining this MA she went on to study Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology at Leiden University. Upon graduating from this MSc in 2011 she worked on several archaeological excavations in Belgium. Currently, Jessica is laboratory assistant and PhD researcher at Leiden University. Her research focuses on health, physical activity, and social differentiation in the post-Medieval Low Countries. Jessica is analyzing several skeletal collections, including assemblages from Middenbeemster and Aalst. The aim is to evaluate the correlation between overall health, social status, and level of physical activity in populations from rural and urban contexts.
- Palmer J.L.A. (20 March 2019), A sense of society: entheseal change as an indicator of physical activity in the Post-Medieval Low Countries: potential and limitations (PhD thesis. Human osteoarchaeology, Archaeology, Leiden University). Supervisor(s) and Co-supervisor(s): Hoogland, M.L.P., Waters-Rist, A.
- Palmer J.L.A., Quintelier K., Inskip S. & Waters-Rist A.L. (2019), A Comparison of Two Methods for Recording Entheseal Change on a Post‐Medieval Urban Skeletal Collection from Aalst (Belgium), ARCHAEOMETRY 61(1): 211-225.
- Palmer J.L.A., Quintelier K. & Waters-Rist A.L. (2017), A Probable Case of Metastatic Carcinoma from Post-Medieval Belgium.
- Palmer J.L.A, Lieverse A. & Waters-Rist A.L. (2017), A Proposed Method for Scoring Subadult Entheseal Morphology.
- Palmer J.L.A. & Waters-Rist A.L. (2017), Constant Change: Evidence for Socioeconomic Stability in Post-Medieval Aalst.
- A. L. Waters-Rist & J. L. A. Palmer (2017), Isotopic Determination of a Non-Local Birthplace of a Well-Known Roman Soldier from Velsen, The Netherlands.
- Palmer J.L.A., Waters A.L. & Hoogland M.L.P. (2016), A Re-assessment of Sex-Differences in Entheseal Changes Using the Coimbra Method.
- Inskip S.A., Palmer J.L.A & Schats R. (2016), Diachronic Analysis of 'Squatting Facets' in Rural and Urban Dutch Populations.
- Palmer J.L.A, Hoogland M.L.P. & Waters-Rist A.L. (2015), Active Research: a Comparison of Two Methods for Entheseal Change Recording in Post-Medieval Populations from the Low Countries.
- Palmer J. L. A. & Quintelier K. (2015), Child about town: skeletal evidence of disease in the children of postmedieval Aalst.
- Palmer J.L.A., Hoogland M.L.P. & Waters-Rist A.L. (2014), Activity reconstruction of post-medieval Dutch rural villagers from upper limb osteoarthritis and entheseal changes, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOARCHAEOLOGY .
- Palmer J.L.A., Waters-Rist A.L. & Hoogland M.L.P. (2012), Busy Bones: Osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal stress markers as evidence of physical activity and social differentiation in post-medieval The Netherlands.. European Paleopathology Association 27 8 2012-29 8 2012 [conference poster].
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