Dr. Sarah Inskip was an assistant professor in Human Osteoarchaeology at Leiden University, who has worked on medieval and post medieval material from Spain, England, The Netherlands, Cape Verde, and Egypt. Her research interests are diverse, including the analysis of activity-related skeletal modifications and sexual dimorphism, anatomy, dental anthropology, and forensic anthropology. Prior to arriving at Leiden, Sarah worked as freelance osteoarchaeologist in addition to lecturing in osteoarchaeology at the University of Southampton from 2008 to 2011. She also taught at Bournemouth University in 2012, where she was involved in their forensic programs.
After completing a BSc at the University of Lincoln, Sarah undertook her MA and PhD research at the University of Southampton, UK. This research focused on the analysis of burial treatment and physical activity patterns in early medieval Islamic burials from Écija, Andalucia, Spain. By giving the body centrality and taking a contextual approach, her research aimed to explore how people were key in the development of Iberian Islamic identity. In particular, she took a multifactorial approach to activity which combined data from entheses, osteoarthritis, bone metrics, and articular modifications. Important areas of investigation included comparison of activity-related skeletal modifications between the sexes and a diachronic analysis of skeletal morphology and burial rites from the pre-Islamic to end of the Umayyad Caliphate. In this research she developed an innovative strategy for studying religious identity, an area that still lags behind research into gender, age, and ethnic identity
- Faculteit Archeologie
- Archaeological Sciences
- Majander K., Pfrengle S., Kocher A., Neukamm J., Du Plessis L., Pla-Diaz M., Arora N., Akgul G., Salo K., Schats R., Inskip S., Oinonen M., Valk H., Malve M., Kriiska A., Onkamo P., Gonzalez-Candelas F., Kuhnert D., Krause J. & Schuenemann V.J. (2020), Ancient bacterial genomes reveal a high diversity of treponema pallidum strains in Early Modern Europe, Current Biology 30(19): 3788-3803.
- 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.
- Blom A.A., Inskip S.A., Baetsen W.A. & Hoogland M.L.P. (2018), Testing the Sternal Clavicle Ageing Method on a Post‐Medieval Dutch Skeletal Collection, ARCHAEOMETRY 60(6): 1391-1402.
- Inskip S.A., Palmer J.L.A & Schats R. (2016), Diachronic Analysis of 'Squatting Facets' in Rural and Urban Dutch Populations.
- Carroll G., Waters-Rist A.L. & Inskip S.A. (2016), Intranasal Papilloma: A Suspected Case of Inverted Schneiderian Papilloma in the Choana of Adult Male from Post-Medieval Europe, International Journal of Paleopathology 12: 53-62.
- Carroll G., Waters-Rist A.L. & Inskip S.A. (2015), Assessing the impact of anaemia on stable isotope ratios using the medieval population of Ecija, Spain, International Journal of Paleopathology 25: 16.
- Inskip S.A., Taylor G.M., Zakrzewski S.R., Mays S.A., Pike A.W.G., Llewellyn G. & et al (2015), Osteological, Biomolecular and Geochemical Examination of an Early Anglo-Saxon Case of Lepromatous Leprosy, PLoS ONE 10(5): e0124282.
- Raven M.J., Weiss L., Aston B.G., Inskip S. & Warner N. (2015), Preliminary report on the Leiden-Turin excavations at Saqqara, season 2015: the tomb of an anonymous official (Tomb X) and its surroundings, Jaarbericht van het Vooraziatisch Egyptisch Genootschap Ex Oriente Lux 45: 3-17.
- Carroll, G, Hoogland M.L.P & Waters-Rist A.L. Inskip S.A. (2014), Unilateral hypoglossal canal obstruction: a socio-cultural approach for contextualizing skull-base lesions and extra cranial pathologies in the Post-Medieval period. British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology Annual Conference 12 9 2014-14 9 2014 [conference poster].
- Inskip S.A. (2013), Islam in Iberia or Iberian Islam? Religious and social factors in the development of religious identities, European Journal of Post-Classical Archaeologies 3: 63-93.
- Inskip S.A. (2012), Bronze Age burials from Norton Subcourse in the UK, Current Archaeology .
- Inskip S.A. (2012), Osteoarchaeology. British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology 14 9 2012-16 9 2012 [conference poster].
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