Dr. Sarah Schrader’s research focuses on the bioarchaeological reconstruction of daily activities. She uses musculoskeletal attachment sites as well as stable isotope analysis to elucidate physical activities and dietary practices in Ancient Nubia. More broadly, through the analysis of human bone, Dr. Schrader addresses questions of workload, social identity, and agency. Dr. Schrader is currently excavating the site of Abu Fatima, an Ancient Nubian cemetery (2,500-1,500 BCE), near the Third Cataract of the Nile.
Dr. Schrader is head of the Laboratory for Human Osteoarchaeology.