Dr Jo Appleby
Lecturer in Human Bioarchaeology
BA (Cambridge), MA (Southampton), PhD (Cambridge), FHEA
tel. no.: +44 (0)116 2522604
Jo Appleby studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge, before completing an MA in Osteoarchaeology at Southampton in 2003. She returned to Cambridge for her PhD, which used osteological analysis to investigate the social meanings of ageing in the European Early Bronze Age. After her PhD, Jo worked for the Cambridge Archaeological Unit for 15 months. From 2008-2011 she held a Research Fellowship at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, researching the changing funerary practices of the East Anglian Bronze Age. Her research spans three major themes: The history and prehistory of ageing from biological and social perspectives; prehistoric mortuary practices; and the reconstruction of past social structures through analysis of mortuary deposits (through archaeological and osteological analysis). In addition, she was the osteological lead for the analysis of Richard III. She joined the teaching staff of the School of Archaeology & Ancient History as Lecturer in Bioarchaeology from January 2012.
I teach on a variety of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level, which includes both campus based and distance learning modules.
Selected Recent Publications
Appleby, J. E. P. (2016). Archaeothanatology in the English-speaking world: the belated spread and potential applications of a methodologically rigorous approach to mortuary analysis. In What Bones Tell Us/El Que Ens Expliquen Els Ossos (pp. 13-24). SERP/University of Barcelona.
Appleby, J., Thomas, R., & Buikstra, J. (2015). Increasing confidence in paleopathological diagnosis - Application of the Istanbul terminological framework. International Journal of Paleopathology, 8, 19-21. doi:10.1016/j.ijpp.2014.07.003
Appleby, J., Rutty, G. N., Hainsworth, S. V., Woosnam-Savage, R. C., Morgan, B., Brough, A., Earp, R., Robinson, C., King, T.E., Morris, M and Buckley, R. (2015). Perimortem trauma in King Richard III: a skeletal analysis. The Lancet, 385(9964), 17-23. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60804-7
Appleby, J. E. P., Mitchell, P. D., Robinson, C., Brough, A., Rutty, G., Harris, R., . . . Morgan, B. (2014). The Scoliosis of Richard III, last Plantagenet King of England. Diagnosis and clinical significance.. The Lancet. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60762-5
Lamb, A. L., Evans, J. E., Buckley, R., & Appleby, J. (2014). Multi-isotope analysis demonstrates significant lifestyle changes in King Richard III. Journal of Archaeological Science, 50, 559-565. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2014.06.021
Appleby, J. & Miracle, P. 2013. Sacred Spaces – Sacred Species: Zooarchaeological Perspectives on Ritual Uses of Caves. In Moyes, H. (ed.) Sacred Darkness: A Global Perspective of the Ritual Uses of Caves, pp.275-284. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.
Appleby, J. 2013. Temporality and the Transition to Cremation in the Late Third Millennium to Mid Second Millennium BC in Britain. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 23(1), 83-97.
Buckley, R., Morris, M., Appleby, J., King, T., O’Sullivan, D. And Foxhall, L. 2013. The king in the car park: Searching for the last known resting place of King Richard III. Antiquity 87(336), 519-538.
Appleby, J., Seetah, T.K. Calaon, D., Caval, S., Pluskowski, A., Lafleure, J.F., Janoo, A. and Teelock, V. Online, early view. The non-adult cohort from Le Morne cemetery, Mauritius: a snap shot of early life and death after abolition. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. doi: 10.1002/oa.2259
Appleby, J. 2011. Bodies, burials and ageing: the temporality of old age in prehistoric societies. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 30(3), 231-246.
Rabett, R., Appleby, J., Blyth, A., Farr, L., Gallou, A., Griffiths, T., Hawkes, J., Marcus, D., Marlow, L., Son, N.V., Stimpson, C. and Tâń, N.C. 2011. Investigation of a Late- to Early Post-Pleistocene Shell Midden in Tràng An Park, Northern Vietnam. Quaternary International 239, 153-169.
Seetah, K., Balbo, A., Calaon, D., Čaval, S., Farr, H., Pluskowski, A., Appleby, J., Durand, C., Lightfoot, E., Morales, J. and Escobar, M.M. 2011. The Mauritian Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Project: exploring the impact of colonialism and colonisation in the Indian Ocean. Antiquity 85.
Appleby, J. 2010. Why We Need an Archaeology of Old Age, and a Suggested Approach. Norwegian Archaeological Review 43(2), 145-168.
Appleby, J. 2010. Ageing as Fragmentation and disarticulation. In Rebay, K., Sørensen, M.L.S. and Hughes, J. (eds.) Body parts and wholes: Changing relations and meanings, 46-53. Oxford: Oxbow.