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Department of Archaeology

 

Biography

My research centres on understanding how past and present variation in human health, growth and morphology is influenced by evolutionary processes (e.g., adaptation, neutral variation, plasticity) and interactions with the natural and social environments. I combine human bioarchaeology with human biology and palaeoanthropology, and previous and current projects include work in South America, South Asia and Europe.

I gained my BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge, and MA in Osteoarchaeology from the University of Southampton. Following employment in medical research and commercial archaeology, I completed my PhD in Biological Anthropology under the supervision of Dr Jay Stock (Cambridge) and Professor Jonathan Wells (UCL). My thesis investigated adaptation to varying social and natural environmental conditions in past and present Andean populations. 

Subsequently, I held a Junior Research Fellowship at Newnham College, Cambridge, and a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship at  Liverpool John Moores University, where I was also Lecturer in Biological Anthropology. 

 

My recent research has been investigating the evolutionary origins of low lean tissue (organ and muscle mass) among contemporary South Asians. Low lean mass is implicated in the elevated risk of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases among South Asians, but the origins of low lean mass is unknown. We have been using clinical imaging from contemporary populations to investigate the relationship between lean mass and skeletal dimensions, and then applying these findings to track patterns of lean mass variation using the South Asian skeletal record from the last 11,000 years. This project involves collaborations with Dr Veena Mushrif (Deccan College Research and Post Graduate Institute, Pune, India); Dr Jay Stock (Cambridge); Professor Jonathan Wells (UCL); Dr Sanjay Kinra (APCAPS, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine); and Dr Bharati Kulkarni (National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India).

 

Since 2016 I have also been the paleoanthropologist at renewed excavations at Shanidar Cave, Iraqi Kurdistan. Shanidar Cave is one of the most famous Neanderthal sites, yielding the remains of 10 men, women and children in excavations led by Ralph Solecki between 1951 and 1960. The new project, led by Professor Graeme Barker, is using modern archaeological science and techniques to refine our understanding of the chronology and stratigraphy of Solecki’s original excavations, and to provide new insight into behaviour during the Palaeolithic. This has included the exciting discovery of significant new Neanderthal remains.

 

The Old St Bernard's Hospital Project, which I co-direct Dr Kevin Lane (CONICET, Universidad de Buenos Aires) and Professor Clive Finlayson (The Gibraltar Museum and University of Gibraltar), investigates health, diet and migration among  skeletons from a 16th-17th century mariner's hospital in Gibraltar. Due to its date and location on major shipping routes, the Hospital collection has enormous potential to shed new light on disease and migration at a time when trade and human movements first became truly global. The project is strongly interdisciplinary, incorporating historians, archaeologists, human osteologists, and analyses of stable light isotopes and ancient human and pathogen DNA.

Research

I am presently involved in the following research projects:

  • Since 2015: The Old St Bernard's Hospital Project.
  • Since 2015: The origins of low lean mass and chronic disease susceptibility among South Asians.
  • Since 2016: Shanidar Cave Project

Key Publications

Key publications: 

 

Pomeroy E, Bennett P, Hunt C, Reynolds T, Farr L, Frouin, M, Holman J, Lane R, French C, Barker G. In Press. New Neanderthal remains associated with the ‘Flower Burial’ at Shanidar Cave. Antiquity.

Pomeroy E, Mushrif-Tripathy V, Cole TJ, Wells JCK, Stock JT. 2019. Ancient origins of low lean mass among South Asians and implications for modern type 2 diabetes susceptibility. Scientific Reports 9(1):10515.

Pomeroy E, Macintosh A, Wells JCK, Cole TJ, Stock JT. 2018. Relationship between body mass, lean mass, fat mass, and limb bone cross‐sectional geometry: Implications for estimating body mass and physique from the skeleton. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 166(1):56-69.

Pomeroy E, Mirazón Lahr M, Crivellaro F, Farr L, Reynolds T, Hunt CO, Barker G. 2017. Newly discovered Neanderthal remains from Shanidar Cave, Iraqi Kurdistan, and their attribution to Shanidar 5. Journal of Human Evolution 111: 102-118.

Wells JCK, Pomeroy E, Walimbe SR, Popkin B, Yajnik CS. 2016. The elevated susceptibility to diabetes in India: an evolutionary perspective. Frontiers in Public Health 4: 145.

Pomeroy E, Stock JT, Stanojevic S, Miranda JJ, Cole TJ, Wells JCK. 2012. Trade-offs in relative limb length among Peruvian children: Extending the thrifty phenotype hypothesis to limb proportions. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51795.

 

 

Other publications: 

 

Journal Articles

 

Pomeroy E, Mushrif-Tripathy V, Stock JT, Kulkarni B, Kinra S, Cole TJ, Wells JCK. 2019. Estimating body mass and composition from proximal femur dimensions using DXA. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences: 11(5): 2167-2179.

 

Pomeroy E, Grant J, Ward D, Benady S, Mata E, Cobos LM, Ramírez León JJ, Finlayson G, Finlayson S, Finlayson C, Lane K. 2018. Death in the Sun: The bioarchaeology of an early post-Medieval hospital in Gibraltar. Journal of Post-Medieval Archaeology: 52(2): 239-255.

 

Pomeroy E, Mushrif-Tripathy V, Wells JCK, Kulkarni B, Kinra S, and Stock JT. 2018. Stature estimation equations for South Asian skeletons based on DXA scans of contemporary adults. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 167: 20-31.

 

Payne S, Kumar BC R, Pomeroy E, Macintosh A, Stock JT. 2018. Thrifty phenotype versus cold adaptation: trade-offs in upper limb proportions of Himalayan populations of Nepal. Royal Society Open Science 5(6).

 

Lane K, Pomeroy E, Lújan Davila, MR. 2018. Over Rock and Under Stone: Carved Rocks and Subterranean Burials at Kipia, Ancash, AD 1000 – 1532. Open Archaeology 4: 299-321.

 

Groucutt HS, et al. incl. Pomeroy E. 2018. Homo sapiens in Arabia by 85,000 years ago. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2(5): 800-809.

 

Pomeroy E, Wells JCK, Stanojevic S, Miranda JJ, Moore, LG, Cole TJ, Stock JT. 2015. Surname-inferred Andean ancestry is associated with child stature and limb lengths at high altitude in Peru, but not at sea level. American Journal of Human Biology 27(6): 798-806

 

Pomeroy E, Wells JCK, Cole TJ, O’Callaghan M, Stock JT. 2015. Relationships of maternal and paternal anthropometry with neonatal body size and proportions in an Australian cohort. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156(4): 625-636

 

Pomeroy E, Stock JT, Cole TJ, O’Callaghan M, Wells JCK. 2014. Relationships between neonatal weight, limb lengths, skinfold thicknesses, body breadths and circumferences in an Australian cohort. PLoS ONE 9(8): e105108

 

Pomeroy E, Stock JT, Stanojevic S, Miranda JJ, Cole TJ, Wells JCK. 2014. Stunting, adiposity, and the individual-level “dual burden” among urban lowland and rural highland Peruvian children. American Journal of Human Biology 26(4): 481-490

 

Pomeroy E, Wells JCK, Stanojevic S, Miranda JJ, Cole TJ, Stock JT. 2014. Birth month associations with height, head circumference and limb lengths among Peruvian children. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 154(1): 115-124

 

Pomeroy E, Stock JT, Stanojevic S, Miranda JJ, Cole TJ, Wells JCK. 2013. Associations between arterial oxygen saturation, body size and limb measurements among high-altitude Andean children. American Journal of Human Biology 25(5): 629-636

 

Pomeroy E. 2013. Biomechanical insights into long distance trade activity in the south-central Andes (AD500-1450). Journal of Archaeological Science 40: 3129-3140

 

Pomeroy E, Stock JT. 2012. Estimation of stature and body mass from the skeleton among coastal and mid-altitude Andean populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147: 264-279

 

Pomeroy E, Stock JT, Zakrzewski SR, Lahr MM. 2010. A metric study of three types of artificial cranial modification from north-central Peru. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 20: 317-334

 

Podbielski DW, Bruckel J, Pomeroy E, Inman RD, Warren RW, Savage L, Mogg R, Richardson J, Gay L, Papachristos A, Stone MA. 2010. The Visual Assessment Stone-Bruckel Instrument (VASBI); a novel approach to simplifying assessment of spinal deformity in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. Journal of Rheumatology 37: 628-632

 

Reveille JD, Sims AM, Danoy P, Evans DM, Leo P, Pointon JJ, Jin R, Zhou XD, Bradbury LA, Appleton LH et al. incl. Pomeroy E. 2010. Genome-wide association study of ankylosing spondylitis identifies non-MHC susceptibility loci. Nature Genetics 42: 123-127

 

Pomeroy E. 2009. Labial talon cusps: a South American archaeological case in the deciduous dentition and review of a rare trait. British Dental Journal 206: 277-282

 

Pomeroy E, Zakrzewski SR. 2009. Sexual dimorphism in diaphyseal cross-sectional shape in the Medieval Muslim population of Écija, Spain and Anglo-Saxon Great Chesterford, UK. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 19: 50-65

 

Stone MA, White LA, Gladman D, Chayya S, Inman RD, Salonen D, Pomeroy E, Podbielski D, Keystone E. 2009. Significance of clinical evaluation of the metacarpophalangeal joint in relation to synovial/bone pathology as detected by MRI in rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. Journal of Rheumatology 36: 2751-7

 

Stone MA, Sengupta R, Ramanan AV, Pomeroy E. 2009. British Medical Journal Best Practice Monograph: Ankylosing spondylitis

 

Stone MA, Pomeroy E, Keat A, Sengupta R, Hickey S, Dieppe P, Gooberman-Hill R, Mogg R, Richardson J, Inman RD. 2008. Assessment of the impact of flares in ankylosing spondylitis disease activity using the Flare Illustration. Rheumatology 47: 1213-8

 

 

Book chapters

 

Pomeroy E, Wells JCK, Stock JT. 2016. Obstructed labour: the classic obstetric dilemma and beyond. In Alvergne A, Faurie C, Jenkinson C (eds.) Evolutionary thinking in medicine: from research to policy and practice, pp.33-45. Springer.

 

Davies TG, Pomeroy E, Shaw CN, Stock JT. 2014. Mobility and the skeleton: A biomechanical view. In: Leary, J (ed.) Past mobilities: Archaeological approaches to movement and mobility, pp129-153. Farnham: Ashgate

Publication

Journal articles

2023 (Accepted for publication)

  • Hunt, CO., Pomeroy, E., Reynolds, T., Tilby, E. and Barker, G., 2023 (Accepted for publication). Shanidar et ses fleurs? Reflections on the palynology of the Neanderthal ‘Flower Burial’ hypothesis, Elsevier Journal of Archaeological Science, 10.1016/j.jas.2023.105822
  • 2023

  • Kabukcu, C., Hunt, C., Hill, E., Pomeroy, E., Reynolds, T., Barker, G. and Asouti, E., 2023. Cooking in caves: Palaeolithic carbonised plant food remains from Franchthi and Shanidar Antiquity, v. 97 10.15184/aqy.2022.143
  • Pomeroy, E., 2023. Review: The different adaptive trajectories in Neanderthals and Homo sapiens and their implications for contemporary human physiological variation. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol, v. 280 10.1016/j.cbpa.2023.111420
  • Pomeroy, E., 2023. Review: The different adaptive trajectories in Neanderthals and Homo sapiens and their implications for contemporary human physiological variation. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol, v. 280 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2023.111420
  • 2023. Correction for Stock et al., Long-term trends in human body size track regional variation in subsistence transitions and growth acceleration linked to dairying. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v. 120 http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2302322120
  • 2022 (Published online)

  • Stock, J., Pomeroy, E., Wedage, O., Eregama, S., Deraniyagala, S., Perera, N., Roberts, P., Boivin, N. and Petraglia, M., 2022 (Published online). Early Holocene Human Burials from Fa Hien-lena and Kuragala, Sri Lanka, University of Alberta Libraries Ancient Lanka, v. 1 10.29173/anlk637
  • 2022 (Accepted for publication)

  • Reynolds, T., Hunt, C., Hill, E., Tilby, E., Pomeroy, E., Burke, A. and Barker, G., 2022 (Accepted for publication). Le Moustérien du Zagros : le panorama depuis la grotte de Shanidar, Elsevier Masson L'Anthropologie,
  • 2022

  • Reynolds, T., Hunt, C., Hill, E., Tilby, E., Pomeroy, E., Burke, A. and Barker, G., 2022. The Zagros Mousterian: The view from Shanidar Cave Anthropologie (France), v. 126 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.anthro.2022.103045
  • Wiseman, ALA., Demuth, OE., Pomeroy, E. and De Groote, I., 2022. Reconstructing Articular Cartilage in the Australopithecus afarensis Hip Joint and the Need for Modeling Six Degrees of Freedom. Integr Org Biol, v. 4 http://doi.org/10.1093/iob/obac031
  • 2021 (Accepted for publication)

  • Ward, D., Schroeder, L., Roy, J., Hertz, M., Uhl, A., Pomeroy, E., Stock, J., Copes, L., Baab, K., Viola, B. and Silcox, M., 2021 (Accepted for publication). The Influence of Subsistence Strategy and Climate on Bony Labyrinth Morphology in recent Homo sapiens, Wiley American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 10.1002/ajpa.24465
  • Beresford-Jones, D., Pomeroy, E., Alday, C., Benfer, RA., Quilter, J., O'Connell, T. and Lightfoot, E., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Diet and lifestyle in the first villages of the Middle Preceramic: insights from stable isotope and osteological analyses of human remains from Paloma, Chilca I, La Yerba III and Morro I, Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Latin American Antiquity, v. 32 http://doi.org/10.1017/laq.2021.24
  • 2021

  • Afifah Ridhuan, S., Caltabiano, A., Gillis, H., Giritlioğlu, A., Graff, A., Hampikian, LE., Jones, AK., Luetgerath, P., Pierce, A., Pomeroy, E. and Said-Mohamed, R., 2021. Advocating for a Collaborative Research Approach on Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma. J Child Adolesc Trauma, v. 14 http://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-021-00369-7
  • García-Sagastibelza, A., López-Onaindia, D., Lambacher, N., Pomeroy, E., Cubas, M., Subirà, ME., Castex, D., Couture-Veschambre, C. and Gómez-Olivencia, A., 2021. onal (2020) 566–567 (171–190), (S1040618220305784), (10.1016/j.quaint.2020.09.029)) ... Quaternary International, v. 595 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2021.04.021
  • Wells, JCK., Pomeroy, E. and Stock, JT., 2021. Evolution of Lactase Persistence: Turbo-Charging Adaptation in Growth Under the Selective Pressure of Maternal Mortality? Front Physiol, v. 12 http://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2021.696516
  • Saville, NM., Cortina-Borja, M., De Stavola, BL., Pomeroy, E., Marphatia, A., Reid, A., Manandhar, DS. and Wells, JC., 2021. Comprehensive analysis of the association of seasonal variability with maternal and neonatal nutrition in lowland Nepal. Public Health Nutr, v. 25 10.1017/S1368980021003633
  • Maher, LA., Macdonald, DA., Pomeroy, E. and Stock, JT., 2021. Life, death, and the destruction of architecture: Hunter-gatherer mortuary behaviors in prehistoric Jordan Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, v. 61 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaa.2020.101262
  • Ward, DL., Schroeder, L., Pomeroy, E., Roy, JE., Buck, LT., Stock, JT., Martin-Gronert, M., Ozanne, SE., Silcox, MT. and Viola, TB., 2021. Early life malnutrition and fluctuating asymmetry in the rat bony labyrinth. Anat Rec (Hoboken), v. 304 http://doi.org/10.1002/ar.24601
  • Pomeroy, E., Stock, JT. and Wells, JCK., 2021. Population history and ecology, in addition to climate, influence human stature and body proportions. Sci Rep, v. 11 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-79501-w
  • 2020

  • Ward, DL., Pomeroy, E., Schroeder, L., Viola, TB., Silcox, MT. and Stock, JT., 2020. Can bony labyrinth dimensions predict biological sex in archaeological samples? Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, v. 31 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102354
  • García-Sagastibelza, A., Arribas, JL., López-Onaindia, D., Pomeroy, E., Rodríguez-Hidalgo, A., Castex, D., Couture-Veschambre, C. and Gómez-Olivencia, A., 2020. The human remains from the Lumentxa cave (Lekeitio, Biscay, Northern Iberian Peninsula): Paleobiology, Taphonomy and Chronology Quaternary International, v. 566-567 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.06.043
  • García-Sagastibelza, A., López-Onaindia, D., Lambacher, N., Pomeroy, E., Cubas, M., Subirà, ME., Castex, D., Couture-Veschambre, C. and Gómez-Olivencia, A., 2020. The funerary use of caves during the Holocene in the Atlantic Western Pyrenees: New information from Atxuri-I and Txotxinkoba caves (Biscay, Northern Iberian Peninsula) Quaternary International, v. 566-567 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.09.029
  • Pomeroy, E., Hunt, CO., Reynolds, T., Abdulmutalb, D., Asouti, E., Bennett, P., Bosch, D., Burke, A., Farr, L., Foley, R., French, C., Frumkin, A., Goldberg, P., Hill, E., Kabukcu, C., Mirazon Lahr, M., Lane, R., Marean, C., Maureille, B., Mutri, G., Miller, C., Ali Mustafa, K., Nymark, A., Pettitt, P., Sala, N., Sandgathe, D., Stringer, C., Tilby, E. and Barker, G., 2020. Issues of theory and method in the analysis of Paleolithic mortuary behavior: a view from Shanidar Cave, Wiley-Blackwell Evolutionary Anthropology, v. 29 http://doi.org/10.1002/evan.21854
  • Lightfoot, E., Pomeroy, E., Grant, J., O’Connell, TC., le Roux, P., Zakrzewski, S., Inskip, S., Benady, S., Finlayson, C., Finlayson, G. and Lane, K., 2020. Sea, sickness and cautionary tales: a multi-isotope study from a post-mediaeval hospital at the city-port of Gibraltar (AD 1462–1704) Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, v. 12 http://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-020-01220-0
  • 2019 (Accepted for publication)

  • Pomeroy, E., Bennett, P., Hunt, C., Reynolds, T., Farr, L., Frouin, M., Holman, J., Lane, R., French, C. and Barker, G., 2019 (Accepted for publication). New Neanderthal remains associated with the ‘flower burial’ at Shanidar Cave, Cambridge University Press Antiquity, v. 94 http://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2019.207
  • 2019

  • Pomeroy, E., Mushrif-Tripathy, V., Kulkarni, B., Kinra, S., Stock, JT., Cole, TJ., Shirley, MK. and Wells, JCK., 2019. Estimating body mass and composition from proximal femur dimensions using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. Archaeol Anthropol Sci, v. 11 http://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-018-0665-z
  • Pomeroy, E., Mushrif-Tripathy, V., Cole, TJ., Wells, JCK. and Stock, JT., 2019. Ancient origins of low lean mass among South Asians and implications for modern type 2 diabetes susceptibility. Sci Rep, v. 9 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46960-9
  • 2018

  • Pomeroy, E., Macintosh, A., Wells, JCK., Cole, TJ. and Stock, JT., 2018. Relationship between body mass, lean mass, fat mass, and limb bone cross-sectional geometry: Implications for estimating body mass and physique from the skeleton. Am J Phys Anthropol, v. 166 http://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23398
  • Pomeroy, E., Mushrif-Tripathy, V., Wells, JCK., Kulkarni, B., Kinra, S. and Stock, JT., 2018. Stature estimation equations for South Asian skeletons based on DXA scans of contemporary adults. Am J Phys Anthropol, v. 167 http://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23596
  • Groucutt, HS., Grün, R., Zalmout, IAS., Drake, NA., Armitage, SJ., Candy, I., Clark-Wilson, R., Louys, J., Breeze, PS., Duval, M., Buck, LT., Kivell, TL., Pomeroy, E., Stephens, NB., Stock, JT., Stewart, M., Price, GJ., Kinsley, L., Sung, WW., Alsharekh, A., Al-Omari, A., Zahir, M., Memesh, AM., Abdulshakoor, AJ., Al-Masari, AM., Bahameem, AA., Al Murayyi, KMS., Zahrani, B., Scerri, ELM. and Petraglia, MD., 2018. Homo sapiens in Arabia by 85,000 years ago. Nat Ecol Evol, v. 2 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0518-2
  • Payne, S., Kumar Bc, R., Pomeroy, E., Macintosh, A. and Stock, J., 2018. Thrifty phenotype versus cold adaptation: trade-offs in upper limb proportions of Himalayan populations of Nepal. R Soc Open Sci, v. 5 http://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.172174
  • Pomeroy, E., Grant, J., Ward, D., Benady, S., Reinoso del Río, MC., Gutierrez López, JM., Mata Almonte, E., Ramírez León, J., Cobos Rodríguez, L., Finlayson, G., Finlayson, S., Finlayson, C. and Lane, K., 2018. Death in the sun: the bioarchaeology of an early post-medieval hospital in Gibraltar, Informa UK Limited Post-Medieval Archaeology, v. 52 http://doi.org/10.1080/00794236.2018.1515402
  • Lane, K., Pomeroy, E. and Davila, MRL., 2018. Over Rock and Under Stone: Carved Rocks and Subterranean Burials at Kipia, Ancash, AD 1000 – 1532, Walter de Gruyter GmbH Open Archaeology, v. 4 http://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2018-0018
  • 2017

  • Pomeroy, E., Mirazon Lahr, M., Crivellaro, F., Farr, L., Hunt, CO., Reynolds, T. and Barker, GWW., 2017. Newly-discovered Neanderthal remains from Shanidar Cave, Iraqi Kurdistan, and their attribution to Shanidar 5, Elsevier Journal of Human Evolution, v. 111 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2017.07.001
  • 2016 (Accepted for publication)

  • Wells, JCK., Pomeroy, E., Walimbe, SR., Popkin, BM. and Yajnik, CS., 2016 (Accepted for publication). The Elevated Susceptibility to Diabetes in India: An Evolutionary Perspective, Frontiers Media SA Frontiers in Public Health, v. 4 http://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2016.00145
  • 2015

  • Pomeroy, E., Wells, JCK., Cole, TJ., O'Callaghan, M. and Stock, JT., 2015. Relationships of maternal and paternal anthropometry with neonatal body size, proportions and adiposity in an Australian cohort. Am J Phys Anthropol, v. 156 http://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22680
  • Pomeroy, E., Wells, JCK., Stanojevic, S., Miranda, JJ., Moore, LG., Cole, TJ. and Stock, JT., 2015. Surname-inferred Andean ancestry is associated with child stature and limb lengths at high altitude in Peru, but not at sea level. Am J Hum Biol, v. 27 http://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22725
  • 2014

  • Pomeroy, E., Stock, JT., Stanojevic, S., Miranda, JJ., Cole, TJ. and Wells, JCK., 2014. Stunting, adiposity, and the individual-level "dual burden" among urban lowland and rural highland peruvian children American Journal of Human Biology, v. 26 http://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22551
  • Pomeroy, E., Wells, JCK., Stanojevic, S., Miranda, JJ., Cole, TJ. and Stock, JT., 2014. Birth month associations with height, head circumference, and limb lengths among Peruvian children. Am J Phys Anthropol, v. 154 http://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22484
  • Pomeroy, E., Stock, JT., Stanojevic, S., Miranda, JJ., Cole, TJ. and Wells, JCK., 2014. Stunting, adiposity, and the individual-level "dual burden" among urban lowland and rural highland Peruvian children. Am J Hum Biol, v. 26 http://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22551
  • Pomeroy, E., Stock, JT., Cole, TJ., O'Callaghan, M. and Wells, JCK., 2014. Relationships between neonatal weight, limb lengths, skinfold thicknesses, body breadths and circumferences in an Australian cohort. PLoS One, v. 9 http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0105108
  • 2013

  • Pomeroy, E., 2013. Biomechanical insights into activity and long distance trade in the south-central Andes (AD500-1450) Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 40 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2013.04.019
  • Pomeroy, E., Stock, JT., Stanojevic, S., Miranda, JJ., Cole, TJ. and Wells, JCK., 2013. Associations between arterial oxygen saturation, body size and limb measurements among high-altitude Andean children. Am J Hum Biol, v. 25 http://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22422
  • 2012 (No publication date)

  • Pomeroy, E. and Zakrewski, SR., 2012 (No publication date). Sexual dimorphism in diaphyseal cross-sectional shape in the medieval Muslim population of Écija, Spain, and Anglo-Saxon Great Chesterford, UK International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, v. 19 http://doi.org/10.1002/oa.981
  • 2012

  • Pomeroy, E. and Stock, JT., 2012. Estimation of stature and body mass from the skeleton among coastal and mid-altitude Andean populations. Am J Phys Anthropol, v. 147 http://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.21644
  • Pomeroy, E. and Stock, JT., 2012. Estimation of stature and body mass from the skeleton among coastal and mid-altitude andean populations American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 147 http://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.21644
  • Pomeroy, E. and Stock, JT., 2012. Estimation of Stature and Body Mass From the Skeleton Among Coastal and Mid-Altitude Andean Populations American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 147
  • Pomeroy, E., Stock, JT., Stanojevic, S., Miranda, JJ., Cole, TJ. and Wells, JCK., 2012. Trade-offs in relative limb length among Peruvian children: extending the thrifty phenotype hypothesis to limb proportions. PLoS One, v. 7 http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0051795
  • 2010

  • Australo-Anglo-American Spondyloarthritis Consortium (TASC), , Reveille, JD., Sims, A-M., Danoy, P., Evans, DM., Leo, P., Pointon, JJ., Jin, R., Zhou, X., Bradbury, LA., Appleton, LH., Davis, JC., Diekman, L., Doan, T., Dowling, A., Duan, R., Duncan, EL., Farrar, C., Hadler, J., Harvey, D., Karaderi, T., Mogg, R., Pomeroy, E., Pryce, K., Taylor, J., Savage, L., Deloukas, P., Kumanduri, V., Peltonen, L., Ring, SM., Whittaker, P., Glazov, E., Thomas, GP., Maksymowych, WP., Inman, RD., Ward, MM., Stone, MA., Weisman, MH., Wordsworth, BP. and Brown, MA., 2010. Genome-wide association study of ankylosing spondylitis identifies non-MHC susceptibility loci. Nat Genet, v. 42 http://doi.org/10.1038/ng.513
  • Pomeroy, E., Stock, JT., Zakrzewski, SR. and Lahr, MM., 2010. A Metric Study of Three Types of Artificial Cranial Modification from North-Central Peru INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOARCHAEOLOGY, v. 20 http://doi.org/10.1002/oa.1044
  • Pomeroy, E., Reveille, JD., Brown, MA. and Sims, A-M., 2010. Genome-wide association study of ankylosing spondylitis identifies non-MHC susceptibility loci Nature Genetics, v. 42 http://doi.org/10.1038/ng.513
  • Pomeroy, E., Podbielski, DW., Bruckel, J. and Stone, MA., 2010. Visual Assessment of the Spine Bruckel Instrument, a Novel Status Tool to Reflect Appearance of the Spine in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis http://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.090548
  • 2009

  • Pomeroy, E., 2009. Labial talon cusps: a South American archaeological case in the deciduous dentition and review of a rare trait BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL, v. 206 http://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.168
  • Pomeroy, E., Stone, MA., White, LA. and Keystone, E., 2009. Significance of Clinical Evaluation of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint in Relation to Synovial/Bone Pathology in Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis Detected by Magnetic Resonance Imaging Journal of Rheumatology, v. 36 http://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.080205
  • 2008

  • Stone, MA., Pomeroy, E., Keat, A., Sengupta, R., Hickey, S., Dieppe, P., Gooberman-Hill, R., Mogg, R., Richardson, J. and Inman, RD., 2008. Assessment of the impact of flares in ankylosing spondylitis disease activity using the Flare Illustration. Rheumatology (Oxford), v. 47 http://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/ken176
  • Conference proceedings

    2023 (Accepted for publication)

  • Barker, G., Pomeroy, E., Hill, E., Holman, J., Hunt, C., Lane, R., Lopez-Polin, L., Reynolds, T., Tilby, E. and Twyman, J., 2023 (Accepted for publication). Neanderthal life and death in Shanidar Cave, Iraqi Kurdistan
  • 2018

  • Pomeroy, E., Macintosh, A., Wells, JCK., Cole, TJ. and Stock, JT., 2018. Feasibility of estimating total body, lean and fat mass from bone cross-sectional geometry AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, v. 165
  • 2017

  • Ward, DL., Pomeroy, E., Grant, J., Benady, S., Finlayson, C., Reinoso Del Rio, MC., Gutierrez Lopez, JM. and Lane, K., 2017. A rocky start: The conundrum of a post-medieval burial ground in Gibraltar AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, v. 162
  • Pomeroy, E., Mushrif-Tripathy, V., Stock, JT. and Wells, JCK., 2017. Evidence of an ancient origin for contemporary chronic disease risk in South Asia AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, v. 162
  • Siew, YY., Nikita, E., Macintosh, AA., Gasperetti, MA., Pomeroy, E. and Stock, JT., 2017. Patterns of Handedness Among Human Populations from the Late Pleistocene to the Holocene AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, v. 162
  • Stock, JT., Pomeroy, E., Davies, T., Richter, T. and Maher, L., 2017. Early and Middle Epipalaeolithic human remains from Jordan: implications for understanding late Pleistocene population and foraging complexity in the Levant AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, v. 162
  • 2016

  • Ward, DL., Pomeroy, E. and Stock, JT., 2016. Insights into developmental stress exposure from the bony labyrinth AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, v. 159
  • 2014

  • Pomeroy, E., Stock, JT., Stanojevic, S., Miranda, JJ., Cole, TJ. and Wells, JCK., 2014. The individual-level 'dual burden' of short stature and excess adiposity: Discounting a methodological explanation using tibia length AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, v. 153
  • 2012

  • Pomeroy, E., Stock, JT., Stanojevic, S., Miranda, J., Cole, TJ. and Wells, JCK., 2012. Trade-offs in relative limb length among Andean children: evidence for extending the thrifty phenotype hypotheses to limb growth AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, v. 147
  • 2011

  • Pomeroy, E. and Stock, JT., 2011. Stature estimation in Andean skeletal populations: methods, challenges and implications for modern human variation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, v. 144
  • Datasets

    2021

  • Beresford-Jones, D., Pomeroy, E., Alday, C., Benfer, R., Quilter, J., O'Connell, T. and Lightfoot, E., 2021. Research data supporting "Diet and lifestyle in the first villages of the Middle Preceramic: insights from stable isotope and osteological analyses of human remains from Paloma, Chilca I, La Yerba III and Morro I" http://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.63764
  • Book chapters

    2016 (Published online)

  • Pomeroy, E., Wells, JCK. and Stock, JT., 2016 (Published online). Obstructed Labour: The Classic Obstetric Dilemma and Beyond, Springer
  • 2016

  • Davies, TG., Pomeroy, E., Shaw, CN. and Stock, JT., 2016. Mobility and the Skeleton: A Biomechanical View http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315599632-7
  • 2014

  • Davies, TG., Pomeroy, E., Shaw, CN. and Stock, JT., 2014. Mobility and the skeleton: A biomechanical view
  • Teaching and Supervisions

    Teaching: 

    I am involved in the teaching of the following courses:

    • Paper B1: Humans in Biological Perspective (Paper Co-ordinator)
    • Paper B4: Comparative Human Biology
    • Paper B18/AS5: Decoding the Skeleton
    Research supervision: 

    *** Please note that I plan to be on sabbatical leave from October 2023-September 2024 and will be unavailable to supervise MPhil dissertations during this time ***

    I am currently accepting MPhil and PhD students, and I am interested in supervising on topics related to:

     

    • Human bioarchaeology
    • Human variation, adaptation and behaviour
    • Health and disease in the past and present/ evolutionary medicine
    • Neanderthal morphology and behaviour

    Past students:

    MPhil:   

                Abigail Doyle

                Sophie Russell

                Devin Ward (Cambridge)

                Jessica Izzard (Liverpool John Moores University)

    Other Professional Activities

    Academic editor, PLOS One

    Job Titles

    Associate Professor in the Evolution of Health, Diet and Disease
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    General Info

    Takes PhD students
    Available for consultancy
    Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
    Osteoarchaeology
    Paleoanthropology
    Human Population Biology and Health
    Human Evolution

    Contact Details

    2.3 Henry Wellcome Building
    Fitzwilliam Street
    eep23 [at] cam.ac.uk
    Cambridge
    CB2 1QH
    01223 (7)64711

    Affiliations

    Person keywords: 
    Evolutionary medicine
    Neandethal morphology and behaviour
    Human adaptation and skeletal variation
    Plasticity
    Evolutionary anthropology
    Skeletal biomechanics
    Asia
    Health and disease
    Biological Anthropology
    Developmental origins of Health and Disease
    Bioarchaeology
    Skeletal biology
    Human osteology
    The evolution of human variation
    Subjects: 
    Biological Anthropology
    Themes: 
    Human Evolutionary Studies
    Geographical areas: 
    Americas
    Europe
    Mesopotamia and the Near East
    South Asia
    Periods of interest: 
    Other Historical
    Other Prehistory
    Palaeolithic/Mesolithic