Anna Waterman

Assistant Professor

150 Basile
319-363-1323 ext. 1214
awaterman@mtmercy.edu

BA  University of Iowa
MA  University of Iowa
PhD  University of Iowa

Assistant Professor of Biology Anna Waterman, Ph.D., joined Mount Mercy’s Department of Natural and Applied Sciences in fall 2012. Prior to coming to Mount Mercy Waterman taught as an adjunct professor at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids and Black Hawk College in Moline, Ill. She has also been an instructor and postdoctoral researcher at The University of Iowa. Waterman holds Bachelor's, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Anthropology from the University of Iowa and has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including the Archaeological Institute of America’s Archaeology of Portugal Fellowship, The University of Iowa’s Ballard Seashore Dissertation Fellowship and The University of Iowa’s T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Fellowship.

Excavations at Bolores (Torres Vedras, Portugal) 2012.

 
Waterman’s areas of interest include skeletal biology, bioarchaeology, mortuary archaeology, dental anthropology, health status and human diet, paleopathology and stable isotope analyses. From 2008-2012 she served as a biological anthropologist for the excavations and skeletal analysis of the Late Neolithic burial site of Bolores (Torres Vedras, Portugal) through the University of Iowa and for her dissertation conducted a large study of health, dietary and mobility patterns in Late Neolithic burial populations in the Portuguese Estremadura.

Waterman is currently involved in several collaborative research projects with archaeologists and biological anthropologists in Europe and the United States focused on using bioavailable strontium isotope ratios to identify human migration patterns in the Late Prehistory of Spain and Portugal. 

 

Selected Publications and Presentations

Publications

2014

(In Press) Waterman, A.J., R.H. Tykot and A.M. Silva. Stable Isotope Analysis of Diet-based Social Differentiation at Late Prehistoric Collective Burials in Southwestern Portugal. Archaeometry.

2014

(In Press) Lillios, K.T, J.A. Artz, A.J. Waterman, J. Mack, J. T. Thomas, L. Trindade, and I. Luna. The Rock-Cut Tomb of Bolores (Torres Vedras): An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Social Landscape of the Late Neolithic of the Iberian Peninsula. Trabajos de Prehistoria

2014

Waterman, A.J.,  A.M. Silva and R.H. Tykot. Stable Isotopic Indicators of Diet from Two Late Prehistoric Burial Sites in Portugal: An Investigation of Dietary Evidence of Social Differentiation. Open Journal of Archaeometry.2:22-27

2014

Waterman, A.J.,  D.W. Peate, A.M. Silva and J.T. Thomas. In Search of Homelands: Using Strontium Isotopes to Identify Biological Markers of Mobility in Late Prehistoric Portugal.  Journal of Archaeological Science. 42C:119-127. pdf

2014                               

Horwath, B, A. J. Waterman, K. T. Lillios, and J. Irish Assessing Change in Diet and Biological Affinity between the 4th and 3rd Millennia BCE in the Portuguese Estremadura through Microwear and Dental Morphology: A Preliminary Comparison of Feteira II and Bolores. Homo- Journal of Comparative Human Biology. pdf

2013

Waterman, A.J., A. Figueiredo, J.T. Thomas, and D.W. Peate. Identifying migrants in the Late Neolithic burials of the Antas of Rego da Murta (Alvaiázere, Portugal) using strontium isotopes. Antrope. 0, p. 190–196.

2013

Thomas, J.T. and A.J. Waterman. Down the Rabbit Hole: The Significance of Late Neolithic Lagomorph Figurines in Anthropological Perspective. Archaeological Review from Cambridge. 28 (2), 113-131.

2011

Waterman, A.J. and J.T. Thomas. When the Bough Breaks: Childhood Mortality and Burial Practice in Late Neolithic Iberia. Oxford Journal of Archaeology. 30(2):165-183. pdf

Selected Presentations

2013

Waterman, A.J., and J.T. Thomas. People, Places, and Things:  Life and Death in the Late Neolithic of Portugal. Poster presented at the 112nd Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago IL. November 20-24, 2013.  

2012        

Waterman, A.J., A. Figueiredo, J.T. Thomas, and D.W. Peate.  Identifying migrants in the Late Neolithic burials of the Antas of Rego da Murta (Alvaiázere, Portugal) using Strontium Isotopes. Paper presented at Jornadas Internacionais does Património, Alvaiázere, Portugal. May 18-19, 2012. 

2012       

Waterman, A.J., M. Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, D.W. Peate and K.J. Knudson. At Home or Abroad: An Investigation of Human Migration Patterns in Copper Age Spain using Strontium Isotopes. Poster presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, Tennessee. April 18-22, 2012. 

2011      

Waterman, A.J., A.M. Silva and D.W. Peate. In Search of Homelands: Using  strontium Isotopes to Identify Biological Markers of Mobility in Late Prehistoric Portugal. Poster presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Sacramento, California, March 30 – April 3, 2011. 

2011       

Waterman, A.J.,  M. Kunst, R.H. Tykot and A.M. Silva. Stable Isotope Analysis of Human and Animal Remains from Zambujal (Torres Vedras, Portugal): An Investigation of Human and Animal Dietary Diversity in Late Prehistoric Portugal. Poster presented at the 112th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, San Antonio, Texas, January 6 – 9, 2011.

2010       

Waterman, A.J.,  A.M. Silva and R.H. Tykot. Stable Isotopic Indicators of Diet from Two Late Prehistoric Burial Sites in Portugal: An Investigation of Dietary Evidence of Social Differentiation. Poster presented at the 38th International Symposium on Archeometry, Tampa, Florida, May 10-14, 2010. pdf

2010       

Waterman, A.J., and R.H. Tykot. Evidence of Dietary Variability and Breadth at Los Millares (Almeria, Spain) (c.2700-1900 BC) Based on Stable Isotope Analysis of Human Remains.  Poster presented at the 75nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, Missouri, April 14 - 18, 2010.

2009     

Waterman, A.J. and B.C. Horwath. Dental Attrition Patterns in Two Late Prehistoric Skeletal Collections from the Estremadura region of Portugal: Comparisons and Results. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, Illinois, March 31-April 4, 2009.

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