Education

2013 PhD (Anthropology), The Ohio State University

2004 MSc (Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology), The University of Sheffield

2002 B.A. (Anthropology), University of California, Berkeley

Courses Taught

The Human Animal: Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Human Osteology

Quantitative Theory and Technique

Archaeology and Prehistory

Research Design

Mortuary Archaeology

Paleopathology

Digital Archaeologies

Bioarchaeology of Climate Change

Senior Capstone

Research Interests

Bioarchaeology

Mass disasters and human populations

Human health and disease

Climate change and health

Mortuary archaeology

Gender archaeology

Forensic anthropology

Publications

Books:

2019 Williams LL, Quave KE. Quantitative Anthropology: A Workbook. Academic Press: https://www.elsevier.com/books/quantitative-anthropology/williams/978-0-12-812775-9

Peer Reviewed Articles

2018 Green W, Caves MC, Williams LL, The Myrick Park Mounds (47Lc10), an Effigy Mound Site in Western Wisconsin. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 44(2): 207-229. DOI: 10.1080/01461109.2018.1539292

2017 Williams LL, Larsen CS. Health and the Little Ice Age North of the Alps: Relationship between Stress, Nutritional Deficiencies, and Disease. Bioarchaeology International 1 (3–4): 148-170. DOI: 10.5744/bi.2017.0012

2017 Betsinger TK, Smith MO, Thorson LJH, Williams LL. Endemic treponemal disease in late pre-Columbian prehistory: new parameters, new insights. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 15: 252-261. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.07.033

2012 Larsen CS, Williams LL. Internationalizing Physical Anthropology: A View of the Study of Living Human Variation from the Pages of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Current Anthropology 53 (S5): S139-S151. DOI: 10.1086/662292

2011 Smith MO, Betsinger TK, Williams LL. Differential visibility of treponemal disease in pre-Columbian stratified societies: Does rank matter? American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144 (2): 185-195. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.21381

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters:

2009 Williams LL. “The Dam is Becoming Dangerous and May Possibly Go”: The Paleodemography and Political Economy of the Johnstown Flood. In Eric C. Jones and Arthur D. Murphy, eds. The Political Economy of Hazards and Disasters. Lanham and New York: Altamira Press. Pp. 31-57.

Reports (not peer-reviewed):

2017 Williams LL. Executive Summary: Lockwood-Card Collection of Human Skeletal Remains from Florida. Prepared for the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College.

2016 Caves MC*, Williams LL, Green W. 2016. Archaeology around Wisconsin: Bioarcheological Analysis of Health in a Late Woodland Population from Myrick Park, La Crosse, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Archeologist 97: 90-91.

2010 Vercellotti G, Williams LL, Stout SD. Two possible cases of mastoidectomy from a recent Italian ossuary. Paleopathology Newsletter (Sept 2010) 151:13-18.

Leslie Lea Williams


Assistant Professor of Anthropology


  williamsll@beloit.edu   608-363-2605   Room 106, Godfrey Hall
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