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Peer Reviewed Articles:

DeWitte SN, and Lewis M. 2020. Medieval menarche: Changes in pubertal timing before and after the Black Death. American Journal of Human Biology. Link.

Walter B, DeWitte S, Dupras T, and Beaumont J. In press. Assessment of nutritional stress in famine burials using stable isotope analysis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 172:214-226. Link.

DeWitte SN, and Yaussy SL. 2020. Sex differences in famine mortality in medieval London. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 171:164-169. Link.

Redfern R, DeWitte S, Beaumont J, Millard A, and Hamlin C. 2019. A new method for investigating the relationship between diet and mortality: hazard analysis using dietary isotopes. Annals of Human Biology 46(5):378-387. Link.

Klunk J, Duggan AT, Redfern R, Gamble J, Boldsen JL, Golding GB, Walter BS, Eaton K,  Stangroom J, Rouillard J-M, Devaul A, DeWitte S, and Poinar HN. 2019. Genetic resiliency and the Black Death: no apparent loss of mitogenomic diversity due to the Black Death in medieval London and Denmark. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 169:240-252. PDF.

Yaussy SL, and DeWitte SN. 2019. Calculus and survivorship in medieval London: the association between dental disease and a demographic measure of general health. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 168: 552-565. PDF.

DeWitte SN. 2018. Demographic anthropology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 165: 893-903. PDF.

Yaussy SL, and DeWitte SN. 2018. Patterns of frailty in non-adults from medieval
London. International Journal of Paleopathology. 22:1-7. PDF.

DeWitte SN. 2018. Stress, sex, and plague: patterns of developmental stress and survival in pre- and post-Black Death London. American Journal of Human Biology 30:e23073. PDF.

Redfern R, DeWitte SN, Montgomery J, and Gowland R. 2018. A novel investigation into migrant and host health-statuses in the past: a case-study from Roman Britain. Bioarchaeology International. 2:20-43. PDF.

DeWitte SN, and Yaussy SL. 2017. Short femur length and famine mortality in medieval London. Bioarchaeology International 1:41-52. PDF.

DeWitte SN and Kowaleski M. 2017. Black Death bodies. Fragments 6:1-37. PDF.

Betsinger TR, and DeWitte S. 2017. Trends in mortality and biological stress in a medieval Polish urban population. International Journal of Paleopathology 19:24-36. PDF.

Walter BS, and DeWitte SN. 2017. Urban and Rural Mortality and Survival in Medieval England. Annals of Human Biology 44:338-348. PDF.

Redfern RC, Judd M, and DeWitte S. 2017. Multiple injury and health in past societies: an analysis of concepts and approaches, and insights from a multi-period study. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 27:418-429PDF.

2017 Crespo FA, Klaes CK, Switala AE, and DeWitte SN. Do leprosy and tuberculosis generate a systemic inflammatory shift? Setting the ground for a new dialogue between experimental immunology and bioarchaeology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162:143- 156. PDF.

2016 DeWitte SN. Archaeological evidence of epidemics can inform future epidemics. Annual Review of Anthropology DOI: 10.1146/annurev-anthro-102215-095929. PDF.

2016 DeWitte S, Kurth M, Allen C, and Linkov I. Disease epidemics: lessons for resilience in an increasingly connected world. Journal of Public Health doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdw044. PDF.

2016 Yaussy SL, DeWitte SN, Redfern RR. Frailty and famine: Patterns of mortality and physiological stress among victims of famine in medieval London. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. PDF.

2016 Walter BS, DeWitte SN, Redfern RR. Sex differentials in caries frequencies in medieval London. Archives of Oral Biology 63: 32-39. PDF.

2016  DeWitte SN, Hughes-Morey G, Bekvalac J, and Karsten J. Wealth, health, and frailty in Industrial-era London. Annals of Human Biology 43:241-54. PDF.

2015  DeWitte SN.  Setting the stage for medieval plague: pre-Black Death trends in survival and mortality. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 158:441-451. PDF.

2015 DeWitte SN and Stojanowski CM. The Osteological Paradox 20 Years Later: Past Perspectives, Future Directions. Journal of Archaeological Research 23:397-450. PDF.

2015 DeWitte SN. Bioarchaeology and the Ethics of Research Using Human Skeletal Remains. History Compass 13: 10-19. PDF.

2014 DeWitte SN. The anthropology of plague: Insights from bioarchaeological analyses of epidemic cemeteries. The Medieval Globe 1:97-124. PDF.

2014 DeWitte SN. Differential survival among individuals with active and healed periosteal new bone formation. International Journal of Paleopathology. 7:38-44. PDF.

2014  DeWitte SN. Mortality risk and survival in the aftermath of the medieval Black Death. PLoS ONE 9(5): e96513. PDF.

2014  DeWitte SN. Health in post-Black Death London (1350-1538): Age patterns of periosteal new bone formation in a post-epidemic population. American Journal of Physical Anthropology DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22510. PDF.

2014    Parker D, Wood J, Tomita S, DeWitte S, Jennings J, and Cui L. Household ecology and out-migration among ethnic Karen along the Thai-Myanmar border. Demographic Research 30:1129-1156. PDF.

2014  Devault AM, McLoughlin K, Jaing C, Gardner S, Porter TM, Enk JM, Thissen J, Allen J, Borucki M, DeWitte SN, Dhody AN, and Poinar HN. Ancient pathogen DNA in archaeological samples detected with a Microbial Detection Array. Scientific Reports 4:4245. PDF.

2014  Wagner DM, Klunk J, Harbeck M, Devault A, Waglechner N, Sahl JW, Enk J, Birdsell DN, Kuch M, Lumibao C, Poinar D, Pearson T, Fourment M, Golding B, Riehm JM, Earn DJD, DeWitte S, Rouillard J-M, Grupe G, Wiechmann I, Bliska JB, Keim PS, Scholz HC, Holmes EC, and Poinar H. Yersinia pestis and the Plague of Justinian: a genomic analysis. The Lancet Infectious Diseases doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(13)70323-2. PDF.

2013  DeWitte SN, Boulware JC, and Redfern RC. Medieval monastic mortality: hazard analysis of mortality differences between monastic and non-monastic cemeteries in England. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 153:322-332. PDF.

2013  DeWitte SN and Slavin P. Between Famine and Death: England on the Eve of the Black Death – Evidence from Paleoepidemiology and Manorial Accounts.  Journal of Interdisciplinary History 44:37-60.  PDF.

2012   DeWitte SN. Sex Differences in Periodontal Disease in Catastrophic and Attritional Assemblages from Medieval London. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 149:405-416.  PDF.

2012   Bos K, Stevens P, Nieselt K, Poinar H, DeWitte SN, and Krause K. Yersinia pestis: New Evidence for an Old Infection. PLoS ONE 7:e49803. PDF.

2012   DeWitte SN and Hughes-Morey G. Stature and frailty during the Black Death: the effect of stature on risks of epidemic mortality in London, A.D. 1348-1350. Journal of Archaeological Science 39:1412-1419PDF.

2012   Jones EE, and DeWitte SN. Using Spatial Analysis to Estimate Depopulation Ratios for Native American Populations from Northeastern North America, AD 1616–1645. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 31:83-92.  PDF

2011   DeWitte SN and Bekvalac J. The association between periodontitis and periosteal lesions in the St. Mary Graces Cemetery, London, England A.D. 1350-1538. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 146:609-618.  PDF

2011   Bos KI, Schuenemann VJ, Golding GB, Burbano HA, Waglechner N, Coombes BK, McPhee JB, DeWitte SN, Myer M, Schmedes S, Wood J, Earn DJD, Herring DA, Bauer P, Poinar HN, and Krause J. A draft genome of Yersinia pestis from victims of the Black Death. Nature 478:506-510. PDF

2011   Schuenemann VJ, Bos K, DeWitte S, Schmedes S, Jamieson J, Mittnik A, Forrest S, Coombes BK, Wood JW, Earn DJD, White W, Krause J, and Poinar HN. Targeted enrichment of ancient pathogens yielding the pPCP1 plasmid of Yersinia pestis from victims of the Black Death. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108:E746-E752.  PDF

2011   Redfern RC and DeWitte SN. Status and health in Roman Dorset: the effect of status on risk of mortality in post-Conquest populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 146:197-208.  PDF

2011   Redfern RC, and DeWitte SN. A new approach to the study of Romanization in Britain: a regional perspective of cultural change in late Iron Age and Roman Dorset using the Siler and Gompertz-Makeham models of mortality. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144:269-285.  PDF

2010   DeWitte SN. Age patterns of mortality during the Black Death in London, A.D. 1349-1350. Journal of Archaeological Science 37:3394-3400. PDF

2010   DeWitte SN. Sex differences in frailty in medieval England. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 143:285-297.  PDF

2010   DeWitte SN and Bekvalac J. Oral health and frailty in the medieval English cemetery of St. Mary Graces. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 142:341-354. (5th most accessed AJPA article in 2010).  PDF

2009   DeWitte SN. The effect of sex on risk of mortality during the Black Death in London, A.D. 1349-1350. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 139:222-234.  PDF

2009   Gage TB, and DeWitte SN. What do we know about the agricultural demographic transition?  Current Anthropology 50:649-655.  PDF

2008   DeWitte SN, and Wood JW. Selectivity of Black Death mortality with respect to pre-existing health. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105:1436-1441.  PDF

2003   Wood JW, Ferrell RJ, and DeWitte-Aviña SN. The temporal dynamics of the fourteenth-century Black Death: New evidence from English ecclesiastical records. Human Biology 75:427-448.  PDF

2003   Wood JW, and DeWitte-Aviña SN. Was the Black Death yersinial plague?  The Lancet Infectious Diseases 3:327-328.  PDF


DeWitte SN. 2019. Parsing the Paradox: Examining Heterogeneous Frailty in
Bioarchaeological Assemblages. In Willermet C and Lee S-H (Eds) Evaluating Evidence in Biological Anthropology: The Strange and Familiar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 126-145. Link.

Buikstra JE, and DeWitte SN. 2019. A brief history and 21st century challenges. In Buikstra JE(Ed) Ortner’s Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains 3e. Elsevier. p. 11-19. Link.

DeWitte SN. 2018. Misconceptions about the bioarchaeology of plague. In Buikstra JE (Ed) Bioarchaeologists Speak Out: Deep Time Perspectives on Contemporary Issues. New York, NY:Springer. p. 109-131. PDF.

2017 DeWitte SN.  Sex and frailty in medieval Europe: Patterns from catastrophic and    attritional assemblages. In S Agarwal and J Wesp (eds) Exploring Sex and Gender in Bioarchaeology Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. p. 189-222. PDF.

2014  DeWitte SN. Modeling the second epidemiological transition in London: Patterns of mortality and frailty during industrialization. In M Zuckerman (ed) Modern Environments and Human Health: Revisiting the Second Epidemiologic Transition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley- Blackwell. p 35-54. PDF.

2012   Gage TB, DeWitte SN, and Wood JW. Demography: Mortality and Migration. In S Stinson and B Bogin (eds). Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective, 2nd edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. p. 695-755. PDF.

Non-Refereed Articles:

DeWitte SN. 2020. Social inequality in times of pandemics. Anthropology News 61:12-14. PDF.

DeWitte SN. 2008. Distribution of skeletal lesions within the East Smithfield Black Death cemetery. Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin 31:15-18.

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