Ms Tahlia Stewart

Ms Tahlia Stewart

Position: PhD Candidate in Biological Anthropology
School and/or Centres: School of Archaeology and Anthropology

Email: Tahlia.Stewart@anu.edu.au

Phone: +61 261 250 256

Location: 201A, Banks Building (#44) Linnaeus Way

Qualification:

Bachelor of Science (Anatomy and Human Biology, Archaeology), University of Western Australia Bachelor of Arts First Class Honours (Archaeology), University of Western Australia Master of Archaeological Science Advanced with Commendations (Forensic Archaeology and Palaeopathology), Australian National University  

Tahlia completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Western Australia (UWA), with a Bachelor of Science with majors in Archaeology, Anatomy and Human Biology, with a minor in Reproductive Biology, where she was most interested in human hormonal biorhythms. 

Tahlia was accepted into the Honours program at the UWA, undertaking a dissertation entitled 'Disembodied and displaced: An archaeological enquiry into the historical Colonial South trade of Indigenous human remains and artefacts, and the contemporary repatriation and rehumanisation of Indigenous Australians from South Africa'. Following this, Tahlia completed an internship placement at the Fremantle Prison Museum.

Tahlia then relocated to Canberra to undertake a Masters in Archaeological Science (Advanced), specialising in Forensic Archaeology and Palaeopathology, where she became interested in human skeletal biorhythms through an independent research project entitled 'Human skeletal growth'. She continued into the Advanced program with a thesis entitled 'Life and death in the early Holocene: Biological skeletal analysis and burial practices from a child burial from Gua Makpan site (Alor Island, Indonesia)'. Tahlia later graduated with commendations.

Tahlia is currently a PhD Candidate at the Australian National University, as part of the Skeletal Biology and Forensic Anthropology Research Group. Her research investigates the interaction of human diet and nutrition, and bone microstructure using histological analyses of clinical modern and ancient human bone tissue.

Human bone histology, palaeohistology, diet, nutrition, metabolic disease, deficiency disease, bone biology, human skeletal biorhythms, osteology, forensic archaeology, palaeopathology, burial practices, biological profile techniques, repatriation, research ethics, museum archival research, historical trade in human remains, Colonial South trade systems, ethics and legislation.

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Miszkiewicz JJ, Stewart TJ, Naseri R, Sołtysiak A. (in preparation). Using bone histology to characterise human remains from multiple burials in a Late Bronze Age cemetery, Deh Dumen, Iran. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 
  • Stewart TJ, Louys J, Miszkiewicz JJ. (in revision). Rib bone vascularity and skeletal mechanical loading environment. Anatomical Science International. 
  • Samper-Carro SC, Stewart TJ, O’Connor S, Wood R. (in revision). Burial practices in the early mid-Holocene of the Wallacean Islands: A sub-adult burial from Gua Makpan, Alor Island, Indonesia. Quaternary International. 
  • Miszkiewicz JJ, Stewart TJ, Deter C, Fahy G, Mahoney P. 2019. Skeletal health in Medieval societies. In: Miszkiewicz JJ, Brennan-Olsen S, Riancho JA (eds.), Bone Health: A Reflection of the Social Mosaic. Springer Medicine: Singapore. Chapter 2: pp.17-34. 
  • Naseri R, Miszkiewicz JJ, Stewart TJ, Soltysiak A. 2019. Preliminary insights into human femoral bone remodelling at Late Bronze Age multiple burial from Iran. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 168 (S68): 173. 
  • Mahoney P, Miszkiewicz JJ, Chapple S, Le Luyer M, Schlecht SH, Stewart TJ, Deter C, Guatelli-Steinberg D. 2018. The biorhythm of human skeletal growth. Journal of Anatomy 232: 26-38. 
  • Mahoney P, Miszkiewicz JJ, Chapple S, Le Luyer M, Schlecht SH, Stewart TJ, Deter C, Guatelli-Steinberg D. 2018. The biorhythm of human skeletal growth. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 165: 164-165. 
  • Stewart TJ. 2016. Disembodied and Displaced: An Archaeological Enquiry into the Historical Colonial South Trade of Indigenous Human Remains and Artefacts, and the Contemporary Repatriation and Rehumanisation of Indigenous Australians from South Africa. Australasian Historical Archaeology 34: 78. 
  • Stewart TJ. 2015. Disembodied and Displaced: An Archaeological Enquiry into the Historical Colonial South Trade of Indigenous Human Remains and Artefacts, and the Contemporary Repatriation and Rehumanisation of Indigenous Australians from South Africa. Australian Archaeological Association 80: S141. 

 

Conference Presentations:

  • Stewart TJ, Louys J, Miszkiewicz JJ. 2019. Evaluating the extent to which rib microstructure reflects its macroanatomical form. Conference paper presented at the International Symposium on Palaeohistology, Cape Town, South Africa, July 31- August 4 2019. 
  • Naseri R, Miszkiewicz JJ, Stewart TJ, Soltysiak A. 2019. Preliminary insights into human femoral bone remodelling at Late Bronze Age multiple burial from Iran. Conference paper presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropology Annual Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, 27-30 March 2019. 
  • Stewart TJ, Louys J, Miszkiewicz JJ. 2018. To what extent does rib microstructure reflect its non-strenuous, macroanatomical environment? Conference paper presented at the Australasian Society for Human Biology Annual Conference, Townsville, Queensland, 5-7 December 2018. 
  • Mahoney P, Miszkiewicz JJ, Chapple S, Le Luyer M, Schlecht SH, Stewart TJ, Griffiths RA, Deter CA, Guatelli-Steinberg D. 2018. The biorhythm of human skeletal growth. 87th American Association of Physical Anthropologists Austin, TX, US. 
  • Stewart TJ, Deter C, Fahy G, Mahoney P, Miszkiewicz JJ. 2017. Inferring diet in Medieval England from bone histology and stable isotope data: Preliminary results. Conference poster, accepted to be presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Human Biology; December 3-6; Ballarat, Australia. 
  • Miszkiewicz JJ, Stewart TJ, Mahoney P. 2016. Biorhythms in Bone Metabolism: To what extent does osteocyte lacunae density relate to human stature? Conference paper, presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Human Biology; December 4-8; Dunedin, New Zealand. 
  • Stewart TJ. 2014. Disembodied and Displaced: An Archaeological Enquiry into the Historical Colonial South Trade of Indigenous Human Remains and Artefacts, and the Contemporary Repatriation and Rehumanisation of Indigenous Australians from South Africa. Conference paper, presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Australian Archaeological Association; December 1-3; Cairns, Australia. 

 

Other Works:

  • Stewart, TJ. 2017. Life and Death in the Early Holocene: Biological Skeletal Analysis and Burial Practices from a Child Burial from Gua Makpan site (Alor Island, Indonesia). MA(ArchSci) thesis, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, The Australian National University, Canberra. 
  • Stewart TJ. 2014. Disembodied and Displaced: An Archaeological Enquiry into the Historical Colonial South Trade of Indigenous Human Remains and Artefacts, and the Contemporary Repatriation and Rehumanisation of Indigenous Australians from South Africa. BA(Hons) thesis, Department of Archaeology, The University of Western Australia, Perth. 
  • From February 2017, a copy of my 2014 Honours Thesis is being held at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) library as a key reference document to assist in research for the repatriation of unethically collected human remains in South Africa. 
  • 2018 - Present: Australian Government Research Training Program Fee-Offset Scholarship (AGRTPFOS - CENS)
  • 2018 - Present: Australian Government Research Training Program Domestica Scholarship (AGRTPSD - STIP)

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