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Dr. Rob Hoppa

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Dr. Rob Hoppa

Office: 315 Fletcher Argue
Phone: (204) 474-6329

Ph.D. (McMaster University)
M.Sc.  (University of Sheffield and University of Bradford)
B.Sc. (University of Toronto)



Areas of Specialization:

Dr. Hoppa is a physical anthropologist whose research focus seeks to answer questions regarding the relationship between health and mortality, and changing social, economic and cultural conditions. Interests include: Osteology; Bioarchaeology; Skeletal Growth & Development; Medieval Denmark; 3D Imaging in Bioarchaeology; Palaeodemography; Age estimation from the Skeleton

Current Research (including grants and student funding opportunities):
His current interests focus on the bioarchaeology of Medieval and post-Medieval Denmark.

The Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities (FKK). The City Dwellers: Migration and Health in Medieval Viborg. (CI with J Boldsen, K Rasmussen, G Milner, J Hjermind, and P Leth) 2017-20.

Recent Publications:

  • Gamble JA, Boldsen JL and Hoppa RD (2017) Stressing Out in Medieval Denmark: An Investigation of Dental Enamel Defects and Age at Death in Two Medieval Danish Cemeteries. International Journal of Paleopathology 17:52-66. OPEN ACCESS
  • Scott AB, Choi KY, Mookherjee N, Hoppa RD and Larcombe LA (2016) The Biochemical Signatures of Stress: A Preliminary Analysis of Osteocalcin Fluctuations and Macroscopic Skeletal Changes Associated with Poor Health in the Black Friars (13th-17th Centuries) Population. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159: 596-606.
  • Maltais Lapointe G, Lynnerup N and Hoppa RD (2016) Validation of the New Interpretation of Gerasimov’s Nasal Projection Method for Forensic Facial Approximation Using CT Data. Journal of Forensic Sciences 61(S1): S193-S200.
  • Scott AB and Hoppa RD (2015) A Re-evaluation of the Impact of Radiographic Orientation on the Identification and Interpretation of Harris Lines. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156(1):141–147.