Yadira Chinique de Armas
Department of Anthropology, University of Winnipeg
PhD, University of Havana (2014), Biological Sciences
MSc, University of Havana (2009), Anthropology
Chinique de Armas’ research combines different lines of evidence, including human skeletal biology, stable isotope analysis, and paleobotany, to understand human adaptations and lifeways. Her current research deals with the biocultural diversity and plasticity of circum-Caribbean indigenous groups, with emphasis in their subsistence strategies, interactions, and mobility. In addition, she is interested in the biological and cultural determinants of breastfeeding and weaning practices in ancient human populations. She co-directs excavations in three archaeological regions of Cuba: The Canímar Valley in Matanzas, the Reserva de Buenavista in Sancti Spiritus and the Cauto Valley in Granma. In addition, she is a vice-president of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology (IACA).
Recently taught courses include Introductory Biological Anthropology and Archaeology, Methods and Theory in Biological Anthropology, Human Osteology, Problems in Biological Anthropology, and Advanced Osteology