Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
Deutscher Platz 6
Dr Clare McFadden has a PhD in Biological Anthropology (2019) from the Australian National University. In 2019 she was appointed Lecturer in Biological Anthropology in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University, and in 2020 she commenced a postdoctoral research position in the same school. Her research has focussed on refining and expanding palaeodemographic tools, with an emphasis on application to bioarchaeological samples from Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. The palaeodemographic measures which she has developed and finessed use skeletally-derived age-at-death data to estimate fertility, the rate of natural population increase, maternal mortality, and age-at-death distributions. Through the application of these tools, she seeks to evaluate temporal and regional trends, and localised population responses to sociocultural, environmental and technological events and disease.