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Laure Spake

Assistant Professor



Laure Spake is a biological anthropologist interested in children and their growth, developmental, and health outcomes across space and time. Her research draws on insights from behavioral ecology, life history theory, and biocultural frameworks to better understand the causes and consquences of human variatio. She currently has ongoing projects integrating datasets from contemporary and past populations with relevance to forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and evolutionary anthropology.

Research Interests

  • Growth and development
  • Human variation
  • Biomedical anthropology
  • Skeletal biology
  • Health, stress, wellbeing
  • Quantitative methods
  • Statistical computing

Research Profile