Assistant Keeper, Institute for Bioarchaeology Curator of Physical Anthropology
Physical anthropology, bioarchaeology, human remains Department: Ancient Egypt and Sudan
Daniel Antoine is the Museum’s Curator of Physical Anthropology, with responsibility for the Museum’s human remains. His areas of expertise include the scientific study of human remains, the anatomy of the human skeleton, ancient diseases and hard tissue biology.
Before joining the Museum in 2009, Daniel was a Leverhulme Trust (2006-2009) and Wellcome Trust Research Fellow (2002-2005) at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, where he gained his PhD in 2001. His research has focused on developing new methods to investigate past human health using dental and skeletal tissues as indicators of age, disease, growth and development. He has also investigated past epidemics such as the Black Death and the Great Famine.
He is an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and the Secretary of the Institute for Bioarchaeology.
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Analysis of the human remains from the Merowe Dam Archaeological Salvage Project and the site of Kawa, Sudan
Analysis of the mummies from the Merowe Dam Archaeological Salvage Project
Isotopic analysis of the human remains from the Merowe Dam Archaeological Salvage Project
External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies
Institute for Bioarchaeology, 2010-present
Advisory Panel on the Archaeology of Burials in England (APABE), 2010-present
American Association of Physical Anthropology Career Development Committee, 2010-present
Human Remains Subject Specialist Network, 2010-present
The Society For The Study Of Childhood In The Past, 2010-present
Honorary Senior Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 2009-present
Antoine D, Life and Death in the Nile Valley – Bioarchaeological Research at the British Museum. Ancient Egypt, Volume 10, No. 5 (2010): 46-51
Antoine D and Waldron T, Evidence for abnormalities of the vertebral artery in cervical vertebrae. Are aneurysms and tortuosities of the vertebral artery being overlooked in palaeopathology? American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement 50 (2010): 57
Hassett B, Hillson S and Antoine D, Comparing macroscopic and metric methods of assessing enamel hypoplasia: an alternative approach using a metric assessment of perikymata spacing. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement 50 (2010): 124.
Antoine D, Hillson S and Dean MC, The developmental clock of dental enamel: a test for the periodicity of prism cross-striations in modern humans and an evaluation of the most likely sources of error in histological studies of this kind. Journal of Anatomy, 214 (2009): 45-55
Antoine D, Hillson S, Keene D, Milne G, Waldron A and White W, A study of human growth in London over the past 1000 years using tooth histology to determine a precise age-at-death. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement 45 (2009): 108-109
Huffman M, Antoine D and Birch W, Determining the effects of preparatory methods when observing cementum layering: exploration of techniques and microscopy. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement 45 (2009): 231
Antoine D, The Archaeology of Plague. In: Nutton V (ed.)Pestilential Complexities: Understanding Medieval Plague. Medical History, Supplement No. 27 (2008): 101-114
Antoine D, A review of: The Bioarchaeology of Children: Perspectives from Biological and Forensic Anthropology by Mary E. Lewis. Childhood in the Past, 1 (2008): 152-153
Antoine D, Hillson S, Keene D, Milne G, Waldron A and White W, An interdisciplinary study of human growth in London over the past 1000 years. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement 43 (2008): 60
Antoine D and Hillson S, The Great Famine, Black Death and Health in 14th century London. Archaeology International (2005): 26-28
Antoine D, Hillson S, Keene, Dean M and Milne G, Using growth structures in teeth from victims of the Black Death to investigate the effects of the Great Famine of AD 1315-1317. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2005): 65
Hillson S and Antoine D, Ancient Bones and Teeth on the Microstructural Level. In: G Grupe and J Peters (eds.) Deciphering Ancient Bones – The Research Potential of Bioarchaeological Collections: 141-157 (Leidorf: Documenta Archaeobiologiae, Rahden Westf, 2003)
Waldron T and Antoine D, Tortuosity or Aneurysm? The Palaeopathology of Some Abnormalities of the Vertebral Artery. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology (2002): 79-88
Antoine D, Dean C and Hillson S, The Periodicity of Incremental Structures in Dental Enamel Based on the Developing Dentition of Post-Medieval Known-Age Children. In: J T Mayhall and T Heikkinen (eds.) Dental Morphology 1998: 48-55 (Oulu, Oulu University Press, 2000)
Hillson S, Antoine D and Dean C, A Detailed Developmental Study of the Defects of Dental Enamel in a Group of Post-Medieval Children from London. In: J T Mayhall and T Heikkinen (eds.) Dental Morphology 1998: 102-111 (Oulu, Oulu University Press, 2000)
Antoine D, Dean C and Hillson S (1999) The Periodicity of Enamel Cross-Striations Based on the Developing Dentition of Known-Age Children from Spitalfields. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 28: 85.