Sessional Instructor

Tom Siek Profile PictureEmail:  tsiek@uwaterloo.ca

Background

Thomas Siek received his PhD in 2019 from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London. Dr Siek is a biological anthropologist, specializing in bioarchaeology. His research focuses on human osteology, palaeopathology and palaeoepidemiology, with an emphasis on palaeo-oncology, as well as having broader interests in the history of medicine and disease. Dr Siek has excavated and conducted field work in Italy, Greece and Poland. His doctoral research centered on the palaeoepidemiology of neoplastic disease, with reference to medieval Poland.

Publications

Siek, T. Forthcoming. Cancer, A Disease in Flux: Attitudes & Perceptions from Antiquity to the Modern Period. Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies 2017 Conference Proceedings.

Hirst, CS., White, S., Siek, T. and Gasparik, A. In Press. Honeycomb Sterna: An Unusual Case of a Developmental Abnormality in the Sternum. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy.

Siek, T. 2019. A Systematic Review of Palaeoepidemiological Investigations in Neoplastic Disease. Program of the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 168: 228. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23802

Siek, T. and Hirst, CS. 2018. A Malignant Monkey: Skeletal Evidence of Metastasis in a Tantalus Monkey (Chlorocebus tantelus). Program of the 87th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 168: 228.  https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23489

Siek, T. 2017. Exhibition Review of Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care Science Museum, London (29th June 2016–15th January 2018). Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 27: 1-3. http://doi.org/10.5334/pia-522

Siek, T. 2015. An Exploration of Tactile Interaction in Osteology and Material Culture. PlatForum 14: 147-164.

Siek, T. 2013. The Osteological Paradox and Issues of Interpretation in Paleopathology. Vis á Vis: Explorations in Anthropology 13: 92-101.

Siek, T. 2012. “A Rose by Any Other Name”: The Types of Cholera in the 19th Century. In Ch2olera: Hamilton’s Forgotten Epidemics. D. Ann Herring and Heather T. Battles eds. Pp. 24-30. Hamilton: McMaster University.

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University of Waterloo
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