Bonnie Glencross

Associate Professor | Wilfrid Laurier University

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Bonnie Glencross is an Associate Professor of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  She completed graduate degrees at the University of Toronto, and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley.  She has over 20 years of expertise in archaeology, bioarcheology, human skeletal anatomy and biology, and has conducted research in Bermuda, Canada, Turkey and the United States. Bonnie has specialized research and teaching interests in human health, diet, and disease in the past, historical ecology, and is currently Co-principal Investigator with the Tay Point Archaeology Project. She also works with government agencies and cultural resource management companies identifying skeletal remains.   


Glencross, B., Warrick, G., Smith, T., Prowse, T. (2022) Estimating Ancient Huron-Wendat Diet in Southern Ontario Using Stable Isotopes from Dogs. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 41,

ArchaeoCafé (2021) Episode 2-18 - Minimally invasive archaeology: An interview with Bonnie Glencross, Gary Warrick, and Louis Lesage.

Glencross, B., Warrick, G., Fletcher, B. (2021) In Search of Carhagouha: The Archaeological Identification of Two Early 17th Century Huron-Wendat Villages. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 45:132-154.

Warrick, G., Glencross, B., Lesage, L. (2021) The Importance of Minimally-Invasive Remote Sensing Methods in Huron-Wendat Archaeology. Advances in Archaeological Practice May:238-249.

Knüsel, C., Glencross, B., Tsoraki, C., Belmonte, C., Bennison-Chapman, L., Milella, M. (2021) Social Tolerance and Violence at Neolithic Çatalhöyük (7100-5950 cal BC). In Communities at Work, The Making of Çatalhöyük, I. Hodder and C. Tsorkai (eds.), British Institute at Ankara, Çatalhöyük Research Project Series 15, Monograph 55, pp. 243-261.

Knüsel, C.S., Milella, M., Betz, B., Dori, I., Garofalo, E.M., Glencross, B., Haddow, S.D., Ledger, M.L., Anastasiou, E., Mitchell, P.D., Pearson, J., Pilloud, M.A., Ruff, C.B., Savardi, J.W., Tibbetts, B., Larsen, C.S. (2021) Bioarchaeology at Neolithic Çatalhöyük: Indicators of Health, Well-being and Lifeway in Their Social Context. In Peopling the Landscape of Çatalhöyük: Reports from the 2009-2017 Seasons, I. Hodder (ed.), British Instituteat Ankara, Çatalhöyük Research Project Series 13, Monograph 54, pp. 315-356.

Glencross, B., Lesage, L., Prowse, T., Smith*, T., Warrick, G. (2020) New Insights from Old Dog Bones: Dogs as Proxies for Understanding Ancient Human Diets. In Working With and For Ancestors: Collaboration in the Care and Study of Ancestral Human Remains, C. Meloche, L. Spake and K. Nichols (eds.), Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, pp. 190-202.

Larsen, C.S., Knüsel, C.J., Haddow, S.D., Pilloud, M.A., Milella, M., Sadvari, J.W., Pearson, J., Ruff, C.B., Garofalo, E.M., Bocaege, E., Betz, B.J., Dori, I., Glencross, B. (2019) Bioarchaeology of Neolithic Çatalhöyük Reveals Fundamental Transitions in Health, Mobility and Lifestyle in Early Farmers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, United States of America, June 116(26):12615-12623.

Knüsel, C., Glencross, B. and Milella, M. (2019) A Girardian Framework for Violent Injuries at Neolithic Çatalhöyük in their Western Asian Context. In Violence and the Sacred in the Ancient Near East: Girardian Conversations at Çatalhöyük, I. Hodder (ed.), Cambridge University Press, pp. 60-95.

Glencross, B. (2019) Introduction to Archaeology, Kendall-Hunt Publishing, Dubuque, Iowa.

Knüsel, C., Glencross, B. (2017) Çatalhöyük, Archaeology, Violence. In Palgrave Handbook on Mimetic Theory and Religion, W. Palaver and J. Alison (eds.), Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 69-75.

Glencross, B., Warrick, G., Eastaugh, E., Hawkins, A., Hodgetts, L., and Lesage, L. (2017) Minimally Invasive Research Strategies in Huron-Wendat Archaeology: Working Towards A Sustainable Archaeology. Advances in Archaeological Practice April:147-158.

Knüsel, C. and Glencross, B. (2017) Çatalhöyük, Archaeology, Violence. Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 24:23-36.

Glencross, B., Warrick, G., Anderson, K., MacKinnon, S., Miller, S., and Patterson, S. (2015) The Chew Site: A Case Study in the Value of Archived Artifact Collections. Ontario Archaeology 95:3-20.

Agarwal, S., Beauchesne, P., Glencross, B., Larsen, C., Meskell, L., Nakamura, C., Pearson, J. and Sadvari, J. (2015) Roles for the Sexes: The (Bio)archaeology of Women and Men at Çatalhöyük. In Assembling Çatalhöyük, I. Hodder and A. Marciniak (eds.), EAA - Themes in Contemporary Archaeology, Volume 1, Oxbow Books, pp. 87-95.

Larsen, C., Hillson, S., Boz, B., Pilloud, M., Sadvari, J., Agarwal, S., Glencross, B., Beauchesne, P., Pearson, J., Ruff, C., Garofalo, E., Hager, L., Haddow, S., Knusel, C. (2015) Bioarchaeology of Neolithic Çatalhöyük: Lives and Lifestyles of an Early Farming Society In Transition. Journal of World Prehistory, 28:27-68.