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Ribot, Isabelle

Associate Professor

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  • Telephone 514-343-6571 Pav. PAV.M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 J.B. \ Ext. C3069
Ribot, Isabelle

Presentation

My research interests focus on the evolutionary processes of human populations in the Holocene and Late Pleistocene (last 40,000 years), mainly in two geographic areas (Canada and Africa). I am especially interested in the various environmental influences of skeleton biology, such as climate, diseases (paleopathology) and diet (geochemistry).

Research expertise

My current research projects involve studying historic Euroquebec populations (lifestyle, health, diet and origins). They include a trans-Atlantic comparative approach with a view to exploring adaptation processes. Studying craniofacial morphology along with other approaches also allows me to explore population changes (differentiation and/or homogenization). My research in sub-Saharan Africa (South Africa, DRC, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Botswana) explores inter- and intra-regional variations in connection with economic changes (sedentarization, Iron Age) and various events (expansion, migration, slave trade). The interdisciplinary approach contributes to a better understanding of past populations, from prehistory to the historic period.

Areas of expertise

Current projects

  • Publications en préparation sur les études bioarchéologiques réalisées depuis 2009 sur 2 grands cimetières historiques (Notre-Dame et St-Matthew) : 2 livrets grand public, 1 monographie scientifique
  • Poursuite de l'analyse de divers cimetières (ex. Saint-Antoine, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Sainte-Marie-en Beauce) en lien avec l'origine, la santé et l'alimentation
  • Analyse de cimetières/collections de l'époque coloniale en Afrique australe
  • Poursuite de l'analyse des restes humains de Shum Laka (±4000-1000BC, Cameroun)

Publications

  • B-Hardy M-H, Vigeant J, Ribot I, Grimoud A-M. Soumis. A Case Study: Exploring Contact in Colonial Montreal using Dental Morphology and Isotopes. Chapter 3. In Danforth M & Cargill T (eds.), The bioarchaeology of the French colonial experience in the New World. Texas A&M Press. 30p.
  • Ribot I. Soumis. Cas de détection par géoradar d’un cimetière québécois. In : Pointe-à-Callière (co-éd.), Monographies Air, Eau, Terre, Feu. Éditions de l’Homme: 2p.
  • D’Ortenzio L, Ribot I, Kahlon B, Bertrand B, Bocaege E, Raguin E, Schattmann A, Brickley M. Sous presse. The rachitic tooth: the use of radiographs as a screening technique. International Journal of Paleopathology. 35p.
  • Botha D, Steyn M, Scholtz, Ribot I. 2017. Revisiting historical Khoe-San skeletal remains in European collections: a search for identity through craniometrics analysis. Homo Journal of Comparative Human Biology 68(4):243-255.
  • Grimoud AM, Gibbon, VE, Ribot I. 2017. Predictive factors for alveolar fenestration and dehiscence. Journal of Comparative Human Biology 68(3):167-175.
  • Brickley M, D’Ortenzio L, Kahlon B, Schattmann A, Ribot I, Raguin E, Bertrand B. 2017. Ancient vitamin D deficiency: long term trends. Current Anthropology, 58(3):420-427.
  • Vigeant J, Ribot I, J-F Hélie. 2017. Dietary habits in New France during the 17th and 18th centuries: An isotopic perspective. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162: 462–475.
  • Ribot I. 2017. Surveying funerary sites. In : A Livingstone Smith, E Cornelissen, O Gosselain, S MacEachern (eds), African Archaeology Field Manual. The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) Publications. p42-44.
  • Ribot I. 2017. Excavating funerary sites. In : A Livingstone Smith, E Cornelissen, O Gosselain, S MacEachern (eds), African Archaeology Field Manual. The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) Publications. p34-37.
  • Ribot I, Morris AG, Renschler E. 2017. Craniometry as a tool to assess population dynamics - two case studies (South Africa and Cuba). In: M Murphy & K Haagen (eds), Colonized bodies, worlds transformed. Toward a global bioarchaeology of contact and colonialism. University Press of Florida. p339-37.
  • Ribot I, Morland F, Desrosiers E. 2016. Ce que la composition chimique des ossements humains nous apprend sur la nutrition. In : Lumières sous la ville : Quand l'archéologie raconte Montréal (Éditeur : Recherches Amérindiennes au Québec), encart Chap4. p287.
  • D'Ortenzio L, Ribot I, Raguin E, Schattmann A, Bertrand B,.Kahlon B & Brickley B. 2016. The rachitic tooth. Journal of Archaeological Science xxx:1-12. doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2016.06.006
  • Crevecoeur I, Brooks A, Ribot I, Cornelissen E & Semal P. 2016. The Late Stone Age human remains from Ishango (Democratic Republic of Congo). New insights on Late Pleistocene modern human diversity in Africa. J Hum Evol 96:35-57. doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2016.04.003
  • Ribot I. 2014. Paleonutrition and Bioarchaeology: Ethical Perspective. In: C Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer. p5780-5783.
  • Ribot I, Morris AG. 2012. The legacy of slavery and trade: morphometric assessment of 18th populations dynamics at the Cape of Good Hope. Am J Phys Anthrop (Suppl.)54:248 (abstract).
  • Ribot I. 2011. A study through skull morphology on the diversity of Holocene African populations in a historical perspective. British Archaeological Report. International Series 2215. 217p.
  • Van der Merwe L, Ribot I, Steyn M. 2010. Origins of the late 19th century diamond miners at Kimberley. South Afr Archaeol Bull 65(192):175-184.
  • Ribot I, Morris AG, Sealy JC, Maggs T. 2010. Population history and economic change in the last 2000 years in KwaZulu-Natal, RSA. South Afr Hum 22:89-112.
  • Ribot I, Morland F, Boisjoli M-E. 2010. 'La bioarchéologie humaine, à la frontière entre le 'social' et le 'biologique': état de santé et démographie de populations historiques québécoises'. Paléo-Québec 34:27-54.
  • Morland F, Ribot I. 2010. Health and nutrition: a paleopathological and paleochemical study of the historical Euro-Québécois population from the protestant St-Matthew cemetery. Am J Phys Anthrop (Suppl.)50:172-173 (abstract).
  • Morland F, Ribot I. 2009. État de santé et nutrition : étude paléopathologique et paléochimique d'une population historique euroquébécoise. Bull Mém Soc Anthrop Paris 21:193-194 (abstract).
  • Ribot I, Lettre J. 2009. Preliminary craniometrical results on Canadian Amerindian inter-regional variation. Am J Physical Anthrop (Suppl.)48:220-221 (abstract).
  • Ribot I, Bélanger C. 2009. Le cimetière de Saint Ignace-du-Lac. Rapport de fouilles pour le MCCF (Ville de Montréal).103p.
  • Grine FE, Bailey RM, Harvati K, Nathan RP, Morris AG, Henderson GM, Ribot I, Pike AWG. 2007. Late Pleistocene human skull from Hofmeyr. Science 315:226-229.
  • Ribot I, Boisjoli M-E. 2007. A preliminary demographic study on a historical cemetery from rural Canada. Am J Phys Anthrop (Suppl.)44:198 (abstract).
  • Le Secrétariat du Congrès, Maret P, Cornelissen E, Ribot I. (éditeur et collaborateurs). 2006. Section 15 - Préhistoire en Afrique - Actes de la du XIVème Congrès International des Sciences préhistoriques et protohistoriques, Liège 2001). BAR International Series 1522. 221p.
  • Renschler E, Ribot I. 2006. Étude craniométrique d'un échantillon africain de la collection Samuel G. Morton. Bull Soc Anthrop Paris n.s.18(3-4): 237 (abstract).
  • Morris AG, Ribot I. 2006. Morphometric cranial identity of prehistoric Malawians in the light of sub-Saharan African diversity. Am J Phys Anthrop 130:10-25.
  • Morris D, Steyn M, Ribot I. 2006. A burial from Driekopseiland. South Afr Archaeol Bull 61(184):133-141.
  • L'Abbé E, Ribot I, Steyn M. 2006. Tracing origins of the Venda. South Afr Archaeol Bull 61(183):19-25.
  • Ribot I, Lahr M, Storto C. 2006. Populations sénégalaises de l'âge du fer. In: A. Camara & C. Descamps (eds), Sénégalia. Paris: Sépia:183-192.
  • Ribot I, Lahr M, Storto C. 2006. Iron Age Senegalese populations: a craniometric approach in a historical perspective. BAR IS1522:199-206.
  • Ribot I. 2003. Craniometrical analysis of Central and East Africans in relation to history: a case study based on unique collections of known ethnic affiliation. Anthropologie et Préhistoire 114:25-50.
  • Ribot I. 2004. Differentiation of modern sub-Saharan African populations: morphology, geography and history. Bull Mém Soc Anthrop Paris 16(3-4):143-165.
  • Ribot I, Orban R, de Maret P.2001. The prehistoric burials of Shum Laka (Cameroon, Late Stone Age - Iron Age). Annales du Musée Royal d'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren 164. 231p.
  • Ribot I, Roberts C. 1996. A study of non-specific stress indicators and skeletal growth in medieval subadult populations. J Archaeol Sci 23: 67-79.
  • Orban R, Ribot I, Fenaux S, de Maret P. 1996. Les restes humains de Shum Laka (Cameroun, "Late Stone Age" - Age du Fer): découvertes de la deuxième campagne de fouille. Anthropologie et Préhistoire 107: 213-225.

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