Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Elizabeth Nelson, MSc

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07745 Jena



Elizabeth Nelson, MSc

Elizabeth Nelson, MSc

Elizabeth Nelson, MSc


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Main Focus

Mycobacterium tuberculosis evolution and ecology, environmental and socio-political influences on health and disease, infectious disease in the Peruvian Andes, population health and disease in the pre-contact and Colonial Americas. 

Curriculum Vitae


2015. Master of Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Science, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas

2012. Bachelor of Arts. Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Refereed Journal Publications

In prep          Verena J. Schuenemann, Aditya Kumar Lankapalli,Rodrigo Barquera, Elizabeth A. NelsonDiana Iraíz Hernández,Víctor Acuña Alonzo, Kirsten I. Bos, Lourdes Márquez Morfín, Alexander Herbig, Johannes Krause. Historic Treponema pallidum genomes from Colonial Mexico. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases.Accepted.

Submitted      Elizabeth A. Nelson, Christine L. Halling, and Jane E. Buikstra. Evidence of Skeletal Fluorosis at the Ray Site: a pathological assessment and description of community health.             International Journal of Paleopathology. Under review.


2016              Bryan Hockett and Elizabeth A. Nelson. Of Ancient Econs and Modern Humans. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 


2016               Elizabeth A. Nelson, Christine L. Halling, and Jane E. Buikstra. Environmental Influences in Health of the Ray Site Community: the importance of including multiple variables when developing a thorough differential diagnosis. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. Invited.


2014               Claire A. Kirchhoff and Elizabeth A. Nelson. The Human Skull. MedEd Portal:

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Department of Archaeogenetics
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