Dr. Davina D. Craps


Archaeology, Osteology, Physical Anthropology, Palaeopathology, Joint Diseases, History of Medicine, Palaeodemography, Osteoarchaeology, Anatomy.

Academic Education

- PhD in Archaeology (2011-2015) - Durham University, UK.

Thesis: Exploring New Research Avenues for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis in Palaeopathology: Interdisciplinary Approaches Focusing on Methodological Techniques.


- MSc in Palaeopathology (2010-2011) - Durham University, UK.

Thesis: The Prevalence of Osteoarthritis in the Post-Medieval Population of Fewston: A Methodological Study. 


- MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology (2007-2008) - University of Sheffield, UK.

Thesis: The Methods, Validity and Accuracy of Mandible Reconstruction in the Field of Facial Approximation.


- MA in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology (2006-2007) - Catholic University Leuven, BE.

Thesis: Papio anubis or Papio Hamadryas? A Comparative Analysis to Identify Baboon Remains from HK6 at Hierakonpolis, Egypt.


- MA (Licentiaat) in Kunstwetenschappen en Archeologie (2004-2006) - Free University Brussels, BE.

Thesis: Waar zijn de kinderen? Een Bijdrage tot het Onderzoek naar de Materiële Cultuur en de Funeraire Gewoonten met Betrekking tot Kindergraven uit de IJzertijd op Cyprus.

- Erasmus- student (2005) at University van Nicosia, Cyprus. 


- BA (Kandidaat) in Kunstwetenschappen en Archeologie (2002-2004) - Free University Brussels, BE.

Additional Training

- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK


- Durham University Learning and Teaching Award (DULTA), UK


- Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Boston Language Institute, MA, USA.

Societies - Membership

British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO) - member since 2010

Belgian Osteoarchaeology and Physical Anthropology Society (BOAPAS) - founding member and on the board of the committee.