The skeletal biology of past peoples, focusing on Southern African Khoe-San and North American Lower Great Lakes; repatriation and the establishment of sustained working relationships with aboriginal peoples.
Research Interests: Bioarchaeology, palaeopathology, adult age estimation methods, natural selection in past Homo sapiens, evolutionary theory, African foragers & pastoralists, First Nations of the Great Lakes region
2021 Williamson, R., MacDonald, R., Cooper, M., Lesage, L., Pfeiffer, S. The long road to collaboration: A history of ASI relationships with indigenous communities with a focus on the Huron-Wendat Nation. Arch Notes 26:2:4-14.
2021 Cameron, M.E., Pfeiffer, S., Stock, J. Small body size phenotypes among Middle and Later Stone Age Southern Africans. Journal of Human Evolution. Accepted 18/12/20.
2020 Forrest, C., Williamson, R., Lesage, L., Pfeiffer, S. The joy of the souls: the return of Huron-Wendat Ancestors. Working with and for Ancestors: Collaboration in the Care and Study of Ancestral Remains, C. H. Meloche, L. Spake, K. L. Nichols, eds. Chapter 12, pp.151-165. London and New York: Routledge Press.
2020 Pfeiffer, S. Disease as a Factor in the African Archaeological Record. African Archaeological Review, 37(3):487-490. DOI: 10.1007/s10437-020-09405-7
2020 Pfeiffer, S., Williamson, R. F., Newton, J., le Roux, P. J., Forrest, C., & Lesage, L. Population movements of the Huron-Wendat viewed through strontium isotope analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science-Reports, 33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102466
2020 Pfeiffer, S., Sealy, J., Harrington, L., Loftus, E., Maggs, T. A Late Holocene community burial area: evidence of diverse mortuary practices in the Western Cape, South Africa. PLoS ONE April 16, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230391
2019 Beresheim, A., Pfeiffer, S., Grynpas, M. Ontogenetic changes to bone microstructure in human ribs. Journal of Anatomy. 236:3:448-462.
2019 Pfeiffer, S., Cameron, M.E., Beresheim, A., Sealy, J. Diet and adult age-at-death among mobile foragers: A synthesis of bioarchaeological methods. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2019;1–17. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23883
2019 Sawchuk, E.A., Pfeiffer, S., Klehm, C.E., Cameron, M.E., Hill, A.C., Janzen, A., Grillo, K.M., Hildebrand, E.A. The bioarchaeology of mid-Holocene pastoralist cemeteries west of Lake Turkana, Kenya. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 11:6221-6241. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12520-019-00914-4.
2018 Pfeiffer, S., Harrington, L. Regional Continuity and local challenges to resilience among Holocene hunter-gatherers of the greater Cape floristic region, South Africa. In D. Temple & C. Stojanowski (Eds.), Hunter-Gatherer Adaptation and Resilience: A Bioarchaeological Perspective (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, pp. 26-46). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781316941256.002