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Professor Emeritus Charlotte Roberts - all publications

Authored book

  • Roberts, CA (Forthcoming). Leprosy Past and Present:Dispelling Myths about This Infection. University Press of Florida.
  • Roberts, C A (2020). Leprosy: Past and Present. University Press of Florida.
  • Roberts, CA (2018). Human remains in archaeology. A Handbook. Practical Handbook 18. Second edition. York: Council for British Archaeology.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2012). Human remains in archaeology. A handbook. Practical Handbooks in Archaeology No 19. Council for British Archaeology.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2009). Human remains in archaeology: a handbook. Practical Handbooks in Archaeology No 19. York.: Council for British Archaeology.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Buikstra, J.E. (2008). The bioarchaeology of tuberculosis. A global view on a reemerging disease. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Manchester, K. (2005). Archaeology of disease. Stroud: Sutton Publishing.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Cox, M. (2003). Health & disease in Britain: from prehistory to the present day. Gloucester: Sutton Publishing.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Buikstra, J.E. (2003). The bioarchaeology of tuberculosis: a global view on a re-emerging disease. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Edited book

  • Steckel, RH, Larsen, CS, Roberts, CA & Baten J (2018). The backbone of Europe. Health, Diet, Work and Violence over Two Millennia. Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology. Cambridge University Press.
  • Buikstra, JE & Roberts, CA (2012). The Global History of Paleopathology: Pioneers and Prospects. Oxford University Press.
  • Roberts, C.A., Lewis, M.E., Manchester, K. & International Congress on the Evolution and Palaeoepidemiology of the Infectious Diseases (ICEPID) (3rd 1999 University of Bradford, England) (2002). The past and present of leprosy: Archaeological, historical, palaeopathological and clinical approaches: Proceedings of the International Congress on the Evolution and palaeoepidemiology of the infectious diseases (ICEPID)3rd: University of Bradford, 26th-31st July 1999. British Archaeological Reports. International Series. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Hunter, J, Roberts, CA & Martin, A (1996). Studies in crime: an introduction to forensic archaeology. BT Batsford Ltd.
  • Roberts, CA, Lee, F & Bintliff, J (1989). Burial archaeology. Current research, methods and developments. British Series 211. British Archaeological Reports.

Edited Journal

  • Roberts, C.A. (2007). International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. Special Volume (Symposium in Honour of Aidan and Eve Cockburn, Durham University, 2004). International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 17 (4): John Wiley.

Chapter in book

  • Roberts, C.A. (Forthcoming). Bioarchaeology. In What do anthropologists do?. Strang, V. Berg.
  • Roberts, C.A. (Forthcoming). Conceptual approaches to the bioarchaeology of “community” care using knowledge from personal experiences of care giving. In A Community of Care: Expanding Bioarchaeology of Care to Population Level Analyses. Tremblay, L. & Schrenk, A. University Press of Florida.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Buikstra, J.E. (Forthcoming). History of tuberculosis from the earliest times to the development of drugs. In History of tuberculosis from the earliest times to the development of drugs. Friedman, L.N., Dedicoat, M. & Davies, P.D.O. CRC Press.
  • Roberts, C.A. (Forthcoming). Paleopathology and the Coming Crisis? Understanding the Third Epidemiological Transition. In The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Environmental Change. Schug, G. Routledge.
  • Roberts, C.A. (Forthcoming). Reflections on the bioarchaeology of leprosy and identity. In Leprosy and identity in the Middle Ages: from England to the Mediterranean. Brenner, E. & Touati, F-O. Manchester University Press.
  • Davies-Barrett, A., Antoine, D. & Roberts, C.A. (Forthcoming). Respiratory disease in the Middle Nile Valley: The impact of environment and aridification. In The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Environmental Change. Schug, G. Routledge.
  • Petersone-Gordina, E. , Montgomery, J. , Roberts, C.A. & Beaumont, J. (Forthcoming). The evolution of life history approaches to understanding diet using isotope analysis: Palaeopathological perspectives on early studies of bone collagen to later high-resolution incremental dentine analysis. In Routledge Handbook on Bioarchaeology and Isotopes. Hamilton, D. Bocheren, H. & Knudson, K. Routledge.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2020). Fashionable but Debilitating Diseases: Tuberculosis Past and Present. In Purposeful pain: bioarchaeological and biocultural perspective on the embodiment of intentional suffering. Sheridan, S. & Gregoricka, L. Springer. 21-38.
  • Roberts, CA (2020). Manchester, Keith. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Smith, C., Blau, S. & Ubelaker, D. Springer.
  • Roberts, CA (2020). Palaeopathology: the study of ancient disease in archaeological human and nonhuman remains. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Smith, C, Blau, S & Ubelaker, D Springer.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2020). What Lies Beneath Those Urban Settings? The Value of Bioarchaeology in Understanding the Complexities of Urban Health and Well-Being. In The Bioarchaeology of Urbanization: The Biological, Demographic, and Social Consequences of Living in Cities. Betsinger, T.K. & DeWitte, S. Springer Nature. 485-510.
  • Roberts, CA & Manchester, K (2019). A tribute to Don Ortner. In Ortner’s Identification of pathological conditions in human skeletal remains. Buikstra, JE Elsevier. xvii-xviii.
  • Roberts, CA & Buikstra, JE (2019). Bacterial infections. In Ortner’s Identification of pathological conditions in human skeletal remains. Buikstra, JE Elsevier. 321-439.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2019). Ethical challenges of working with archaeological human remains, with a focus on the UK. In Ethical Approaches to Human Remains: A Global Challenge in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology. Squires, K, Errickson, D & Márquez-Grant, N Cham: Springer. 133-155.
  • Grauer, AL & Roberts, CA (2019). Fungal, viral, multicelled parasitic and protozoan infections. In Ortner’s Identification of pathological conditions in human skeletal remains. Buikstra, JE Elsevier. 441-478.
  • Roberts, CA (2019). Infectious Disease: Introduction, periostosis, periostitis, osteomyelitis, and septic arthritis. In Ortner’s Identification of pathological conditions in human skeletal remains. Buikstra, JE Elsevier. 285-319.
  • Squires, K, Booth, T & Roberts, CA (2019). The Ethics of Sampling Human Skeletal Remains for Destructive Analyses: A UK Perspective. In Ethical Approaches to Human Remains: A Global Challenge in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology. Squires, K, Errickson, D & Márquez-Grant, N Springer. 265-297.
  • Roberts, CA & Redfern, R (2019). The history of treponematosis continues to be one of the most contentious issues in science ‘ (Ortner 2003:273) – some perspectives from bioarchaeology. In The Hidden Affliction: sexually-transmitted infections and infertility in history. Sretzer, S University of Rochester Press and Boydell & Brewer. 93-123.
  • Redfern, R & Roberts, CA (2019). Trauma. In Ortner’s Identification of pathological conditions in human skeletal remains. Buikstra, JE Elsevier. 211-284.
  • Roberts, CA, Steckel, RH & Larsen, CS (2018). Appendix 2: Database creation, management, and analysis. In The backbone of Europe. Health, Diet, Work and Violence over Two Millennia. Steckel, RH, Larsen, CS, Roberts, CA & Baten, J Cambridge University Press. 80: 428-448.
  • Sparacello, VS, Panelli, C,, Rossi, S, Dori, I, Varalli, A, Goude, G, Kacki, S, Partit, C, Roberts, CA & Moggi-Cecchi, J (2018). Archaeothanatology and palaeobiology of the burials and “scattered human remains” from Arma dell’Aquila (Finale Ligure, Savona). In Gli scavi all’Arma dell’Aquila (Finale Ligure, Savona): le ricerche e I materiali degli scavi del Novecento. Biagi, P & Starnini, E Società per la Preistoria e Protostoria della Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trieste. 15: 145-184.
  • Roberts, CA & Gowland, R (2018). Bioarchaeology. In The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Callan, H Springer. 2: 385-398.
  • Filipek, K & Roberts, CA (2018). Bioarchaeology of infectious diseases. In Int Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology. Trevathan, W. John Wiley and Sons Inc.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2018). Guidance on recording palaeopathology (abnormal variation). In Updated Guidelines to the Standards for Recording Human Remains. Mitchell, P.D. & Brickley, M. CIfA and BABAO. 44-47.
  • Roberts, CA, Redfern, R & Bekvalac, J (2018). Health and well-being: the contribution of the study of human remains to understanding the late medieval period in Britain. In The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain. Gerrard, C & Gutiérrez, A Oxford: Oxford University Press. 819-836.
  • Roberts, CA & Brickley, M (2018). Infectious and metabolic diseases: a synergistic bioarchaeology. In Biological anthropology of the human skeleton. Katzenberg, MA & Grauer, AL Wiley. 415-446.
  • Steckel, RH, Larsen, CS, Roberts, CA & Baten, J (2018). Introduction to the European History of Health Project . In The backbone of Europe. Health, Diet, Work and Violence over Two Millennia. Steckel, RH, Larsen, CS, Roberts, CA & Baten, J Cambridge University Press. 80: 1-10.
  • Steckel, RH, Larsen, CS, Roberts, CA & Baten J (2018). Multidimensional patterns of European health, work, and violence over the last two millennia. In The backbone of Europe. Health, Diet, Work and Violence over Two Millennia. Steckel, RH, Larsen, CS, Roberts, CA & Baten J Cambridge University Press. 80: 381-396.
  • Jay, M, Scarre, C, Roberts, CA, Philip, G, Bradbury J & Davies D (2018). The ‘Invisible Dead’ Project: The database as a work-in-progress. In Trends in Biological Anthropology. Holst, M & Alexander, M Oxbow. 2: 18-28.
  • Roberts, CA (2018). The bioarchaeology of leprosy: learning from the past. In International textbook of leprosy. Scollard, DM & Gillis, TP
  • Roberts, CA & Steckel, RH (2018). The developmental origins hypothesis and the history of health project. In The backbone of Europe. Health, Diet, Work and Violence over Two Millennia. Steckel, RH, Larsen, CS, Roberts, CA & Baten, J Cambridge University Press. 325-351.
  • Roberts, CA (2017). A bioarchaeology of care. In Pre-Modern Dis/ability History. A Handbook. Nolte, C, Frohne, B, Halle, U & Kerth, S Affalterbach Didymos-Verlag. 107-109.
  • Roberts, CA (2017). Applying the “Index of care” to a person who experienced leprosy in late Medieval Chichester, England. In New developments in the bioarchaeology of care. Tilley, L & Schrenk, AA Cham: Springer. 101-124.
  • Roberts, CA (2017). Developing and implementing 'big picture' approaches in bioarchaeology: opportunities and challenges. In Engaging with the dead. Exploring changigng human beliefs about death, mortality and the human body. Bradbury, J & Scarre, C Oxbow. 117-128.
  • Roberts, CA (2017). Guidance on recording palaeopathology (abnormal variation). In Updated Guidelines to the Standards for Recording Human Remains. Mitchell, PD & Brickley, M CIfA and BABAO. 44-47.
  • Roberts, CA (2017). Keith Manchester. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Blau, S & Ubelaker, D Springer.
  • Roberts, CA (2017). Navigating approaches to impairment, "disability" and care in the past: the need for reflection. In Care in the past. Archaeological and interdisciplinary persectives. Powell, L, Southwell-Wright, W & Gowland, R Oxbow. xi-xviii.
  • Roberts, CA (2017). Palaeopathology: The Study of Ancient Disease in Archaeological Human and Nonhuman Remains. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Smith, C., Blau, S & Ubelaker, D Springer.
  • Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M Roberts, CA , García Sanjuán, L & Hurtado Pérez, V (2017). Tomb 3 at La Pijotilla (Solana de los Barros, Badajoz, Spain): A Bioarchaeological Study of a Copper Age Collective Burial. In Current Approaches to Collective Burials in the Late European Prehistory. Tomé, T, Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M, Silva, AM Cunha,C & Boaventura, R Archaeopress Archaeology. 1-10.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Gowland, R.L. (2015). Paleopathology. In Archaeology of food. Metheny, K.B. & Beaudry, M.C. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. 2: 385-398.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2015). What did agriculture do for us? The bioarchaeology of health and diet. In The Cambridge World History. Volume 2: A world with agriculture, 12,000 BCE-500 CE. Barker, G. & Goucher, C. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 93-123.
  • Roberts, CA & Buikstra, JE (2014). History of tuberculosis from the earliest times to the development of drugs. In Clinical tuberculosis. Davies, PDO, Barnes, PF & Gordon SB Hodder Arnold.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2014). Human remains. In Archaeology in practice. A student guide to archaeological analyses. Balme, J. & Paterson, A. Wiley Blackwell. 300-335.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2014). Manchester, Keith. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Blau, S. & Ubelaker, D. Springer. 4618-4621.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2014). Pathological conditions and anomalies in archaeological investigations. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Blau, S. & Ubelaker, D. Springer. 5823-5829.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2013). Archaeological human remains and laboratories: attaining acceptable standards for curating human skeletal remains for teaching and research. In Curating human remains: caring for the dead in the United Kingdom. Giesen, M. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer. 123-134.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2013). Malnutrition. In The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England. Lapidge, M., Blair, J., Keynes, S. & Scragg, D. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. 304-305.
  • Roberts, CA (2013). Parasites. In The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England. Lapidge, M, Blair, J, Keynes S & Scragg, D Wiley-Blackwell. 362.
  • Roberts, CA (2013). Social aspects of the Bioarchaeology of leprosy. In The dead tell tales: Essays in honor of Jane E. Buikstra. Lozada,N & O’Donnabhain B Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press. 136-144.
  • Roberts, CA (2013). Surgery. In The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England. Lapidge, M, Blair, J, Keynes, S & Scragg, D Wiley-Blackwell. 445-447.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2013). The bioarchaeology of health and well-being: its contribution to understanding the past. In The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial. Stutz, L.N. & Tarlow, S. Oxford University Press. 79-98.
  • Roberts, CA (2012). Re-emerging infections: developments in bioarchaeological contributions to understanding tuberculosis today. In A companion to paleopathology. Grauer, A Wiley-Blackwell. 434-457.
  • Roberts, CA (2012). Social aspects of the bioarchaeology of leprosy. In The dead tell tales: jane E. Buikstra and narratives of the past. Lozada, MC & O'Donnabhain, B Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press.
  • Roberts, CA (2012). The bioarchaeology of health and well being: its contribution to understanding the past. In Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial. Stutz, LN & Tarlow, S Oxford University Press.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2011). The bioarchaeology of leprosy and tuberculosis: a comparative study of perceptions, stigma, diagnosis and treatment. In Social Bioarchaeology. Agarwal, S. & Glencross, B. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. 252-281.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2010). Human Remains. In Excavations at Baldock, Hertfordshire, 1978-1994. Volume 1. An Iron Age and Romano-British cemetery at Wallington Road. Burleigh, G.R & Fitzpatrick-Matthews, K.J. Letchworth Garden City: North Hertfordshire District Council Museums Service and North Hertfordshire Archaeological Society. 1: 187-197.
  • Roberts, CA. (2009). Health and welfare in medieval England: the human skeletal remains contextualised. In Reflections:50 years of medieval archaeology 1957-2007. Gilchrist, R. & Reynolds, A. Leeds: Maney Publishers. 307-325.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2009). Health and welfare: lessons from the past. In Thinking about almost everything new ideas to light up minds. Amin, A. & O'Neill, M. London.: Profile Books Ltd.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2008). Commentary I: Understanding health: past and present. In Health, risk and adversity. Panter-Brick, C. & Fuentes A. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. Volume 2, Studies of the Biosocial Society.: 13-25.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2008). Health, healing and disease. In Encylopedia of Archaeology. Pearsall, D. New York: Academic Press. 1417-1426.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Buikstra, J.E. (2008). The history of tuberculosis from earliest times to the development of drugs. In Clinical tuberculosis. Davies, P.D.O., Barnes, P.F. & Gordon, S.B. London: Hodder Arnold. 3-19.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2007). Medical science and archaeology. In Discovery! Unearthing the new treasures of archaeology. Fagan, B. London: Thames and Hudson. 234-237.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Buikstra, J.E. (2007). The evidence for tuberculosis in the Eastern Mediterranean:past and current research and future prospects. In Faces from the Past: Diachronic Patterns in the Biology of Human Populations from the Eastern Mediterranean. Faerman, M., Horwitz, L.K., Kahana, T. & Zilberman, U. Oxford: Archaeopress. 1603: 213-227.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Cox, M. (2007). The impact of economic intensification and social complexity on human health in Britain from 6000 BP (Neolithic) and the introduction of farming to the mid-nineteenth century AD. In Ancient health:skeletal indicators of agricultural and economic intensification. Cohen, M.N. & Crane-Kramer, G. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida. 149-163.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2006). A view from afar. Bioarchaeology in Britain. In Bioarchaeology. The contextual analysis of human remains. Buikstra, J.E. & Beck, L.A. Amsterdam Boston: Elsevier. 417-439.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Cox, M. (2006). The Human Population: Health and Disease. In A companion to Roman Britain. Todd, M. Oxford: Blackwell. 242-272.
  • Roberts, C.A., Lagia, A., Triantaphyllou, S., Bourbou, C. & Tsaliki, A. (2005). Health and disease in Greece: past, present and future. In Health in antiquity. King, H. London: Routledge. 32-58.
  • Roberts, C A (2004). General medicine. In The 70 Great Inventions of the Ancient World. Fagan, B. London: Thames & Hudson. 225-260.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Connell, B. (2004). Guidance on recording palaeopathology. In Guidelines to the standards for recording human remains. Brickley, M. & McKinley, J.I. Reading and Southampton: British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology and Institute of Field Archaeologists. IFA Paper No: 7: 34-39.
  • Boghi, F. & Roberts, C.A. (2004). Kempston: The cremations (3801-3805). In Archaeology in the Bedford Region. Dawson, M. Oxford: Archaeopress. 4: 315-321.
  • Boylston, A. & Roberts, C.A. (2004). Kempston: The Roman inhumations. In Archaeology in the Bedford Region. Dawson, M. Oxford: Archaeopress. 4, Bedfordshire Archaeology Monograph Series: 322-350.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Buikstra, J.E. (2003). History of tuberculosis from the earliest times to the introduction of drug therapy. In Clinical tuberculosis. Davies, P. D. O. London: Edward Arnold. 3-20.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Lewis, M.E. (2002). Ecology and infectious disease in Britain from prehistory to the present: the case of respiratory infection. In Ecological aspects of past human settlements in Europe. Bennike, P., Bodzsar, E. & Susanne, C. Budapest: Eotvos University Press. 179-192.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2000). Did they take sugar:the use of skeletal evidence in the study of disability in past populations. In Madness, disability and social exclusion: The archaeology and anthropology of difference. Hubert, J. London: Routledge. 46-59.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2000). Infectious disease in biocultural perspective: past, present and future work in Britain. In Human Osteology: In Archaeology and Forensic Science. Cox, M. & Mays, S. London: Greenwich Medical Media. 145-162.
  • Roberts, C. (2000). Trauma in biocultural perspective: past, present and future work in Britain. In Human osteology in archaeology and forensic science. Cox, M. & Mays, S. London: Greenwich Medical Media. 337-356.
  • Roberts C.A., Lewis, M.E. & Boocock, P. (1998). Infectious disease, sex and gender: the complexity of it all. In Sex and gender in paleopathological perspective. Grauer, A. & Stuart-Macadam, P. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 93-113.

Journal Article

  • Marques, C., Roberts,C.A. , Matos, V. & Buikstra, J.E. (Accepted). Cancers as Rare Diseases: Terminological, Theoretical, and Methodological Biases. International Journal of Paleopathology
  • Petersone-Gordina, E., Roberts, C.A. , Kazarina, A. Jakob, T., Ranka, R., Zole, E., Gerhards, G. & Kimsis, J. (Submitted). Differential diagnosis of abnormal enlargement and bending deformities in the skeleton of a medieval child from St Peter’s Church cemetery, Riga, Latvia. Anthropologie
  • Mora, A. Pacheco, A. , Roberts, C.A. & Smith, C. (2021). Palaeopathology and amino acid δ13C analysis: Investigating pre-Columbian individuals with tuberculosis at Pica 8, northern Chile (1050-500 BP). Journal Archaeological Science 129: 105367.
  • Baker, BJ, Crane-Kramer, G, Dee, MW, Gregoricka, LA, Henneberg, M, Lee, C, Lukehart, SA, Mabey, DC, Roberts, CA, Stodder, ALW, Stone, AC & Winingear, S (2020). Advancing the understanding of treponemal disease in the past and present. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 1-37.
  • Petersone‐Gordina, E., Montgomery, J., Millard, A. R., Roberts, C., Gröcke, D. R. & Gerhards, G. (2020). Investigating dietary life histories and mobility of children buried in St Gertrude Church Cemetery, Riga, Latvia (15th– 17th centuries AD). Archaeometry 62(S1): 3-18.
  • Morgan Jones, M., Abrams, D. & Lahiri, A. (2020). Shape the Future: how the social sciences, humanities and the arts can SHAPE a positive, post-pandemic future for peoples, economies and environments (Appendix 16 (240-244):Roberts CA: Words, stigma and the coronavirus: implications of COVID-19 for holistic approaches to infectious diseases). Journal of the British Academy 8: 167-266.
  • Li, Mocen, Roberts, Charlotte A., Chen, Liang & Zhao, Dongyue (2019). A male adult skeleton from the Han Dynasty in Shaanxi, China (202 BC–220 AD) with bone changes that possibly represent spinal tuberculosis. International Journal of Paleopathology 27: 9-16.
  • Davies-Barrett, Anna M., Antoine, Daniel & Roberts, Charlotte A. (2019). Inflammatory periosteal reaction on ribs associated with lower respiratory tract disease: A method for recording prevalence from sites with differing preservation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 168(3): 530-542.
  • Crespo, F. White, J. & Roberts, C.A. (2019). Revisiting the tuberculosis and leprosy cross-immunity hypothesis: expanding the dialogue between immunology and paleopathology. International Journal of Paleopathology 26: 37-47.
  • Afshar, Z. Roberts, C.A. , Millard, A. & Gröcke, D. (2019). The Evolution of Diet During the 5th to 2nd millennium BCE for the ‎population buried at Tepe Hissar, North-eastern Central Iranian Plateau: ‎The Stable Isotope Evidence. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 27: 101983.
  • Petersone-Gordina, P., Roberts, C.A., Millard, A.R., Montgomery, J. & Gerhards, G. (2018). Dental disease and dietary isotopes of individuals from St Gertrude Church cemetery, Riga, Latvia. PLOS ONE 13(1): e0191757.
  • Perri, A, Power, R Stuijts, I Heinrich, S, Talamo, S, Hamilton-Dyer, S & Roberts, C.A. (2018). Detecting hidden diets and disease: Zoonotic parasites and fish consumption in Mesolithic Ireland. Journal of Archaeological Science 97: 137-146.
  • Afshar, Z., Roberts, C. & Millard, A. (2018). Interpersonal violence among the Chalcolithic and Bronze Ages inhabitants living on the Central Plateau of Iran: A voice from Tepe Hissar. Anthropologischer Anzeiger 75(1): 49-66.
  • Sparacello, VS, Rossi, S Pettitt, P, Roberts, CA, Salvatore, JR & Formicola, V (2018). New insights on Final Epigravettian funerary behaviour at Arene Candide Cave (Western Liguria, Italy) from osteological and spatial analysis of secondary bone deposits. Journal of Anthropological Sciences 96: 1-24.
  • Mora, Alice, Pacheco, Aryel, Roberts, Charlotte & Smith, Colin (2018). Pica 8: Refining dietary reconstruction through amino acid δ 13 C analysis of tendon collagen and hair keratin. Journal of Archaeological Science 93: 94-109.
  • Hunt, K, Roberts, CA & Kirkpatrick, C (2018). Taking Stock: A systematic review of archaeological evidence of cancers in human and early hominin remains. International journal of paleopathology 21: 12-26.
  • Sparacello, Vitale S., Roberts, Charlotte A., Kerudin, Ammielle & Müller, Romy (2017). A 6500-year-old Middle Neolithic child from Pollera Cave (Liguria, Italy) with probable multifocal osteoarticular tuberculosis. International Journal of Paleopathology 17: 67-74.
  • Roberts, C. A., Caffell, A., Filipek-Ogden, K., Gowland, R. L. & Jakob, T. (2016). ‘Til Poison Phosphorous Brought them Death’ A potentially occupationally-related disease in a post-medieval skeleton from north-east England. International Journal of Paleopathology 13: 39-48.
  • Müller, R., Roberts, C.A. & Brown, T.A. (2016). Complications in the study of ancient tuberculosis: Presence of environmental bacteria in human archaeological remains. Journal of Archaeological Science 68: 5-11.
  • Sparacello, V.S., Roberts, C.A., Canci, A., Moggi-Cecchi, J. & Marchi, D. (2016). Insights on the paleoepidemiology of ancient tuberculosis from the structural analysis of postcranial remains from the Ligurian Neolithic (northwestern Italy). International Journal of Paleopathology 15: 50-64.
  • Bradbury, J., Davies, D., Jay, M., Philip, G., Roberts, C. A. & Scarre, C. (2016). Making the Dead Visible: Problems and solutions for "big" picture approaches to the past, and dealing with large "mortuary" datasets. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 23(2): 561-591.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2016). Palaeopathology and its relevance to understanding health and disease today: the impact of the environment on health, past and present. Anthropological Review 79(1): 1-16.
  • Müller, R., Roberts, C.A. & Brown, T.A. (2015). Complications in the study of ancient tuberculosis: non-specificity of IS6110 PCRs. Science and Technology of Archaeological Research 1(1): STAR2014112054892314Y.0000000002, 1-8.
  • Mant, M. & Roberts, C.A. (2015). Diet and dental caries in post-medieval London. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 19(1): 188-207.
  • Plomp, K.A., Roberts, C.A. & Strand Viðarsdόttir, U. (2015). Does the correlation between Schmorl’s nodes and vertebral morphology extend into the lumbar spine? American Journal of Physical Anthropology 157(3): 526-534.
  • Gilmour, R. L., Gowland, R. L., Roberts, C. A., Bernert, Z., Klara Kiss, K & Lassanyi, G. (2015). Gendered Differences in Accidental Trauma to Upper and Lower Limb Bones at Aquincum, Roman Hungary. International Journal of Paleopathology 11: 75-91.
  • Plomp, K.A., Roberts, C.A. & Strand Viðarsdόttir, U. (2015). Morphological Characteristics of Healthy and Osteoarthritic Joint Surfaces in Archaeological Skeletons. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 25(4): 515-527.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2015). Old World tuberculosis: evidence from human remains with a review of current research and future prospects. Tuberculosis 95(Supplement 1): S117-S121.
  • Roberts, CA (2015). The application of bioarchaeology to reconstructing our ancestors' lives in late Medieval British funerary contexts: a brief history. Novi Monasterii 15: 41-46.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Bernard, M-C. (2015). Tuberculosis: a biosocial study of admissions to a children’s sanatorium (1936-1954) in Stannington, Northumberland, England. Tuberculosis 95(Supplement 1): S105-S108.
  • Müller, R., Roberts, C.A. & Brown, T.A. (2014). Biomolecular identification of ancient Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA in human remains from Britain and continental Europe. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153(2): 178-189.
  • Binder, M. & Roberts, C.A. (2014). Calcified structures associated with human skeletal remains: Possible atherosclerosis affecting the population buried at Amara West, Sudan (1300–800 BC). International Journal of Paleopathology 6: 20-29.
  • Müller, R., Roberts, C.A. & Brown, T.A. (2014). Genotyping of ancient Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains reveals historic genetic diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281(1781): 20133236.
  • Binder, M., Roberts, C., Spencer, N., Antoine, D. & Cartwright, C. (2014). On the Antiquity of Cancer: Evidence for Metastatic Carcinoma in a Young Man from Ancient Nubia (c. 1200BC). PLOS One 9(3): 90924.
  • Rubini, M., Zaio, P. & Roberts, C.A. (2014). Tuberculosis and leprosy in Italy. New skeletal evidence. Homo: Journal of Comparative Human Biology 65(1): 13-32.
  • Rissech, C., Roberts, C.A., Tomás-Batlle, X., Tomás-Gimeno, X., Fuller, B., Fernandez, P.L. & Botella, M. (2013). A Roman Skeleton with Possible Treponematosis in the North-East of the Iberian Peninsula: A Morphological and Radiological Study. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 23(6): 651-663.
  • Roberts, C.A., Millard, A.R., Nowell, G.M., Gröcke, D., Macpherson, C., Pearson, G. & Evans, D.H. (2013). Isotopic tracing of the impact of mobility on infectious disease: The origin of people with treponematosis buried in hull, England, in the late medieval period. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150(2): 273-285.
  • Groves, S.E., Roberts, C.A., Lucy, S., Pearson, G., Gröcke, D.R., Nowell, G., Macpherson, C.G. & Young, G. (2013). Mobility histories of 7th-9th century AD people buried at Early Medieval Bamburgh, Northumberland, England. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 151(3): 462-476.
  • Assis, S, Santos, AL & Roberts, CA (2012). Does hypertrophic osteoarthropathy help in the diagnosis of pulmonary diseases: evidence from the Coimbra Skeletal Identified Collection. International Journal of Paleopathology 1(3-4): 155-163.
  • Bouwman, AS, Kennedy, SL, Muller, R, Stephens, RH, Holst, M, Caffell, AC, Roberts, CA & Brown, TA (2012). Genotype of a historic strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109(45): 18511-18516.
  • Grimoud, A.M., Roberts, C.A., Boimond, A., Sevin, A., Lucas, S. & Passarius, O. (2012). Topographical presentation of dental wear as arches in a French mediaeval population. Archives of Oral Biology 57(6): 841-852.
  • Plomp, KA, Roberts, CA & Strand Viðarsdóttir, U (2012). Vertebral morphology influences the development of Schmorl's nodes in the lower thoracic vertebrae. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 149(4): 572-582.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Mays, S. (2011). Study and restudy of curated skeletal collections in bioarchaeology: a perspective on the UK and the implications for future curation of human remains. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 21(5): 626-630.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2010). Adaptation of populations to changing environments: Bioarchaeological perspectives on health for the past, present and future. Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie de Paris 22(1-2): 38-46.
  • Wilbur, AK., Bouwman, AS., Stone, AC. Roberts, CA., Pfister, L. Buikstra, JE. & Brown, TA. (2009). Deficiencies and challenges in the study of ancient tuberculosis DNA. J Archaeological Science 36(9): 1990-1997.
  • Roberts, CA., Pfister, L. & Mays, S. (2009). Letter to the editor. Was tuberculosis present in Homo erectus in Turkey? American Journal of Physical Anthropology 139(3): 442-444.
  • Redman, J.E., Shaw, M.J., Mallet, A.I., Santos, A.L., Roberts, C.A., Gernaey, A.M. & Minnikin, D.E. (2009). Mycocerosic acid biomarkers for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in the Coimbra skeletal collection. Tuberculosis 89(4): 267-277.
  • Park, V., Roberts, CA. & Jakob, T. (2009). Palaeopathology in Britain: a critical analysis of publications with the aim of exploring recent trends (1997-2006). International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 19: 1-11.
  • Stone, A.C., Wilbur, A.K., Buikstra, J.E. & Roberts, C.A. (2009). Tuberculosis and leprosy in perspective. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 140(Supplement 49): 66-94.
  • Jurmain, R. & Roberts, C.A. (2008). Juggling the evidence: the purported 'acrobat' from Tell Brak. Antiquity 82(318).
  • Roberts, C.A. & Ingham, S. (2008). Using ancient DNA analysis in palaeopathology: a critical analysis of published papers with recommendations for future work. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 18(6): 600-613.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2007). A bioarchaeological study of maxillary sinusitis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 133(2): 792-807.
  • Roberts, C.A., Powell, M.L. & Buikstra, J.E. (2007). Preface. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 17(4): 327-336.
  • Santos, A.L. & Roberts, C.A. (2006). Anatomy of a serial killer: differential diagnosis of tuberculosis based on rib lesions of adult individuals from the Coimbra Identified Skeletal Collection,Portugal. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 130(1): 38-49.
  • Djuric, M.P., Roberts, C.A. , Rakocevic, Z.B., Djonic, D.D. & Lesic, A. (2006). Fractures in late Medieval skeletal populations from Serbia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 130(2): 167-178.
  • Von Hunnius, T., Roberts, C.A., Saunders S. & Boylston, A. (2006). Histological identification of syphilis in pre-Columbian England. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 129(4): 559-566.
  • Montgomery, J., Evans, J., Powlesland, D. & Roberts, C.A. (2005). Continuity or colonization in Anglo-Saxon England? Isotope evidence for mobility, subsistence practice, and status at West Heslerton. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 126(2): 123-138.
  • Millard, A.R., Roberts, C.A. & Hughes, S.S. (2005). Isotopic evidence for migration in Medieval England: the potential for tracking the introduction of disease. Society, Biology and Human Affairs 70: 9-13.
  • Roberts, C. A., Knusel, C. & Race, L. (2004). A foot deformity from a Romano-British cemetery at Gloucester, England and the current evidence for Talipes in palaeopathology. International Journal for Osteoarchaeology 14(5): 389-403.
  • Budd, P., Millard, A., Chenery, C., Lucy, S. & Roberts, C. (2004). Investigating population movement by stable isotope analysis: a report from Britain. Antiquity 78(299): 127-141.
  • Groves, S., Roberts, C.A., Johnstone, C., Hall, R. & Dobney, K. (2003). A high status burial from Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire, England: differential diagnosis of a chest deformity. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 13(6): 358-368.
  • Byers, S. & Roberts, C.A. (2003). Bayes' theorem in palaeopathological diagnosis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 121(1): 1-9.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2003). Bees in my bonnet:reflections on biological anthropology in the UK. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 16(2): 96-116.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2002). Tuberculosis in Britain: its history and palaeoepidemiology. Antropologia Portuguesa 19: 101-119.
  • Santos, A.L. & Roberts, C.A. (2001). A picture of tuberculosis in young Portuguese people in the early 20th century: A multidisciplinary study of the skeletal and historical evidence. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 115(1): 38-49.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Grauer, A.L. (2001). Commentary: Bones, bodies and representivity in the archaeological record. International Journal of Epidemiology 30(1): 109-110.
  • Dixon, R. & Roberts, C.A. (2001). Modern and ancient scourges:the application of ancient DNA to the analysis of tuberculosis and leprosy from archaeologically derived human remains. Ancient Biomolecules 3(3): 181-193.
  • Gernaey, A., Minnikin, D., Copley, M., Dixon, R., Middleton, J. & Roberts, C.A. (2001). Mycolic acids and ancient DNA confirm an osteological diagnosis of tuberculosis. Tuberculosis 81(4): 259-265.
  • Djuric-Srejic, M. & Roberts, C.A. (2001). Palaeopathological evidence of infectious disease in skeletal populations from later medieval Serbia. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 11(5): 311-320.
  • Boylston, A., Knusel, C., Roberts, C.A. & Dawson, M. (2000). Investigation of a Romano-British rural ritual in Bedford, England. Journal of Archaeological Science 27(3): 241-254.
  • Judd, M. & Roberts, C.A. (1999). Fracture trauma in a Medieval British farming village. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 109(2): 229-243.
  • Ackroyd, R.G., Lucy, D. Pollard, A.M. & Roberts, C.A. (1999). Nasty, brutish, but not necessarily short: A reconsideration of the statistical methods used to calculate age at death from adult human and dental age indicators. American Antiquity 64(1): 55-70.
  • Judd, M.A. & Roberts, C.A. (1998). Fracture patterns at the medieval leper hospital in Chichester. American journal of physical anthropology 105(1): 43-55.
  • Roberts, C.A., Boylston, A., Buckley, L., Chamberlain, A. & Murphy, E. (1998). Rib lesions and tuberculosis: the palaeopathological evidence. Tubercle and Lung Disease 79(1): 55-60.
  • Ribot, I. & Roberts, C.A. (1996). A study of non-specific stress indicators and skeletal growth in two Medieval subadult populations. Journal of Archaeological Science 23: 67-79.
  • Knusel, C., Roberts, C. & Boylston, A. (1996). Brief communication When Adam delved an activity-related lesion in three human skeletal populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 100(427-434): 427-434.
  • Grauer, A. & Roberts, C. A. (1996). Palaeoepidemiology, healing and possible treatment of trauma in the Medieval cemetery population of St. Helen-on-the-Walls, York, England. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 100(4): 531-544.
  • Lewis, M., Roberts, C.A. & Manchester, K. (1995). A comparative study of the prevalence of maxillary sinusitis in Medieval urban and rural populations in Northern England. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 98(4): 497-506.
  • Boocock, P., Roberts, C. & Manchester, K. (1995). Maxillary sinusitis in Medieval Chichester, England. American journal of physical anthropology 98(4): 483-495.
  • Roberts, C., Lucy, D. & Manchester, K. (1994). Inflammatory lesions of ribs: an analysis of the Terry Collection. American journal of physical anthropology 95(2): 169-182.

Book review

  • Roberts, C.A. (2010). Book review of Luke Demaitre: Leprosy in Premodern Medicine. A malady of the whole body. The Historian 72(3): 718-719.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2009). Book Review of Burial at the Site of the Parish Church of St Benet Sherehog before and after the Great Fire. Excavations at 1 Poultry, City of London. (MoLAS Monograph 39). By Adrian Miles & William White, with Danae Tankard. London: Museum of London, 2008. Medieval Archaeology 53: 464-465.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2009). Book review of M Signoli, D Chevé, P Adalaina, G Boëtsch, O Dutour (editors) 2008 Peste: entre épidemies et sociétés, Plague: epidemics and societies, 2007, Firenze University Press. Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie de Paris 20(3-4): 287-288.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2009). Book review of R David (ed): Egyptian mummies and modern science, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Journal of Archaeological Science 36(8): 1816-1817.
  • Roberts C.A. (2009). Book review of The Black Death Cemetery, East Smithfield, London (MoLAS Monograph 43). By Ian Grainger, Duncan Hawkins, Lynne Cowal & Richard Mikulski. London: English Heritage/Museum of London Archaeology Service, 2008. Medieval Archaeology 53: 462-463.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2008). Book review of The Churchyard. Wharram: a Study of Settlement on the Yorkshire Wolds, XI by S. Mays, C. Harding, C. Heighway. York University Archaeological Publications, Vol. 13, York, 2007). Journal of Archaeological Science 35(7): 2083-2084.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2008). Book Review of: St Peter’s, Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire. A Parish Church and its community. Volume 2. The human remains. By Tony Waldron, Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2007. Medieval Archaeology 52: 428-430.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2006). Book review of ‘Backbone of history. Health and nutrition in the Western Hemisphere’ edited by JC Rose and RH Steckel, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Social History of Medicine 19(2): 345-346.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2005). Book review of C. Greenblatt and M. Spigelman (eds): Emerging pathogens. Archaeology, ecology and evolution of infectious disease, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2003. American Journal of Archaeology 109(3): 572-573.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2001). Book review of 'The Tarim Mummies Ancient China and the mystery of the earliest peoples from the West' by J. P. Mallory & Victor H. Mair, London Thames & Hudson, 2000. International Journal of Heritage Studies 7(1): 102-103.
  • Roberts, C.A. & Brown, T. A. (2000). 'Digging for pathogens. Ancient emerging diseases: Their evolutionary, anthropological and archaeological context' Book review of 'Digging for pathogens' edited by C.L. Greenblatt, Rehovot, Israel: Balaban Publishers, 1998. American Journal Physical Anthropology 112(2): 288-290.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2000). Book review of 'The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology' by A. Aufderheide and C. Rodriguez Martin, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1998. Medical History 44(1): 121-123.
  • Roberts, C.A. (1999). Book review of 'The archaeology of human bones.' by Simon Mays, London and New York Routledge, 1998. Journal of Archaeological Science 26(9): 1235-1236.
  • Roberts, C.A. (1995). Book review of 'Counting the Dead. The epidemiology of skeletal populations' by T. Waldron, Chichester John Wiley, 1994. Journal of human evolution 29(2): 194-197.

Conference Proceeding

  • Roberts, CA (2012). Where have we been, where are we now, and what does the future hold? palaeopathology in the Uk over the last 30 years, with a few bees in my bonnet. Archaeopress.
  • Redfern, R. & Roberts, C.A. (2005). Health in Romano-British urban communities: reflections from the cemeteries. Association for Environmental Archaeology Symposium: Papers in honour of Susan Limbrey, Birmingham, England, Oxbow.
  • Roberts, C.A. & McKinley, J. (2003). A review of trepanations in British antiquity focusing on funerary context to explain their occurrence. Trepanation. History, discovery, theory. International Colloquium on cranial trepanation in human history, Birmingham University, Swets and Zeitlinger.
  • Schultz, M. & Roberts, C.A. (2002). Diagnosis of leprosy from an English later Medieval leprosy hospital using histological analysis. The past and present of leprosy. Archaeological, historical, palaeopathological and clinical approaches. Proceedings of the International Congress on the Evolution and palaeoepidemiology of the infectious diseases 3 (ICEPID), Bradford University, Archaeopress.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2002). Palaeopathology and archaeology: the current state of play. Archaeopress.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2002). The antiquity of leprosy in Britain: The skeletal evidence. The past and present of leprosy. Archaeological, historical, palaeopathological and clinical approaches. International Congress on the Evolution and palaeoepidemiology of the infectious diseases 3 (ICEPID), 26th-31st July 1999, Bradford University, Archaeopress.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2002). Tuberculosis:a multidisciplinary approach to past and current concepts, causes and treatment of this infectious disease. Practitioners, practices and patients. New approaches to medical archaeology and anthropology, Magdalene College, Cambridge University, Oxbow.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2001). Health and disease in past British populations, prehistory to the later Medieval period: some perspectives on the evidence and its problems. 4th Kongress der Gesellschaft fur Anthropologie, Potsdam, Germany, Cuvillier Verlag.
  • Janaway, R.C., Wilson, A.S., Caffell, A.C. & Roberts, C.A (2001). Human skeletal collections: the responsibilities of project managers, physical anthropologists and conservators, and the need for standardized condition assessment. Human remains. Conservation, retrieval and analysis, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, Archaeopress.
  • Caffell, A.C., Roberts, C.A., Janaway, R.C. & Wilson, A.S. (2001). Pressures on osteological collections: the importance of damage limitation. Human remains. Conservation, retrieval and analysis, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, Archaeopress.
  • Roberts, C.A. (1999). Rib lesions and tuberculosis: the state of play. Golden Book and Tuberculosis Foundation.
  • Roberts, C.A. (1994). Treponematosis in Gloucester, England: a theoretical and practical approach to the pre-Columbian theory. Centre Archeologique du Var, Editions Errance.

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • Roberts, C.A., Wrobel, G.D. & Westaway, M. (2020). What the archaeological record reveals about epidemics throughout history – and the human response to them.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2019). Life-long learning using archaeology in care homes. British Archaeology July/August: 8-9.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2019). Teaching archaeology in care homes, I learned how older people are often the best students.
  • Hind, K. & Roberts, C.A. (2018). We have weaker bones than our hunter-gatherer ancestors – this is what you can do about it'.
  • Roberts, CA (2013). Human remains: should we study them? Young Archaeologist 156: 8-9.

Other (Print)

  • Abrams, D. Centre for Homelessness Impact, Hand, DJ., Heath, A., Karlsen, S., Mills, M., Nazroo, J., Richards, L. & Roberts, CA. (2020). What factors make a community more vulnerable to COVID-19? A summary of a British Academy workshop.
  • Roberts, C.A. (2018). Guidance on recording palaeopathology (abnormal variation) - long version.
  • McCarrison, K & Roberts CA (2016). Skeleton Science. Archaeology for the older generation.
  • McCarrison, K & Roberts, CA (2014). Skeleton Science. Teacher’s Resource Pack.
  • Roberts, CA, Alves Cardoso, F, Bernofsky, K, Henderson, C, Jakob T, Plomp, K, Ponce, P, Sharman, J & Spencer, R (2012). Palaeopathology: studying the origin, evolution and frequency of disease in human remains from archaeological sites.