Selected Publications

Swanston T, Varney TL, Kozachuk M, Choudhury S, Bewer B, Coulthard I, et al. (2018) Franklin expedition lead exposure: New insights from high resolution confocal x-ray fluorescence imaging of skeletal microstructure. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0202983.
Swanston, T., Varney, T., Coulthard, I., George, G., Pickering, I. Murphy,R., and Cooper, D.
2015 Synchrotron Imaging Evidence of Biogenic Mercury Identified in a Burial in Colonial Antigua. Journal of Archaeological Science 58:26-30

Swanston, T., Varney, T., Coulthard, I., Feng, R., Bewer, B., Murphy, R., Hennig, C., and Cooper, D.
2012 Element localization in archaeological bone using synchrotron radiation x-ray fluorescence: Identification of biogenic uptake. Journal of Archaeological Science 39:2409-2413

Varney, T.L., Swanston, T., Coulthard, I., Cooper, D.M.L., George, G.N., Pickering, I.J., and Murphy, A.R.
2012 A preliminary investigation of lead contamination in a Napoleonic era naval cemetery in Antigua, W.I. Caribbean Connections: A Publication of the Field Research Centre 2(1): Special Issue focusing in the Bioarchaeology of the Caribbean. (Temporarily at

Sparks, H., Varney, T.L., Courtaud, P., Romon, T., and Watters, D.
2012. Reconstructing the diet of the enslaved from two Archaeological sites
(Guadeloupe and Montserrat). Caribbean Connections: A Publication of the Field Research Centre2(1): Special Issue focusing in the Bioarchaeology of the Caribbean. (Temporarily at

 Varney, T.L. 

2011  The Royal Naval Hospital cemetery at English Harbour, Antigua:  not just the "Grave of the Englishman".  Proceedings of the XXIII International Congress for Caribbean Archaeology, Antigua, 2009.   print pp. 291-300; digtial pp. 447-459.

Boyd, M., T.L. Varney, C., Surette, and J. Surette.  
2008 Reassessing the northern limit of maize consumption in North America:  stable isotopes, plant microfossil, and trace element content of carbonized food residue.  Journal of Archaeological Science 35(9):2545-2556.
de Mille, C.N., T.L. Varney, and M. Turney
2008  Saladoid lapidary technology:  new methods for investigating stone bead drilling techniques.  In Crossing the Borders:  new methods and techniques in the study of material culture in the Caribbean.  Edited by C.L. Hofman, M.L.P. Hoogland, and A. Gijn. 
The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, AL.  Pp. 78-89
Varney T.L.
2007 Does diet reflect group membership?  A stable isotope analysis of human remains from the Royal Naval Hospital cemetery at English Harbour, Antigua, W.I.  Proceedings of the XXI International Congress for Caribbean Archaeology, Trinidad, 2005, Vol. 2:667-676.
Garvie-Lok, S., T.L. Varney, and M. Katzenberg
2004  Preparation of Bone Carbonate for Stable Isotope Analysis: The Effects of Treatment Time and Acid Concentration. Journal of Archaeological Science 31(6):763-776. 
de Mille C., and T.L. Varney
2003  A Preliminary Investigation of Saladoid Stone Bead Manufacturing. Proceedings of the XIX International Congress for Caribbean Archaeology, Aruba, 2001 Vol. II:43-53.
Baker, B., T.L. Varney, R. Wilkinson, L. Anderson, and M. Liston

2001  Repatriation and the Study of Human Remains. In The Future of the Past: Archaeologists, Native Americans, and Repatriation, edited by T. Bray, pp. 69-83. Garland Publishing, NY. 

Pfeiffer, S., and T.L. Varney
2001  Quantifying Histological and Chemical Preservation in Archaeological Bone. In Close to the Bone: Biogeochemical Approaches to Paleodietary Analysis in Archaeology, edited by S. Ambrose and M. Katzenberg, pp. 141-158. Advances in Archaeology and Museum Science Series, Plenum Press.
Varney, T.L., and D. Nicholson
2001  Digging the "Grave of the Englishman": A Preliminary Report on Excavations at a Former British Navy Hospital Cemetery, English Harbour, Antigua. Proceedings of the XVIII International Congress for Caribbean Archaeology, Grenada, WI, 1999 Tome I:329-335.
Varney, T.L., and S. Pfeiffer
1995  The People of the Hind site. Ontario Archaeology 59:96-108.