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Katherine C. MacKinnon

Katherine C. MacKinnon

I am a biological anthropologist with a focus on primates in wild-living groups. I do fieldwork in Central/South America & Zambia. My research interests include the social development of infants/juveniles, evolution of social complexity, long-term conservation efforts, & ethics in field primatology.

Megan Parker

Megan Parker

I am a graduate student and teaching assistant at Georgia State University. My research focuses on examining how environmental changes affected ancient Maya ritual through the analysis of archaeological plant remains recovered from caves in the periphery of the site of Pacbitun, located in Belize.

Sean Dougherty

Sean Dougherty

I am a biological anthropologist, occassional biohistorian, and accidental egyptologist. I am interested in ancient health and disease, trauma, and human sacrifice, but not necessarily in that order. The MA in Classical Studies that I obtained along the way has prepared me for none of this.

Elizabeth DiGangi

Elizabeth DiGangi

I am a biological anthropologist who studies the biology of the skeletal system. My work is two-fold: one focus is on the health of prehistoric populations, and a second focus is on forensic anthropology. I have worked with skeletal collections in Chile, Peru, Colombia, and North America.

Scott Ingram

Scott Ingram

I use the archaeological record to better understand contemporary problems such as human vulnerability to climate change and the sustainability of social and environmental systems. The past contains completed “experiments” in sustainability, resilience, and collapse that we can learn from.

Barbara Rylko-Bauer

Barbara Rylko-Bauer

I am a medical anthropologist, interested in factors that determine health, disease, illness, and health care delivery. My writing deals with applied anthropology, health inequality, political violence, and the Holocaust. My recent book is A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps (U of Okla Press 2014).

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