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Kristina Killgrove
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In case anyone is interested the original research paper is available online (open access)
Climate-driven introduction of the Black Death and successive plague reintroductions into Europe
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What a great list!
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Alright, I know I've been remiss in posting... anything. But the spring semester started on January 6 (yes, really! I don't know why it's that stupidly early), which left me pretty much zero time between semesters to plan for my courses, particularly given the kiddos' daycare/school was closed ...
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Reminds me of the classic Lily Tomlin line: "I wanted to be somebody. Maybe I should have been more specific."
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A new genetic test that can distinguish between identical twins may be used for the first time in a Massachusetts sexual assault case.
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Have you ever wondered exactly when a certain group of plants or animals first evolved? This week a groundbreaking new resource for scientists will go live, and it is designed to help answer just those kinds of questions. The Fossil Calibration Database, a free, open-access resource that stores carefully ...
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All in one site, excellent! No more vague Google searches trying to figure out what branched off when.
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12 January - Roman link to local cemetery (Luton Today). Seven Roman cremations were found during a dig at a modern cemetery in England (30mi north of London). No more has been reported, though. 20 January - Graeco-Roman necropolis discovered in Alexandria (Ahram Online).
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I wish the dental practice I go to was called "The Temple of Castor and Pollux" instead of "(Neighborhood it's in) Family Dentistry".

Admittedly, everyone working there is Filipino or Chinese, so it wouldn't be Castor and Pollux, but I'd accept some  Southeast Asian god name.
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It was yet again a slow month in Roman bioarch news, so here's the month of December to kick off your new year... Roman Empire. 3 December -- Shackled individuals found in Gallo-Roman cemetery in southwest France (Past Horizons). Well, this is a super interesting find.
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You wouldn't believe what your osteology professor does after grades are in!
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The Jeffersonian is dealing with the very fragmentary remains of an individual whose hand, foot, and upper leg were found in different parts of the greater D.C. area. From the femur, Brennan notes they have a Negroid male, about 6'2" tall. DNA confirms that all body parts are from the same ...
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(And if the guy's been dead several days, kitty would have already excreted the bones.)
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For review sessions in my Human Osteology class, I often do Jeopardy. I write a whole bunch of questions in three PowerPoints (oh, I do both Single and Double Jeopardy, along with a Final Jeopardy complete with doo-doo-doo think music!), and the students tend to get really involved.
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I am an assistant professor at the University of West Florida, the bioarchaeologist for the Gabii Project, and principal investigator of the Roman DNA Project.  My current research involves osteological and biochemical analysis of Roman populations.
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International team of scientists launches fossil database
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Have you ever wondered exactly when a certain group of plants or animals first evolved? This week a groundbreaking new resource for scientis

Roman Bioarchaeology Carnival LXVIII ~ Powered By Osteons
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12 January - Roman link to local cemetery (Luton Today). Seven Roman cremations were found during a dig at a modern cemetery in England (30m

Who needs a classicist? (Installment 3) ~ Powered By Osteons
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Alright, I know I've been remiss in posting... anything. But the spring semester started on January 6 (yes, really! I don't know why it's th

Red Seat Numbers Found on Rome's Colosseum : DNews
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The numbers were painted on the arches of the Colosseum to guide visitors to their respective stands, according to their social class.

Roman Bioarchaeology Carnival LXVII ~ Powered By Osteons
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It was yet again a slow month in Roman bioarch news, so here's the month of December to kick off your new year... Roman Empire. 3 December -

PbO Year in Review - 2014 ~ Powered By Osteons
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It's time for me to take stock of my year in blogging and see what was most popular, but also what I most enjoyed writing and what I want to

A very bioarchaeology Christmas tree! ~ Powered By Osteons
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Grades are in! Department holiday party is over! Sure, I'll be working the rest of the week on syllabi for my spring courses, but I decided

Bones - Season 10, Episode 10 (Review) ~ Powered By Osteons
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So this isn't a typical episode of Bones, of course. It's some weird fake-40s movie-within-a-movie-within-a-TV-show, starring every single s

Uber Reviews for Charon, Boatman of Hades | The New Yorker
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Shouts & Murmurs by Cirocco Dunlap: “Love that in addition to ancient drachmas and babies’ blood he now takes Chase QuickPay!”

Bones - Season 10, Episode 9 (Review) ~ Powered By Osteons
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The Jeffersonian is dealing with the very fragmentary remains of an individual whose hand, foot, and upper leg were found in different parts

DNA Test That Distinguishes Identical Twins May Be Used in Court for Fir...
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A new genetic test that can distinguish between identical twins may be used for the first time in a Massachusetts sexual assault case.

Playing Osteology "Beer" Pong ~ Powered By Osteons
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For review sessions in my Human Osteology class, I often do Jeopardy. I write a whole bunch of questions in three PowerPoints (oh, I do both

World's Oldest Art Identified in Half-Million-Year-Old Zigzag
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A carved shell suggests the first artists were our Homo erectus ancestors, not us.

Roman Bioarchaeology Carnival LXVI ~ Powered By Osteons
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3 November - Remains may have been rural Roman farmers (Archaeology). Two Roman-period skeletons were found in Worcestershire, England. Poss

Bones - Season 10, Episode 8 (Review) ~ Powered By Osteons
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Some protestors at a fracking site found a body in the pit. The narrow subpubic concavity and irregularly lipped ventral margin of the pubic

Who needs an osteologist? (Installment 21) ~ Powered By Osteons
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One of my undergraduates pointed out today a Twitter post by Kathy Reichs, the author, of course, of the Temperance Brennan book series on w

A Dozen Ways to Make a Mummy ~ Powered By Osteons
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Tomorrow's lecture in bioarchaeology has twelve case studies of mummies from around the world. Inspired by that (and by my constant foot-dra

Bones - Season 10, Episode 7 (Review) ~ Powered By Osteons
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A bunch of dads playing at the park with their kids find a dead body under a merry-go-round. The whole merry-go-round is brought back to the

Bones - Season 10, Episode 6 (Review) ~ Powered By Osteons
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We open on Cam and Arastoo "making fesenjaan," as they say ("it's the hardest Persian dish!") when a dead body outside of Baltimore interrup

Bones - Season 10, Episode 5 (Review) ~ Powered By Osteons
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Brennan is the keynote speaker at the fictional National Forensic Sciences Convention and plans to tell the Schroedinger's cat joke. At the