University of Notre Dame
Nicholas E. Bonneau is a historian of science, religion, and the environment, with a particular interest in the memory of epidemics and loss in congregations and small communities. Nicholas is also the creator of the Death Records of the Early Atlantic Database (the DREAD), linking hundreds of thousands of vital records from across Europe, Africa, and the Americas . He received fellowships from a wide range of institutions, including the National Science Foundation, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and the Congregational Library and Archives. He was the 2016-17 Carpenter Fellow in Early American Religious Studies at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. Nicholas is a PhD Candidate at the University of Notre Dame and Research Associate at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation, “Unspeakable Loss, Distempered Awakenings: North America’s Invisible Throat Distemper Epidemics, 1735 – 1765,” is scheduled for defense in spring 2018.
Curator, Mütter Museum & Director, Mütter Research Institute
Mütter Museum & Mütter Research Institute
Anna Dhody is the curator of the Mütter Museum and Director of the Mütter Research Institute of The College of the Physicians of Philadelphia. As curator, she oversees the Mütter Museum's "disturbingly informative" collection, and works to provide a unique, informative experience for its 150,000-plus annual visitors.
Before joining the Mütter, she served as an osteologist at Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. In 2003, Ms. Dhody traveled to Peru to work with the United Nations Development Programme and the Public Ministry of Peru, identifying some of the estimated 69,000 Desaparecidos, "the disappeared," victims of state terrorism. While in Peru, Ms. Dhody taught Human Osteology and Forensic Anthropology to employees of the Public Ministry and performed analysis on many of the found remains.
In 2014 Ms. Dhody formed the Mütter Research Institute to promote the research and use of historic specimens in modern scientific and medical research.
Allison Grunwald has worked with bones, both human and animal, since 2002. She received a BA from the University of Delaware (2005) as a dual major in Anthropology and Foreign Languages and Literature: Greco-Roman Studies (Latin Language), a MA from the University of Southampton, UK (2006) in Osteoarchaeology, and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming (2016). Her MA research dealt with the analysis of commingled human and animal remains from the Iron Age in southern England, and her doctoral research comprised experimental zooarchaeology and bone fragmentation analysis, and the analysis of a 10,000 year old Bison antiquus archaeological bone bed resulting from a mass kill by Paleoindians. She brings to the Arch Street Project her experience and interest in working with commingled osteological remains, bone modification, and paleopathology.
Adjunct Professor and Post-Doctoral Researcher
The College of New Jersey and University of Pennsylvania
George M Leader is an archaeologist focused on the analysis of the material culture made and used by peoples of the past. With over a decade of experience he has worked on a range of projects spanning material culture from the Earlier Stone Age of Africa to colonial America and on four continents. Currently he heads research projects in South Africa and New Jersey and experimental research at University of Pennsylvania. George joined the Arch St. team during the excavations of the remains and has been working closely as the remains found lab space. George, Jared and Kimberlee co-taught the 2017 fieldschool for students to work with the remains as they are studied. He holds a Ph.D. in archaeology from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa from where he also earned his M.Sc. His B.A. in Anthropology is from Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Associate Teaching Professor & Director of Forensics
Rutgers University - Camden Campus
Kimberlee Sue Moran has been a practicing forensic archaeologist since 2002. She holds an undergraduate degree in Classical and Near Eastern archaeology from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s of Science in forensic archaeological science from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London. Her doctoral research is in the field of ancient fingerprints. Kimberlee worked as a contract archaeologist for a CRM firm based in Trenton, NJ, prior to moving to the UK. She moved back to New Jersey in 2010 and now works at Rutgers-Camden. She is an active member of the Society for American Archaeology and is a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA).