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Allison Grunwald
Osteoarchaeologist

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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.

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Claire L. Gold
Assistant Project Anthropologist
Dept. of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
cgold@umass.edu

Claire L. Gold received a Master's degree in Biological Anthropology from the State University of New York, Binghamton, in 1998. She studied Anthropology with a specialization in human skeletal biology as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and received a B.A. in 1995. Claire has taught as a lecturer in Forensic Anthropology and Paleoanthropology since 2005 at The University of Massachusetts, Clark University and Bay Path University. She founded a K-12 traveling fossil workshop in 2010, The Human Origins Workshop, in an effort to make Anthropology accessible to younger students. Currently, she serves as Director of The Human Origins Workshop and Northeast Director of Forensic Archaeology Recovery. She is a member of the Society for American Archeology and the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases. Claire joined the Arch Street Project in March 2017 and has assisted with excavation and photography of the skeletal remains. 

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Emily Foreman
Student
Rutgers-Camden
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Emily Foreman is a biology student at Rutgers-Camden, finishing her junior year. She has done work for the Arch Street Project since 2018 and is completing an independent study for the spring of 2019.

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Anna Dhody
Curator, Mütter Museum & Director, Mütter Research Institute
Mütter Museum & Mütter Research Institute
adhody@collegeofphysicians.org

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.

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