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Insect Pupa found on a human bone

Michael Monzon is a PhD student in the Department of Entomology at Rutgers - New Brunswick.  Michael is in the early stages of examining soil recovered from the body cavities of individuals recovered from Arch Street to see which, if any, insect remains are present and can be identified.  Modern archaeological investigations incorporate various types of physical evidence. Human burial sites provide a unique array of insect evidence for interpretation. This article is the second in a two-... Read More

Posted June 9, 2020 by Kimberlee Moran

Michael Monzon is a PhD student in the Department of Entomology at Rutgers - New Brunswick.  Michael is in the early stages of examining soil recovered from the body cavities of individuals recovered from Arch Street to see which, if any, insect remains are present and can be identified.  This article is the first in a two-part series on the intersection of Forensic Entomology and Archaeology.

Six-Legged Witnesses: Using Insect Evidence to Add Context to Archaeological... Read More

Posted October 10, 2019 by Kimberlee Moran
Femora with striated marks.

During the fall semester (Sept-Dec 2018), students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford helped to clean and catalog the remains at Rutgers-Camden as part of a praxis course led by Professor Maja Šešelj. The following post if from one such student  --- Bryn Mawr student James Frazier.  James is a senior at Bryn Mawr College who is majoring in anthropology with a thesis on the taphonomy of the Arch St. remains.​

 

Mystery Marks: An Exploration of Taphonomy... Read More

Posted February 11, 2019 by Kimberlee Moran
Dorsal view of adult sacrum from box RU-9 showing spina bifida

During the fall semester (Sept-Dec 2018), students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford helped to clean and catalog the remains at Rutgers-Camden as part of a praxis course led by Professor Maja Šešelj. The following post if from one such student  --- Bryn Mawr student Caitlin Smith.  Caitlin Smith is a senior at Bryn Mawr College who is majoring in anthropology with a thesis research focus in bioarchaeology.​

 

Spina Bifida in the Arch Street Population... Read More

Posted February 5, 2019 by Kimberlee Moran

During the fall semester (Sept-Dec 2018), students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford helped to clean and catalog the remains at Rutgers-Camden as part of a praxis course led by Professor Maja Šešelj. The following post if from one such student  --- Bryn Mawr student Makenna Lenover.  Makenna has conducted past research on epiphyseal fusion and is interested in developmental processes​.

How to Determine the Age of a Subadult Individual Based on Bones

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Posted January 28, 2019 by Kimberlee Moran

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