Lisa Anderson -
Curator of Bioarchaeology and NAGPRA Coordinator
My work focuses on the biological impact of lifestyle on past populations through the study of human skeletal remains. A unique type of collection deserving of special care and consideration, human remains are an important record of individual life histories and experiences. They are key to understanding adaptation and interaction in the past through patterns of diet, disease, demography, and genetic relationships and are of particular interest for studying topics ranging from subsistence change to migration, warfare, and the disenfranchised.
Schuyler Flatts Burial Ground:
Answering questions about the identity and origins of remains discovered in an umarked 18th century African cemetery.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA):
Oversight of compliance with NAGPRA regulations regarding the documentation and repatriation of certain Native American cultural items to culturally affiliated, federally recognized tribes.