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KRISTINA KILLGROVE, PHD, RPA

Curriculum Vitae

Email: killgrove@unc.edu Website: http://www.killgrove.org
E DUCATION
2010 PhD, Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2005 MA, Classical Archaeology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2002 MA, Anthropology, East Carolina University
1999 BA, Latin and Classical Archaeology, University of Virginia
A CADEMIC A PPOINTMENTS & A FFILIATIONS
2018-present University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Teaching Assistant Professor
2011-present Ronin Institute, Research Scholar
2012-2018 University of West Florida, Assistant/Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology
2011 Vanderbilt University, Lecturer
2003-2011 UNC Chapel Hill, Adjunct Assistant Professor (2011); Graduate Teaching Fellow
(2006-09); Teaching Assistant (2003-05)
2008 SUNY Cortland, Adjunct Instructor
2002-2003 Durham Technical Community College, Adjunct Instructor
2000-2002 East Carolina University, Research Assistant
1996-1997 University of Virginia, Saturday Enrichment Program (Grades K-5), Teaching Assistant
C URRENT R ESEARCH P ROJECTS
2016-present Principal Investigator, Faces of Oplontis (Stage: Fieldwork)
2011-present Principal Investigator, Roman DNA Project (Stage: Data analysis)
2013-2018 Isotope Specialist, Medieval Population and Space: Interdisciplinary Research into
the Origin of Berlin’s First Population (Stage: Writing and publication)
2010-2018 Bioarchaeologist, Gabii Project (Stage: Writing and publication)
R ESEARCH F UNDING & F ELLOWSHIPS
2018-2019 Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Post-PhD Grant ($17,600)
2018-2019 Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship ($13,300)
2017 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend ($6,000)
2017 Rust Family Foundation Archaeological Grants Program ($3,750)
2017 UWF Research Stimulus Program ($2,000) and Center for Research and Economic
Opportunity Miscellaneous Research Grant ($1,200)
2015-2017 Florida Research Fellowship Award, UWF ($20,000)
2014 UWF Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activities Award ($1,796)
2013 UWF Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activities Award ($1,994)
2011 Funding raised for Roman DNA Project through RocketHub ($12,331)
2009-2010 P.E.O. Scholar Award Fellowship ($15,000)
2008-2009 Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
($6,720)
2006-2008 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
(BCS-0622452) ($11,940)
2008 UNC Chapel Hill, Smith Graduate Research Grant ($750)
2007 Research Labs of Archaeology, UNC Chapel Hill, Timothy P. Mooney Fellowship
($1,200)
2006 Center for Global Initiatives at UNC Chapel Hill, Pre-Dissertation Travel Award
($1,905)
2000-2002 Graduate Scholar Fellowship, East Carolina University ($20,000)

H ONOR & A WARDS
2017 Society for American Archaeology, Excellence in Public Education Award
2016 American Anthropological Association, General Anthropology Division, New
Directions Award in Public Anthropology
2016-present Archaeological Institute of America National Lecture Program, Lecturer
2011 Manning Outstanding Dissertation Award in Anthropology, UNC Chapel Hill
2001 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (inducted)
1995-1999 Echols Scholar, University of Virginia
P UBLICATIONS
M ONOGRAPHS ( CONTRACTED )
In prep Killgrove, K. These Old Roman Bones: What Bioarchaeology Tells Us about Life in the
Roman Empire. Under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press. Projected
length: 45,000 words plus bibliography. Completion of manuscript anticipated by
August 2018.
In prep Galassi, F. and K. Killgrove. Disease & Demise: The Lives and Deaths of Classical
Historical Figures. Under contract with Pen & Sword Books. Projected length: 80,000
words plus bibliography. Completion of manuscript anticipated by December 2018.
A RTICLES AND C HAPTERS
Under Review Killgrove, K. Osteology of the Imperial tombs at Gabii (Areas A and B). Manuscript
submitted Jan 2018 for edited volume, Gabii – Archaeological Report Vol. II, L.
Banducci, ed. University of Michigan Press.
Under Review Killgrove, K. Nonadult Area D burials from Gabii – The osteological evidence.
Manuscript submitted Dec 2017 for edited volume, Elite Infant Burial Practices and
Urbanization Processes at Gabii, Italy: The Area D Tombs and Their Contents, M.
Mogetta, ed. Edition Topoi.
Under Review Clarke, J., I. Van Der Graff, G. Di Maio, A. Lagi, M.L. Thomas, J.L. Muslin, A. Pecci, K.
Killgrove. Oplontis: The ancient landscape, the structures, and their relationship with
the resources of the Vesuvian region. Manuscript submitted Oct 2017 for edited

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volume, Extra Moenia: Abitare il Territorio della Regione Vesuviana. L’Erma di
Bretschneider.
Under Review Killgrove, K. and A. Acosta. Dietary pathologies and isotope diversity in Imperial
Rome (1st-3rd centuries AD). Manuscript submitted Oct 2017 for edited volume,
Ancient Foodways: Integrative Approaches to Understanding Subsistence and
Society in the Past, D. Hutchinson and M. Scarry, eds. University Press of Florida.
Under Review Robbins Schug, G., K. Killgrove, A. Atkin, and K. Barron. Ethics of 3D scanning and
printing human skeletal remains. Manuscript submitted Dec 2016 for edited volume,
Archaeological Informatics Ethics in Practice, J.J. Wells, ed. Springer.
Under Review Killgrove, K. Using biological distance techniques to investigate the heterogeneous
population of Imperial Rome. Manuscript submitted Nov 2013 for edited volume, The
Archaeology of Circulation, Exchange, and Human Migration, J. Dudgeon, ed.
Equinox Publishers.
2019 Killgrove, K. Bioarchaeology and the media: anthropology scicomm in a post-truth
landscape. In: Bioarchaeologists Speak Out: Deep Time Perspectives on
Contemporary Issues, J. Buikstra, ed. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-93012-1.
2018 Killgrove, K. Using skeletal remains as a proxy for Roman lifestyles: the potential and
problems with osteological reconstructions of health, diet, and stature in Imperial
Rome. In: Diet and Nutrition in the Roman World, C. Holleran and P. Erdkamp, eds.
Routledge.
2018 Halcrow, S., K. Killgrove, G. Robbins Schug, M. Knapp, D. Huffer, B. Arriaza, W.
Jungers, J. Gunter. A critical evaluation of skeletal and developmental abnormalities
in the Atacama preterm baby and issues of forensic and bioarchaeological research
ethics. Response to Bhattacharya et al. “Whole-genome sequencing of Atacama
skeleton shows novel mutations linked with dysplasia” in Genome Research.
International Journal of Paleopathology 22: 97-100. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2018.06.007.
2018 Killgrove, K. and R. Tykot. Diet and collapse: a stable isotope study of Imperial-era
Gabii (1st-3rd c AD). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 19: 1041-1049. DOI:
10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.05.054.
2018 Killgrove, K. Bioarchaeology in the Roman Empire (Revised). Encyclopedia of Global
Archaeology, 2nd edition, C. Smith, ed., Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2.
2017 Melisch, C.M., I. Garlisch, B. Jungklaus, K. Killgrove, M. Nagy, N. Powers, J. Rothe, B.
Teßmann, M. Tichomirowa, K. White. 2017. Auf der Suche nach den ersten Berlinern.
Das internationale Forschungsproject "Medieval Space and Population." Mitteilungen
der Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte, Bd. 37, 51-
64.
2017 Melisch, C., I. Garlisch, J. Rothe, M. Tichomirowa, K. Killgrove, and N. Powers.
Medieval space and population: Internationale Forscher auf der Suche nach den
ersten Berlinern. In: Archäologie in Berlin und Brandenburg 2015, Landesdenkmalamt
Berlin, pp. 102-108.
2017 Killgrove, K. Imperialism and physiological stress in Rome and its environs (1st-3rd
centuries AD). In: Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed: Toward a Global
Bioarchaeology of Contact and Colonialism, H. Klaus and M. Murphy, eds., Ch. 9, pp.
247-277. University Press of Florida.

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2016 Killgrove, K. and J. Montgomery. All roads lead to Rome: Exploring human migration
to the Eternal City through biochemistry of skeletons from two Imperial-era
cemeteries (1st-3rd c AD). PLOS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147585.
2015 Meyers Emery, K. and K. Killgrove. Bones, bodies, and blogs: Outreach and
engagement in bioarchaeology. Internet Archaeology 39. DOI: 10.11141/ia.39.5.
2014 Killgrove, K. Bioarchaeology in the Roman Empire. In Encyclopedia of Global
Archaeology, C. Smith, ed., Springer, pp. 876-882. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2.
2013 Killgrove, K. Bioarchaeology. In Oxford Bibliographies Online – Anthropology, J.L.
Jackson, Jr., ed. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199766567-0121.
2013 Killgrove, K. Biohistory of the Roman Republic: the potential of isotope analysis of
human skeletal remains. Post-Classical Archaeologies 3: 41-62.
2013 Killgrove, K. and R.H. Tykot. Food for Rome: a stable isotope investigation of diet in
the Imperial period (1st-3rd centuries AD). Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
32(1): 28-38. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2012.08.002.
2010 Killgrove, K. Identifying immigrants to Imperial Rome using strontium isotope
analysis. In Roman Diasporas: Archaeological Approaches to Mobility and Diversity
in the Roman Empire, H. Eckardt, ed. Journal of Roman Archaeology supplement 78,
Chapter 9, pp. 157-174.
2010 Montgomery, J., J. Evans, S. Chenery, K. Killgrove, and V. Pashley. “Gleaming, white
and deadly”: lead exposure and geographic origins in the Roman period. In Roman
Diasporas: Archaeological Approaches to Mobility and Diversity in the Roman
Empire, H. Eckardt, ed. Journal of Roman Archaeology supplement 78, Chapter 11,
pp. 199-226.
2010 Killgrove, K. Response to C. Bruun’s “Water, oxygen isotopes and immigration to
Ostia-Portus.” Journal of Roman Archaeology 23: 133-136.
2009 Killgrove, K. Rethinking taxonomies: skeletal variation on the North Carolina coastal
plain. Southeastern Archaeology 28(1): 87-100.
2008 Musco, S., P. Catalano, A. Caspio, W. Pantano, and K. Killgrove. Le complexe
archéologique de Casal Bertone. Les Dossiers d’Archéologie 330 (Nov/Dec): 32-39.
A RTICLES AND C HAPTERS IN P REP
In prep Galassi, F.M., F. Fini, E. Armocida, R. Ballestriero, F. Rühli, and K. Killgrove. Piero
della Francesca (c. 1416/1417-1492): a Renaissance neuropathological enigma.
(Submission expected in Fall 2018.)
In prep Galassi, F.M., M.E. Habicht, S. De Carolis, S. Mathews, K. Killgrove, M. Haeusler. The
gladiator’s tears: epiphora in ancient Rome. (Submission expected in Fall 2018.)
In prep Acosta, A.N., K. Killgrove, B. Turner, V. Moses. Diet at Archaic Gabii. (Submission
expected in early Fall 2018).
In prep Zechini, M.E., K. Killgrove, C. Melisch, B. Turner. Women’s and children’s diet in
Medieval Berlin. (Submission expected in early Fall 2018).
In prep Holmstrom, J.E., K. Killgrove, C. Melisch, B. Turner, M. Tichomirowa. Immigration to
Medieval Berlin. (Submission expected in early Spring 2019).

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T ECHNICAL R EPORTS
In prep Killgrove, K. Osteological Report on the Room 10 Skeletons from Oplontis B. Report
to Giuseppe Scarpati, Pompeii - Parco Archeologico.
2015 Killgrove, K. Osteological Report on the Area D Skeletons from Gabii. Report to
Nicola Terrenato, Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, 8 pp.
2012 Killgrove, K. Osteological Report on the Gabii “Lead Family.” Report to Nicola
Terrenato, Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, 5 pp.
2011 Killgrove, K. Gabii Osteological Report, 2009-2010. Report to Nicola Terrenato,
Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, 23 pp.
2008 Killgrove, K. Biodistance at the Broad Reach (31CR218) site. Report to Dale L.
Hutchinson, Department of Anthropology, UNC Chapel Hill, 10 pp.
2007 Killgrove, K. Casal Bertone relazione. Report to Paola Catalano, Anthropology
Division, Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma (Italy), 7 pp.
2000 Killgrove, K. and C.S. Larsen. Human skeletal remains from Mission San Marcos, New
Mexico. Report to David Hurst Thomas, Department of Anthropology, American
Museum of Natural History, New York, 24 pp.
B OOK R EVIEWS
In prep Killgrove, K. Review of The Science of Roman History: Biology, Climate, and the
Future of the Past, edited by W. Scheidel. Ancient History Bulletin.
2018 Killgrove, K. Review of New Developments in the Bioarchaeology of Care, edited by
L. Tilley and A. Schrenk. American Antiquity 83(2):360-1. DOI: 10.1017/aaq.2018.4.
2017 Killgrove, K. Review of Academics Going Public: How to Write and Speak Beyond
Academe, edited by M. Gasman. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and
Engagement 21(2):291-221.
2017 Killgrove, K. Review of The Bioarchaeology of Classical Kamarina: Life and Death in
Greek Sicily, by C.L. Sulosky Weaver. American Journal of Archaeology 121(3). DOI:
10.3764/ajaonline1213.Killgrove.
2015 Killgrove, K. Review of The Body in History: Europe from the Palaeolithic to the
Future, edited by J. Robb and O.J.T. Harris. American Anthropologist 117(4):866.
2013 Killgrove, K. Review of Breathing New Life into the Evidence of Death: Contemporary
Approaches to Bioarchaeology, edited by A. Baadsgaard, A.T. Boutin, and J.E.
Buikstra. Historical Archaeology 47(2): 143-4.
2012 Killgrove, K. Review of Violence, Ritual and the Wari Empire: A Social Bioarchaeology
of Imperialism in the Ancient Andes, by T. Tung. American Journal of Physical
Anthropology 149(4): 640-1. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22172.
2011 Killgrove, K. Review of Living Through the Dead: Burial and Commemoration in the
Classical World, edited by M. Carroll and J. Rempel. Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
2010 Killgrove, K. Review of Iron Age and Roman Burials in Champagne, edited by I.M.
Stead, J.-L. Flouest, and V. Rigby. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 20(6):
e1-2. DOI: 10.1002/oa.1160.

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2009 Killgrove, K. Review of Archaeology and Landscape in Central Italy, edited by G. Lock
and A. Faustoferri. Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe 9(2): 20-1.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1556-5823.2010.00011.x.
2008 Killgrove, K. Review of Biocultural Histories in La Florida: a Bioarchaeological
Perspective, by C.M. Stojanowski. Southeastern Archaeology 27(1): 152-3.
2007 Killgrove, K. Review of Two Historic Cemeteries in Crawford County, Arkansas, by
R.C. Mainfort and J.M. Davidson. Southeastern Archaeology 26(2): 343-4.
2007 Killgrove, K. Review of Hunting for Hides, by H. Lapham. Historical Archaeology,
41(2): 204-5.
T EXTBOOK C ONTENT
2015 Killgrove, K. Human Osteology Laboratory Workbook. Lulu Press, 60pp.
2013 Killgrove, K. Chapter quizzes and interactive questions for Our Origins, 3rd Ed., by
C.S. Larsen. Online content for StudySpace and SmartWork. W.W. Norton.
2012 Killgrove, K. Chapter quizzes, outlines, and concept questions for Essentials of
Physical Anthropology: Discovering Our Origins, 2nd Ed., by C.S. Larsen. Online
content for StudySpace. W.W. Norton.
2011 Killgrove, K. Chapter quizzes, summaries, outlines, and learning objectives for How
Humans Evolved, 6th Ed., by R. Boyd and J. Silk. Online content for StudySpace.
W.W. Norton.
2010 Killgrove, K. Chapter quizzes and learning objectives for Our Origins, 2nd Ed., by C.S.
Larsen. Online content for StudySpace. W.W. Norton.
2009 Killgrove, K. Chapter quizzes and metacontent for Essentials of Physical
Anthropology: Discovering Our Origins by C.S. Larsen. Online content for
StudySpace. W.W. Norton.
2009 Killgrove, K. Chapter quizzes, summaries, and outlines for How Humans Evolved, 5th
Ed., by R. Boyd and J. Silk. Online content for StudySpace. W.W. Norton.
2008 Killgrove, K. Chapter quizzes for Our Origins: Discovering Physical Anthropology by
C.S. Larsen. Online content for StudySpace. W.W. Norton.
A NTHOLOGIES & N EWSLETTERS
2017 Killgrove, K. Funding needs in classical bioarchaeology. Society for Classical Studies
Newsletter, June.
2014 Killgrove, K. Teaching public engagement in anthropology. In: Blogging Archaeology,
D. Rocks-Macqueen and C. Webster, eds., Landward Research Ltd., pp. 36-43.
2014 Killgrove, K. Lead poisoning in Rome: the skeletal evidence. In: The Open Laboratory
2013 Anthology: The Best of Science Writing on the Web, S. Huler, ed. Creatavist.
2014 Meyers Emery, K. and K. Killgrove. Blogging bioarchaeology. Society for
Archaeological Sciences Bulletin, 37(1): 23-5.
T HESES
2010 Killgrove, K. Migration and Mobility in Imperial Rome. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department
of Anthropology, University of North Carolina.
2005 Killgrove, K. Bioarchaeology in the Roman World. M.A. Thesis, Department of
Classics, University of North Carolina.

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2002 Killgrove, K. Defining Relationships between Native American Groups: a Biodistance
Study of the North Carolina Coastal Plain. M.A. Thesis, Department of Anthropology,
East Carolina University.
1999 Killgrove, K. 44OR249 - South Yard of Montpelier – “The Greasy Black Stain.” B.A.
Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia.
W ORKING P APERS
2017 Wilkin, S., M. Newton, G. Kinison, M. Zechini, A. Hudson, A. Acosta, M. Voas, K.
Killgrove. Florida bioarchaeology: past, present, and future. SocArXiv Preprints. DOI
10.17605/OSF.IO/7HZ99.
2017 Killgrove, K., F. Böni, F. Galassi. A possible case of mycetoma in ancient Rome (Italy,
2nd-3rd centuries AD). SocArXiv Preprints. DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/48X9S.

S CHOLARLY /P UBLIC I NTELLECTUAL O UTREACH
Writing Forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove (May 2015-present). 268 articles to date; 7.0 million
page views, 5.0 million visitors to date.
mentalfloss.com (February 2016-present). 16 articles to date.
Ranker (June 2018). 1 article to date.
Science Uncovered (2013-2014). Anthropology and Archaeology Expert/Author for
the “Ask a Scientist” column. Focus Publishing, UK. Featured in all issues (1-11).
PoweredByOsteons.org (2007-present). 913 posts; 2,800 page views/week on
average.
Teaching Instructor, “Twitter for Scientists” at #SciFund University (online, Fall 2016)
Profiles Twitter – @DrKillgrove (7,592 followers); G+ (21,244 followers); PbO on Facebook
(13,184 followers); PbO on Instagram (898 followers)
Interviews Expert opinion on bioarchaeological topics solicited by: LiveScience (11), Discovery
News/Seeker (8), ScienceLine (2), Science Magazine (1), CNN (2), NPR (1),
Scholastic Classroom Magazine (1), MIT Technology Review (1), Gizmodo (3), NBC
News (1), BBC World News (1), Ars Technica (1), Newsweek (2); Washington Post
(1)
Expert opinion on academic affairs solicited by: Chronicle of Higher Education (2).
C ONFERENCE P RESENTATIONS (* = STUDENT AUTHOR )

2018 Voas*, M., K. Killgrove, J. Bethard, R. Tykot, A. Gonciar, Z. Nyaradi. Milk and honey:
isotopic reconstruction of infant weaning in Medieval Transylvania. Poster presented
at the 87th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists
in Austin, TX.
2018 Holmstrom*, J., K. Killgrove, B. Schaefer*, B. Turner. Who settled Berlin?
Understanding migration through oxygen and strontium isotopes. Poster presented
at the 87th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists
in Austin, TX.
2018 Zechini*, M., K. Killgrove, C. Melisch, N. Powers, B. Jungklaus. Diet and disease in
Medieval Berlin: dental pathology data from the Medieval cemetery of Petriplatz.
Poster presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical
Anthropologists in Austin, TX.

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2017 Killgrove, K. Vita e morte a Roma: bioarcheologia di dieta e le malattie nella capitale
imperiale. Paper presented at the Festival del Mondo Antico, Rimini, Italy.
2017 Zechini*, M., J. Holmstrom*, K. Patterson*, and K. Killgrove. What’s inside that bone?
Using x-ray and 3D scanning technology to recreate internal aspects of pathological
bone. Poster presented at the 44th annual North American meeting of the
Paleopathology Association in New Orleans, Louisiana.
2017 Acosta*, A., K. Killgrove, B. Turner, and B. Schaefer*. In cibum veritas: Palaeodietary
analysis of skeletons from 5th century BC, Italy. Poster presented at the 86th Annual
Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in New Orleans,
Louisiana.
2017 Zechini*, M., K. Killgrove, J. Holmstrom*, B. Schaefer*, and B. Turner. Bread and
porridge in Early Berlin: A palaeodietary analysis of the Medieval cemetery at
Petriplatz, Germany. Poster presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American
Association of Physical Anthropologists in New Orleans, Louisiana.
2017 Killgrove, K., and A. Acosta*. Dietary pathologies and isotope diversity in Imperial
Rome (1st-3rd centuries AD). Paper presented at Ancient Foodways: Integrative
Approaches to Understanding Subsistence and Society in the Past, sponsored by the
Department of Anthropology at UNC Chapel Hill.
2016 Killgrove, K. and K. Meyers Emery. Bring out yer dead: Engaging the public in
bioarchaeology. Abstract accepted for Executive Session “Bioarchaeologists Speak
Out: Challenging the Pundits with Evidence and New Discoveries from the Past,”
organized by Jane Buikstra and Debra Martin. Paper presented at the 115th annual
American Anthropological Association conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2016 Holmstrom*, J., M. Zechini*, and K. Killgrove. Personalizing Petriplatz: isotopic
analysis of a Medieval Berlin population. Paper presented at the Midwest Medieval
History Conference in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
2016 Tung, T., E. Nelson, K. Killgrove, and J. Velez Vazquez*. Osteochondritis dissecans,
osteoarthritis, and enthesopathies: physical activity and microtraumas among a post-
Wari population from the Peruvian Andes. Poster presented at the 85th Annual
Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Atlanta, Georgia.
2016 Zechini*, M., M. Voas*, J. Holmstrom*, and K. Killgrove. Digitizing “Roger”: Creating a
Recommended Osteology Guide for eReaders [ROGeR]. Poster presented at the 85th
Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Atlanta,
Georgia.
2016 Crane-Kramer, G., and K. Killgrove. Paleopathology of feasts and famines:
foregrounding the interaction between humans and their environment. Podium
session organized for the 43rd Annual North American Meeting of the
Paleopathology Association in Atlanta, Georgia.
2016 Killgrove, K. Bioarchaeology, outreach, and the media. Seminar presentation in
workshop “Using the media to your advantage in palaeopathology,” organized by
Piers Mitchell at the 43rd Annual North American Meeting of the Paleopathology
Association in Atlanta, Georgia.
2015 Melisch, C., P. Rauxloh, N. Powers, I. Garlisch, J. Rothe, K. Killgrove, and M.
Tichomirova. Who were the first Berliners and where did they come from? Paper
presented at the 20th Annual Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies
in Vienna, Austria.

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2015 Killgrove, K. and M.E. Zechini*. Giving 3D scanning a porpoise: Digitizing the
zooarchaeological type collection at the University of West Florida. Poster presented
at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in San
Francisco, California.
2015 Killgrove, K. and A.N. Acosta*. Twerking, limericks, and 3D printing: Shaking up
human osteology assignments. Poster presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the
American Association of Physical Anthropologists in St. Louis, Missouri.
2014 Killgrove, K. and S.E. Bond. Communities of foreigners in Roman cemeteries (1st-3rd
c AD). Paper presented at the 79th annual meeting of the Society for American
Archaeology in Austin, Texas.
2014 Bond, S.E. and K. Killgrove. Mapping ethnicity and community in Imperial-era Roman
cemeteries. Paper presented at the 115th annual meeting of the Archaeological
Institute of America in Chicago, Illinois.
2012 Killgrove, K. Embodying the Empire: Reading bones to understand Roman health.
Paper presented at the conference Crossing Boundaries: Ancient History Explores Its
Future, sponsored by Columbia and Cambridge Universities, in Cambridge, England.
2012 Killgrove, K. Heterogeneity of health in Imperial Rome: Case studies from Gabii, Casal
Bertone, and Castellaccio Europarco. Paper presented at the conference Nutrition
and Wellness in the Roman World: The Evidence from Human Bones, sponsored by
the American Academy at Rome.
2012 Killgrove, K. Biohistory of the Roman Republic: a pilot study. Poster presented at the
Archaeological Sciences of the Americas Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee.
2012 Killgrove, K. Etched in bone: Uncovering information about immigrants to Rome.
Paper presented at the conference Moving Romans: Urbanisation, Migration, and
Labour in the Roman Principate, sponsored by the University of Leiden Institute of
History, in Leiden, Netherlands.
2012 Killgrove, K. Palaeopathology and urban decline at Imperial Gabii (Italy). Poster
presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical
Anthropologists in Portland, Oregon.
2012 Killgrove, K. Differential diagnosis of an unusual lower leg pathology in an Imperial
Roman. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology
Association in Portland, Oregon.
2011 Killgrove, K., R.H. Tykot, and J. Montgomery. Foreign women in Imperial Rome: the
isotopic evidence. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the European
Association of Archaeologists in Oslo, Norway.
2011 Killgrove, K. Unsanitary urbanism? Rethinking pathology in Imperial Rome. Paper
presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association in
Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2011 Killgrove, K., J. Montgomery, and R.H. Tykot. Dietary differences between immigrants
and locals in Imperial Rome. Poster presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the
American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2010 Killgrove, K. All roads lead to Rome: an Old World perspective on human circulation.
Paper presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological
Association in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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2010 Montgomery, J., J. Evans, S. Chenery, K. Killgrove, and Vanessa Pashley. “Gleaming,
white and deadly”: the use of lead to track human exposure and geographic origins
in the Roman period in Britain. Paper presented at the 4th International Symposium
on Biomolecular Archaeology in Copenhagen, Denmark.
2010 Killgrove, K. Demography, diet, and disease: implications of immigration to Imperial
Rome. Paper presented at the conference Sex, Death, and Bones: Paleodemography
and Gender Differentials in the Mediterranean World at the American School of
Classical Studies in Athens, Greece, sponsored by the Max Planck Institute for
Demographic Research.
2009 Killgrove, K. What makes one Roman? Paper presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of
the Society for American Archaeology in Atlanta, Georgia.
2009 Killgrove, K. Rome if you want to: immigrants in the Empire. Poster presented at the
78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in
Chicago, Illinois.
2008 Killgrove, K. Slums or suburbs? Health status of a population from Imperial Rome.
Paper presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical
Anthropologists in Columbus, Ohio.
2008 Killgrove, K. Transnationalism and polyethnic communities: identifying immigrants in
Imperial Rome. Paper presented at the Critical Roman Archaeology Conference at the
Stanford Archaeology Center in Stanford, California.
2008 Killgrove, K. Bodies of work: understanding the Roman lower class. Paper presented
at the 109th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Chicago,
Illinois.
2008 Perry, M.A. and K. Killgrove. Embodiment and remembrance in a mortuary context.
Colloquium organized at the 109th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of
America in Chicago, Illinois.
2006 Killgrove, K. Classical bioarchaeology. Workshop chaired at the 107th Annual Meeting
of the Archaeological Institute of America in Montreal, Canada.
2004 Killgrove, K. The face of Agamemnon: Middle Helladic graves at Mycenae. Paper
presented at the 7th Annual UNC - Duke Graduate Colloquium in Classics in Chapel
Hill, North Carolina.
2002 Killgrove, K. Defining relationships between Native American groups: a biodistance
study of the North Carolina coastal plain. Poster presented at the 71st Annual
meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Buffalo, New
York.

I NVITED P UBLIC T ALKS
2019 Reading past lives: How archaeologists understand the stories written in bone. Guest
speaker, J. James Woods Lecture Series in the Sciences and Mathematics (2 April),
sponsored by Butler University.
2018 Invitation to an ancient dinner / Death comes to Oplontis. To be presented at the
University of North Florida (4-5 Oct), sponsored by the Departments of Art & Design
and Anthropology.

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2018 Life and death in Ancient Italy: How skeletons help reconstruct past health. / Food
and foreigners in Rome and beyond: Using stable isotopes and skeletons to
understand the Roman Empire.
Guest speaker, 2018 Richard Frucht Memorial Lecture Series. Presented at the
University of Alberta, Edmonton (12-16 March), sponsored by the Association of
Graduate Anthropology Students.
2018 Outreach, engagement, and advocacy: The importance of reaching the public
through media. Presented as part of the Society for American Archaeology’s Online
Seminar series (7 March).
2018 Death comes to Oplontis: Victims of Vesuvius reveal life in 79 AD.
Presented at the University of West Florida, sponsored by the Pensacola
Archaeological Society (9 January). / Presented at the Archaeology Museum at the
University of South Alabama (22 February).
2017 Bodies and bones of Imperial Rome. Presented at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA
(16 November), sponsored by the Department of Classics.
2016 Diet and health in Imperial Rome: The view from skeletons and isotopes. Presented at
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (28 October), sponsored by the Kelsey
Museum, Department of Classics, and Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and
Archaeology.
2016 Anthropology, outreach, and the media: best practices for writing for the general
public. Workshop presented at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (28
October), sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.
2016 Rome if you want to: How skeletons reveal immigrants in the Empire. Presented at
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (27 October), sponsored by the Central
Michigan chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America.
2016 Diet and health in Imperial Rome: The view from skeletons and isotopes. Presented at
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (5 May), sponsored by the Department of
Anthropology, SDSU.
2015 The curious case of the lead burrito: Adventures in Roman bioarchaeology. Presented
as part of Pecha Kucha Night Pensacola, Vol. III (17 October) sponsored by the
Florida Public Archaeology Network.
2015 Civic corpses: a bioarchaeological analysis of Imperial Gabii (Italy). Presented at
Columbia University, New York NY (12 March), sponsored by the Society of Fellows.
2015 Living and dying at Gabii: A bioarchaeological look at the Roman suburbs (10th c BC
to 3rd c AD). Presented at the Northwest Florida Public Library, Pensacola FL (10
February), sponsored by the Pensacola Archaeological Society.
2014 Bodies and bones of Imperial Rome. Presented at Ohio University, Athens OH (1
October), sponsored by the Anthropology, Classics, and World Religions
Departments.
2014 Diet and health in Imperial Rome: The view from skeletons and isotopes. Presented at
Trinity University, San Antonio TX (12 May), sponsored by the Southwest Texas
Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.
2014 In search of the founders of Berlin. Presented at the Florida Public Archaeology
Network’s Beyond Our Backyard series, Pensacola FL (13 March).

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2013 Glasses optional: Demonstrating the new wave of 3D archaeology. Presented with
Ramie Gougeon and Colin Bean at the Archaeology Café series, Pensacola FL (19
September), sponsored by the Florida Public Archaeology Network and PBS NOVA.
2013 Food and foreigners in Rome and beyond. Presented at the Florida Public
Archaeology Network’s Beyond Our Backyard series, Pensacola FL (28 March).
Presented at the University of South Alabama, Mobile AL (7 March), sponsored by
the Gulf Coast Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.
2012 Invitation to an ancient dinner: Fish sauce, dormice, leaded wine, and other Roman
refreshments. Presented at the Archaeology Café series, Pensacola FL (17
September), sponsored by the Florida Public Archaeology Network and PBS NOVA.
2012 Approaching Roman history through science and skeletons. Presented at Washington
& Lee University, Lexington VA (7 May 2012), sponsored by the Department of
History.
2011 Scientia plebsque romana: redefining our understanding of the Imperial population.
Presented at Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN (9 December 2011), sponsored by
the Department of Classical Studies.
2011 Synthesizing skeletons and science in the heart of the Roman Empire. Presented at
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro TN (9 November 2011), sponsored
by the Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
2011 Rome if you want to: how skeletons reveal immigrants in the Empire. Presented at
Davidson College, Davidson NC (26 January 2011), sponsored by the Departments of
Anthropology, Chemistry, and Classics, the Central Carolinas chapter of the
Archaeological Institute of America, and the McGaw Lecture Fund.
2010 Who’s who in Rome? Finding and understanding migrants in Imperial Rome.
Presented at Duke University, Durham NC (14 September), sponsored by the
Department of Classical Studies and the NC chapter of the Archaeological Institute of
America.

S TUDENT A DVISING
M.A. Advisor and Committee Chair
• Completed:
o Allison Hawley (2013-15). Thesis: “Where the children lie: a demographic and
spatial analysis of two Santa Rosa County Cemeteries.”
o Mariana Zechini (2014-17). Thesis: “Beneath Berlin: Interpreting dietary responses
to the Black Death in Medieval Berlin through stable isotope analysis.”
o Andrea Acosta (2014-17). Thesis: “Origins of Archaic period Gabii: A biochemical
study of skeletons from the 6th to 5th centuries BC, Italy.”
o Evan Springer (2015-17). Thesis: “Examining the Link between Academic
Misconduct, Liminality, and Strain among College Students.”
o Maddeline Voas (2015-17). Thesis: “An Examination of Weaning and Childhood
Palaeodiet in Bögöz, Transylvania, Using Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope
Analysis.”
o Jane Holmstrom (2015-18). Thesis: “Moving to Medieval Berlin: Understanding
Migration Using Skeletons and Historical Records.”
• In Progress: Kathryn Patterson (2015-; Biological); Kandiss Campbell (2017-; Biological)

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• Research Grant Funding and Awards to Students:
o National Geographic Emerging Explorers Grant -- $3,961 to Mariana Zechini
(2017)
o Outstanding Graduate Student in Anthropology – Andrea Acosta (2016); Mariana
Zechini (2017)
o UWF Graduate Student Research Grant -- $350 to Andrea Acosta (2015); $800 to
Mariana Zechini (2015)
o UWF Graduate Student Association Research Award -- $250 to Mariana Zechini
(2015)

M.A. Committee Member
UWF – Colin Bean (2013-14; Archaeology); Amanda Lawson Cullen (2012-14; Cultural);
Christina Estep Ebenal (2013-14; Cultural); Shevan Wilkin (2013-16; Biological); Andy Hudson
(2015-17; Biological)
Other Institutions – Lara Frame (East Carolina University; 2009-10; Biological)
Ph.D. Committee Member
Other Institutions – Ashley Maxwell (University of South Florida; 2015-; Anthropology);
Elizabeth Wakefield (University of South Carolina; 2016-; Anthropology)

P AST P ROJECTS AND R OLES
2008 8th Palaeopathology Short Course, Bradford, England
2007 Archeologia Funeraria e Antropologia di Campo (Seminar), Rome, Italy
2005 Dental Anthropology Workshop, Instituto Portugues de Arqueologia, Lisbon, Portugal
2004 Cecina Valley Project, Field Archaeologist, Tuscany, Italy
2003 Azoria Project, Field Archaeologist/Trench Supervisor, Crete, Greece
2001-2002 ECU Depts of Anthropology and Pathology, Forensic Assistant, Greenville NC
1999-2002 Managing Uncertainty in Cancer Studies, Social Research Assistant, UNC-CH
1998-1999 Montpelier, Archaeology Lab Assistant, Orange VA
1996 Monticello Archaeology Field School, Charlottesville VA
P RESS C OVERAGE OF P AST R ESEARCH (S ELECTED )
19 July 2018 “Experts say recent ‘alien’ mummy study was flawed and deeply unethical,” Gizmodo
19 July 2018 “Alien mummy DNA probe may have crossed ethical lines,” LiveScience
25 Aug 2017 “New Vesuvius bodies discovered include pregnant women and fetuses,” Fox News
8 Aug 2017 “Scavi di Oplontis, un feto e due donne incinte tra le vittime dell’eruzione del
Vesuvio,” by Antonio Ferrara for La Repubblica
26 Jun 2017 “UWF researcher to study ancient skeletons near Pompeii,” by Sandra Averhart for
WUWF
10 Feb 2016 “First migrants to Rome ID’d by their teeth,” by Stephanie Pappas for
LiveScience/Yahoo News
10 Feb 2016 “Imperial Rome migrants ID’d,” by Rossella Lorenzi for Discovery News
10 Feb 2016 “Who were Rome’s mystery immigrants?” by Richard Gray for Daily Mail (England)

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10 Feb 2016 “Identificados por primera vez inmigrantes en la antigua Roma,” by Cristina Sáez for
La Vanguardia (Spain)
11 Feb 2016 “Primi identikit dei migranti nella Roma imperiale,” ANSA (Italy)
20 Nov 2015 “UWF uses 3D technology to recreate history,” by Richard Conn for UWF’s Center for
Research and Economic Opportunity
20 Jan 2015 “The 3D printed past,” by Ashley Richter for Popular Archaeology
15 Oct 2014 “3D printing of Medieval teeth creates new resource for researchers,” by Past
Horizons
13 Oct 2014 “Archaeologists use 3D printed molars of ancient citizens to point toward ‘where
Berlin began’” by Bridget Butler Millsaps for 3Dprint.com
29 June 2013 “Savage Minds Interview: Kristina Killgrove” by Ryan Anderson for Savage Minds
10 Mar 2013 “Most Romans ate feed” by Angelika Franz for Germany’s Der Spiegel
9 Mar 2013 “The ancient Roman diet,” interview with Canada’s Quirks & Quarks radio programme
1 Mar 2013 “Most ancient Romans ate like animals” by Stephanie Pappas for LiveScience
9 Nov 2012 “UWF faculty member to speak at conference in Italy” by Erin Kourkounis for
Pensacola News Journal
11 Nov 2011 “Who were the 99% of ancient Rome?” by Ed Yong for CNN
11 Nov 2011 “An archaeologist wants the story of Rome’s 99%” by Alex Knapp for Forbes

P ROFESSIONAL S ERVICE
Editorial Positions Paleopathology Association Newsletter
Associate Editor, Annotated Social Media (2016-2018)

Professional Society for American Archaeology
Committees Chair, Media Relations Committee (2017-2020)
Member, Program Committee (2017-2018)
Member, Task Force on Web Re-Design (2018)
American Association of Physical Anthropologists
Member, Ad-Hoc Working Group on New Media (2012-2013)

Advisory SAPIENS.org
Boards Member, Advisory Board (2017-2019)

Societies Gulf Coast Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
Founder and President (2012-2018)
Pensacola Archaeological Society
Webmaster (2013-2018)

Article reviewer American Journal of Physical Anthropology (10), Archaeological and
Anthropological Sciences, Archaeometry, Etruscan and Italic Studies (3),
Florida Anthropologist, Hesperia, Historical Archaeology (2), Human
Ecology, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology (8), International Journal
of Paleopathology (5), Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Journal of
Archaeological Science (3), Journal of Archaeological Science Reports (7),
Journal of Field Archaeology, Journal of Roman Archaeology, Journal of

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Open Archaeology Data, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Online Journal in Public
Anthropology, Open Archaeology, PLOS One (6), Quaternary International,
Science and Technology of Archaeological Research (2), Tennessee
Archaeology, World Archaeology, Forensic Anthropology, Human Ecology,
Earth-Science Reviews

Monograph reviewer American School of Classical Studies at Athens Monographs, Ashgate Press,
Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Equinox Press, Left Coast Press,
Princeton University Press, Routledge, Rowman & Littlefield, SAGE
Publications, Springer Press, University of Toronto Press

Grant reviewer Austrian Science Fund; Canada Research Chairs Program; Collaborative
Research Incentive Grant (CUNY); Graduate Women in Science National
Fellowship Committee; National Center of Science and Technology
Evaluation (Kazakhstan); National Geographic Society (Committee for
Research and Exploration, Emerging Explorers Program); NSF Doctoral
Dissertation Improvement Grant (Archaeology Program); NSF Senior
Research Grant (Archaeology Program) (2); Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council (Canada) (2); Swiss National Science Foundation;
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Research Growth Initiative Program

Extramural Guest Appalachian State University; University of Wyoming; Sonoma State
Lecturer in Courses University; University of Georgia; Michigan State University; Center for
Hellenic Studies, Princeton University; Carleton University (Canada);
University of Alberta (Canada); B.T. Washington High (Pensacola FL); Avalon
Middle School (Pensacola FL); Centennial High (Roswell GA)

University Service Division of Anthropology and Archaeology Webmaster (2013-2018); Division
of Anthropology and Archaeology Social Media Coordinator (2013-2018);
College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities Academic Standards
Committee Member (2014-2017); University Web Advisory Committee (2016-
2018); UWF Office of Undergraduate Research Explorers Program (2016-
2018); BioAnthropology Search Committee Chair (2017); Anthropology
Department Graduate Admissions Committee (2013-2017); UWF Academic
Misconduct Policy Committee Member (2015-2016); UWF Office of
Undergraduate Research Project Award Review Committee (2014-2016);
Work-Life Effectiveness Task Force Committee Member (2014-2015)

M EMBERSHIP IN P ROFESSIONAL O RGANIZATIONS AND R EGISTRATIONS
American Association of Physical Anthropologists Paleopathology Association
American Association for the Advancement of Science Register of Professional Archaeologists 47012495
Archaeological Institute of America Society for American Archaeology

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