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Strategies for organizing and photographing articulated human teeth

I recently posted a primer outlining the strategies I find particularly useful for handling high volumes of loose human teeth during bioarchaeological analyses. However, the mortuary assemblage I worked with for my dissertation actually contained a mixture of loose teeth and … Continue reading

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Strategies for organizing and photographing loose human teeth

Before leaving for the field in May I arranged to meet with top-notch classical bioarchaeologist Sherry Fox. One of my advisors had put me in touch with her via email, insisting that I reach out to her as her research interests … Continue reading

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Identifying Human Teeth: The Premolars

Folklore holds that one way to stop a vampire in its tracks is to spill a sack of grain across its path. Purportedly, the creature’s visceral obsession with counting will take hold, forcing it to crouch down and compulsively count every single grain before continuing on its way. That … Continue reading

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Identifying Human Teeth: Human Dentition Cheat Sheet

[Update: Eagle-eyed reader Paula M. noticed that a premolar text box was originally duplicated on the molar slide, throwing everything out of whack; this has been fixed on both the image file and pdf as of June 04, 2015. Please re-download!] … Continue reading

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Effective Conference Presentations and Networking

Note: Shocking as this was to discover, today marks the sixth birthday of the Bone Broke blog. My first post, “OsteoMenagerie I: The Navicular“, went up on May 2, 2013.  It is tempting to open this post with a snarky … Continue reading

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Bone Broke Year in Review 2018

2018? More like twenty-LATE-teen, at least when it came to blogging. I only published four posts this past year, in part is because I spent over three months away from Cambridge conducting bioarchaeological research. When thinking back over the preceding … Continue reading

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Bone Broke Year in Review 2017

In 2018 I will approach my goals with the predatory enthusiasm of a lion stalking its prey in Nairobi National Park, rather than the sluggish determination of a snail forced to engage in slow-motion acrobatics due to lack of foresight, … Continue reading

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Huns, Romans, and lecture series at Cambridge

One of the things that I miss most about my time at the University of Michigan is the sheer number of talks that I was able to attend, from Department of Anthropology colloquia, to archaeology brown bags, to the Evolution … Continue reading

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Osteology Everywhere: Heliconia Edition

When I spent a week at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine last year to visit my friend Cleo, the experience made me realize how little I know about the natural world. The names of even basic north-eastern birds … Continue reading

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AAPAs 2017 – New Orleans

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