Faculty and Staff

Department of Anthropology


Kristina Killgrove

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, UNC Chapel Hill; M.A. Classical Archaeology, UNC Chapel Hill; M.A. Anthropology, East Carolina University; B.A. Latin and Classical Archaeology, University of Virginia
Area: Biological anthropology
Professional Interests: Bioarchaeology, classical archaeology, stable isotope analysis, migration and urbanism in antiquity, 3D printing, digital humanities
TeachesIntro to AnthropologyIntro to Forensic AnthropologyIntro to AnthropologyPresenting Anthropology, Human Osteology, BioarchaeologyArchaeology of Roman Life & Death, Human Origins, Forensics in the Media, Theory & Practice in Biological Anthropology
Phone(850) 474-3287 / Office: Building 13, Room 129
Online ProfilesAcademia.edu / Twitter / G+ / GitHub / Full CV
Blogs: Powered by Osteons / Forbes / Mental Floss



Select Publications:

  • Killgrove, K. 2017. 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. [PDF]
  • Killgrove, K. and J. Montgomery. 2016. 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 11(2). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147585 [HTML] [PDF]
  • Meyers Emery, K. and Killgrove, K. 2015. Bones, bodies, and blogs: outreach and engagement in bioarchaeology. Internet Archaeology 39. DOI: 10.11141/ia.39.5. [HTML]
  • Killgrove, K. 2014. Bioarchaeology in the Roman Empire. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, C. Smith ed. Springer Reference. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2. [PDF]
  • Killgrove, K. 2013. Bioarchaeology. In Oxford Bibliographies Online; Anthropology, J.L. Jackson, Jr., ed. Oxford University Press. [PDF]
  • Killgrove, K. 2013. Biohistory of the Roman Republic: the potential of isotope analysis of human skeletal remains. Post-Classical Archaeologies 3:41-62. [PDF]
  • Killgrove, K. and R. Tykot. 2013. Food for Rome: A stable isotope investigation of diet in the Imperial period (1st-3rd centuries AD). Journal of Anthropological Archaeology32(1):28-38. [PDF]
  • Killgrove, K. 2010. 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. [PDF]
  • Montgomery J., J. Evans, S. Chenery, V. Pashley, and K. Killgrove. 2010. "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. [PDF]
  • Killgrove, K. 2010. Response to C. Bruun's Water, oxygen isotopes and immigration to Ostia-Portus. Journal of Roman Archaeology 23:133-136. [PDF]
  • Killgrove, K. 2009. Rethinking taxonomies: skeletal variation on the North Carolina coastal plain. Southeastern Archaeology 28(1):87-100. [PDF]
  • Killgrove, K. 2008-2012. Online content for W.W. Norton's StudySpace for the textbooks Essentials of Physical Anthropology1st and 2nd ed.How Humans Evolved5th and 6th ed.; Our Origins, 1st, 2nd, 3rd ed.

Organizations and Committees:

  • Co-founder: Gulf Coast Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (Join / Website / Facebook)
  • Founder: UWF Parent Association (Facebook page)
  • UWF ADVANCE Scholar
  • Division of Anthropology and Archaeology Webmaster and Social Media Coordinator (2013-present)
  • Department of Anthropology Graduate Admissions Committee (2013-present)

Professional Awards:

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