The 87th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2018)


Session 45. Skeletons in His Closet: A Symposium in Honor of Clark Spencer Larsen. Invited Poster Symposium. Chair: Tracy K. Betsinger, Jaime M. Ullinger Co-organizers: Jaime M. Ullinger, Quinnipiac University

April 13, 2018 , Texas VII Add to calendar

Over the last 40 years, Clark Spencer Larsen has engaged in innovative, problem-oriented bioarchaeological research. For the majority of those years, he has also formally mentored PhD students. Today, Dr Larsen and his students engage in research projects on nearly every continent. His commitment to the scientific process, interdisciplinary research, and service to the discipline is instilled in everyone that works with him. He has pioneered work on the biological effects of contact and the consequences of agriculture. In addition, Dr Larsen exemplifies the ways in which a scientist successfully serves his discipline and students while also engaging in rigorous, thought-provoking research.  From acting as editor on American Journal of Physical Anthropology, to writing a textbook on introductory biological anthropology, to literally writing the book Bioarchaeology, he models service to his discipline.  This symposium brings together former and current graduate students of Dr Larsen to highlight the myriad ways he has an impact on the field, as well as to illustrate a legacy of innovative methodology in diverse geographical locations.

Discussant: Debra Martin
1 Add to calendar The History of Health on a Global Scale: Clark Larsen’s Contributions to Our Understanding of Health in the Past. Tracy K. Betsinger, Jaime M. Ullinger.
2 Add to calendar Beyond Contact: Clark Spencer Larsen and the Bioarchaeology of Colonial Worlds. Haagen D. Klaus.
3 Add to calendar Dental Diversity and Population Movement in Neolithic Central Anatolia. Casey S. Philbin, Marin A. Pilloud.
4 Add to calendar Health and Lifestyle of the Paleoamericans of Lagoa Santa, Central-Eastern Brazil. Pedro Da-Gloria.
5 Add to calendar A Probable Case of Multiple Myeloma and Other Pathological Lesions Among the Inhabitants of the Early Historic Burnt Village Site, Georgia. Matthew A. Williamson.
6 Add to calendar Resistance to change 'In the Wake of Contact': Geographic origins and mortuary practices in 3rd millennium BC Arabia. Lesley A. Gregoricka.
7 Add to calendar Multiscale Investigation of human variation in skeletal health. Randee L. Hunter, Karen C. Briley, James Ellis, Amanda M. Agnew.
8 Add to calendar Patterns of Violence in Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Populations of North Carolina and Virginia. Patricia M. Lambert.
9 Add to calendar Have you read the American Journal of Physical Anthropology? Clark Spencer Larsen and paradigm shifting research in bioarchaeology. Daniel Temple.
10 Add to calendar Patterns of growth, childhood stress, and mortality risk during the Late Period in Central California. Colleen M. Cheverko.
11 Add to calendar Family Tomb or Siege Victims? Bioarchaeology at Lachish (Tell ed-Duweir). Jaime M. Ullinger, Tracy K. Betsinger.
12 Add to calendar Gender disparity in nasal fractures during the Yayoi period of Japan. Brian D. Padgett, Noriko Seguchi.