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
2012-present University of West Florida, Assistant Professor of Bioanthropology
2011 Vanderbilt University, Lecturer
2003-2011 University of North Carolina at 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
Honors and Fellowships
2012 UWF Faculty ADVANCE Scholar
2011 Manning Outstanding Dissertation Award in Anthropology, UNC Chapel Hill
2009-2010 P.E.O. Scholar Award Fellowship ($15,000 plus tuition)
2000-2002 Graduate Scholar Fellowship, East Carolina University ($20,000 plus tuition)
2001 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (inducted)
1995-1999 Echols Scholar, University of Virginia
Research Grants and Fundraising
2014 Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Award ($1,796)
2013 Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Award ($1,994)
2011 Fundraising for the Roman DNA Project through RocketHub ($12,331)
2008-2009 Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant ($6,720)
2006-2009 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (BCS-0622452) ($11,940)
2008 Smith Graduate Research Grant, UNC ($750)
2007-2008 Timothy P. Mooney Fellowship, Research Labs of Archaeology, UNC ($1,200)
2006-2007 Pre-Dissertation Travel Award, Center for Global Initiatives, UNC ($1,905)
Articles and Chapters
- K Killgrove. (Under review). Imperialism and physiological stress in Rome and its environs (1st-3rd centuries AD). Manuscript submitted for edited volume, Bioarchaeology of Contact, Colonialism, and Imperialism, H. Klaus and M. Murphy, eds. University Press of Florida.
- —–. (Under review). Approaching human migration in Roman bioarchaeology using history, theory, and biochemical analyses: Case study of two cemeteries from Imperial-era Rome (1st-3rd c AD). Manuscript submitted to Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.
- K Meyers and —–. (Under review). Bones, bodies, and blogs: Outreach and engagement in bioarchaeology. Manuscript under review for Internet Archaeology.
- —–. (Under review). Using biological distance techniques to investigate the heterogeneous population of Imperial Rome. Manuscript under review for edited volume, The Archaeology of Circulation, Exhange, and Human Migration, D. Peterson and J. Dudgeon, eds.
- —–. 2014. Bioarchaeology in the Roman Empire. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, C. Smith, ed. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2.
- —–. 2013. Bioarchaeology. In Oxford Bibliographies Online – Anthropology, J. L. Jackson, Jr., ed. Oxford University Press.
- —–. 2013. Biohistory of the Roman Republic: the potential of isotope analysis of human skeletal remains. Post-Classical Archaeologies 3:41-62.
- —– and R Tykot. 2013. 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. 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, —–. 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.
- —–. 2010. Response to C. Bruun’s Water, oxygen isotopes and immigration to Ostia-Portus. Journal of Roman Archaeology 23:133-136. [PDF]
- —–. 2009. Rethinking taxonomies: skeletal variation on the North Carolina coastal plain. Southeastern Archaeology 28(1):87-100. [PDF]
- Musco S, A Caspio, P Catalano, W Pantano, —–. 2008. Le complexe archéologique de Casal Bertone. Les Dossiers d’Archéologie 330 (Nov/Dec):32-39. [PDF]
- Killgrove K. 2012. Osteological Report on the Gabii “Lead Family”. Report to N. Terrenato, Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, 5 pp.
- —–. 2012. Human Osteology at Gabii. Chapter contributed to Gabii Project Field Manual, edited by Jeffrey Becker, Acting Director, Gabii Project.
- —–. 2011. Gabii Osteological Report, 2009-2010. Report to N. Terrenato, Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, 23 pp.
- —–. 2008. Biodistance at the Broad Reach (31CR218) site. Report to D.L. Hutchinson, Department of Anthropology, UNC Chapel Hill, 10 pp.
- —–. 2007. Casal Bertone Relazione. Report to P. Catalano, Anthropology Division, Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma (Italy), 7 pp.
- —– and Larsen CS. 2000. Human Skeletal Remains from Mission San Marcos, New Mexico. Report to D.H. Thomas, Department of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, 24 pp.
- Killgrove K. 2013. Chapter quizzes and interactive questions for Our Origins, 3rd Ed., by C.S. Larsen. Online content for StudySpace and SmartWork. W.W. Norton.
- —–. 2012. Chapter quizzes, outlines, and concept checks for Essentials of Physical Anthropology: Discovering Our Origins, 2nd Ed., by C.S. Larsen. Online content for StudySpace. W.W. Norton. [Read Online]
- —–. 2011. Chapter quizzes, summaries, learning objectives, and outlines for How Humans Evolved, 6th Ed., by R. Boyd and J. Silk. Online content for StudySpace. W.W. Norton. [Read Online]
- —–. 2010. Chapter quizzes and learning objectives for Our Origins, 2nd Ed., by C.S. Larsen. Online content for StudySpace. W.W. Norton. [Read Online]
- —–. 2009. Chapter quizzes and metacontent for Essentials of Physical Anthropology: Discovering Our Origins by C.S. Larsen. Online content for StudySpace. W.W. Norton. [Read Online]
- —–. 2009. Chapter quizzes, summaries, and outlines for How Humans Evolved, 5th Ed., by R. Boyd and J. Silk. Online content for StudySpace. W.W. Norton. [Read Online]
- —–. 2008. Chapter quizzes for Our Origins: Discovering Physical Anthropology by C.S. Larsen. Online content for StudySpace. W.W. Norton. [Read Online]
- Killgrove, K. 2014. Teaching public engagement in anthropology. In: Blogging Archaeology, D. Rocks-Macqueen and C. Webster, eds., Landward Research Ltd., pp. 36-43. [PDF]
- —–. 2014. Lead poisoning in Rome: the skeletal evidence. The Open Laboratory 2013 Anthology: The Best of Science Writing on the Web, S. Huler, ed. Creatavist.
- Meyers, K. and —–. 2014. Blogging bioarchaeology. Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin 37(1):23-5.
- —–. 2013-2014. Anthropology and archaeology expert/author for Science Uncovered magazine’s “Ask a Scientist” column. Future Publishing, UK.
- Killgrove K. 2013. Review of Breathing New Life into the Evidence of Death: Contemporary Approaches to Bioarchaeology by A. Baadsgaard, A.T. Boudin, and J.E. Buikstra. Historical Archaeology 47(2):143-4.
- —–. 2012. Review of Violence, Ritual and the Wari Empire: A Social Bioarchaeology of Imperialism in the Andes, by T. Tung. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 149(4):640-1.
- —–. 2011. 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. Review of Iron Age and Roman Burials in Champagne, by I.M. Stead, J.-L. Flouest, and V. Rigby. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 20(6). [PDF]
- —–. 2010. Consultant for Bones: Dead People DO Tell Tales, by S. Latta. (Nonfiction forensic anthropology book for grade schoolers.) Enslow Publishers.
- —–. 2009. 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. [PDF]
- —–. 2008. Review of Biocultural Histories in La Florida: a Bioarchaeological Perspective, by C.M. Stojanowski. Southeastern Archaeology 27(1):152-3. [PDF]
- —–. 2007. Review of Two Historic Cemeteries in Crawford County, Arkansas, by R.C. Mainfort and J.M. Davidson. Southeastern Archaeology 26(2):343-4. [PDF]
- —–. 2007. Review of Hunting for Hides, by H. Lapham. Historical Archaeology, 41(2):204-5. [PDF]
- Killgrove K. 2010. Migration and Mobility in Imperial Rome. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina. [PDF] [Hard Copy]
- —–. 2005. Bioarchaeology in the Roman World. M.A. Thesis, Department of Classics, University of North Carolina. [PDF] [Hard Copy]
- —–. 2002. Defining Relationships between Native American Groups: a Biodistance Study of the North Carolina Coastal Plain. M.A. Thesis, Department of Anthropology, East Carolina University. [PDF] [Hard Copy]
- —–. 1999. 44OR249 – South Yard of Montpelier – “The Greasy Black Stain.” B.A. Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia.
Conference Presentations (* = invited)
- Killgrove, K. and M.E. Zechini. Giving 3D scanning a porpoise: Digitizing the zooarchaeological type collection at the University of West Florida. Abstract submitted for poster presentation at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 15-19, in San Francisco, California.
- —– and A.N. Acosta Caballero. Twerking, limericks, and 3D printing: Shaking up human osteology assignments. Abstract submitted for poster presentation at the 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, March 25-29, in St. Louis, Missouri.
- —– and S. E. Bond. 2014. Communities of foreigners in Roman cemeteries (1st-3rd c AD). Paper presented at the 79th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 23-27, in Austin, TX.
- S. E. Bond and —–. 2014. Mapping ethnicity and community in Imperial-era Roman cemeteries. Paper presented at the 115th annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, January 2-5, in Chicago, IL.
- *—–. 2012. 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, December 12-13, in Cambridge, England.
- *—–. 2012. Heterogeneity of Health in Imperial Rome. Paper presented at the conference Nutrition and Well-Being in the Roman World: the Evidence from Human Bones, November 9, in Rome, Italy. [Blog Post]
- —–. 2012. Biohistory of the Roman Republic: a pilot study. Poster presented at the Archaeological Sciences of the Americas Symposium, October 5-6, in Nashville, TN. [Blog Post] [Poster]
- *—–. 2012. Etched in bone: Uncovering information about immigrants to Rome. Paper presented at the conference Moving Romans: Urbanisation, Migration, and Labour in the Roman Principate, June 1, in Leiden, Netherlands. [Abstract] [Blog Post]
- —–. 2012. Palaeopathology and urban decline at Imperial Gabii (Italy). Poster presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April 11-14, in Portland, Oregon. [PDF]
- —–. 2012. Differential diagnosis of an unusual lower leg pathology in an Imperial Roman. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, April 9-11, in Portland, Oregon. [PDF]
- —–, R. Tykot, and J. Montgomery. 2011. Foreign women in Imperial Rome: the isotopic evidence. Paper presented in the session “Women on the move: the scientific and archaeological evidence for female mobility in the past,” at the 17th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, September 14-18, in Oslo, Norway. [Read]
- —–. 2011. Unsanitary urbanism? Rethinking pathology in Imperial Rome. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, April 12-13, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. [Read]
- —–, J. Montgomery, and R. Tykot. 2011. Dietary differences between immigrants and locals in Imperial Rome. Poster presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April 12-16, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. [Read]
- —–. 2010. All roads lead to Rome: an Old World perspective on human circulation. Paper presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, November 17-21, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- *—–. 2010. “Demography, diet, and disease: implications of immigration to Imperial Rome.” Presented at Sex, Death, and Bones: Paleodemography and Gender Differentials in the Mediterranean World at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece (15 March), sponsored by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.
- Montgomery, J., J. Evans, S. Chenery, V. Pashley, —–, and J. Beaumont. 2010. “Gleaming, white and deadly”: the use of lead to track human exposure and geographic origins in the Roman period in Britain. Presented at the 4th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- —–. 2009. What makes one Roman? Paper presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Atlanta, Georgia.
- —–. 2009. 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. 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. 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. Bodies of work: understanding the Roman lower class. Paper presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Chicago, Illinois.
- Perry MA and —–. 2008. Embodiment and remembrance in a mortuary context. Colloquium organized at the 109th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Chicago, Illinois.
- —–. 2006. Classical bioarchaeology. Workshop chaired at the 107th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Montreal, Canada.
- —–. 2004. 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. 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.
Invited Public Talks
- Killgrove, K. 2015. Living and dying at Gabii: a bioarchaeological look at the Roman suburbs (10th c BC to 3rd c AD). To be 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 in the Florida Public Archaeology Network’s Beyond Our Backyard lecture series, Pensacola FL (13 March).
- R. Gougeon, ——, and C. Bean. 2013. “Glasses optional: Demonstrating the new wave of 3D archaeology.” Presented at the Archaeology Cafe 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 Cafe 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), sponsored by the Department of History.
- —–. 2012. “The corporeality of the plebs urbana: redefining the body politic of Imperial Rome.” Presented at the University of Miami, Coral Gables FL (2 February), sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.
- —–. 2011. “Scientia plebsque romana: redefining our understanding of the Imperial population.” Presented at Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN (9 December), 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), sponsored by the Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
- —–. 2011. “One empire, multiple stories: Lives of foreigners in Imperial Rome.” Presented at Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ (15 March), sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work.
- —–. 2010-11. “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; University of Central Florida, Orlando FL (15 December 2010), sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.
- —–. 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.
Social Media and Outreach
Websites Author – PoweredByOsteons.org (2007-present). 758 posts, 3,300 page views/week average. Co-administrator – BioAnthropology News, Facebook (2011-present). 9,852 members.
Profiles Twitter – @DrKillgrove (3,130 followers); G+ (20,294 followers)
Press Coverage (Selected)
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
9 Nov 2012 “UWF faculty member to speak at conference in Italy” by Erin Kourkounis for the Pensacola News Journal
1 Mar 2013 “Most ancient Romans ate like animals” by Stephanie Pappas for LiveScience
9 Mar 2013 “The ancient Roman diet” interviewed by Bob McDonald for Canada’s Quirks & Quarks radio programme
10 Mar 2013 “Most Romans ate feed” by Angelika Franz for Germany’s Der Spiegel
29 June 2013 “Savage Minds Interview: Kristina Killgrove” by Ryan Anderson for Savage Minds
1 Aug 2014 “How big were Romans’ feet?” by Mary Beth Griggs for Smithsonian Magazine
13 Oct 2014 “Archaeologists use 3D printed molars of ancient citizens to point toward ‘where Berlin began’” by Bridget Butler Millsaps for 3DPrint.com
15 Oct 2014 “3D printing of Medieval teeth creates new resource for researchers” by Past Horizons
- Allison Hawley (2013-; Biological/Archaeology); Mariana Zechini (2014-; Biological); Andrea Acosta Caballero (2014-; Biological)
M.A. Committee Member
- UWF – Shevan Wilkin (2013-; Biological); Amanda Lawson Cullen (2012-14; Cultural); Linda Hoang (2013-; Biological); Evan Springer (2013-; Cultural); Nelma Spradling-Bell (2013-; Bio-Cultural); Christina Estep Ebenal (2013-14; Cultural); Colin Bean (2013-14; Archaeology)
- ECU – Lara Frame Newell (2010)
Winter 2012 Center for the Ancient Mediterranean, Columbia University – Cambridge, England
Fall 2012 American Academy in Rome – Rome, Italy
Summer 2012 Leiden University Institute for History – Leiden, Netherlands
Summer 2010 Gabii Project – Rome, Italy
Spring 2010 Max Planck Inst. for Demographic Research – Athens, Greece
Summer 2008 Graduate Student Opportunity Fund, UNC – Bradford, England
Summer 2005 Graduate Student Opportunity Fund, UNC – Lisbon, Portugal
Summer 2005 GPSF Research Travel Award, UNC – Rome, Italy
Summer 2004 Department of Classics, UNC – Tuscany, Italy
Summer 2003 Department of Classics, UNC – Crete, Greece
Spring 2002 Graduate Student Advisory Council, ECU – AAPA Conference
Fall 1998 Small Research/Travel Grant, UVa – BA thesis research at Montpelier
Other Professional Experience
2013- Medieval Population and Space: Interdisciplinary Research into the Origin of Berlin’s First Population, Berlin, Germany (Bioarchaeologist)
2011- Roman DNA Project, Pensacola FL (Principal Investigator)
2010- Gabii Project, Rome, Italy (Bioarchaeologist)
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
Manuscript reviewer American Journal of Physical Anthropology; Journal of Anthropological Archaeology; Journal of Archaeological Science; International Journal of Osteoarchaeology; Journal of Roman Archaeology; Tennessee Archaeology; Hesperia; Etruscan Studies; American School of Classical Studies at Athens Monographs; Cambridge University Press; Springer Press
Grant proposal reviewer NSF Doctoral Disseration Improvement Grant (Archaeology Program); Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC); Collaborative Incentive Research Grant (CUNY)
Membership in Professional Organizations
American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Member: AAPA Ad-Hoc Working Group on New Media)
Archaeological Institute of America (Co-Founder: Gulf Coast Society)
Pensacola Archaeological Society
Society for American Archaeology