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Killgrove, K. and A. Acosta. 2023. Dietary pathologies and isotope diversity in Imperial Rome (1st-3rd centuries AD). In: Ancient Foodways: Integrative Approaches to Understanding Subsistence and Society in the Past, D.L. Hutchinson, C.M. Scarry, B.S. Arbuckle, eds., Ch. 12, pp. 255-275. University Press of Florida.

Killgrove, K. and J.E. Buikstra. 2022. Public perceptions of paleopathology and the future of outreach. In: The Routledge Handbook of Paleopathology, A. Grauer, ed., Ch. 32, pp. 593-624. Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781003130994-35.

Perry, M.A., K. Killgrove, L.A. Gregoricka, and T.L. Prowse. 2022. Towards accurate meta-analyses in Mediterranean bioarchaeology: a critical response to Leppard et al. (JMA 33, 2020). Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 35.1, 108-120.

Killgrove, K. 2021. Osteology of the Imperial tombs from Gabii and Osteology of the two infants from Area A. In: A Cemetery and Quarry from Imperial Gabii, L. Banducci and A. Gallone, eds. University of Michigan Press. DOI: 10.3998/mpub.11885571.

Killgrove, K. 2021. A century of civilization, intelligence, and white nationalism. In: A Most Interesting Problem: Darwin’s Descent at 150 Years, J. DeSilva, ed., Ch. 5, pp. 103-124. Princeton University Press.

Ledger, M.L., I. Micarelli, D. Ward, T.L. Prowse, M. Carroll, K. Killgrove, C. Rice, T. Franconi, M.A. Tafuri, G. Manzi, and P.D. Mitchell. 2021. Gastrointestinal infection in Italy during the Roman and Longobard periods: a palaeoparasitological analysis of sediment from skeletal remains and sewer drains. International Journal of Paleopathology 33:61-71.

Zechini, M.E., K. Killgrove, C.M. Melisch, B.L. Turner, and B.J. Schaefer. 2021. Diachronic changes in diet in Medieval Berlin: Comparison of dietary isotopes from pre- and post-Black Death adults. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 38, 103064. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.103064.

Voas, M.R., K. Killgrove, R.H. Tykot, Z. Nyárádi, A. Gonciar, and J.D. Bethard. 2021. Childhood in the Carpathians: An isotopic analysis of childhood diet and weaning in an ethnically Hungarian medieval Transylvanian village. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 38, 103046. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.103046.

Halcrow, S., A. Aranui, S. Halmhofer, A. Heppner, N. Johnson, K. Killgrove, and G. Robbins Schug. 2021. Moving beyond Weiss and Springer’s Repatriation and Erasing the Past: Indigenous values, relationships, and research. International Journal of Cultural Property 28:211-220. DOI: 10.1017/S0940739121000229.

Clarke, J.R., I. Van der Graaff, G. Di Maio, A. Lagi De Caro, M.L. Thomas,  J.L. Muslin, A. Pecci, and K. Killgrove. 2021. Oplontis: The ancient landscape, the structures, and their relationship with the resources of the Vesuvian region. In: Extra Moenia: Abitare il Territorio della Regione Vesuviana, A. Coralini, ed. pp. 103-114. Scienze e Lettere.

Killgrove, K. 2020. Non-adult burials from Gabii: the osteological evidence. In: Elite Burial Practices and Processes of Urbanization at Gabii, Italy: the Non-Adult Tombs from Area D of the Gabii Project Excavations, M. Mogetta, ed. Journal of Roman Archaeology, Supplement 108, pp. 47-50.

Robbins Schug, G., K. Killgrove, A. Atkin, and K. Barron. 2020. 3D dead: Ethical considerations in digital human osteology. Bioarchaeology International 4 (3/4):217-230. DOI: 10.5744/bi.2020.3008.

Acosta, A.N., K. Killgrove, V.C. Moses, and B.L. Turner. 2019. Nourishing urban development: a palaeodietary study of Archaic Gabii (6th-5th c BC). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 27, 101962. DOI 10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.101962.

Killgrove, K. 2019. Situating Roman bioarchaeology between anthropology and classics. General Anthropology 26(1): 1,10-12.

Awesome Small Working Group. 2019. (Bondura, V., C. Darwent, S. Halmhofer, A. Heppner, K. Killgrove, H. Pageau, J. Smith, K. Supernant, H. Walder.) Take back the SAA: Member-led organizing and action in the wake of #SAA2019. SAA Archaeological Record 19(4):16-21.

Killgrove, K. 2018. Bioarchaeology and the media: anthropology scicomm in a post-truth landscape. In: Bioarchaeologists Speak Out: Deep Time Perspectives on Contemporary Issues, J.E. Buikstra, ed. Springer.

Killgrove, K. 2018. Bioarchaeology in the Roman Empire. In: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, 2nd edition, C. Smith, ed. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_946-2.

Killgrove, K. 2018. 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., Ch. 20, pp. 245-258. Routledge.

Halcrow, S., K. Killgrove, G. Robbins Schug, M. Knapp, D. Huffer, B. Arriaza, W. Jungers, and J. Gunter. 2018. On engagement with anthropology: 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.’ International Journal of Paleopathology 22:97-100.

Killgrove, K. and R.H. Tykot. 2018. Diet and collapse: a stable isotope study of Imperial-era Gabii (1st-3rd c AD). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 19:1041-1049.

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.

Melisch, C.M., I. Garlisch, B. Jungklaus, K. Killgrove, M. Nagy, N. Powers, J. Rothe, B. Teßmann, M. Tichomirowa, and 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.

Melisch, C., I. Garlisch, J. Rothe, M. Tichomirowa, K. Killgrove, and N. Powers. 2017. 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.

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 sites (1st-3rd c AD). PLOS One 11(2): e0147585. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147585.

Meyers Emery, K. and K. Killgrove. 2015. Bones, bodies, and blogs: outreach and engagement in bioarchaeology. Internet Archaeology 39. DOI: 10.11141/ia.39.5.

Killgrove, K. 2015. Roman osteology database – two cemeteries from Imperial Rome. figshare. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1468571.v2.

Killgrove, K. 2014. Bioarchaeology in the Roman Empire. In: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, C. Smith, ed., pp. 876-882, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2.

Killgrove, K. 2013. Bioarchaeology. In: Oxford Bibliographies Online – Anthropology, J.L. Jackson, Jr., ed. Oxford University Press.

Killgrove, K. 2013. Biohistory of the Roman Republic: the potential of isotope analysis of human skeletal remains. Post-Classical Archaeologies 3:41-62.

Killgrove, K. and R.H. 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.

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.

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.

Killgrove, K. 2010. Response to C. Bruun’s Water, oxygen isotopes and immigration to Ostia-Portus. Journal of Roman Archaeology 23:133-136.

Killgrove K. 2010. Migration and Mobility in Imperial Rome. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina.

Killgrove, K. 2009. Rethinking taxonomies: skeletal variation on the North Carolina coastal plain. Southeastern Archaeology 28(1):87-100.

Musco, S., A. Caspio, P. Catalano, W. Pantano, and K. Killgrove. 2008. Le complexe archéologique de Casal Bertone. Les Dossiers d’Archéologie 330 (Nov/Dec):32-39.

Killgrove, K. 2005. Bioarchaeology in the Roman World. M.A. Thesis, Department of Classics, University of North Carolina.

Killgrove, K. 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.

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