Major publications that are available to read online or download are listed below.  For a full publication history, see my CV; and contact me for copies of publications not listed below.  For my Google Scholar profile, click here.

Articles and Chapters

  • 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. Princeton University Press, Ch. 5, pp. 103-124. [Link]
  • Ledger, M.L., I. Micarelli, D. Ward, T.L. Prowse, M. Carroll, K. Killgrove, C. Rice, T. Franconi, M.A. Tafuri, G. Manzi, 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. [Link]
  • Killgrove, K. 2020. Non-adult burials from Gabii: the osteological evidence. In: Elite Burial Practices and Processed of Urbanization at Gabii, Italy: The Non-Adult Tombs from Area D of the Gabii Project Excavations, M. Mogetta, ed. Journal of Roman Archaeology, Suppl. 108, 47-50. [Link]
  • Acosta, A.N., K. Killgrove, V. Moses, B. Turner. 2019. Nourishing urban development: a palaeodietary study of Archaic Gabii (6th-5th c BC). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 27. DOI 10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.101962. [PDF]
  • Killgrove, K. 2019. Situating Roman bioarchaeology between anthropology and classics. General Anthropology 26(1): 1,10-12. [PDF]
  • ASWG (V. Bondura, C. Darwent, S. Halmhofer, A. Heppner, K. Killgrove, H. Pageau, J. Smith, K. Supernant, H. Walder) 2019. Take back the SAA: Member-led organizing and action in the wake of #SAA2019. SAA Archaeological Record 19(4). [PDF]
  • 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. [PDF]
  • Killgrove, K. 2018. Bioarchaeology in the Roman Empire. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology 2nd Edition, C. Smith, ed. Springer. [PDF]
  • 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. Routledge. [PDF]
  • Halcrow, S., K. Killgrove, G. Robbins Schug, M. Knapp, D. Huffer, B. Arriaza, W. Jungers, 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. [PDF]
  • Killgrove, K., and R. 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. [PDF]
  • Killgrove K. 2017. Imperialism and physiological stress in Rome and its environs (1st-3rd centuries AD). In: Bioarchaeology of Contact, Colonialism, and Imperialism, H. Klaus and M. Murphy, eds. University Press of Florida. [PDF]
  • Melisch, C.M., I. Garlisch, B. Jungklaus, K. Killgrove, M. Nagy, N. Powers, J. Rothe, B. Teßmann, M. Tichomirowa, 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. [PDF]
  • Melisch, C., I. Garlisch, J. Rothe, M. Tichomirowa, K. Killgrove, and N. Powers. 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. [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 sites (1st-3rd c AD). PLOS ONE 11(2): e0147585. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147585. [PDF and HTML]
  • 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. [PDF and HTML]
  • 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 Archaeology 32(1):28-38. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2012.08.002. [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, 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]
  • Musco S, A Caspio, P Catalano, W Pantano, Killgrove, K. 2008. Le complexe archéologique de Casal Bertone. Les Dossiers d’Archéologie 330 (Nov/Dec):32-39. [PDF]
Textbook Content (Online)
  • Killgrove, K. 2015. Human Osteology Laboratory Workbook. Lulu Press. [Link]

Data Sets

  • Killgrove K. 2010. Migration and Mobility in Imperial Rome. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina. [PDF]
  • —–. 2005. Bioarchaeology in the Roman World. M.A. Thesis, Department of Classics, University of North Carolina. [PDF]
  • —–. 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]

Scholarly/Public Intellectual Writing and Outreach