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Usernamejohnstonc 
Expert ID678 
Profile StatusActive 
Last NameJohnston 
First NameCheryl 
Non Federal PartnerWestern Carolina University 
DepartmentAnthropology & Sociology 
Phone828-227-2816 
Emailjohnstonc AT wcu.edu 
Primary CapabilityAnthropology - Physical 
Secondary CapabilityArcheology - Bio / Forensic 
Other Capability 1Archeology - Prehistorical 
Other Capability 2Archeology - Prehistorical 
PositionAssistant Professor of Anthropology 
SA-CESU PI StatusParticipated as PI 
Research InterestsForensic Anthropology: taphonomy; estimation of postmortem interval; forensic entomology; microwear studies of tools used in dismemberments; interpretation of trauma; forensic archaeology; estimation of age at death, sex, ancestry, and stature from human skeletal remains; forensic entomology; effects of burning on bone.

Biocultural Anthropology: prehistoric Middle Woodland populations; mortuary practices; cultural modification of human remains; dental anthropology; paleopathology. NAGPRA.

Military Casualty Studies: physical anthropology of historic military samples of human remains; interpretation of trauma; pathology; mortuary practices.

Historic Archaeology: physical anthropology of nineteenth century cemetery populations 
Profile last updated5/8/2009 1:14:52 PM 

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