Megan K. Moore

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Associate Professor of Anthropology

Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology


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Interests and Expertise

  • Skeletal biology
  • Paleopathology
  • Functional morphology
  • Biomechanics
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Human rights


Professor Moore's research in human skeletal biology ranges from bioarchaeology of ancient populations in France to forensic and biomedical anthropology of modern Americans. She recently developed a bioarchaeological field school in Northern France to analyze skeletons excavated from an early medieval cemetery. Her other research focuses on the effects of obesity (i.e. body mass) on the skeleton. She has taught several forensic anthropology short courses in Bogota, Colombia working for the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) to train Colombian forensic professionals. She previously served as the coordinator of a medical imaging project, which conducted computed tomographic (CT) scans of over 600 modern donated skeletons from Tennessee and New Mexico. During the summers of 1999 and 2000, she worked with the Physicians for Human Rights in Cyprus as a forensic anthropologist to identify and repatriate remains from the 1974 war in Cyprus. She worked on archaeological teams in Cyprus, Arizona, and conducted CRM work in Ohio and Tennessee. She currently serves as a forensic anthropology consultant for the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office in Detroit.