Julie Thomas (Boston, USA, 1978)
Julie has a BA in Anthropology (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a Masters of Science in Palaeopathology from the University of Durham in the UK (2005). In 2008-2009, she received the Durham Doctoral Award for her postgraduate work on malaria in past civilizations. She has worked with both modern and archaeological populations throughout the world and has participated in archaeological excavations in Europe and North America.
Bernardo Vila Rodriguez (New Jersey, USA 1986)
As a graduate of a Master in Biological Anthropology at the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, he has extensive experience in working with archaeologically found human remains through his thesis study "3D surface area of upper limb entheses in two ancient populations of the Balearic Islands" using laboratorial methods such as cleaning and identification, measurement, 3D-scanning, and statistical analysis among others in order to examine the entheseal changes occurring at muscle attachment sites of the arm.
He has centered his studies on physical and forensic anthropology with a focus on human remains in and around the Mediterranean basin, with interests in genetics, population demographic variables and transitions, and the biological/environmental factors that affect our skeletal system.
Amaretta Azevedo (California, USA, 1993)
Amaretta is currently completing her MA in Forensic Anthropology at California State University of Los Angeles, and has a BS in Anthropology from the University of Oregon (2013). She recently concluded a prestigious internship with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner/Coroner where she assisted with casework as an Anthropology intern. Amaretta has participated in excavation projects in Transylvania, Pompeii, and Menorca. Her studies have focused on forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology.
Madeline Parker (Indiana, USA, 1993)
Madeline is currently completing her MS in Human Biology at the University of Indianapolis and has a BS in Biology and Anthropology from the Ohio State University (2016). She assists with forensic casework through the Human Identification Center at the University of Indianapolis and is the current osteology laboratory graduate assistant, where she curates the biology department's osteology collection. She has several years of experience excavating at Sanisera and has centered her studies on human osteology, with a focus on biological variation.
Ella Magri (Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom, 1993)
Ella is currently a lecturer in Forensic Investigation, who specializes in Forensic Anthropology, Taphonomy and Archaeology. She completed her masters in Forensic Anthropology in 2016, at the Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee. Her research focused on the return of juvenile rickets in the modern population. During her postgraduate education she gained Interpol training in Disaster Victim Identification and experience as an assistant Forensic Anthropologist. Her undergraduate degree is a BSc Criminology and Forensic Investigation. Ella has participated in excavation projects in the UK and abroad and assists with the anthropological lab work at University College London. Her dedication to the field is highlighted in her commitment to the British Association for Human Identification and the British Association for Forensic Anthropologists for the past four years.
Rebecca Wilder Herron (Florida, USA, 1994)
Rebecca Wilder received a B.A. in History, with a specialization in ancient civilizations, from Stetson University (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She has received multiple grants and scholarships, including the highly competitive Jane C. Waldbaum Scholarship from the Archaeological Institute of America, to study the impact of Sanisera on Mediterranean culture. Rebecca Wilder has two seasons of experience digging in Sanisera, as well as experience in the Iron Age society of Saruq al Hadid in Dubai, UAE. Her current area of interest is the Roman and Carthaginian influence on the evolution of Talayotic culture in Menorca.
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