Anne L. Grauer
Department of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Paleopathology and Paleodemography
Dr. Grauer's research involves the excavation and analysis of human skeletal remains from historic-period archaeological sites. Through the use of paleopathological and paleodemographic analyses insights into human behavior, the interaction between human populations and their environments, and the presence and consequences of host/pathogen relationships are explored.
Two particular human groups are currently the focus of Dr. Grauer's research: human populations living in medieval England and human populations derived from 19th century cemeteries here in the United States. Macroscopic, microscopic, and radiographic assessment of skeletal remains has yielded information concerning the age at death and sex of members of the populations, the presence of specific diseases and trauma, nutritional conditions, and congenital pathologies within the groups. This data has provided insight into environmental and social conditions within these groups. It has also elucidated the conditions and lives of women and children who are commonly invisible in traditional historical records.
A. L. Grauer (ed.) 2012. A Companion to Paleopathology. Wiley/Blackwell Pub.
2010 A.Fitch, A. Grauer and L. Augustine Lead Isotope Ratios: Tracking the Migration of European-Americans to Grafton, Illinois in the 19th Century. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. DOI:10.1002/oa.1207
Grauer, A.L. 2007 "Macroscopic analysis and data collection in palaeopathology". In Pinhasi and Mays (eds.) Advances in Human Palaeopathology. Chichester:John Wiley and Sons, Pub.
A. L. Grauer, 2003. Where were the women? In A. Herring and A. Swedlund (Eds.) Human Biologists in the Archives. Cambridge University Press. Pgs. 266-287
Michele Buzon and Anne L. Grauer, 2002. A Bioarchaeological Analysis of Subsistence Strategies at the SU Site, New Mexico.. Kiva, Vol 68, No. 2. Pgs. 103-122.
Grauer AL, McNamara E, Houdek D, 1999. A History of Their Own: Health and Disease in a 19th-Century Poorhouse. In AL Grauer and P Stuart-Macadam (eds): Sex and Gender in Paleopathological Perspective. Cambridge University Press.Grauer AL and Armelagos GJ, 1998. Skeletal Biology of Hesban: A Biocultural Interpretation. In S Waterhouse (ed.): The Necropolis of Hesban: A Typology of Tombs. In Hesban 10. L Geraty and O. LaBianka (Series Editors). Andrews University Press, Barrien Springs, MI.
A. L. Grauer and G. J. Armelagos 1998 Skeletal Biology of Hesban: A Biocultural Interpretation. In S. Waterhouse (ed.): The Necropolis of Hesban: A Typology of Tombs. In Hesban 10. L Geraty and O. LaBianka (Series Editors). Andrews University Press, Barrien Springs, MI.
A. L. Grauer and P. Stuart-Macadam 1998 Sex and Gender in Paleopathological Perspective. Cambridge University Press.
A. L. Grauer, E. McNamara, and D. Houdek 1998 A History of Their Own: Health and Disease in a 19th-Century Poorhouse. In A. L. Grauer and P. Stuart-Macadam (eds): Sex and Gender in Paleopathological Perspective. Cambridge University Press.
A. L. Grauer and C. A. Roberts 1996 Paleoepidemiology, Healing and Possible Treatment of Trauma in the Medieval Cemetery of St. Helen-on-the- Walls, York, England. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Vol 100(4): 531-544.
A. L. Grauer 1995 Bodies of Evidence: Reconstructing History through Skeletal Analysis. New York: Wiley-Liss Inc.
A. L. Grauer and E. McNamara 1995 A Piece of Chicago's Past: Patterns of Subadult Mortality from the Dunning Poorhouse Cemetery. In A. Grauer (Ed): Bodies of Evidence:Reconstructing History through Skeletal Analysis. NY: Wiley-Liss Inc.
A. L. Grauer 1995 Analysis of the Human Skeletal Remains from the Tremaine Complex (47-Lc-95). In J. O'Gorman (ed): The Tremaine Site Complex: Oneota Occupation in the La Crosse Locality, Wisconsin. Archaeology Research Series 3. Museum Archaeology Program, State Historical Society of Wisconsin.