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Marin Pilloud

Pilloud

Assistant Professor
PhD, The Ohio State University
Ansari Business Building, Room 504
mpilloud@unr.edu
(775) 682-7693

Specializations

Forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, dental anthropology, prehistoric California, Neolithic Anatolia

Research

My research interests focus on how the human skeleton can inform our understanding of human behavior in archaeological contexts and also be used in a forensic context as part of the biological profile.  I am particularly interested in the application of dental morphology and metrics to answering research questions in both of these realms.  My bioarchaeological research has focused on Neolithic Anatolia and prehistoric California. Within forensic anthropology I am pursuing research in the estimation of ancestry and taphonomy.

I am a board certified forensic anthropologist (D-ABFA no.109) and a member of the American Association of Forensic Sciences, Register of Professional Archaeologists, American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Society for American Archaeology, Dental Anthropology Association, and Sigma Xi. I also consult on forensic anthropological analysis and scene recovery.


Teaching

  • ANTH 102 (Introduction to Physical Anthropology)
  • ANTH 468 (Forensic Anthropology)
  • ANTH 444 (Bioarchaeology)
  • ANTH 493/693 (Analytical Methods and Research Design)
  • ANTH 479/679 (Special topics - Human Osteology)
  • ANTH 704 (Bioarchaeology Seminar)

Publications

Edited Volumes

  • In press        Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Biological DistanceMarin A. Pilloud and Joseph T. Hefner, editors.  San Diego, California: Academic Press.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • In press        Scott, G. Richard, Kirk Schmitz, Kelly Heim, Kathleen Paul, Roman Schomberg, and Marin A. Pilloud. Sinodonty, Sundadonty, and the Beringian Standstill: Issues of Timing and Migrations into the New World. Quaternary International.
  • In press        Pilloud, Marin A., Scott D. Haddow, Christopher J. Knüsel, and Clark Spencer Larsen. A Bioarchaeological and Forensic Re-Assessment of Vulture Defleshing and Mortuary Practices at Neolithic Çatalhöyük.  Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.   
  • 2016   Pilloud, Marin A., Mary S. Megyesi, Martin Truffer, and Derek Congram.  The Taphonomy of Human Remains in a Glacial Environment.  Forensic Science International 61:161.e1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.01.027.   
  • 2015   Hefner, Joseph T., Marin A. Pilloud, Cullen J. Black, and Bruce E. Anderson.  Morphoscopic Trait Expression in 'Hispanic' Populations.  Journal of Forensic Sciences 60(5):1135-1139.   
  • 2015   Larsen, Clark Spencer, Simon W. Hillson, Başak Boz, Marin A. Pilloud, Joshua W. Sadvari, Sabrina C. Agarwal, Bonnie Glencross, Patrick Beauchesne, Jessica Pearson, Christopher B. Ruff, Evan M. Garofalo, Lori D. Hager, Scott D. Haddow, and Christopher J. Knüsel. Bioarchaeology of Neolithic Çatalhöyük: Lives and Lifestyles of an Early Farming Society in Transition.  Journal of World Prehistory 28:27-68.   
  • 2014   Pilloud, Marin A., Joseph T. Hefner, Tsunehiko Hanihara, Atsuko Hayashi.  The Use of Tooth Crown Measurements in the Assessment of Ancestry.  Journal of Forensic Sciences 59(6):1493-1501.   
  • 2014   Passalacqua, Nicholas, Marin A. Pilloud, and Ginger Gruters.  Letter to the Editor:  Professionalism: Ethics and Scholarship in Forensic Science. Journal of Forensic Sciences 59:573-575.   
  • 2014   Schwitalla, Al, Terry L. Jones, Marin A. Pilloud, Brian F. Codding, and Randy Wiberg. Violence Among Foragers: The Bioarchaeological Record from Central California.  Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 33:66-83.   
  • 2012   Pilloud, Marin A. and Simon Hillson. Brief Communication: The Use of Alternative Dental Measurements on Deciduous Teeth. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 149(2):299-306.   
  • 2012   Pilloud, Marin A. and Christopher Canzonieri. The Occurrence and Possible Aetiology of Spondylolysis in a Pre-Contact California Population. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 24(5):602-613.   
  • 2011   Pilloud, Marin A. and Clark S. Larsen. "Official" and "Practical" Kin: Inferring Social and Community Structure from Dental Phenotype at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 145(4):519-530.   
  • 2006   Pilloud, Marin A. The Impact of the Medieval Climatic Anomaly in Prehistoric California: A Case Study from Canyon Oaks, CA-ALA-613/H. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 26:57-69.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

  • In press        Pilloud, Marin A., Heather H.J. Edgar, Rebecca George, and G. Richard Scott. Dental Morphology in Biodistance Analysis. In: Marin A. Pilloud and Joseph T. Hefner, editors, Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Biological Distance. San Diego, California: Academic Press.
  • In press        Pilloud, Marin A., and Michael Kenyhercz. Dental Metrics in Biodistance Analysis. In: Marin A. Pilloud and Joseph T. Hefner, editors, Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Biological Distance. San Diego, California: Academic Press.   
  • In press        Hefner, Joseph T., Marin A. Pilloud, Jane Buikstra, and Caitlin C.M. Vogelsberg. A Brief History of Biological Distance Analysis. In: Marin A. Pilloud and Joseph T. Hefner, editors, Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Biological Distance. San Diego, California: Academic Press.   
  • In press        Pink, Christine, Christopher Maier, Joseph T. Hefner, and Marin A. Pilloud Cranial Nonmetrics and Morphoscopic Datasets. In: Marin A. Pilloud and Joseph T. Hefner, editors, Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Biological Distance. San Diego, California: Academic Press.   
  • In press        Heim, Kelly, Christopher Maier, Marin A. Pilloud, and G. Richard Scott. Crossroads of the Old World: Dental Morphological Data and the Evidence for a Eurasian Cline. In: Marin A. Pilloud and Joseph T. Hefner, editors, Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Biological Distance. San Diego, California: Academic Press.

Book Chapters

  • In press        Scott, G. Richard and Marin A. Pilloud. Dental Morphology. In: M. Anne Katzenberg and Shelley R. Saunders, editors, Skeletal Biology of the Human Skeleton, 3rd edition. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley and Sons, Inc.
  • 2014   Schwitalla, Al W., Terry L. Jones, Randy S. Wiberg, Marin A. Pilloud, Brian F. Codding, and Eric C. Strother. Archaic Violence in Western North America:  The Bioarchaeological Record of Dismemberment, Human Bone Artifacts, and Trophy Skulls from Central California.  In: Terry Jones and Mark Allen, editors, Violence and Warfare among Hunter-Gatherers. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, pp 273-295.   
  • 2014   Pilloud, Marin A., Terry L. Jones, and Al Schwitalla. The Bioarchaeological Record of Craniofacial Trauma in Central California Native Populations.  In: Terry L. Jones and Mark Allen, editors, Violence and Warfare among Hunter-Gatherers. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, pp 257-272.   
  • 2013   Simon W. Hillson, Clark Spencer Larsen, Başak Boz, Marin A. Pilloud, Joshua W. Sadvari, Sabrina C. Agarwal, Bonnie Glencross, Patrick Beauchesne, Jessica Pearson, Christopher B. Ruff, Evan M. Garofalo, Lori Hager, and Scott D. Haddow. The Human Remains I: Interpreting Community Structure, Health, and Diet in Neolithic Çatalhöyük.  In: Ian Hodder, editor, Humans and Landscapes of Çatalhöyük.  Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, Los Angeles, pp. 339-396.

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