Rebecca George

Graduate Student


Current status: Ph.D. in progress

Ph.D. dissertation title: Dental Variation in Central Mexican Latinx Individuals

M.A. thesis title: Non-Metric and Metric Dental Assessment of Ancestry in Contemporary Mexican Individuals: An Aid to Identifying Undocumented Border Crossers

BOAS officer: President

Academic interests

Rebecca George's research focuses on the utility of dental morphology and metrics to estimate ancestry within forensic anthropology, with a particular interest in improving these methods for Latinx ancestry estimation.

Selected publications

  • Maier CA, George RL. 2020. Examining differences in presumed migrants from Texas and Arizona using cranial and dental data. Forensic Anthropology 3 (1): 17-28.
  • Pilloud MA, Swenson VM, George RL, Knight LD. A case report and review of the literature on decapitation. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.
  • George RL and Pilloud MA. 2019. Ancestry estimation in Asian and Asian-derived populations using dental morphology. Forensic Anthropology 2 (4): 316-321.
  • Pilloud MA, Edgar HJH, George R, Scott GR. 2016. Dental morphology in biodistance analysis. In Biological Distance Analysis: Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives. Pilloud MA and Hefner JT, eds. Elsevier, Inc.: London. Pp 109-133.


  • M.A., anthropology, California State University, Chico, 2015
  • B.A., anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2012