Rose Perash

Rose Perash

Academic Interests: Bioarchaeology, dental anthropology

Status:  First Year PhD

MA Thesis Title: Third Molar Dental Microwear Texture

Previous Degrees: MS (2017), University of Indianapolis; BA (2015) University of Massachusetts Amherst

Contact Information: rperash@nevada.unr.edu

Biography: Rosie is a first year PhD student in physical anthropology. Her MS thesis utilized dental microwear texture analysis (DMTA) to understand the role of the third molar during mastication, and the suitability of including third molars in future DMTA studies. Her research interests include dental non-metric traits, dental wear, diet, paleopathology, and juvenile osteology.


Publications, Presentations, or Projects:

Perash R. 2017. Regional variation of dental microwear in the English Late Bronze Age and Iron Age. Poster presentation at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists; New Orleans, LA

Perash R, and Schmidt C. 2016. Impact of dens in dente on tooth wear in the Middle and Late Archaic. Poster presentation at the Paleopathology Association 2016 North American meeting; Atlanta, GA 

Perash R, Kelly, C. 2016. A Bioarchaeological Approach to Pioneer Juvenile Life Histories: The Nancy Kerlin Barnett Family Cemetery. Podium presentation at the 2016 Midwest Bioarchaeology & Forensic Anthropology Association meeting; Chicago, IL

Schmidt C, Droke J, Perash R, Gonzalez A, Zalzala F, Quataert R, Moore C, and Courtland L. 2016. The 'Grave in the Road': Excavation of the Nancy Kerlin Barnett Cemetery" . Podium presentation at the 2016 Midwest Bioarchaeology & Forensic Anthropology Association meeting; Chicago, IL

Perash R, and Schmidt C. Sex determination of dental remains: Discriminant function analysis of the Dunning Poorhouse Cemetery. Poster presentation at "First Rites: Innovative Undergraduate Research in Anthropology" of the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association; Washington, D.C.