Victoria Swenson


Academic Interests: Bioarchaeology with a particular interest in medieval and post-medieval Pomerania, and forensic anthropology

Status: Ph.D. Student

MA Thesis Title: Ancestral and Sex Estimation Using E.A. Marino's Analysis of the First Cervical Vertebra applied to Three Modern Ancestral Groups

Previous Degrees: MA (2013) Anthropology, University of Montana; MA (2011) Criminal Justice and Criminology, East Tennessee State University; BA (2009) Anthropology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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Biography: Victoria is a third year Ph.D. student in biological anthropology. As a student at the University of Nevada-Reno, she has gained experience with dental anthropology, paleoanthropology, human anatomy, and GIS.

Prior to her first year as a doctorate student, Victoria worked for Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc-Knoxville, TN. While she was employed with CRA, Inc. she gained invaluable archaeological experience working on multiple Phase I, Phase II, Phase III archaeological surveys, and a historic cemetery relocation project.

Currently, Victoria is a summer field and osteology instructor for the Slavia Project in Drawsko, Poland. Although her passion has been in forensic anthropology, Victoria hopes to pursue a biodistance study in medieval and post-medieval Pomerania, Poland.
Further information on the Slavia Project please visit