Jacqueline T. Eng, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008



United States


In addition to analyzing osteological material from Washington and Michigan, I have excavated archaeological sites in Illinois (Archaic to Middle Woodland period) and California. In California, my work includes excavations iof Middle Horizon to historic period sites, examination of Chumash and Gabrielino skeletal populations, and modern forensic cases. For my senior honors thesis at UC Davis, I collected skeletal health data from central California collections spanning the Early to Late Horizons. I examined the health consequences of transitions in subsistence as measured by stature data {10 KB}.

As a graduate student at UCSB, I worked on several forensic cases and have participated in determining the cultural affiliation and repatriation of Native American finds. I presented my research of a local case {2 MB} at the 71st AAPA meeting in Buffalo.

I have continued to examing collections in Michigan for repatriation under NAGPRA.

Map of the Native American tribes of California.





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