Pamela K. Stone
Pamela K. Stone, visiting assistant professor of biocultural anthropology, received her B.A. from Hampshire College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Anthropology. She has worked at the Smithsonian Museum and the American Museum of Natural History, as well as teaching at Western Michigan University and the University of Massachusetts.
Her research focuses on the intersection of life and death to understand how biology is negotiated by culture at birth, and how life histories are explored through biology in death. Focusing on women’s health in the past and present, across the globe today and in the past, she works to understand patterns of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality through biological, demographic, cultural and ethnographic interpretations.
Her interests in human health are also tied to her work in skeletal biology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology [paleoobstetrics, paleoepidemiology, paleoanthropology, archaeology, ethnobiology]. She has also extended her knowledge of the human skeleton and archaeology into the of forensic identification of human remains, and she has consulted on a number of forensic cases.
Her research has taken her all over the globe, but she is particularly interested in the American Southwest, Southwest Asia (Arabian Peninsula), Europe, Australia, and New England.
School of Natural Science
NS-0123: Human Biological Variation (Spring 2013)
NS-0272: Anthropology of Reproduction (Spring 2013)
NS-0238: Women's health in America (Fall 2012)
NS-0392: Ethical Dilemmas in Human Biology and Anthropology: Division III Seminar (Fall 2012)