Heather M. Garvin

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E-Mail: heamarie(at)jhmi.edu
Phone: 443-287-3901

1830 E. Monument St., Room 302
Baltimore, MD 21205 USA





  • Education:


  • M.S. Biological and Forensic Anthropology, Mercyhurst College, 2007
    B.A. Anthropology, University of Florida, 2005
    B.S. Zoology, University of Florida, 2005

  • Research Focuses:
  • Sexual Dimorphism
    Forensic Anthropology
    Secular Trends
    Human Functional Morphology

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  • Curriculum Vitae:
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  • Publications and Abstracts:
  • Publications:

    Ruff CB, Holt BM, Niskanen M, Sladek V, Berner M, Garofalo E, Garvin HM, Hora M, Maijanen H, Niinimaki S, Salo K, Schuplerova E, Tompkins D. (in press) Stature and body mass estimation from skeletal remains in European Holocene. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

    Garvin HM, Passalacqua NV, Uhl NM, Gipson DR, Overbury RS, Cabo LL. 2012. Developments in forensic anthropology: Age-at-death estimation. In: Dirkmaat DC, editor. A companion to forensic anthropology and archaeology. Blackwell Publishing.

    Garvin HM. 2012. Adult sex determination: Methods and Application. In: Dirkmaat DC, editor. A companion to forensic anthropology and archaeology. Blackwell Publishing.

    Garvin HM, Ruff CB. 2012. Sexual dimorphism in skeletal browridge and chin morphologies determined using a new quantitative method. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 147:661-670.

    Garvin HM, Passalacqua NV. 2012. Current Practices by Forensic Anthropologists in Adult Skeletal Age Estimation. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57: 427-433.

    Garvin HM. 2010. Limitations of cartilage ossification as an indicator of age at death. In: Latham K, Finnegan M, editors. Age estimation of the human skeleton. Springfield: Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD. p 118-133.

    Garvin HM. 2008. Ossification of Laryngeal Structures As Indicators of Age. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 53:1023-1027.

    Abstracts:

    Garvin HM, Sholts SB. Reassessment of cranial trait scores: Effects of sex, population, age, and body size. Podium presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 64th annual meeting, Atlanta, GA. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, vol. 18.

    Garvin HM. The effects of living conditions on human cranial and postcranial sexual dimorphism. Submitted for presentation at the American Association of Physical Anthropology 81st annual meeting, Portland, OR.

    Garvin HM. 2011. Quantifying sexual dimorphism in craniofacial trait morphologies using 3-D laser scanning. Podium presentation at the American Association of Physical Anthropology 80th annual meeting. Minneapolis, MN. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144(S52).

    Garvin HM. 2011. Variation in browridge and chin morphologies: Sexual dimorphism and covariation with body size. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, vol. 17, pg 374.

    Garvin HM, Passalacqua NV. 2010. Forensic Anthropology & Age-at-Death Estimation: Current Trends in Adult Age Estimation. Oral presentation at American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, vol. 16.

    Garvin HM, Rainwater CW, Ruff CB. 2010. The effects of health stressors on postcranial sexual dimorphism: A comparison of recent American populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 141(S50):109-110.

    Garvin HM and Cabo LL. 2008. Morphological variation in the human hyoid and its relationship to basicranial and mandibular morphology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135(S46):101-102.

    Garvin HM, Cabo LL, Dirkmaat DC, Stull K. 2008. A practical method for determining sex from human chest plate radiographs. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, vol. 14, pg 350.

    Garvin HM. 2007. Ossification of Laryngeal Structures: As Indicators of Age. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. vol 13.

    Garvin, H. M., and N. V. Passalacqua 2007. A Practical Method for Estimating Age-at-Death through Quantification of Changes in the Chest Plate. Amer. J. Phys. Anthropol. 132(S44):52.




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  • Dr. Christopher Ruff

               
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