Dr. Kristin M.  Hedman

Dr. Kristin M. Hedman

Kristin Hedman is a physical anthropologist specializing in human osteology, paleopathology and bioarchaeology. Her research interests focus on mortuary behavior and skeletal evidence of health, activity and interactions; isotopic evidence of diet and population movement; and the social implications of cultural modification of human bone, both pre- and post-mortem. Much of her research has focused on prehistoric populations of the American Bottom region in Illinois. Kristin has supervised ISAS bioarchaeology projects and staff since 1989. As Associate Director of the Program on Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials (ATAM), Kristin helps to integrate and facilitate interdisciplinary scientific research projects focusing on archaeological materials and ancient technologies, both within ISAS and with other University units and Institutions.