Maureen Elizabeth Marshall

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Maureen E. Marshall is a Research Associate Affiliate in the Anthropology Department and a bioarchaeologist whose work focuses on early complex polities and empires in the South Caucasus and Eurasia. She is an Associate Director of Project ArAGATS, the joint American-Armenian project for the Archaeology and Geography for Ancient Transcaucasian Societies, and has been excavating in Armenia since 2005. She also collaborates with physical anthropologists in Armenia.  She serves on the advisory board for the Aragats Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Armenia's cultural heritage through heritage preservation, development, and education. Dr. Marshall’s work has been published in edited volumes on global perspectives in human remains analysis, including Archaeological Human Remains: A Global Perspective in 2014 and The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation in 2011. Her research interests include political subjectivity, violence in ancient societies, disease and health in ancient populations, the archaeology of Eurasia and the Near East, and the history of physical anthropology


At the University of Illinois, Dr. Marshall has taught REES 496: The South Caucasus and REES 200: Introduction to Russia and Eurasia. At Lake Forest College, she taught Introduction to Archaeology and Archaeology Methods. At the University of Chicago, she taught classes in the College's Social Science core sequence, Power, Identity, and Resistance; in the Anthropology Department, Interpreting the Dead: Anthropological Approaches to Mortuary Analysis; and in the Human Rights Program, Rights for the Living/Rites for the Dead: Forensic Anthropology.

Education/Academic qualification

Anthropology, Ph.D., Subject(ed) Bodies: A Bioarchaeological Investigation of Lived Experiences and Mobile Practices in Late Bronze-Early Iron Age (1500-800 B.C.) Armenia, The University of Chicago

Award Date: Jun 14 2014


  • G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
  • bioarchaeology
  • history of physical anthropology
  • H Social Sciences
  • Armenia
  • South Caucasus


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