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Anthropology / LARSEN, CLARK SPENCER

larsen.53osu.edu

Position

Distinguished Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Chair, Department of Anthropology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, United States.

Research interests

Dr. Larsen's primary interest is in the history of the human condition, viewed from the perspective of health, quality of life, adaptation, and lifestyle. He has spent most of his professional career directing the La Florida Bioarchaeology Project, involving the collaboration of scientists from the United States and elsewhere. The research focuses on the consequences of major adaptive shifts in coastal and terrestrial settings of the modern states of Georgia and Florida. Methods of analysis include biomechanics, paleopathology, dietary reconstruction (stable isotope analysis, tooth microwear). A Popular account of the project is presented in Skeletons in our Closet: Revealing our Past Through Bioarchaeology (Princeton University Press, 2000).

The most recent research results can be found in his edited book, Bioarchaeology of Spanish Florida: The Impact of Colonialism (University Press of Florida, 2001). Dr. Larsen is beginning a project on the study of the impact of the plague (Black Death) on medieval-era Danes, especially looking at issues of lifestyle and activity. In collaboration with Richard Steckel, Phillip Walker, and Paul Sciulli. He has started a new project, Global History of Health, involving the collaboration of scientists and study of skeletons from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.


Field and Museum Research :

United States (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland, Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Michigan, Virgin Islands, Nevada, California), Denmark, Germany, Croatia

Prizes and awards

2001 National Science Foundation: (with Richard H. Steckel, Phillip L. Walker, and Paul W. Sciuli) "Workshop: Skeletal Biology, Health, and Economic Development." (submitted)

2001-02 National Science Foundation: (with Tiffiny A. Tung) "The Health Impact of the Wari Empire (AD 600-1000): A Bioarchaeological Study of Diet, Disease, and Violent Conflict." (submitted)

2000-01 Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research: (with Tiffiny A. Tung) "The Wari Empire and Its Health Impact on Rural Peoples from Majes Valley: A Bioarchaeological Study of Diet, Diseae and Violent Conflict in Andean Peru."

1999-04 Amos Hawley Distinguished Term Professorship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, awarded "in recognition of outstanding scholarship, creativity and commitment to undergraduate education."

1998 University of North Carolina, University Research Council Research Grant: "The Bioarchaeology of Population Collapse in Medieval Denmark."

1997 University of North Carolina, University Research Council Publication Grant: "Bioarchaeology of La Florida: Human Biology in Northern Frontier New Spain."

1997 University of North Carolina, School of Education, Research Education Support Program: (with Rachel Watkins) "A Health Profile of the W. Montague Cobb Skeletal Collection: Towards a Biological and Social History of a Late 19th-Early 20th Century Population."

1996 University of North Carolina, University Research Council Publication Grant: "Bioarcheology: Interpreting Behavior from the Human Skeleton."

1995-96 National Science Foundation (Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program): "Bioarchaeological Investigation of Native Responses to European Colonization of La Florida."

1994-96 National Endowment for the Humanities: (with Bonnie G. McEwan) "Archaeological and Biocultural Investigations in the Church Complex at San Luis."

1993-96 National Science Foundation: "Bioarchaeological Investigation of Native Responses to European Colonization of La Florida."

1993-94 National Science Foundation: "History of Human Health in Native Populations from the Georgia Bight." Contribution to the project, A History of Health and Nutrition in the Western Hemisphere, directed by Richard H. Steckel and Jerome C. Rose.

1993 St. Catherines Island Foundation: (with David Hurst Thomas) funding for excavation of South End Mound I, St. Catherines Island, Georgia.

1992 Institute for Early Contact Period Studies, University of Florida: (with Margaret J. Schoeninger) Stable (Carbon and Nitrogen) "Isotopic Documentation of Prehistoric Human Diets on St. Simons Island, Georgia."

1992 Institute for Early Contact Period Studies, University of Florida: "Biocultural Documentation of a Human Skeletal Series from St. Simons Island, Georgia."

1992-93 David Ross Grants, Purdue Research Foundation: (with Mark C. Griffin) "Dental Morphological Variation of the Late Precontact and Contact Guale."

1992 St. Catherines Island Foundation: (with David Hurst Thomas) funding for excavation of South End Mound I, St. Catherines Island, Georgia.

1992 Fellowship, Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences, Purdue University: "Biohistory of Post-Columbian Native Americans: Accommodation and Change in La Florida."

1991 St. Catherines Island Foundation: (with David Hurst Thomas) funding for excavation of South End Mound I, St. Catherines Island, Georgia.

1990 Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities and Purdue University: "Stress in Early Hominids: the Krapina Neandertals."

Publications

Books and Monographs :

Clark Spencer Larsen (editor) (2001) Bioarchaeology of Spanish Florida: the Impact of Colonialism. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. 300 pp. (in press)

Clark Spencer Larsen (2000) Skeletons in Our Closet: Revealing Our Past through Bioarchaeology. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey. 248 pp.

Brian E. Hemphill and Clark Spencer Larsen (editors) (1999) Prehistoric Lifeways in the Great Basin Wetlands: Bioarchaeological Reconstruction and Interpretation. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City. 394 pp.

Clark Spencer Larsen (1999) Bioarchaeology: Interpreting Behavior from the Human Skeleton. Paperback edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England. 461 pp.

Clark Spencer Larsen, Robert M. Matter, and Daniel L. Gebo (1998) Human Origins: The Fossil Record. Third edition. Waveland Press, Prospect Heights, Illinois. 225 pp.

Clark Spencer Larsen (editor) (1998) Annual Meeting Issue: Program of the Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropologists, Supplement 26. 240 pp.


Articles:

Clark Spencer Larsen, Mark C. Griffin, Dale L. Hutchinson, Vivian E. Noble, Lynette Norr, Robert F. Pastor, Christopher B. Ruff, Katherine F. Russell, Margaret J. Schoeninger, Michael Schultz, Scott W. Simpson, and Mark F. Teaford (2001) Frontiers of Contact: Bioarchaeology of Spanish Florida. Journal of World Prehistory 15, in press.

Anastasia Papathanasiou, Clark Spencer Larsen, and Lynette Norr (2000) Bioarchaeological Inferences from a Neolithic Ossuary from Alepotrypa Cave, Diros, Greece. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 10:210-228.

George R. Milner, Clark Spencer Larsen, Dale L. Hutchinson, Matthew A. Williamson, and Dorothy A. Humpf (2000) Conquistadors, Excavators, or Rodents: What Damaged the King Site Skeletons? American Antiquity 65:355-363.

Clark Spencer Larsen (2000) Reading the Bones of La Florida. Scientific American 282(6):80-85

Clark Spencer Larsen (2000) A View on the Science: Physical Anthropology at the Millennium. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 111:1-4.


Chapters :

Richard H. Steckel, Jerome C. Rose, Clark Spencer Larsen, and Phillip L. Walker (2001) Variation in Health in the Western Hemisphere: 4000 B.C. to the Present. Proceedings of the 4th Kongress der Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, edited by M. Schultz et al. Cuvillier Verlag, Göttingen. (in press)

Clark Spencer Larsen (2001) Post-Pleistocene Human Evolution: Bioarchaeology of the Agricultural Transition. In: Human Diet: Perspectives on Its Origins and Evolution, edited by Peter S. Ungar and Mark F. Teaford. Greenwood Publishing, Westport, Connecticut. (in press)

Clark Spencer Larsen, Alfred W. Crosby, Mark C. Griffin, Dale L. Hutchinson, Christopher B. Ruff, Katherine F. Russell, Margaret J. Schoeninger, Leslie E. Sering, Scott W. Simpson, Jeffry L. Takács, and Mark F. Teaford (2001) A Biohistory of Health and Behavior in the Georgia Bight: The Agricultural Transition and the Impact of Contact. In: The Backbone of History: Health and Nutrition in the Western Hemisphere, edited by Richard H. Steckel and Jerome C. Rose. Cambridge University Press, New York. (in press)

Clark Spencer Larsen (2001) Bioarchaeology of Spanish Florida. In: Bioarchaeology of Spanish Florida: the Impact of Colonialism, edited by Clark Spencer Larsen. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. (in press)

Clark Spencer Larsen, Dale L. Hutchinson, Margaret J. Schoeninger, and Lynette Norr (2001) Food and Stable Isotopes in La Florida: Diet and Nutrition before and after Contact. In: Bioarchaeology of Spanish Florida: The Impact of Colonialism, edited by Clark Spencer Larsen. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. (in press).


Book Reviews :

1999 Organizing Scientific Meetings (by August Epple). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. American Journal of Human Biology 11:280-281.

1998 Bones of the Maya: Studies of Ancient Skeletons (edited by Stephen L. Whittington and David M. Reed). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington. American Scientist 86:198-199.

1997 In Remembrance: Archaeology and Death (edited by David A. Poirier and Nicholas F. Bellantoni). Bergin & Garvey, Westport, Connecticut. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 104:148-150.

1997 Dental Anthropology (by Simon Hillson). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 7:248-250.

1997 Race and Human Evolution: A Fatal Attraction (by Milford Wolpoff and Rachel Caspari). Simon and Schuster, New York. The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), February 2, p. 4G.

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