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Carolyn Rando

Research Interests

  • Bioarchaeology and Biological Anthropology
  • Skeletal biomechanics
  • Palaeopathology and palaeoepidemiology
  • Biomechanical adaptation of the jaw
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Bioarchaeology of Japan
  • Forensic Anthropology

Recent Fieldwork

Laboratory supervisor at the Bioanthropology Field School (Project Director Prof. Simon Hillson) on the island of Astypalaia, Greece (2011-2013)

Responsibilities: Supervise a group of students (undergrad to post-grad) in the micro-excavation and recovery of neonatal remains from pot burials. This included teaching archaeological photography, planning (on paper and with digital images), how to excavate bones from the matrix, sieving, identification of the bones and dentition, and conservation.

Educational Background

  • PhD in Bioarchaeology, Institute of Archaeology, UCL, 2007-2011
    Thesis title: Human behaviour and the temporomandibular joint
    Supervisors: Professor Simon Hillson, Dr Daniel Antoine, and Dr Louise Martin
  • MSc with Distinction in Skeletal and Dental Bioarchaeology, Institute of Archaeology, UCL, 2006-2007
    Dissertation title: Temporomandibular joint disorders and the relationship with dental attrition in Medieval and post-Medieval British assemblages
  • BA in Physical Anthropology with minor in Japanese, University of New Mexico, USA, 2000-2005
  • Rando, C., Hillson, S., and Antoine, D., (2014). Changes in mandibular dimensions during the medieval to post-medieval transition in London: A possible response to decreased masticatory load. Archives of Oral Biology, 59, pp.73-81.
  • Farrell, M., Rando, C., Garrod, B., (In Review) Metabolic Bone Disease in Historical Captive Primates; A study based on the non-human primate skulls from the Odontological Collection at The Royal College of Surgeons of England. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
  • Rando, C.J. and Waldron, T., 2012. TMJ osteoarthritis: A new approach to diagnosis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 148(1), p.45-53.
  • Rando, C.J., Hillson, S., and Antoine, D., 2012. TMJ osteoarthritis and modernisation: Influence of the industrial revolution on disease prevalence. AJPA Supplement: Program of the 81st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Volume 147, Issue S54, p. 244.
  • Rando, C.J., Hillson, S., and Antoine, D., 2011. Mandibular diminution between the Medieval and post-Medieval periods in London: Evidence for reduced masticatory function. AJPA Supplement: Program of the 80th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Volume 144, Issue S52, p.248.
  • Rando, C.J., 2010. Temporomandibular joint disorders in archaeological populations: A pilot study examining the shifting prevalence of TMJ osteoarthritis between the Medieval and post-Medieval periods in London. AJPA Supplement: Program of the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Volume 141, Issue S50, p.194.
  • Cole, G., Rando, C., Sibun, L., and Waldron, T., (In Prep) Giant ossified pelvic mass: A differential diagnosis. International Journal of Palaeopathology.
Carolyn Rando

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