Carolyn Rando
  • c.rando@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 4780
  • Internal: 24780
  • Room 607
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

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 (2011-2015)

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, 2007-2011Thesis 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, 2006-2007Dissertation 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
  • Cara Hirst A 3D geometric morphometric analysis of human mandibular variation over time amoung English archaeological assemblages¬† (principal supervisor Simon Hillson)¬†

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