Arthur Washburn, PhD
Associate Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology
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- About Me
Dr. Washburn was trained in biological (physical) anthropology with an emphasis in human paleontology and paleoprimatology. His research interests have focused on the functional morphology of the sexually dimorphic canine/premolar honing complex in anthropoid primates and early hominids and the subsequent loss of this dental complex in the human lineage. This work has led him in other directions, several of which involve the human dentition. He is interested in bringing the anthropologist’s diagnosis of oral pathology in ancient bone and teeth more in line with current standards observed in clinical dentistry. He has been involved with many bioarchaeology projects that have conducted the excavation, analysis, and eventual reburial of human remains from cemeteries that required relocation due to federal or state funded highway or building projects. He is a forensic consultant with the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office and with medical examiners and coroners in surrounding counties.
- Education, Training & Credentials
- PhD, Biological Anthropology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1996
- MA, Anthropology, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 1982
- MA, African Studies, SUNY at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, 1978
- MS Ed, Social Studies, SUNY at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, 1971
- BA, History, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, 1969
Report On The Paleopathological Coding Of Selected Human Skeletal Remains From The Mother Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware: An Appendix To The MAAR Associates, Inc. Project Report. A. Washburn and T.A.J. Crist. Philadelphia, PA, John Milner Associates, 1997.
"Nor Ought But Wildflowers There Be Seen": Life, Death, And Burial In Johnston, Rhode Island, 1823-1936. J.C. Garman, J.N. Waller, Jr., T.A.J. Crist, and A. Washburn. Pawtucket, RI, PAL, 2000.
With Death Came Liberty: The Archaeology and History of the Sam Goode Cemetery, Mecklenburg County, Virginia. T.A.J. Crist, W.R. Henry, J.W. Joseph, R.H. Pitts, W.P. Catts, A. Caton, A. Washburn, and S. Norris. Stone Mountain, GA, New South Associates, 2000.
Archaeological Investigations At The Mother UAME Church Cemetery (7NC-E-132) Wilmington, Delaware. R.A. Thomas, B.C. Zebooker, C.M. Hazel, D.L. Weinberg, A. Washburn, T.A.J. Crist, and M. Springate. Wilmington, DE, MAAR Associates, Inc., 2000. Collapse