NYCEP Alumnus Profile

John Krigbaum

Associate Professor Department of Anthropology University of Florida


Ph.D. 2001, New York University



Overview of Research

Dr. Krigbaum’s research applies new methods in bone chemistry and stable isotope analysis to better understand ecological and cultural systems in the past. Human and faunal remains are his materials of choice, and stable isotope data are generated from small samples of tooth and bone to complement other aspects of archaeological and paleontological inquiry. Using tools of bone chemistry and working closely with colleagues in Geological Sciences, he coordinates and leads research efforts that contribute data pertinent to many problems in both Old World and New World prehistory. Recently, he received NSF funding (with Jon Bloch and Ross Secord) to explore the Paleocene-Eocene transition in present-day Wyoming, through isotopic analysis of Bighorn Basin faunas.

He also coordinates paleoanthropological and bioarchaeological research for the Late Pleistocene-Holocene site Niah Cave (Sarawak, Malaysia) and works closely with colleagues in the Florida Museum of Natural History on collections in their care.