Gabriel D. Wrobel

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University

I am an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University, a bioarchaeologist, and the director of the Central Belize Archaeological Survey (CBAS) Project. My research focuses primarily on investigating mortuary and biological variability in ancient Maya individuals interred in caves and rockshelters in central Belize. I have increasingly incorporated digital methods in my research, and have recently begun projects to construct repositories of three-dimensional photogrammetric models of crania from the Maya area and from New Guinea. These models not only serve as a permanent record of the skeletal remains, but also facilitate a variety of analyses focused on health, genetic relationships, trauma, and intentional modifications occurring in life and after death.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Associate Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University
  • 2010–2011
    Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Mississippi
  • 2004–2010
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Mississippi
  • 2002–2004
    Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi

Education

  • 2004 
    Indiana University, PhD Anthropology
  • 1993 
    Emory University, Bachelor of Science