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Jerome C. Rose

Professor Jerome C. Rose

Jerry Rose


Ph.D. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 1973

Bioarcheology and dental anthropology
Southeast and Midwest

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Dr. Rose received his B.A. degree in anthropology in 1969 from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he studied archeology and geology. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in biological anthropology, specializing in dental anthropology, from the University of Massachusetts, graduating in 1973. He taught for three years at the University of Alabama in Birmingham before joining the University of Arkansas in 1976. His early interests were in the areas of developmental enamel defects and dental histology. In addition to working with the teeth of ancient peoples, he did experimental work with sheep and mice. Rose's interests shifted to the general area of bioarcheology where he conducted general skeletal and dental research, including mortuary site excavations, in the Lower Mississippi Valley and Trans-Mississippi South, working with both prehistoric and historic skeletal samples. His main interests are in CRM contract bioarcheology and bioarcheological syntheses and literature reviews covering large geographic areas. More recently, he has worked in the Middle East and has excavated mortuary sites in Egypt and Jordan. He is actively involved with the King Fahd Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

Selected Publications

Edited Books and Monographs:

Steckel, RH, and JC Rose (eds)  2002  The Backbone of History: Health and Nutrition in the Western Hemisphere.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.  Paper edition 2005.

Rose, JC and DL Burke (eds) 2004  Sacad: A Late Roman/Byzantine Site in North Jordan.  Yarmouk University Press, Irbid, Jordan.

Journal Articles:

Rose, JC and RD Roblee 2009 Origins of dental crowding and malocclusions: an anthropological perspective.  Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry.  30 (5):292-300.

Phillips, Delisa L, Rose, JC and van Haarlem, Willem M   2009 Bioarchaeology of Tell Ibrahim Awad.  Egypt and the Levant 19:157-210. (Printed 2010)

Al-Bashaireh, Khaled, Abdulla al-Shorman, J.C. Rose, A.J. Timothy Jull, and Gregory Hodgins 2010 Paleodiet reconstruction of human remains from the archaeological site of Natfieh, northern Jordan. Radiocarbon 52 (2-3):645-652.

Al-Bashaireh, Khaled, Abdulla al-Shorman, J.C. Rose, and A.J. Timothy Jull 2011 Chronological reconstruction of Natfieh tombs, northern Jordan.  Palestine Exploration Quarterly 143 (1): 1-14.

Book Chapters:

FitzGerald, CM and JC Rose 2008 Reading between the lines: dental development and subadult age assessment using the microstructural growth markers of teeth.  In: Katzenberg, M A and Saunders, SR (eds) Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton (2nd Ed.).    Pp. 237-263.   Wiley-Liss, Hoboken, NJ.

Rose, JC and M Zabecki 2010 The commoners of Tell el-Amarna.  In: S Ikram and A Dodson (eds) Beyond the Horizon: Studies in Egyptian Art, Archaeology and History in Honour of Barry J Kemp.  Cairo: Publications of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.  Pp. 408-422.

Stock, Jay T, O’Neill, MC, Ruff, CB, Zabecki, M, Shackleford, L, and Rose, JC   2011 Body size, skeletal biomechanics, mobility and habitual activity from the Late Paleolithic to the Mid-Dynastic Nile Valley.  In: Pinhasi, Ron and Stock, Jay T (eds) Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture. Pp. 347 – 367. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester UK.