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Razorbacks in Panama

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 by in The OFI Blog |

Nicole Smith-Guzman examines skeletal specimens.

Nicole Smith-Guzman examines skeletal specimens.

Research with the Smithsonian allows interns and fellows access to hands on research with amazing collections and cutting edge data in locations all over the world.

Nicole Smith-Guzmán, a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), received her doctorate in anthropology at the University of Arkansas in 2015. Since then, she has taken her research to Panama where she is currently cleaning and studying human skeletons. She is also studying the link between skeletal body modification and socioeconomic divisions during that persons lifetime. Her research is shedding new light on the skeletons she studies and the types of lifestyles they lived.

Interested in learning more about Nicole’s research? Click here to read to a recent article by STRI!