Central Identification Laboratory
Marin Pilloud, Ph.D., Forensic Anthropologist
B.A., Anthropology with High Honors, University of California, Berkeley, 1999
Dr. Pilloud has worked at several archaeological sites throughout the world. Her experience includes excavations at the Roman site of Tel Dor in Israel, of Neanderthal remains in southern Spain; she has also been involved in projects that have unearthed close to 1,000 Native American remains in California. Dr. Pilloud also worked on the survey and mapping of several historic sites throughout California. Since 2004, Dr. Pilloud has served as a member of the human remains team at Çatalhöyük, Turkey, where she has been involved in the excavation and analysis of skeletal material. In addition to her research and field experience, Dr. Pilloud has taught anthropology courses at the Ohio State University, San Jose State University, and DeAnza College.
Dr. Pilloud has presented research at the annual meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropology and at the Society for California Archaeology. She is a member of Sigma Xi, the American Association of Physical Anthropology, the Dental Anthropology Association, and the Paleopathology Association. Her previous and current research interests include dental anthropology (metrics, morphology, development, adaptation, and population variation), the archaeology and bioarchaeology of Central Anatolia and pre-historic California, the development and migration of agriculture, and prehistoric health.