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William Schaffer

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Grad Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Liberal Arts & Sciences


Bill Schaffer is a bioarchaeologist specializing in many areas of the world including the southeastern/western United States, Caribbean, West Africa, and the Nile Valley. He was educated at the University of Massachusetts in Boston where he received the Departmental Book Award from the Department of Anthropology, and received his MA from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He has published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences,  International Journal of OsteoarchaeologyPaleopathology NewsletterAfrican Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter, and has made a book contribution for the University of Colorado Press.

Research Interests

Skeletal and craniofacial biomechanics; Spatial and temporal variation in human body size, shape and limb proportions; Biodistance and population genetics; Demography, pathology, and human ecology.