Charles Merbs' interests lie in human osteology, disease ecology, paleopathology, forensic anthropology, mortuary practices, North and South America (especially Canadian Arctic and American Southwest), and Africa (Nubia). Current research is focused on the etiology of congenital and developmental problems, the relationship of degenerative pathology to behavior and the effects of trauma on the skeleton. Research associate at the San Diego Museum of Man.
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 1969
SHESC Themes: Biological, Social and Cultural Dimensions of Human Health
Field Specializations: Human Osteology, Human Ecology, Paleopathology
Regional Focus: Africa, North America, South America