Main Content

Gretchen Dabbs

Gretchen Dabbs, Professor

My research interests are two fold. In the field of forensic anthropology, I am interested in the use of accumulated degree days in estimating the postmortem interval, establishing known decompositional rates for specific geographic and climatic regions, and developing and testing methods for the estimation of age and sex from skeletal remains.

I also conduct bioarchaeological research, specifically examining human skeletal remains for evidence of health and nutrition, both in the Middle East (Egypt) and the North American Arctic, two very different environments linked by their desert status.


  • Anth 231: Forensic Anthropology CSI
  • Anth 455E: Biomedical Anthropology (Paleopathology)
  • Anth 531: Topics in Bioarchaeology (graduate seminar)



Gretchen Dabbs

Faner 3539