Kanya Godde Chrisco
Dr. Godde’s research focuses on population genetics in Nilotic populations, as well as developing/refining methodology in forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology by applying biostatistics. Her work focuses on issues of biological identity, decomposition, health, paleoepidemiology, body mass, aging/age estimation, and sexual dimorphism/sex estimation in the skeleton. Further, she examines aging, applying social epidemiological theory, in living populations through measures of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and bone mineral density.
PhD Anthropology. 2009. University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
M.A. Anthropology. 2004. California State University, Sacramento
B.A. Anthropology. 2002. California State University, Sacramento
Hens, S.M., Godde, K. 2008. Skeletal biology past and present: are we moving in the right direction? American Journal of Physical Anthropology 137: 234-239. Abstract
Godde, K. 2009. An Examination of Nubian and Egyptian Biological Distance: Support for Biological Diffusion or In Situ Development? Homo Journal of Comparative Human Biology 60: 389-404. Abstract
Godde, K. 2010. Who were the Meroites? A biological investigation into the Nubian post-hiatus group. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 20: 388-395. Abstract
Godde, K. 2010. An examination into causes of auditory exostoses. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 20: 486-490. Abstract
Godde, K., Wilson Taylor, R. 2011. Musculoskeletal marker differences in the modern American upper limb and pectoral girdle in relation to activity level and body mass index (BMI). Forensic Science International 210: 237-242. Abstract
Godde, K. 2012. A fresh perspective on Nubian population structure: a population genetics approach using cranial discrete traits in Mesolithic – C-Group Nubians. South African Archaeological Bulletin 67: 44-51.
Godde, K., Hens, SM. 2012. Age-at-death estimation in an Italian archaeological sample: a test of the Suchey-Brooks and transition analysis methods. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 149: 259-265. Abstract
Godde, K., Wilson Taylor, R. 2013. Musculoskeletal stress markers of the lower limb: A look at obesity’s effect on modern American males. Forensic Science International 226: 303.e1-303.e7. Abstract
Stull, K., Godde, K. 2013. Sexual dimorphism in the infant skeleton: estimation of sex from the femur and humerus. Journal of Forensic Sciences 58: 13-20. Abstract
Godde, K. 2013. An examination of the spatial-temporal isolation model in Nubians. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 23: 324-333. Abstract
Hens, SM, Godde, K. 2016. Auricular Surface Aging: Comparing two methods that assess morphological change in the ilium with Bayesian analyses. Journal of Forensic Sciences 61S:S30-S38. Abstract
Keita, SOY, Godde, K. 2016. A preliminary analysis of diachronic craniometric geographical variation during the Predynastic-Early Dynastic period: possible population implications for the theories of the merger of upper and lower Egypt. Göttinger Miszellen 249: 97-110. Publication details.