A team of Quinnipiac professors and students returned from their holiday break early to examine human skeletal remains — believed to be from the first of three Revolutionary War soldiers found last month in an 18th century home being renovated in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Jaime Ullinger, associate professor of anthropology and co-executive directors of our Bioanthropology Research Institute, was helping to give the men a voice centuries after their passing.
“Our Bioanthropology Research Institute has a long history of working with the state archaeologist on skeletons of historical and archaeological significance,” Ullinger said. “We can provide imaging technology and anthropological expertise in order to learn more information about Connecticut’s recent and ancient past. We involve our students in our research, which gives them hands-on opportunities to learn about radiography and anthropology, as well as a chance to contribute to our knowledge of human history in Connecticut.”
The Bioanthropology Research Institute is an interdisciplinary hub linking the study of biology, anthropology, archaeology and paleontology. The institute performs research on mummified humans, animals and ancient artifacts through applications such as diagnostic imaging, video endoscopy, photography, and laboratory analysis. Ronald Beckett, professor emeritus of health sciences, Gerald Conlogue, professor emeritus of diagnostic imaging, and Jaime Ullinger, associate professor of anthropology, are the co-executive directors of the institute.