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DEBORAH E. BLOM

Assistant Professor
Anthropology
Arts & Sciences
Phone:(802)656-2932
Email Address:Deborah.Blom@uvm.edu
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107 leeann.cox@uvm.edu
Specialty:archaeology; biological anthropology; body adornment; ethncity; ethnic/group identity; Andean South America; human osteology; bone
Biography:Blom has conducted field work in Mesoamerica, Andean South America, and the U.S. She specializes in archaeology and biological anthropology and is interested in the study of human skeletal remains in archaeological contexts. She focuses on New World complex societies, health and nutrition, ethnicity, and body adornment (e.g., cranial shape modification, tatoos) as a means of expressing identity. Blom received her B.S. from the University of Houston and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago before joining UVM in 1998.