Dr. Sara Juengst, PhD

Sara L. Juengst, PhD, is a bioarchaeologist who studies how socio-economic changes impacted past human groups in terms of health, diet and kinship. Dr. Juengst recently received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work mainly focuses on the Andean highlands of Peru and Bolivia, but she has also worked in the United States and Canada. Dr. Juengst's research has been funded by national organizations such as National Geographic and Sigma Xi. Using skeletal and dental analyses to explore the past, she has written several articles concerning dental health and past medical intervention, including “Three Trepanned Skulls from the Copacabana Peninsula, Bolivia, 800 BC – AD 200” published in the International Journal of Paleopathology

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