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Dr. Linda B. Spurlock

Assistant Professor
Dr. Linda Spurlock is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Kent State University, where she teaches courses in biological anthropology, forensic anthropology and archaeology. Previously, she served as Director of Human Health at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, where she organized programming aimed at improving community health. She has had an extensive career as a teacher of anatomy and physiology in colleges and universities throughout northern Ohio. She received her Ph.D. in biomedical science from Kent State and held a post-doctoral position in the Department of Anatomy at NEOMED, where she refined techniques of forensic facial reconstruction. Spurlock is a forensic facial reconstruction artist and provides sketches and sculptures of unidentified persons for Coroner’s offices throughout the region. She is also a scientific illustrator who specializes in primate fossil reconstruction and has recently worked on reconstructing the fossil Ardipithecus ramidus pelvis. In 2006 she co-edited Caves and Culture: 10,000 Years of History in Ohio, Kent State University Press. This summer she traveled to Israel to participate in excavations of Manot Cave, a Middle-Upper Paleolithic site.
Dr. Linda B. Spurlock
OFFICE
Department of Anthropology
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-5972
lspurloc@kent.edu
COURSES TEACHING
Fall 2014
  • US 10097 - 019 Dks : First Year Experience
  • ANTH 18630 - 001 Human Evolution
  • HONR 40096 - 009 Individual Honors Work
  • HONR 40099 - 006 Senior Honors Thesis / Project
  • ANTH 48093 - 001 Variable Topic Wksp - Anthropol
  • ANTH 48095 - 005 St : Field Work In Late Woodland
  • ANTH 48492 - 002 Archaeological Field Methods
  • ANTH 68096 - 003 Individual Investigation
  • ANTH 68199 - 007 Thesis I
  • ANTH 68299 - 007 Thesis Ii
Spring 2015
  • ANTH 18420 - 001 Introduction To Archaeology
  • ANTH 18630 - 004 Human Evolution - Honors
  • ANTH 38096 - 009 Ind Invest - Anthropology
  • HONR 40096 - 005 Individual Honors Work
  • HONR 40099 - 003 Senior Honors Thesis / Project
  • ANTH 48440 - 001 Archaeology Of Ancient Ohio
  • ANTH 58440 - 001 Archaeology Of Ancient Ohio
  • ANTH 68199 - 009 Thesis I
  • ANTH 68299 - 009 Thesis Ii
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