Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy


Kristin L. Krueger

Kristin L. Krueger

I am a biological anthropologist who reconstructs dietary and behavioral adaptations by examining the teeth of our fossil human ancestors. Although my work has run the evolutionary spectrum, my research focus has been on Neanderthals and early modern humans. My work seeks to recognize how our ancestors coped with changing climate conditions, especially those in marginal environments.

My work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and published in leading journals, including the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Journal of Human Evolution, and the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. I have also contributed to several edited volumes, including The Foragers of Point Hope: the Biology and Archaeology of Humans on the Edge of the Alaskan Arctic and A Companion to Dental Anthropology.