+44 1223 790975
Tyler G OBrien
Associate Professor, Departement of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology
University of Northern Iowa, USA
Dr. Tyler G. O’Brien is an Associate Professor of Physical Anthropology at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He research is in the fields of bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. He has participated in both prehistoric and historic archaeological excavations in New York, and in Bolivia. He has collaborated on a number of publications using craniometric traits to determine biological relationships among ancient groups from Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. His current work looks at patterns of artificial cranial deformation (ACD) among prehispanic populations of South America, specifically focusing on skeletal samples from Argentina and Bolivia. In a recent publication with a mathematician, he explores the various typologies in the classification of ACD. Results statistically quantify differences between basic ACD styles. O’Brien is also consulted as a forensic anthropologist by various law enforcement agencies in the Midwest for his knowledge of post-mortem decay rates in an underwater context.
He research is in the fields of bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.