Dr. Rosanne Bongiovanni
Rosie a Biological Anthropologist with specialization in skeletal analysis in both archaeological and forensic contexts. Currently, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida where she teaches Human Osteology, Bioarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology, and Forensic Sciences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Rosie works with the Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project as a bioarchaeologist where she performs all duties from excavation to laboratory analyses of human remains. She has been working with this project since 2011 and has excavated remains from Cahal Pech, Baking Pot, and Lower Dover. She has also performed analyses in Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) and survey in Actun Uyazba Kab, or Handprint Cave. When not involved with a burial, she can be found in the bodega at Cahal Pech performing osteological analyses on the BVAR Skeletal Collection. The goal is to streamline the collection into a database so that future research may be conducted efficiently.