Assistant Lab Manager
Veterans Curation Program, Augusta Lab
Phone: (706) 210-5927
Megan Schwalenberg (B.S. in Archaeological Studies and Biology, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse) currently serves as an Assistant Laboratory Manager in the Augusta VCP. Megan is currently finishing her M.A. in Anthropology, with an emphasis in Biological Anthropology, at North Carolina State University. Her thesis research focuses on the interaction between skeletal stress markers and age, and their use in the interpretation of population health in the lower Illinois Valley, during the transition to agriculture. Megan’s background is in both archaeology and biological anthropology. At North Carolina State, she was the Osteology Laboratory Supervisor and volunteered in the Forensic Analysis Laboratory, where she helped on active case work. Megan has also worked at Arizona State University’s Bioarchaeology and Human Osteology field school at the Center for American Archeology as the Laboratory Director for three summers. She has conducted fieldwork in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Virginia at prehistoric and historic sites, and presented at several local and national conferences. Megan’s professional interests include North American archaeology, bioarchaeology, mortuary archaeology, and forensic anthropology.