Dr. Andrea Palmiotto

  • Andrea Palmiotto is an archaeologist specializing in zooarchaeology and human osteology.

    Dr. Andrea PalmiottoPalmiotto earned her MA and PhD in Anthropology from the University of Florida, where she analyzed faunal materials from pre-Columbian coastal sites in Florida with an emphasis on seasonality and mobility. 

    Prior to joining IUP, she worked as a forensic anthropologist with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, where she led field recoveries in Laos and Vietnam and analyzed skeletal materials leading to the identification of U.S. casualties from WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

    Palmiotto has extensive experience in academic and professional contexts and has worked with colleagues to publish in numerous peer-reviewed journals.  Her research interests include zooarchaeology, human osteology, commingled human remains, casualty resolution, and pre-Columbian Eastern Woodlands archaeology. She is a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and Society for American Archaeology. She is excited to join the IUP team and collaborate on new projects.

    Palmiotto currently teaches Contemporary Anthropology, World Archaeology, North American Archaeology, Zooarchaeology, Human Osteology, and Forensic Anthropology.