Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Chris Dudar

Osteology Lab Manager (Repatriation)
Department / Division
Education
  • H.B.Sc., Human Biology, University of Guelph
  • M.Sc., Human Biology, University of Guelph
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, McMaster University
Additional Resources

Osteoware: software to assist in the documentation of human skeletal remains, available for free.

Research Interests

Bioarchaeology, Commingled remains resolution, Paleopathology, Repatriation

Publications
  • Hollinger, R. Eric and Dudar, J. Christopher. 2020. [Report] Inventory and Assessment of possible Ute Human Remains from Utah and Colorado, in the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC: Repatriation Office, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Hollinger, R. Eric, Dudar, J. Christopher, and Luze, Meredith. 2020. [Report] Inventory and Assessment of Human Remains and Funerary Objects Found near Meadow, Utah, in the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC: Repatriation Office, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Hollinger, R. Eric, Dudar, J. Christopher, and Luze, Meredith. 2020. [Report] Inventory and Assessment of Human Remains Potentially Associated with Chief Wakara in the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC: Repatriation Office, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Hollinger, R. Eric, Dudar, J. Christopher, and Luze, Meredith. 2020. [Report] Inventory and Assessment of Human Remains and Objects Beaver County, Utah, in the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC: Repatriation Office, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Dudar, J. Christopher and Castillo, Eric R. 2019. "Quantification of anatomical variation at the atlanto-occipital articulation: morphometric resolution of commingled human remains within the repatriation documentation process." Journal of anatomy 235 (2): 396– 411. https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.12561
  • Powell, Melissa S., Dudar, John Christopher, and Luze, Meredith. 2018. [Report] Inventory and Assessment Of Human Remains and Funerary Objects From the Andrean of Islands Of The Aleutian Islands, Alaska, In the Collections Of The National Museum Of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC: National Museum of Natural History.
  • Billeck, William T. and Dudar, John Christopher. 2016. Inventory and Assessment of Nineteenth Century Human Remains from the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers, Kansas, Potentially Affiliated with the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, the Caddo Nation, the Osage Nation, and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe in the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Washington DC: Repatriation Office, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Wolff, Christopher, Billeck, William T., and Dudar, John Christopher. 2012. Inventory and Assessment of Human Remains and Funerary Objects Potentially Affiliated with the Kaigani Haida in the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC: Repatriation Office, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Dudar, John Christopher. 2010. "Qualitative and Quantitative Diagnosis of Lethal Cranial Neural Tube Defects from the Fetal and Neonatal Human Skeleton, with a Case Study Involving Taphonomically Altered Remains." Journal of Forensic Sciences 55 (4): 877– 883. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2010.01382.x
  • Billeck, William T., Dudar, J. Christopher, and Tallmadge, Kendall. 2009. Inventory and Assessment of Human Remains from near Golden, Colorado, in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC: Repatriation Office, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Mulhern, D., Wilczak, C., and Dudar, John Christopher. 2006. "An unusual finding at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon: Multiple cases of Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 130 (4): 480– 484. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.20396
  • Dudar, John Christopher. 2005. "Regarding Moche Human Sacrifice." Current Anthropology 46 (4): 536– 537.
  • Dudar, John Christopher. 2004. "Regarding An Integrated Analysis of Pre-Hispanic Mortuary Practices, A Middle Sicán Case Study." Current Anthropology 43 (3): 391– 392.
  • Dudar, John Christopher, Waye, J. S., and Saunders, S. R. 2003. "Determination of a Kinship System using Ancient DNA, Mortuary Practice, and Historic Records in an Upper Canadian Pioneer Cemetery." International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 13: 232– 246.

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