Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

David Hunt

Collections Manager (Biological Anthropology)
Department / Division
Education
  • B.A., University of Illinois
  • M.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Research Interests

Human variation, skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, human mummies of the world.

Publications
Article
  • Mann, Robert W. and Hunt, David R. 2019. "Non-metric traits and anatomical variants that can mimic trauma in the human skeleton." Forensic science international 301:202–224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.05.039
  • Canington, Stephanie L. and Hunt, David R. 2016. "Rapid development of secondary hyperparathyroidism and fibrous osteodystrophy in a juvenile orangutan." International Journal of Paleopathology 13:96–99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2016.03.002
  • Hunt, David R. 2014. [Book review] "A Companion to Forensic Anthropoloygy, edited by Dennis Dirkmaat." American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 153 (2):323–324. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22442
  • Wescott, Daniel J., Cunningham, Deborah L., and Hunt, David R. 2014. "Temporal trends in femoral diaphyseal torsional asymmetry among the Arikara associated with postural behavior: Temporal Trends in Femoral Torsion Among The Arikara." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 154 (4):512–524. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22541
  • Wisseman, Sarah and Hunt, David R. 2014. "Rescanned:New results from a child mummy at the University of Illinois." Yearbook of Mummy Studies 2:87–94.
  • Hunt, David R. and Ousley, Stephen D. 2013. "The biological anthropology database legacy of Richard L. Jantz." American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supl. 56:154–155.
  • Walsh, Jane M. and Hunt, David R. 2013. "The Fourth Skull: A Tale of Authenticity and Fraud." The Appendix: A New Journal of Narrative & Experimental History
  • Hunt, David R. 2012. "A Child's Mummy." AnthroNotes 33 (1):6–9. https://doi.org/10.5479/10088/22464
  • Turner, Bethany L., Zuckerman, Molly K., Garofalo, Evan M., Wilson, Andrew, Kamenov, George D., Hunt, David R., Amgalantugs, Tsend, and Frohlich, Bruno. 2012. "Diet and Death in times of war: Isotopic and osteological analysis of mummified human remains from southern Mongolia." Journal of Archaeological Science 39 (10):3125–3140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2012.04.053
  • Marden, Kerriann and Hunt, David R. 2010. "Traumatic lesions and other pathological conditions observed in subadult human remains from Chaco Canyon." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 50 (Supplement):163.
  • Waxenbaum, Erin B., Hunt, David R., and Falsetti, Anthony B. 2010. "Intercondylar Eminences and Their Effect on the Maximum Length Measure of the Tibia." Journal of forensic sciences 55 (1):145–148. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2009.01222
  • Waxenbaum, Erin, Stock, Michaela, and Hunt, David R. 2010. "Metric assessment if the human bicondylar angle." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 50 (Supplement):239–240.
  • Durand, D. and Hunt, David R. 2008. "Chin size and its relationship to facial prognathism in humans." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 93–93.
  • Hunt, David R. and Spatola, B. 2008. "History and demographic profile of the George S. Huntington collection at the Smithsonian Institution." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 121–122.
  • Turner, Benjamin L., Zuckerman, M. K., Carlson, B. A., Kingston, J. D., Armelagos, G. J., Hunt, David R., Amgalantugs, T., and Frohlich, Bruno. 2008. "Prisoners of war or victims of raids? Population dynamics and their relationship to dynastic upheaval in southern Mongolia c. 1300-1350 AD." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 210–210.
  • Zuckerman, M. K., Turner, Benjamin L., Carlson, B. A., Kingston, J. D., Armelagosi, G. J., Hunt, David R., Amgalantugs, T., and Frohlich, Bruno. 2008. "Diet and disease in times of war: Analysis of mummified human remains from Southern Mongolia c. 1300-1350 AD." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 229–229.
  • Frohlich, Bruno and Hunt, David R. 2006. "A History Not to be Forgotten: Mass Burials in Mongolia." AnthroNotes 27 (1):1–5. https://doi.org/10.5479/10088/22415
  • Huffman, M. and Hunt, David R. 2006. "Sex identification in the pelvis: A re-examination of base-wing measurements, sacral anterior curvature and os pubis ventral arc." American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl. 42:106.
  • Hunt, David R. 2006. "Forensic Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution." AnthroNotes 27 (1):6–12. https://doi.org/10.5479/10088/22416
  • Hunt, David R. and Bullen, L. 2006. "The frequency of os acromiale in the Robert J. Terry Collection." International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 17 (3):309–317.
  • Meier, L. and Hunt, David R. 2006. "Incidence of humeral septal aperture and its relation to population and sex." American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supl. 42:129.
  • Hunt, David R. and Albanese, J. 2005. "History and demographic composition of the Robert J. Terry anatomical collection." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 127 (4):406–417. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.20135
  • Frohlich, Bruno, Bazarsad, N., Hunt, David R., and Altangerel, E. 2004. "Mass Burials at Hambiin Ovoo, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia." The Hovsgol Deer Stone Project.2003 Field Report. 92–104.
  • Hunt, David R. 2004. "Obituary: Lucile E. St. Hoyme." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 123 (2):103–105.
  • Hunt, David R. and Runyan, A. M. 2004. "Dental disease: The Root to All Evil? Skeletal Analysis of the Relationship Between Periodontal and Systemic Disease." International Journal of Dental Anthropology 5:1–9.
  • Ii, S. and Hunt, David R. 2004. "Sexual Dimorphism of the distal humerus." Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 10:270–271.
  • Hunt, David R. 2003. "Mummy, "Iceman" comes to the NMNH." Material Matters 48:3–5.
  • Runyan, A. M. and Hunt, David R. 2003. "Dental disease: the root to all evil? Skeletal analysis of the relationship between periodontal and systemic disease." American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl. 36:181.
  • Killion, T., Sturtevant, William C., Stanford, Dennis J., and Hunt, David R. 1999. "The Facts about Ishi's Brain." Anthropology News 40 (6):9.
  • Hunt, David R. and Frohlich, Bruno. 1998. "Non-destructive computerized tomographic investigation of a saponified body from the late 18th century." American Journal of Physical Anthropology (Suppl. 26): 123–124.
  • Culver, Stephen J., Repetski, J. E., Pojeta, John, and Hunt, David R. 1996. "Early and Middle(?) Cambrian Metazoan and Protistan Fossils from West Africa." Journal of Paleontology 70 (1):1–6.
  • Jantz, R. L., Hunt, David R., and Meadows, L. 1995. "The Measure and Mismeasure of the Tibia - Implications for Stature Estimation." Journal of forensic sciences 40 (5):758–761.
  • Ubelaker, Douglas H. and Hunt, David R. 1995. "The Influence of William M. Bass III on the Development of American Forensic Anthropology." Journal of Forensic Sciences 40 (5):729–734.
  • Jantz, R. L., Hunt, David R., and Meadows, L. 1994. "Maximum Length of the Tibia - how did Trotter Measure it." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 93 (4):525–528.
  • Jantz, R. L., Hunt, David R., Falsetti, A. B., and Key, P. J. 1992. "Variation among North Amerindians - Analysis of Boas Anthropometric Data." Human Biology 64 (3):435–461.
  • Faden, Robert B. and Hunt, David R. 1991. "The classification of the Commelinaceae." Taxon 40 (1):19–31.
  • Hunt, David R. 1990. "Sex Determination in the Subadult Ilia: An Indirect Test of Weaver's Nonmetric Sexing Method." Journal of forensic sciences 35:881–885.
  • Faden, Robert B. and Hunt, David R. 1988. "Subfamilies, tribes and subtribes of the Commelinaceae." American Journal of Botany 75:173–174.
  • Faden, Robert B. and Hunt, David R. 1987. "Reunion of Phaeosphaerion and Commelinopsis with Commelina (Commelinaceae)." Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 74:121–122.

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Chapter
  • Hunt, David R. 2017. "Pathological conditions as individualizing traits in a forensic context." in Forensic Anthropology: A Comprehensive Introduction, edited by Langley, Natalie and Tersigni-Tarrant, MariaTeresa., 205–230. CRC Press.
  • Hunt, David R. 2016. "James Smithson's Remains: A Biological Perspective." in Engaging Smithsonian Objects through Science, History, and the Arts, edited by Arnoldi, Mary Jo., 29–45. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Hunt, David R. 2014. "Applying technology to interpretation. Prototype accuracy and reassembly." in Kennewick Mann. The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton, edited by Owsley, Douglas W. and Jantz, Richard L., 429–444. College Station: Texas A & M University Press.
  • Frohlich, Bruno, Hunt, David R., Falkowski, B., Chambers, R., Garofalo, E., and Zuckerman, M. 2007. "Mummified human remains from the Gobi desert: Reconstruction and evaluation." in VI World Congress on Mummy Studies, edited by Pena, P. A. and Rodriguez, A. R., 73. Lanzarote: Program and Abstracts; Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
  • Hunt, David R., Falkowski, B., and Frohlich, Bruno. 2007. "Application of computed tomography in studying cast-iron coffins from 19th century USA." in VI World Congress on Mummy Studies, edited by Pena, P. A. and Rodriguez, A. R., 178. Lanzarote: Program and Abstracts; Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
  • Hunt, David R., Frohlich, Bruno, and Falkowski, B. 2007. "Non-destructive documentation of trauma in human mummified remains from the Gobi desert. Bio-archeological interpretation." in VI World Congress on Mummy Studies, edited by Pena, P. A. and Rodriguez, A. R., 259. Lanzarote: Program and Abstracts; Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
  • Hunt, David R., Koritzer, Richard T., and Powell, M. L. 2006. "Invisible hands: Women in Bioarcheology. XVI. Lucile St. Hoyme (1924-2001)." in Bioarcheology: Th Contextual Analysis of Human Remains, edited by Buikstra, Jane E. and Beck, L. A., 177–184. Academic Press.
  • Bazarsad, N., Frohlich, Bruno, Batbold, N., and Hunt, David R. 2005. "14th Century Human Mummified Remains from the Gobi Desert, Mongolia." in The Deer Stone Project. Anthropological Studies in Mongolia 2002-2004, edited by Fitzhugh, William W., Bayarsaikhan, Jamsranjav, and Marsh, P., 121–134. National Museum of Mongolian History and Arctic Studies Center.
  • Frohlich, Bruno, Bazarsad, N., Hunt, David R., and Bathold, N. 2005. "Human Mummified Remains from the Southern Gobi Desert. Preliminary Report on the Finds of Ten Executed Individuals Dating to the End of the Great Mongolian Empire." in Proceedings of the 5th World Conference on Mummy Studies, edited by Massa, E. R., 167–170. Universita degli Studi di Turino.
  • Hunt, David R. 2005. "Field and laboratory collections management." in The deer Stone Project. Anthropological Studies in Mongolia 2002-2004, edited by Fitzhugh, William W., Bayarsaikhan, Jamsranjav, and Marsh, P., 201–210. National Museum of Mongolian Hisotry and Arctic Studies Center.
  • Hunt, David R. 2005. "Excavation and treatment of skeletal remains." in The Deer Stone Project. Anthropological Studies in Mongolia 2002-2004, edited by Fitzhugh, William W., Bayarsaikhan, Jamsranjav, and Marsh, Peter K., 211–222. National Museum of Mongolian History and Arctic Studies Center.
  • Ortner, Donald J. 2005. "Introduction." in Photographic Regional Atlas of Bone Disease, 2nd Edition, edited by Mann, R. W. and Hunt, David R., vii–vix. Charles C. Thomas.
  • Hunt, David R. 2003. "Aleutian Remains at the Smithsonian Institution." in The Aleutians and Beyond, edited by Frohlich, Bruno, Harper, A. B., and Gilberg, R., 136–153. National Museum Ethnographic Series 20, Department of Ethnology, National Museum of Denmark.
  • Hunt, David R. and Faden, Robert B. 1999. "Commelinaceae." in Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador, edited by Jorgensen, P. M. and Leon-Yanez, S., 405–407.

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Book
  • Freilich, Lawrence and Hunt, David R. , eds. 2016. Atlas of Human Fetal Jaw Development (iBook only). Hanover Park, Illinois: Quintessence.
  • Mann, Robert W., Hunt, David R., and Lozanoff, Scott. 2016. Photographic Regional Atlas of Non-Metric Traits and Anatomical Variants in the Human Skeleton. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd..
  • Mann, R. W. and Hunt, David R. 2005. Photographic Regional Atlas of Bone Disease. C.C. Thomas.
Web Page
  • Hunt, David R. and DiMichele, Daniel. 2015. "Terry Collection Postcranial Osteometric database."