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Joan Bytheway


  • Ph.D. Physical Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh (2003)
  • B.A. Physical Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh (1995)


Office: C-213 or AARC
Phone: (936) 294-4814 or (936) 294-2310

Areas of Expertise:
Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology


  • Daniel Wescott, Dawnie Steadman, Nichole Miller, Kelly Sauerwein, Chaunesey Clemmons, Devora Gleiber, Chloe McDaneld, Lauren Meckel and Joan Bytheway. Validation of the Total Body Score/Accumulated Degree-Day Model at Three Human Decomposition Facilities. Journal of Forensic Anthropology, 1, 3 (Jan 2018).
  • Gretchen Dabbs, Joan Bytheway and Melissa Connor. Comparing the Scoring of Human Decomposition from Digital Images to Scoring Using On-site Observations. Journal of Forensic Science, 62(5): 1292-1296 (Sept 2017).
  • Gretchen Dabbs, Melissa Connor and Joan Bytheway. Interobserver Reliability of the Total Body Score System for Quantifying Human Decomposition. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 61(2), 445-451 (Mar 2016).
  • Joan Bytheway, Melissa Connor, Gretchen Dabbs, Cheryl Johnston and Michelle Sunkel. The Ethics and Best Practices of Human Decomposition Facilities in the United States. Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal, 6, 3/4, 59-68 (Nov 2015).
  • Joan Bytheway, Nicole Larison and Ann Ross. Recognition of Atypical Burn Patterns and Pre-cremation Blunt Force Trauma Observed on Human Remains in Two Forensic Cases in the United States. Anthropology, 2, 5, 136 (Nov 2014).

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