Marilyn R. London

Marilyn R. London
Lecturer in Anthropology
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Areas of Expertise

Forensic anthropology, skeletal analysis.

An expert in the analysis and documentation of human skeletal remains. Works in the National Museum of Natural History and serves as a forensic anthropologist for the U.S. Departments of Defense and of Health and Human Services.



For Ms. London's CV, please contact her directly.

M.A. 1979, University of New Mexico
B.A. 1977, The George Washington University



2004  Selig, R.O., M.R. London, and P. Ann Kaupp (eds.), Anthropology Explored: The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes, 2nd edition (revised and expanded). Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution.

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

1998  London, M.R. and D.W. Owsley. Anatomy Manual, to accompany The Smithsonian SmartLabs™ Anatomy Lab (ages 8-12). West Hempstead, NY: Natural Sciences Industries, Ltd.

1997  London, M.R., F.J. Krolikowski, and J.H. Davis.  "Burials at sea." In Forensic Taphonomy: The Post-Mortem Fate of Human Remains, W.D. Haglund and M.H. Sorg, eds. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 615-622.


Director, Forensic Aviation Archaeology in Austria field program, which surveys and investigates previously located aircraft crash sites from the Second World War.

Classes Taught

To see syllabi, click on the course title.

Anth 3406/6491: Advanced Human Osteology


Last updated March 2, 2017