Dr. Sara Juengst is an assistant professor at UNC Charlotte. She specializes in bioarchaeology and Andean archaeology. She has conducted research in Bolivia and Peru and plans to begin a project in Ecuador in Summer 2017. She has also worked locally, assisting with field projects in the Southeastern United States when possible. Dr. Juengst is particularly interested in using human skeletal remains to investigates people’s identities and social structures in the past. She has also worked with human remains to evaluate past medical practices (trepanation or skull surgery) and violence levels within past Andean populations.
RESEARCH TOPICS/AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Juengst, Sara L. and Becker, Sara K.
2017 The Bioarchaeology of Community. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association (AP3A), Volume 28, in press.
Juengst, Sara L., Sergio J. Chávez, Dale Hutchinson, and Stanislava Chávez.
2016 Late Preceramic Forager-Herders from the Copacabana Peninsula in the Titicaca Basin of Bolivia: a Bioarchaeological Analysis. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. doi: 10.1002/oa.2566.
Juengst, Sara L. and Maeve Skidmore
2016 Health at the Edge of the Wari Empire: Skeletal Analyses from Hatun Cotuyoc, Peru. Andean Past Vol. 12:101-131.
Juengst, Sara L., Sergio J. Chávez, Dale Hutchinson, and Karen Mohr Chávez.
2015 Trauma in the Titicaca Basin, Bolivia, during the Late Intermediate Period (AD 1000 – 1450). International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. doi: 10.1002/oa.2469.
Juengst, Sara L. and Sergio J. Chávez
2015 Three Trepanned Skulls from the Copacabana Peninsula in the Titicaca Basin (200 BC – AD 1000). International Journal of Paleopathology Vol. 9: 20-27.