Katelyn Gant

Student NameKatelyn Gant
Faculty Mentor NameJohn Krigbaum
CollegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Research InterestsReconstruction and Identification of Human Skeletal Remains
Determining the Biological Profile from Human Skeletal Remains
Virtual Osteological Reconstruction
Contrasting Characteristics Within Skeletal Features of Primates and Hominins
Academic AwardsSummer B 2018 Aim Grant $2,677.50
Gator Club Scholarship- Taylor County Fall 2018 $500
Machen Florida Opportunity Scholar (MFOS) $17,640 Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Machen Florida Opportunity Scholar (MFOS) $17,826.50 Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
University Scholars Program 2020-2021 $750 Fall 2020, $1000 Spring 2021
OrganizationsuFASA (Undergraduate Florida Anthropology Student Association)
Hobbies and InterestsN/A

Research Project

Osteological Analysis and Virtual Reconstruction of Isolated Human Remains near Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, St. Augustine, Florida?

My Research Project consists of conducting an osteological analysis and virtual reconstruction of isolated remains found near the vicinity of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (or ‘Los Remedios’) the first Catholic Church in St. Augustine, Florida, representing the first Spanish occupation in North America. The isolated remains that I will analyze include an isolated skull that was found outside of the Church’s vicinity, but appears to be contemporary with the remains of 24 individuals that were recovered beneath the floor of the original Church phase in 1572-1602. The aim of my Research Project is to determine why this individual was placed outside of the Church’s vicinity and to become proficient in the bio-archaeological analysis of examining fragmented skeletal remains.