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Ellen M. Lofaro

Curator of Archaeology


Bioarchaeology, museum curation, NAGPRA, cultural heritage, isotope geochemistry, identity and mobility, Southeastern U.S., Andes


  • Ph.D. 2016, Anthropology, University of Florida
  • M.A. 2011, Anthropology, University of Florida
  • B.A. 2009, Anthropology (French minor), Vanderbilt University



  • 2019  Lofaro, E.M., Kurin, D.S., Gómez Choque, D.E., & Krigbaum, J. Reconstructing diet and mobility using multi-isotopic analysis in Apurimac, Peru (~ AD 880–1260). Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 11:1089–1105.
  • 2016 Kurin, D.S., Lofaro, E.M., Gómez Choque, D.E., & Krigbaum, J. A Bioarchaeological and Biogeochemical Study of Warfare and Mobility in Andahuaylas, Peru (ca. AD 1150—1250). International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 26: 93-103.

Selected Presentations

  • 2016. Ellen Lofaro, George Kamenov, Ashley Sharpe, and John Krigbaum. Mobility and Contact: The Mission Site of Santa Maria, Amelia Island, Florida. Paper presented at the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Athens, GA.
  • 2016. Ellen Lofaro, Jorge Luis Soto Maguino and John Krigbaum. Lamb of God: Caprine use in a Jesuit Church in Early Colonial Ayacucho, Peru. Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.
  • 2015. Lofaro, Ellen, Michael Wylde, Susan deFrance and Paul Goldstein. Research on a Dog Burial from Rio Muerto, Peru. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
  • 2014. Ellen Lofaro. La Bioarqueología y el Análisis de Isótopos Estables (C, O, Sr) en Andahuaylas, Perú, AD 880-1250. Invited Lecture presented in Spanish for the School of Archaeology, Universidad Nacional de San Cristobal de Huamanga, Ayacucho, Peru.
  • 2013. Ellen Lofaro, Danielle Kurin and John Krigbaum. Chanka Mobility and Diet in the Central Highlands of Peru: A Multi-Isotope Analysis. Paper presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting in Knoxville, TN.
  • 2013. Ellen Lofaro. La Bioarqueológica Isotópica y Biogeoquímica en Andahuaylas, Peru (AD 880 - 1250). Paper presented in Spanish at the Seminario Internacional del Departamento de Ciencias Básicas y Humanidades at Universidad Nacional José María Arguedas in Andahuaylas, Peru.

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