Holly Long

  • Doctoral Student
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant


Baker Hall 404

Curriculum vitae

Research Interests

    Ancestry Estimation, Age Assessment, Bioarchaeology, Commingled Remains, Evolutionary Patterns, Forensic Anthropology, Human Rights, Mass Disasters, Sex Estimation, Taphonomic Agents

Biographical Info

Holly is a doctoral student in biological anthropology with a specialization in forensic anthropology working under her adviser, Dr. Hefner. She received her A.S. from Cottey College (Nevada, MO) in 2017, her B.S. in forensic anthropology from Washburn University (Topeka, KS) in 2019, and her M.S. in forensic anthropology from Mercyhurst University (Erie, PA) in 2022. She attended a bioarchaeology field school in Roncesvalles, Spain in 2019 and taught at a field school in Huarmey, Peru in 2022.


Long HA, Klales AR. 2021. Application of the Optimized Summed Scored Attributes Method to Sex Estimation in Whites and Blacks. Forensic Anthropology.
Klales AR, Long HA, Willsey C. 2020. A History of Sex Estimation in Human Skeletal Remains. In Sex Estimation in the Human Skeleton: History, Methods, and Emerging Techniques, eds. AR Klales. Elsevier.
Dept. of Anthropology