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Murder Is Her Hobby

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Podcast
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Smithsonian Sidedoor  Search this
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Phillip Walker papers

Creator:
Walker, Phillip L., 1947-2009  Search this
Extent:
34.75 Linear feet (71 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Culture:
Chumash Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Field notes
Manuscripts
Place:
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Channel Islands (Calif.)
Date:
1969-2008, undated
Summary:
The Phillip Walker papers document his research and professional activities from 1969-2008 and primarily deal with his bioarchaeological research in California and his studies of primate feeding behavior and dentition. His involvement in issues surrounding the repatriation of Native American human remains, forensic work for public agencies dealing with human remains, and writings are also represented. The collection consists of research and project files, raw data and analysis, graphs and illustrations, photographs, and dental impressions.
Scope and Contents:
The Phillip Walker papers document his research and professional activities from 1969-2008 and undated and primarily deal with with his bioarchaeological research in California and his studies of primate feeding behavior and dentition. The collection consists of research and project files, raw data and analysis, graphs and illustrations, photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions.

Material documenting his involvement in issues surrounding the repatriation of human skeletal remains, forensic work for public agencies, and writings are also represented. There is limited material regarding the courses he taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara and his other research on pinniped butchering methods, an archaeological project in Mosfell, Iceland, and a project in the Aral Sea region.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 7 series: Series 1. California projects and research, 1969-2003, undated; Series 2. Primate research, 1970-1988, 1997, undated; Series 3. Forensic work, 1980-2003, undated; Series 4. Repatriation work, 1987-1999; Series 5. Writings and academic material, 1974-2008, undated; Series 6. Other research, 1976-circa 2008, undated; Series 7. Slides, 1969-1998, undated.
Biographical Note:
Phillip L. Walker was a leading physical anthropologist and bioarchaeologist and a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Born in 1947 in Elkhart, Indiana, Walker graduated from the University of Chicago in 1973 with a Ph.D. in Anthropology. His doctoral work focused on the feeding behavior of great apes and included field work at the Yerkes Regional Primate Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1975, he completed field work in Guatemala studying the behavior of free-ranging New World monkeys.

Walker began teaching at UCSB in 1974 and became fascinated with the "enormous archaeological heritage of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands region, and the native peoples who occupied it." He started a research program on the bioarchaeology of the region and collaborated with other scholars as well as the Chumash community in the region. He "struck up a positive dialog with the Chumash tribe, developed friendships, and pioneered the notion that the living descendant community is a crucial player in research and learning about the past."

In the late 1980s and early 1990s Walker was active in the development and implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). He was a founding member of the U.S. Department of the Interior's NAGPRA review committee and the Smithsonian Institution's Native American Repatriation Review Committee.

In the late 1990s Walker was instrumental in launching the Global History of Health Project which focused on the investigation of regional and continental patterns of health and lifestyle through the study of human remains. In addition, he was the co-director of an archaeological project excavating a Viking settlement in Mosfell, Iceland and volunteered his forensic services to public agencies in California and Nevada.

Over the course of his career Walker authored more than 200 scholarly articles and reports. He died in 2009 at his home in Goleta, CA.

Source consulted: Larsen, Clark Spencer and Patricia M. Lambert. 2009. "Obituary: Phillip Lee Walker, 22 July 1947- 6 February 2009." American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 141:1-2

Chronology

1947 -- Born on July 22 in Elkhart, Indiana

Summer 1966 -- Archaeological fieldwork, Atlas, Illinois (Director, field laboratories in Human Osteology)

September 1969 -- Archaeological fieldwork, Northwestern Hudson Bay Tule Expedition, Northwest Territories, Canada

1970 -- B.A. Indiana University (Anthropology, minor in Zoology)

Summer 1970 -- Dental anthropological fieldwork, International Biological Program (Eskimo villages in Northern Alaska)

March 1971 -- Dental anthropological fieldwork, Gila River Indian Reservation (Pima), Arizona

1971 -- M.A. University of Chicago (Anthropology)

Summer 1971, Spring 1973 -- Primate Behavioral Research, Yerkes Regional Primate Center, Atlanta, Georgia

1973 -- Ph.D. University of Chicago (Anthropology)

1974 -- Lecturer, University of California, Davis

1974-2009 -- Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Summer 1975 -- Field study of the behavior of free-ranging New World monkeys in Guatemala

Summer 1982 -- Archaeological fieldwork, San Miguel Island

1991-1992 -- Chairman, Society for American Archaeology Task Force on Repatriation

1992-1997 -- Member, Department of the Interior Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Review Committee

Summer 1995 -- Archaeological fieldwork, Mosfell, Iceland

Fall 1996 -- Archaeological fieldwork, San Miguel Island

1998-2002 -- Advisor then Co-Chair, Society for American Archaeology Task Force on Repatriation

Summer 1999 -- Archaeological fieldwork, Mosfell, Iceland

2000-2002 -- Vice President, American Association of Physical Anthropologists

August 2000 -- Cemetery excavation, Vandenberg Air Force Base

August 2001 -- Cemetery excavation, Chatsworth, CA

Summer 2001-2007 -- Cemetery excavation, Mosfell, Iceland

2003-2005 -- President, American Association of Physical Anthropologists

2003-2009 -- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Summer 2006 -- Archaeological excavations, San Miguel Island

2009 -- Died on February 6 in Goleta, CA
Separated Materials:
Seven rolls of 16mm film (100' each), 3 rolls of Super 8mm film (50' each), and one small roll of Super 8mm film of primate behavior were transferred to the Human Studies Film Archive (accession number 2014-013).
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Phillip Walker's wife, Cynthia Brock, in 2014.
Restrictions:
The Phillip Walker papers are open for research.

Requests to view forensic files are subject to review by the NAA. Forensic files can only be viewed in the National Anthropological Archives reading room. No copies are permitted unless permission is granted by the agency the report was written for.

Access to the Phillip Walker papers requires an appointment.
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Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Anthropologists -- United States  Search this
Forensic anthropology  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Primates  Search this
Pinnipedia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Field notes
Manuscripts
Citation:
Phillip Walker papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2014-08
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Age Estimation of Living Chilren Via Skeletal and Dental Indicators

Author:
Schaefer, Maureen  Search this
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Hackman, Lucina  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2014
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
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Comparison of the Use of Lamendin Variables and Aspartic Acid Racemization to Estimate the Age-at-Death

Author:
Moini, Mehdi  Search this
Zapico, Sara C.  Search this
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2014
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
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edanmdm:SILSRO_119597

mtDNA Mutations and Their Role in Aging, Diseases and Forensic Sciences

Author:
Zapico, Sara C.  Search this
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_118117

Effect of Temperature on Bone Tissue: Histological Changes

Author:
Fernández Castillo, Rafael  Search this
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Acosta, José Antonio Lorente  Search this
Garcia, Inmaculada Garcia  Search this
de, la Rosa  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
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edanmdm:SILSRO_114859

Postmortem Interval

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Saukko, P. J.  Search this
Siegel, J. A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
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edanmdm:SILSRO_115124

Tables for the Metric Evaluation of Pair-Matching of Human Skeletal Elements

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Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Byrd, John E.  Search this
Thomas, Richard M.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
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Anthropology  Search this
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edanmdm:SILSRO_115937

Effects of temperature on bone tissue. Histological study of the changes in the bone matrix

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Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Acosta, José Antonio Lorente  Search this
de la Fuente, Guillermo A. Cañadas  Search this
Castillo, Rafael Fernández  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
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Year:
2013
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Anthropology  Search this
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Radiocarbon Analysis of Fly Pupal Cases to Estimate Date of Death

Author:
Stocking, Joyce K.  Search this
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Hevia, Macarena D.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
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The Use of Radiocarbon Analysis in a Chilean Human Rights Commingled Case

Author:
Garrido-Varas, Claudia  Search this
Intriago-Leiva, Marisol  Search this
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
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edanmdm:SILSRO_114673

Applications of physiological bases of ageing to forensic sciences. Estimation of age-at-death

Author:
Zapico, Sara C.  Search this
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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edanmdm:SILSRO_114710

How Far Has the Federal Government Advanced Toward Meeting the Recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Report and How Does the United States Effort to Strengthen Forensic Science Compare With That in Other Countries?

Author:
Bohan, Thomas L.  Search this
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Mazza, Anne-Marie  Search this
Gallagher, Patrick  Search this
DesPortes, Betty Layne  Search this
Ross, Alastair  Search this
Stolorow, Mark D.  Search this
Alexander, Peter  Search this
Park, Chan  Search this
Neufeld, Peter  Search this
Domitrovich, Stephanie  Search this
Melson, Kenneth E.  Search this
Milroy, Chris  Search this
Bookbinder, Noah  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2012
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Anthropology  Search this
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edanmdm:SILSRO_110889

Contemporary Topics in the Forensic Science Community

Author:
Jones, Robin W.  Search this
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Henson, Tanisha V.  Search this
Ernst, Mary Fran  Search this
Crass, Lindsey E.  Search this
Byrd, Jason H.  Search this
Hunter, Cheryl D.  Search this
Bremmer, Rolf  Search this
Richard, Golden G.  Search this
Overly, Martin K.  Search this
Walls, H. C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2012
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Anthropology  Search this
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Interdisciplinary Symposium - International and Interdisciplinary Symposium ... Now Boarding

Author:
Garner, Daniel D.  Search this
Bomberger, Kathryne  Search this
Tidball-Binz, Morris  Search this
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Spencer, Rosalind J.  Search this
Jones, A. W.  Search this
De Valck, Eddy  Search this
Liptai, Laura L.  Search this
Noziglia, Carla M.  Search this
Geradts, Zeno J.  Search this
Kim, Deog-Im  Search this
Vieira, Duarte N.  Search this
Neudecker, Klaus C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2012
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
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edanmdm:SILSRO_110891

Utility of the Frontonasal Suture for Estimating Age at Death in Human Skeletal Remains

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Bernstein, Robin  Search this
Alesbury, Helen S.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
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Anthropology  Search this
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edanmdm:SILSRO_111645

Skeletal Indicators of Pregnancy and Parturition: A Historical Review

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
De La Paz B.A., Jade S.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2012
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Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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edanmdm:SILSRO_110372

Change in Hair Pigmentation in Children from Birth to 5 Years in a Central European Population (Longitudinal Study)

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Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Prokopec, Miroslav  Search this
Glosová, L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2000
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Natural History  Search this
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edanmdm:SILSRO_101722

Implications of dimorphism, population variation, and secular change in estimating population affinity in the Iberian Peninsula

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Ross, A. H.  Search this
Kimmerle, E. H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2011
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Natural History  Search this
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edanmdm:SILSRO_99533

Intercondylar Eminences and Their Effect on the Maximum Length Measure of the Tibia

Author:
Waxenbaum, Erin B.  Search this
Hunt, David R.  Search this
Falsetti, Anthony B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2010
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Natural History  Search this
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