Patricia Lambert

Biological Anthropology

Professor


Patricia Lambert

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 245E, Old Main 333
Phone: (435) 797-2603
Email: patricia.lambert@usu.edu

Educational Background

Other, Bioarchaeology/Skeletal Analysis, Smithsonian Institution, 1997
PhD, Anthropology, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1994
War and Peace on the Western Front: A Study of Violent Conflict and Its Correlates in Prehistoric Hunter-gatherer Societies of Coastal Southern California
MA, Anthropology, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1989
Health in Prehistoric Populations of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands
BA, Physical Anthropology, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1980

Teaching Interests

Biological anthropology

Research Interests

Prehistoric warfare, North American prehistory, paleopathology, bioarchaeology, Peruvian prehistory

Awards

Distinguished Professor Award, 2017

CHaSS, USU

Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, 2013, 2014

International Journal of Paleopathology

USU Diversity Award, Community Member category, 2014

AA/EOP Office at USU

Fellow, 2012

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Researcher of the Year, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, 2002

College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

AAUW Emerging Scholar Award, 1999

AAUW USU

Smithsonian Fellowship Award, NMNH, 1996

Smithsonian NMNH

Andrew Isbell Award, 1992

UCSB

Regents Fellowship Award, 1989

UCSB


Publications | Abstracts

  • Lambert, P.M, (2018). Patterns of violence in late prehistoric and protohistoric populations of North Carolina and Virginia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • Lambert, P.M, (2017). Treponematosis in indigenous North America: Bioarchaeological perspectives on the epidemiological landscape of a spirochete disease. American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • Lambert, P.M, Welker, M., (2016). Traumatic Injury Risk with Agriculture: Data from the Southeast and Beyond. . American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • Lambert, P.M, Sholts, S., Erlandson, J.M, (2015). Life on the Santa Barbara coast ca. 9,500 B.P.: Insights from the Dentition of Tuqan Man. American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • Lambert, P.M, (2012). Trauma in cross-cultural perspective: a comparative bioarchaeological study of prehistoric trauma in the Americas. American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • Lambert, P.M, (2008). Politics, social choice and environmental constraints: health ramifications of sub-optimal agricultural strategies. American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • Lambert, P.M, (2007). Interpreting trauma in the bioarchaeological record: the theoretical and methodological challenges of reconstructing violent behavior from bones. American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • Smith, S., Benson, B., Lambert, P.M, (2003). An Apparent Case of Treponematosis in a Human Skeletal Sample from the Great Salt Lake, Utah. . American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • Lambert, P.M, (2003). Severe Enamel Hypoplasia in a 19th Century Cemetery Sample from North Carolina: Possible Causes. . American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • Lambert, P.M, (2000). Violent Injury and Death in a Pueblo II-III Sample from the Southern Piedmont of Sleeping Ute Mountain, Colorado. American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • Lambert, P.M, (1999). The Epidemiology of Treponemal Disease in North Carolina and Southern Virginia During the 2nd Millennium A.D. . American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • Walker, P.L, Lambert, P.M, (1998). Prehistoric Treponematosis in the Western United States.. American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • Lambert, P.M, (1995). Projectile Injuries as Evidence of Violent Conflict in Prehistoric Populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • Walker, P.L, Lambert, P.M, (1992). Paleopathological evidence for stress in a prehistoric Northern California Indian population. Journal of Paleopathology

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Books

  • Lambert, P.M, (2000). Bioarchaeological Studies of LIfe in the Age of Agriculture: A View from the Southeast. University of Alabama Press

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Lambert, P.M, (2019). The Odd Man Out in a Pioneer Cemetery at Seccombe Lake Park, San Bernardino, California: A Bioarchaeological Perspective of Atypical Mortuary Practices: A Geographic and Temporal Investigation. University Press of Florida
  • Lambert, P.M, Walker, P.L, (2018). Bioarchaeological Ethics: Perspectives on the Use and Value of Human Remains in Scientific Research: Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton. Wiley & Sons
  • Lambert, P.M, (2014). Violent injury and death in a prehistoric farming community of southwestern Colorado: the osteological evidence from Sleeping Ute Mountain. : The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict: Traumatised Bodies from Early Prehistory to the Present. Routledge Press, Taylor and Francis, Oxford.
  • Lambert, P.M, (2012). Chapter 19: War histories in evolutionary perspective: Insights from prehistoric North America: The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War. Oxford University Press
  • Lambert, P.M, (2012). Chapter 17: Biography: Phillip L. Walker (1947-2009). : The History of Paleopathology. Oxford University Press
  • Lambert, P.M, (2012). Chapter 2: Ethics and issues in the use of human skeletal remains in paleopathology: Companion to Paleopathology. Wiley Blackwell
  • Lambert, P.M, (2008). Biological impacts of agriculture on human populations. : Encyclopedia of Archaeology. Academic Press
  • Lambert, P.M, (2007). Ethnographic and linguistic evidence for the origins of human trophy-taking in California: The Taking and Displaying of Human Trophies by Amerindians. Springer
  • Lambert, P.M, (2007). The osteological evidence for indigenous warfare in North America: North American Indigenous Warfare and Ritualized Violence,. University of Arizona Press
  • Buzon, M., Eng, J.T, Lambert, P.M, Walker, P.L, (2005). Bioarchaeological Methods: Handbook of Archaeological Methods. Altamira Press *
  • Walker, P.L, Lambert, P.M, Schultz, M., Erlandson, J.M, (2005). The evolution of treponemal disease in the Santa Barbara Channel Area of southern California: Debunking the Myth of Syphilis, The Natural History of Treponematosis in North America. University Press of Florida
  • Billman, B.R, Lambert, P.M, Leonard, B., (2005). Warfare, cannibalism and drought on the Colorado Plateau in the twelfth century A.D.: Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Anthropology, 3rd Ed.. McGraw-Hill/Dushkin *
  • Lambert, P.M, (2004). Health in prehistoric populations of the Santa Barbara Channel islands: Prehistoric California: Archaeology and the Myth of Paradise. University of Utah Press *
  • Griffin, M.C, Lambert, P.M, Driscoll, E.M, (2001). An assessment of biological relationships for Native American populations of Spanish Florida: Bioarchaeology of La Florida: Human Biology in Northern Frontier New Spain. University Press of Florida
  • Lambert, P.M, (2001). Auditory exostoses: a clue to gender in prehistoric and historic farming communities of North Carolina and Virginia: Archaeological Studies of Gender in the Southeast. University Press of Florida
  • Lambert, P.M, (2000). Life on the periphery: health in farming communities of interior North Carolina and Virginia.: Bioarchaeological Studies of Life in the Age of Agriculture. University of Alabama Press
  • Lambert, P.M, (1997). Patterns of violence in prehistoric hunter-gatherer societies of coastal southern California: Troubled Times: Violence and Warfare in the Past. Gordon and Breach Publishers
  • Walker, P.L, Lambert, P.M, DeNiro, M.J, (1989). The effects of European contact on the health of California Indians: Columbian Consequences I: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on the Spanish Borderlands West. Smithsonian Instititution Press

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Gamble, L.H, Claassen, C.P, Eerkins, J., Kennett, D.J, Lambert, P.M, Liebmann, M.J, Lyons, N., Mills, B.J, Rodning, C.B, Schneider, T.D, Silliman, S., Alt, S.M, Bamforth, D., Hays-Gilpin, K., Prentiss, A.M, Rick, T.C, (2020). Finding Archaeological Relevance during a Pandemic and What Comes After. American Antiquity, doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2020.94
  • Bird, D., Freeman, J., Robinson, E., Maughan, G., Finley, J.B, Lambert, P.M, Kelly, R.L, (2020). A First Empirical Analysis of Population Stability in North America Using Radiocarbon Records. The Holocene, 30:9, 1345-1359.
  • Lambert, P.M, Welker, M., (2019). Revisiting traumatic injury risk and agricultural intensification. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, doi: DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23801
  • Lambert, P.M, (2017). Books on the Bioarchaeology of Violent Trauma Published in 2017. International Journal of Paleopathology/Elsevier, 20, 10-11.
  • Lambert, P.M, Welker, M., (2017). Agricultural Transitions and Traumatic Injury: A View from The Southeast and Beyond. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 162:1, 120-142.
  • Lambert, P.M, (2016). Invited Comment on "Violence and perimortem signaling among early irrigation communities in the Sonoran desert. Current Anthropology, 57:5 *
  • Kennett, D.J, Lambert, P.M, Johnson, J.R, Culleton, B., (2013). Sociopolitical Effects of Bow-and-Arrow Technology in Prehistoric California. Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Lambert, P.M, Gagnon, C.M, Billman, B.R, Silva, J.C, Katzenberg, M.A, Tykot, R.H, (2012). Bone chemistry at Cerro Oreja: A stable isotope perspective on a model of state origins in the Moche valley, Peru.. Latin American Antiquity, 23:2
  • Lambert, P.M, (2009). Health vs. fitness: competing themes in the origins and spread of agriculture? . Current Anthropology , 50:5, 603-608.
  • Lambert, P.M, (2009). In memoriam: Phillip L. Walker. . Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology , 29:1, 1-10. *
  • Larsen, C.S, Lambert, P.M, (2009). Obituary: Phillip L. Walker (1947-2009). . American Journal of Physical Anthropology 141, 1-2. *
  • Lambert, P.M, (2006). Infectious disease among enslaved African Americans at Eaton's Estate, Warren County, North Carolina, 1830-1850. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 101, 107-117.
  • Lambert, P.M, (2005). Comment on “The origins and role of the Moche (AD 1-750) human sacrificial victims: a bioarchaeological perspective,” by Richard C. Sutter and Rosa J. Cortez . Current Anthropology , 46:4, 538. *
  • Walker, P.L, Erlandson, J., Holck, P., Eng, J., Tveskov, M., Sigurgeirsson, M., Lambert, P.M, Moss, M., Byock, A., Fyllingen, H., Prizer, K., Reid, M., Zori, D., (2003). A Viking age farm, church, and cemetery at Kirkjuhˇll, Mosfell Valley, Iceland. Antiquity: Project Gallery , 77, 297. *
  • Smith, S., Benson, B., Lambert, P.M, (2003). An apparent case of treponemal disease in a human burial from the northern Great Salt Lake. . Utah Archaeology17, 95-108.
  • Lambert, P.M, (2002). Bioarchaeology at Coweeta Creek. Southeastern Archaeology, 21, 36-48.
  • Lambert, P.M, (2002). Rib lesions in a prehistoric publoan sample from southwestern Colorado. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 117, 281-292.
  • Lambert, P.M, (2002). The archaeology of war: a North American Perspective. Journal of Archaeological Research, 10, 207-241.
  • Marlar, R.A, Leonard, B.L, Billman, B.R, Lambert, P.M, Marlar, J.E, (2000). Biochemical evidence of cannibalism at a prehistoric Puebloan site in southwestern Colorado. Nature, 407, 74-78.
  • Lambert, P.M, Billman, B.R, Leonard, B.L, (2000). Explaining variability in mutilated human bone assemblages from the American Southwest: a case study from the southern piedmont of Sleeping Ute Mountain. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 10, 49-64.
  • Marlar, J.E, Marlar, R.A, Reinhard, K.J, Leonard, B.L, Lambert, P.M, (2000). Microscopic and molecular evidence for the human origin of the coprolite from the "cannibalism" site at Cowboy Wash (5MT-10010). Southwestern Lore, 66, 14-22.
  • Lambert, P.M, Leonard, B.L, Billman, B.R, Marlar, R.R, Newman, M.E, Reinhard, K.J, (2000). Response to critique of the claim of cannibalism. American Antiquity, 65
  • Billman, B.R, Lambert, P.M, Leonard, B.L, (2000). Warfare, cannibalism, and drought on the Colorado Plateau inthe twelfth century A.D.. American Antiquity, 65:0002-7316, 145-178.
  • Walker, P.L, Cook, D.C, Lambert, P.M, (1997). Skeletal evidence for child abuse: a physical anthropological perspective. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 42, 196-207.
  • Lambert, P.M, (1993). Health in prehistoric populations of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands. American Antiquity, 58, 509-522.
  • Lambert, P.M, Walker, P.L, (1991). The physical anthropological evidence for the evolution of social complexity in coastal southern California. Antiquity, 65, 963-73.
  • Walker, P.L, Lambert, P.M, (1989). Skeletal evidence for stress during a period of cultural change in prehistoric California. Journal of Paleopathology: Monographic Publications 1
  • Walker, P.L, Johnson, J.R, Lambert, P.M, (1988). Age and sex biases in the preservation of human skeletal remains. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 76, 183-188.

Professional Journal

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Technical Reports

    Other Reports

    • Lambert, P.M, Kuzminsky, S.C, Sholts, S.B, Walker, P.L, Richman, R., Erlandson, J.M, (2015). Biological Analysis of the Tuqan Man Remains: A Paleoamerican Skeleton from CA-SMI-608, San Miguel Island, California.
    • Simms, S.R, Lambert, P.M, (2007). A Prehistoric Anasazi Burial from the Sand Flat site, 42Gr2682, near Moab, Utah.. Report for Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration *
    • Lambert, P.M, (2005). Human skeletal remains (5MT8651). : The Puebloan Occupation of the Ute Mountain Piedmont Volume 4: Multicomponent habitation sites: Part 1. Soil Systems Publications in Archaeology
    • Lambert, P.M, (2005). Human skeletal remains (5MT9942, 5MT9943): The Puebloan Occupation of the Ute Mountain Piedmont Volume 4: Multicomponent habitation sites: Part 2.
    • Lambert, P.M, (2005). Report on a mammal bone found at the Bear River Bridge construction site, U.S. 91, June 22, 2005. *
    • Simms, S.R, Lambert, P.M, (2003). Archaeology and Analysis of Prehistoric Human Remains Near Willard Bay, Utah.: Utah State University Contributions to Anthropology No. 33.. Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands. *
    • Lambert, P.M, (2003). Human skeletal remains (5MT9924, 5MT9933, 5MT10010). : The Puebloan Occupation of the Ute Mountain Piedmont: Late Pueblo II to Early Pueblo III, Early Pueblo III, and Late Pueblo III Habitation Sites: Parts 1 and 2.
    • Lambert, P.M, (2001). Cerro Oreja Bioarchaeology Project: Status Report 2001.. Instituto Nacional de Cultura *
    • Lambert, P.M, Petersen, L.S, (2000). Osteological Analysis of Burial AS-28 from 42UT786, Utah County. State of Utah School and Institutional Trustlands Administration *
    • Lambert, P.M, (1999). Human Remains: Environmental and Bioarchaeological Studies of the Ute Mountain Ute Piedmont. Soil Systems Publications in Archaeology
    • Hansen, E., Smith, S.J, Lambert, P.M, Umlauf, M., (1997). Bioarchaeological Analyses: The Archaic Period Occupation of the Ute Mountain Ute Piedmont. Soil Systems Publications in Archaeology
    • Davis, R.S, Lambert, P.M, Steponaitis, V.P, Larsen, C.S, Ward, H.T, (1996). NAGPRA Inventory of the North Carolina Collection.. Research Laboratories of Archaeology *
    • Lambert, P.M, (1995). Human Skeletal Remains from ON-235. Archaeological Research Consultants *
    • Lambert, P.M, (1993). Inventory of Human Skeletal Remains and Associated Funerary Objects. Dept. of Anthropology, University of California *
    • Lambert, P.M, (1992). Non-fish Vertebrate Faunal Remains from SBA-48. Wilcoxon Archaeological Consultants *
    • Lambert, P.M, (1991). Analysis of Mammalian, Avian, and Reptilian Remains from SBA-31. *
    • Lambert, P.M, (1991). Human Skeletal Remains from the Big Sur Coast. Cultural Resources Facility, Department of Anthropology, Sonoma State University *
    • Walker, P.L, Lambert, P.M, (1991). Human Skeletal Remains from the Historic Cemetery at Seccombe Lake Park, San Bernardino, California. *
    • Lambert, P.M, (1990). Archaeological Investigations at CA-SLO-408 in the City of Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, CA. . *

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Other

    Other

    • Lambert, P.M, (2018). Ethics (bioarch, forensics): The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
    • Lambert, P.M, (2018). Walker, Phillip L.: The International Encyclopedia of Bioarchaeology. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
    • Lambert, P.M, (2015). Book Review of Embattled Bodies, Embattled Places. American Journal of Physical Anthropology *
    • Lambert, P.M, (2009). Book Review: St. Martin’s Uncovered: Investigations in the Churchyard of St. Martin-in-the-Bull-Ring. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology *
    • Lambert, P.M, (2008). Book Review: The Archaeology of Warfare: Prehistories of Raiding and Conquest, edited by E. Arkush and M. W. Allen.. American Anthropologist *
    • Lambert, P.M, (2002). Book Review: Man Corn, by C. G. Turner, II, and J. A. Turner.. American Journal of Physical Anthropology *
    • Lambert, P.M, (2001). Book Review: Foraging, Farming, and Coastal Biocultural Adaptation in Late Prehistoric North Carolina, by D. L. Hutchinson.. Journal of Field Archaeology *
    • Lambert, P.M, (2000). Book Review: Bioarchaeology of the South Central United States, edited by J. Rose. . American Antiquity *
    • Lambert, P.M, (2000). Book Review: Prehistoric Warfare in the American Southwest, by Steven LeBlanc. . American Anthropologist *
    • Lambert, P.M, (1997). Book Review: Bioarchaeology of the Stillwater Marsh: Prehistoric Human Adaptation in the Western Great Basin, by C. S. Larsen and R. L. Kelly. . Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology *
    • Lambert, P.M, (1996). Analysis of Animal Remains: The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. Oxford University Press
    • Lambert, P.M, (1996). Analysis of Human Remains: The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. Oxford University Press
    • Lambert, P.M, (1996). Book Review: In the Wake of Contact: Biological Responses to Conquest, edited by C. S. Larsen and G. R. Milner.. Wiley-Liss, New York. SAS Bulletin *
    • Lambert, P.M, (1996). Reconstruction of Diet: The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. Oxford University Press
    • Lambert, P.M, (1996). Tourism: The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. Oxford University Press

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Teaching

    ANTH 4200 - The Anthropology of War, Spring 2021
    ANTH 1020 - Biological Anthropology, Fall 2020
    ANTH 3250 - Osteology, Fall 2020
    Anth 3240 - Anthropology of Disease, Spring 2020
    Anth 5250, 6250 - Problems in Bioarchaeology, Spring 2020
    ANTH 1020 - Biological Anthropology, Fall 2019
    ANTH 3250 - Osteology, Fall 2019
    ANTH 5210 - Physical Anthropology Lab, Fall 2019
    ANTH 3240 - Anthropology of Disease, Spring 2019
    ANTH 4200 - The Anthropology of War, Spring 2019
    ANTH 1020 - Biological Anthropology, Fall 2018
    ANTH 6900 - Independent Studies, Fall 2018
    ANTH 3250 - Osteology, Fall 2018
    Anth 3250 - Osteology, Fall 2018
    HONR 4900 - Honors Thesis/Capstone, Spring 2018
    ANTH 5250 - Problems in Bioarchaeology, Spring 2018
    ANTH 4800 - Topics in Anthropology, Spring 2018
    ANTH 1020 - Biological Anthropology, Fall 2017
    HONR 4900 - Honors Thesis/Capstone, Fall 2017
    ANTH 3250 - Osteology, Fall 2017
    HONR 4900 - Honors Thesis/Capstone, Spring 2017
    ANTH 5250 - Problems in Bioarchaeology, Spring 2016
    ANTH 3250 - Osteology, Fall 2015
    ANTH 5210 - Physical Anthropology Lab, Spring 2015
    Anth 6320 - Zooarchaeology, Spring 2015
    ANTH 3250 - Osteology, Fall 2014
    ANTH 5250 - Problems in Bioarchaeology, Spring 2014
    ANTH 5210 - Physical Anthropology Lab, Fall 2013
    ANTH 1099 - Resources in Anthropology at USU, Fall 2013
    ANTH 3250 - Osteology, Fall 2012
    ANTH 5210 - Physical Anthropology Lab, Fall 2012
    Anth 1099 - Resources in Anthropology, Fall 2012
    ANTH 4800 - Topics in Anthropology, Spring 2012
    ANTH 3250 - Osteology, Fall 2011
    ANTH 5210 - Physical Anthropology Lab, Fall 2011
    ANTH 5250 - PROBS BIOARCHAEOLOGY (QI), Spring 2011
    ANTH 6250 - PROBS BIOARCHAEOLOGY (QI), Spring 2011
    ANTH 3250 - Osteology, Fall 2010
    ANTH 5210 - Physical Anthropology Lab, Fall 2010
    Anth 1020 - Biological Anthropology, Fall 2008
    Anth 3250 - Osteology, Fall 2008
    Anth 3200 - Perspectives on Race, Spring 2007
    Anth 4800 - Anthropology of War, Spring 2004
    Anth 4800 - Museum Studies, Spring 2001
    Anth 4800 - Paleoanthropology, Spring 1998

    Graduate Students Mentored

    Garnet Kwader, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, October 2018