Elizabeth Weiss

Elizabeth Weiss

Professor

Anthropology

 

 

Current Research Activities

Currently, I am doing work on skeletal traits, such as osteoarthritis, muscle markers, and stress fractures. My research questions mainly surround whether these traits are related to activity or biological factors.

Research Connections to Current Events

At SJSU, we have the good fortune of curating a large skeletal collection which has been the center of my research.

Personal Connections to Research

My love of anatomy, which started for me as a child. I have always been fascinated with the skeleton and how similarities and differences between different animals help us to understand their lives. I also was not raised in a religious home and, thus, evolution was a way for me to understand the world around me. I think making connections between humans and the rest of the natural world has been key to the way I view others (both animals and humans).