Michelle Kaye Fitzgerald

Ph.D. Physical Anthropology
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA, FAIRBANKS

M.A. Physical Anthropology
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

B.A. Anthropology, B.A. Journalism
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
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Dr. Fitzgerald is a physical/forensic anthropologist and a Registered Professional Archaeologist with over fifteen years of experience conducting human osteological analysis for archaeological and forensic investigations, archaeological field and laboratory work, and cultural resource management. Dr. Fitzgerald has direct experience with all phases of archaeology, and she has contributed to reports for compliance with archaeological legislation including CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, and NAGPRA. With specializations in human identification and pathological trauma to bone, Dr. Fitzgerald has participated in the excavation of several large burial sites, conducted human osteological inventories and analyses, and prepared biological profiles. She has handled Native American Consultations with numerous federally and non-federally recognized tribes throughout California. She has experience supervising cross-trained crews of archaeologists and paleontologists on large-scale archaeological surveys. Dr. Fitzgerald has recorded and evaluated numerous cultural sites for eligibility for inclusion within the California Register of Historic Resources and the National Register of Historic Places. Dr. Fitzgerald is a recipient of a Lucas Foundation Research Grant, Forensics Science Foundation (2003), the Geist Fund Grant (2007), and she is a member of the International Association for Identification.