Dr. Rebecca J. Gilmour

biological anthropologist & archaeologist

  • Metacarpal Tattoos!

    Two weeks ago I introduced my human osteology & bioarchaeology class to the hand bones (along with all of the typical nmemonic devices to remember the carpals....). While they also had the opportunity to investigate the elements during lab hours, I wanted to help further solidify these elements in their memory - so we gave eachother temporary tattoos last week! There are various studies that suggest that drawing can help one better remember items (for example) - I believe that illustration can …