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- Deemed one of the Best Links of 2016 by Eidolon (online classics journal) for "As an anthropologist, I can't move on."
- Howard Williams and Alison Atkin, in their 2015 article, "Virtually dead: digital public mortuary archaeology" in Internet Archaeology.
- The website Forensic Colleges, which named Powered by Osteons one of the "20 Cool Forensics & CSI Blogs."
- The website Forensic Outreach, which named Powered by Osteons one of the "25 eccentric, weird & wonderful science blogs we love."
- Maria Godoy, an NPR science journalist who wrote that "Kristina Killgrove's blog, Powered by Osteons, is a fun read" in a footnote to her 27 Oct 2014 piece "Gladiator Gatorade?"
- Katie MacKinnon, who notes that Powered by Osteons is an example of engaging the public through blogging, in her year-in-review article, "Contemporary biological anthropology in 2013: Integrative, connected, and relevant." American Anthropologist 116(2): 352-365.
- Chris Stojanowski and William Duncan, who cite Powered by Osteons in their 2015 article, "Engaging bodies in the public imagination: Bioarchaeology as social science, science, and humanities." American Journal of Human Biology.
- Debra Martin, Ryan Harrod, and Ventura Perez in their 2013 book Bioarchaeology: An integrated approach to working with human remains (p. 249). Springer.
- Ruth Gomberg-Munoz, who cites "Why Is Anthropology Needed?" in her 2013 article, "2012 Public Anthropology Year in Review: Actually, Rick, Florida Could Use a Few More Anthropologists." American Anthropologist 115(2): 286-96.
- Martijn de Koning, who quotes "Blogs as Anthropological Outreach" in his 2013 article, "Hello world! Challenges for blogging as anthropological outreach." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 19(2): 394-7.
- Bora Zivkovic, the blog editor at Scientific American, who chose Powered by Osteons as the science blog of the week of August 11, 2012.
- Kristi Lewton, who references "Why Is Anthropology Needed?" in her 2012 article, "Complexity in biological anthropology in 2011: species, reproduction, and sociality." American Anthropologist 114(2): 196-202.
- Gordon Rakita, in the December 2011 SAS Bulletin 34(4), as an example of a bioarchaeology blog actively communicating news about the field to the public.
- Jason Antrosio, in his Anthropology Report post on favorite anthropology blogs, where Powered by Osteons was chosen as a top 10 anthropology blog by reader survey in December 2011.
- Rosemary Joyce, on her blog Ancient Bodies, Ancient Lives, who linked to my crowdfunding efforts for the Roman DNA Project, which spilled over into PbO, and discussed my research in Where the Girls Are, Roman Edition in November 2011.
has been cross-posted at:
- the Berkeley anthropology blog ThenDig - Teaching Preschoolers about Anthropology (August 2011)
- the online magazine Anthropologies - Biocultural Bodies and the Anatomy of Controversy (August 2011)
- the blog Double X Science - Childbirth and C-sections in Premodern Times (July 2012)
- Smithsonian.com, which covered a PbO post - How Big Were Romans' Feet? (August 2014)
has been linked to by:
- Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Beast - The Bioarchaeology of Crucifixion
- The Browser: Writing Worth Reading - The Bioarchaeology of Crucifixion
- Metafilter - A Brief History of Bioarchaeology
- CounterPunch - From Birth to Burial: The Curious Case of Easter Eggs
- Anthropology in Practice / Research Blogging Editor's Selections - The Bioarchaeology of Crucifixion; Morbus Gallicus in the Roman Empire; Lead Poisoning in Rome: The Skeletal Evidence; Using Votives to Visualize Reproductive Anatomy in Antiquity; Childbirth and C-Sections in Bioarchaeology; From Birth to Burial: The Curious Case of Easter Eggs; and Recipe for a Roman Diet
and has been syndicated by the archaeological news site, Past Horizons:
- Childbirth and Death in Bioarchaeology (June 2012)
- Lead Poisoning in Rome: The Skeletal Evidence (February 2012)
- Holding Hands into Eternity (October 2011)
- Famed Farinelli's Flawed Frontalis (July 2011)
- The Skull with the Mona Lisa Smile (May 2011)
- The Bones of Martyrs? (May 2011)
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