Marissa Ramsier

Educational Background

University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, Santa Cruz
Humboldt State University

Contact Info

Phone: 707.826.4948
Office: BSS 524

Marissa Ramsier, Assistant Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Teaching Areas

  • Human Biology & Evolution
  • Archaeology & World Prehistory
  • Comparative Anatomy
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Zooarchaelogy
  • Primatology
  • Poland Medieval Bioarchaeology Field Program
  • Costa Rica Primate Field Program


Marissa Ramsier

I am a biological anthropologist with a focus in comparative evolutionary anatomy, physiology and ecology. My research interests are broad and include both lab work and fieldwork; I am a strong proponent interdisciplinary collaboration and crossing methodological boundaries to explore scientific questions. Current areas of particular research interest include: comparative anatomy and bioarchaeology, evolutionary medicine (nutrition and pathology), sensory ecology, and bioacoustics. I have conducted fieldwork in Central and South America, Africa, the West Indies, and Europe. I am the Graduate Coordinator for the MA program in Applied Anthropology, Co-Director of HSU Medieval Bioarchaeology Field Program in Poland, and Co-Director of the HSU Costa Rica Primate Field School.

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