Heidi Davis is a research fellow in the archaeology division at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. She is a biological anthropologist trained in human osteology and is currently analyzing skeletal remains curated in the museum that are subject to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Outside of this context, her research focuses on the health and life history of ancient Egyptians. Davis’ methodological specialty is on work-related pathology, including patterns of fracture, osteoarthrosis, spinal trauma, injury recidivism and entheseal changes to interpret physical workloads of the past using a life history perspective. Davis has conducted fieldwork in Italy and Egypt, and worked on forensic anthropology cases in the U.S. Additionally, she has worked continuously on human remains subject to NAGPRA since 2014 for the Arkansas Archeological Survey, the Museum Collections of the University of Arkansas and now the Sam Noble Museum, and greatly values the opportunity to contribute to the NAGPRA process.
H.S. Davis and A.E. Shidner. Cranial Deformation. In Millwood Reservoir (Little River) Bioarchaeology Project Report. (In progress).
N.E. Smith-Guzmán, A.E. Shidner, and H.S. Davis. Demography. In Millwood Reservoir (Little River) Bioarchaeology Project Report. (In progress).
H.S. Davis and A.E. Shidner, Report: Bioarchaeology 2015 Field Seasons at Tell el-Amarna. Paleopathology Newsletter No. 172 (December 2015): 24-26.
G.R. Dabbs and H.S. Davis. Human Bones from the South Tombs Cemetery: the 2013 Study Season. The Amarna Project, 2013.
Rebecca Hodgin and H.S. Davis. Bioarchaeology: Interpreting Life from Skeletal Remains at Tell el-Amarna (Akhetaten). The Akhenaten Sun 18(2), December 2012.
H.S. Davis. Work-related Pathology at Tell el-Amarna. Podium Presentation at the Annual Egyptological Colloquium, British Museum, London, UK, September 2019.
Marc Levine, Susan Fishman-Armstrong, Heidi Davis. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Compliance Update Provided to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, presented on August 22, 2019.
N.E. Smith-Guzman, G.R. Dabbs, H.S. Davis and A.E. Shidner. Distinguishing skeletal lesions of malaria from comorbidities and coexisting metabolic conditions at Amarna, Egypt. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropology Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, April 2018.
G.R. Dabbs, H.S. Davis, A.E. Shidner, and J.C. Rose, Evidence of malaria in a preliminary sample from the Amarna North Tombs Cemetery, Poster Symposium: Malaria in Antiquity: Methodological and Theoretical Approaches, American Association of Physical Anthropology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 2016.
H.S. Davis. Spinal health at Tell el-Amarna. Poster presented at the Paleopathology Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 2016.
J.R. Samuelsen, H.S. Davis, A.E. Shidner, N.E. Smith-Guzmán, and T.V. Wilson, Archaeological and Bioarchaeological Comparisons between the Millwood Reservoir and the Skull and Mandible Cemetery at the Crenshaw Site. Presented at the 58th Caddo Conference and 23rd Annual East Texas Archeological Conference, Nacogdoches, TX, April 1-2, 2016.
J.R. Samuelsen, H.S. Davis, A.E. Shidner, N.E. Smith-Guzmán, and T.V. Wilson The Bioarchaeology of the Millwood Reservoir in Southwest Arkansas: Comparisons to the Skull and Mandible Cemetery at the Crenshaw Site, Presented at the South Eastern Archaeological Conference Annual Meeting, November 2015.
H.S. Davis. Degenerative joint disease and trauma at Tell el-Amarna. Poster presented at the 42rd Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, St. Louis, MO, March 2015.
H.S. Davis. Musculoskeletal stress markers at Tell el-Amarna. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, Calgary, Canada, April 2014.
E.J. Pope, H.S. Davis, and A. E. Shidner, Differentiating Peri- and Postmortem Fractures in Burned Postcranial Remains, Presentation, American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, February 2010.