Associate Professor of Anthropology (Evolutionary Anthropology)
Curator of Human Osteology, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
Research Associate Professor, Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center
At UNM since 2003 Website heritagenm.unm.edu email@example.com
505-277-3535 (Lab) | 505-277-4415 (Office)
Topics in Biological Anthropology: Are There Human Races? (ANTH 450/550)
Human Paleopathology (ANTH 454/554)
Dental Anthropology (ANTH 458/558)
Advanced Osteology (ANTH 459/559)
Museum Collections Management (MSST 476/576)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Anthropology, BA 1990
Arizona State University, Anthropology, MA 1994
The Ohio State University, Anthropology, PhD 2002
Dissertation: "Biological Distance and the African-American Dentition"
Biocultural aspects of human variation: bioarchaeology, dental anthropology, human biology, African American and Hispanic American biological anthropology, forensic anthropology
C Willermet, HJH Edgar, C Ragsdale, BS Aubry, 2013. Biodistances among Mexica, Maya, Toltec, and Totonac groups of central and coastal Mexico. Chungará: Revista de Antropología Chilena 45(3):447-459.
HJH Edgar, 2013. Estimation of ancestry using dental morphological characteristics. Journal of Forensic Science 58(s1):s3-8.
HJH Edgar, S Daneshvari, EF Harris, and PJ Kroth, 2011. Inter-observer agreement on subjects' race and race-informative characteristics. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23986.
HJH Edgar, 2009. Testing the utility of dental morphological traits commonly used in the forensic identification of ancestry. In T Koppe, G Meyer, KW Alt, eds., Interdisciplinary Dental Morphology. Frontiers of Oral Biology vol. 8. Basel: Karger.
HJH Edgar, 2009. Biohistorical approaches to "race" in the United States: biological distances among African Americans, European Americans, and their ancestors. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 139(1):58-67.
HJH Edgar and KL Hunley, 2009. Race reconciled: how biological anthropologists view human variation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 139(1):1-4.
CM Willermet and HJH Edgar, 2009. Dental morphology and ancestry in Albuquerque, New Mexico Hispanics. Homo 60:207-224.