Homes Hogue - Adjunct Research Associate, Biological Anthropologist
Address: Ball State University, Department of Anthropology,College of Sciences and Humanities, Muncie, IN 47306
B.A. in Anthropology and in Recreational Administration, University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1978
M.A. in Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982
Ph. D in Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988
Dr. Hogue is a specialist in human osteology with research acumen in bioarchaeology
and zooarchaeology. Her Ph.D. dissertation involved
bioarchaeological study of mortuary practices and change among the Siouan
Indians of the Piedmont area. Before coming to Mississippi State University
in 1990, she served for a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at UNC
- Charlotte. She had also previously served as an instructor at both UNC
-Chapel Hill and UNC - Raleigh, and as a Laboratory Technician/Excavator
for the Historic Sites Section, North Carolina Division of Archives and
History in Raleigh. Dr. Hogue served as an Associate Professor of Anthropology
in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at MSU until 2007 when she took the position of Professor and Department Head of the Anthropology department at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Dr. Hogue continues her relationship with the Cobb Institute by serving as an Adjunct Research Associate.
Her research interests in bioarchaeology are focused on the effects of European
contact on aboriginal populations in the Southeastern United States. This
includes diet, biomechanical stress on the human skeleton, and paleopathology.
In zooarchaeology her work has included the study of historic faunal collections,
but her main areas of interest lie in prehistoric and protohistoric aboriginal
diets. In addition to her field work experience in the Carolinas, Dr. Hogue has served as field consultant in biological
anthropology with the Lahav Research Project at Tel Halif in southern
Israel and has participated widely in excavation work in Mississippi and
adjacent states. Recent field work has involved mitigation of sites in
the immediate environs of MSU and the city of Starkville through a series
of contracts with the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
During her time at MSU Dr. Hogue was very active in state and regional archaeological societies having
served in various offices for the Mississippi Association of Professional
Archaeologists and the Mississippi Archaeological Association.
Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures