Sean Tallman

Assistant Professor, Program in Forensic Anthropology, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, M.S.

  • Title Assistant Professor, Program in Forensic Anthropology, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, M.S.
  • Office 72 E. Concord St., L1004
  • Phone 8-1810
  • Education PhD 2016, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

issues related to diversity, inclusion, and mentorship in anthropology, sex and ancestry estimation in Asian populations, cranial nonmetric variability, population-specific biological profile methods, and issues of human identification

Bibliography

Dr. Tallman is a biological anthropologist specializing in forensic anthropology, human skeletal biology, forensic archaeology, and anatomy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, M.A. from the State University of New York, Binghamton, and B.A. from the University of Washington. Dr. Tallman is presently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Anthropology at Boston University, where he teaches courses in human osteology, biological anthropology method and theory, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, and human rights. He heads the Forensic and Bioanthropology Laboratory Group, teaches, and advises students the M.S. Program in Forensic Anthropology at the Boston University School of Medicine. Additionally, he is a Registered Professional Archaeologist, Fellow in the Anthropology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), and Forensic Anthropologist with the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT IX). Dr. Tallman’s ongoing research examines cranial and postcranial nonmetric variability in East (Japan) and Southeast (Thailand) Asian individuals.

Dr. Tallman has held positions of Forensic Anthropologist, Osteologist, Archaeologist, Consultant, and Anthropology Instructor in various contexts. In particular, he served as a Forensic Anthropologist with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command’s Central Identification Laboratory (now DPAA), where he contributed to the identification of numerous U.S. service members killed during past conflicts, and led archaeological recovery missions in Germany, Hawaii, Laos, Papua New Guinea, and Vietnam.

Dr. Tallman also serves as a Co-Chair for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee in the AAFS Anthropology Section.

Recent Publications and Peer-Reviewed Reports

in prep. Go, M; Tallman, SD; and Kim, J. “Introduction to Broadening Forensic Anthropology: Bringing East and Southeast Asia to the Forefront,” Forensic Anthropology (special issue)

in prep. Tallman, SD “Cranial Nonmetric Sexual Dimorphism in Modern Japanese and Thai Individuals,” Forensic Anthropology (special issue)

in prep. Patterson, MM and Tallman, SD. “Metric Sex Estimation in Modern Thai and Native American Individuals,” Forensic Anthropology (special issue)

in prep. Trapp, B and Tallman, SD. “The Effects of Household Corrosive Acids on Restored and Non-Restored Teeth,” Journal of Forensic Sciences in prep. Tallman, SD “Postcranial Nonmetric Sexual Dimorphism in Modern Japanese and Thai Individuals,” American Journal of Physical Anthropology

in prep. Tallman, SD “Cranial Nonmetric Variability and Ancestry Assessment in Modern Japanese and Thai Individuals,” Journal of Forensic Sciences

2018 Tallman SD, Go MC “Application of the Optimized Summed Scored Attributes Method to Sex Estimation in Asian Crania,” Journal of Forensic Sciences, early view: 10.1111/1556-4029.13644

2015 Tallman, SD and Winburn, AP “Forensic Applicability of Femur Subtrochanteric Shape to Ancestry Assessment in Thai and White American Males,” Journal of Forensic Sciences 60:1283-1289

 

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