Madeleine Yeakle

Mentor: Dr. John Krigbaum
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
"I got involved with research because I wanted to be involved in the creation of new knowledge. The world of research is exciting because it is constantly changing and evolving and feeding off of itself, and I wanted to be a part of that. I got interested in working with human burials after taking Human Osteology and Biological Anthropology classes last year."





Research Interests

  • Bioarchaeology
  • Paleopathology
  • Human health in history

Academic Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Presidential Honor Roll
  • CHM1025 Peer Mentor/Teaching Assistant


  • President, Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society
  • Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity


  • Florida Museum of Natural History, Vertebrate Paleontology
  • C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory

Hobbies and Interests

  • Going to museums
  • Playing with my dog
  • Painting
  • German

Research Description

Osteological Analysis of the Weeden Island burial component at Bayshore Homes, St. Peterburg, Florida
My research project will focus on the human burial component at the Bayshore Homes site, within the larger NSF research project being conducted by Drs. Krigbaum and Wallis at the Florida Museum of Natural History. The overall project’s goal is to try to connect the distinctive ceramics included in the burial mounds with the development of social complexity in the southeastern US. My analysis will contribute information about the age, sex, height, and health status of the population interred at Bayshore Homes, based on their skeletal remains.