Ph.D., Biological Anthropology, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2007
Bioarchaeology, paleopathology, skeletal biology, nutrition, trauma, interregional interaction, imperialism, frontiers
Regional focus: East Asia (China and Mongolia), Global history of health
Jacqueline Eng is a biological anthropologist with research interests in the health of ancient human populations as revealed by their skeletal and dental remains. Through this bioarchaeological perspective, she has conducted osteological research on hunter-gatherer populations in California, Viking Age and Conversion Age inhabitants of Iceland, post-medieval peasants from Transylvania, and numerous societies from China's northern frontier that date from the Neolithic to the Mongolian Dynasty. Her major regional focus is in health and disease found among these frontier nomads and settled farmers during major shifts in health and disease and socioeconomic landscape as the ancient Chinese empire and pastoral cultures developed and interacted with each other. As a member of the Global History of Health Project, she has also contributed to this NSF- and NIH-funded investigation of the history of human health over the past 10,000 years.