Janet Monge

Adjunct Professor

340 University Museum



Curator-in-Charge of the Physical Anthropology Section in the Penn Museum and Adjunct Professor in Anthropology.  The Museum collection is extensive and includes both historic and archaeological skeletal collections with all skeletons have been 3D digitized using computed tomography.  Her research interests include human evolution, human skeletal biology, bioarchaeology, and lifehistory/paleodemography.  In addition, she offers research experiences in applied anthropology within forensic science and museum studies (emphasizing NAGPRA) and teaches classes in all of these topical areas.  She is Director of the Museum’s Fossil Casting Program that produces over 3000 bones representing all phases of human and primate evolution - fossil casts and human skeletal materials form the core of all of her classes and are integrated into all aspects of graduate student education.

Paleoanthropology; Europe; comparative vertebrate and human osteology; dental histology; skeletal biology.


Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1991

Courses Taught

ANTH105 Human Adaptation
ANTH210 Death: Anthropological Perspectives
ANTH230/633 Forensic Anthropology
ANTH267/567 Living World in Archaeological Science
ANTH404 Introduction to the Human Skeleton
ANTH407 Human Evolution


Anthropology Adjunct Faculty; Keeper of Collections, Physical Anthropology Section, University Museum.



Faculty Status