Dr Sarah Ledogar

Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Sarah Ledogar



PhD (Anthropology, sp. Archaeology), University at Albany

MA (Anthropology, sp. Biological Anthropology), University at Albany

BA (Anthropology, Mathematics, Honours Program), Syracuse University

Research Interests

Human-animal interactions

Early complex societies

Southeastern Europe

Isotope Analysis & Carbon Dating

Mortuary Analysis

Osteological Analysis (human & fauna)

Research Supervision Experience


2018 Ledogar SH, Karsten JK, Madden GD, Sokohatskyi MP, Schmidt R, Feranec RS. New AMS dates for Verteba Cave and stable isotope evidence of human diet in the Holocene forest-steppe, Ukraine. Radiocarbon 1-18. doi: 10.1017/RDC.2018.52.

2018 Ledogar SH, Feranec RS, Zuhlke JM. Isotopic evidence for broad diet including anadromous fish during the mid-Holocene in northeastern North America. Journal of Archaeological Sciences: Reports 19:505-512. doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.03.029

2018 Neaux D, Sansalone G, Ledogar JA, Ledogar SH, Luk T, Wroe S. Basicranium and face: Assessing the impact of morphological integration on primate evolution. Journal of Human Evolution. doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.02.007

2018 Madden GD, Karsten JK, Ledogar SH, Sokohatskyi MP, Schmidt R. Violence at Verteba Cave, Ukraine: New insights into the Late Tripolye Period from Ukraine. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 28:44-53. doi: 10.1002/oa.2633.

2017 Ledogar SH, Karsten JK, Sokohatskyi M. Birds in burials: The role of avifauna in Eneolithic Tripolye mortuary rituals. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. doi: 10.1007/s12520-017-9567-5.

2017 Ledogar SH. Dietary stress and animal resource use at the Postclassic Maya city, Mayapán (Mexico). Environmental Archaeology. doi: 10.1080/14614103.2017.1312048.

2017 Ledogar SH. A zooarchaeological and geochemical analysis of the faunal remains from the Tripolye site Verteba Cave, Ukraine. PhD thesis, State University of New York at Albany.

2015 Karsten JK, Heins SE*, Madden GD, Sokohatskyi MP. Dental health and the transition to agriculture in prehistoric Ukraine. European Journal of Archaeology 18(4):562-579.

2015 Karsten, JK, Sokohatskyi MP, Heins SE*, Madden GD. Bioarkheologicheskiy analiz anthropologicheskogo materiala iz peshchery Verteba. Stratum Plus 2015(2):121-144.

2014 Karsten JK, Heins SE*, Madden GD, Sokohatskyi MP. The biological implications of the transition to agriculture in Ukraine: a study of enamel hypoplasias. Dental Anthropology 27:16-25.

*published under previous name


Association of Environmental Archaeology

International Council for Archaeozoology

Society for American Archaeologists

American Association of Physical Anthropologists

Consultancy Interests

Forensic Anthropology

Faunal Analysis

External Profiles

Further Information

Current Projects

Mobility and Stasis during the Late Bronze/Early Iron Age in the Southern Caucasus (with Peter Grave, Melanie Fillios, Lisa Kealhofer- Santa Clara U., & Claudia Sagona-U. of Melbourne)

The Australian Sheep Project (with Melanie Fillios)

International Trypillian Heritage Project at Verteba Cave (with Mykhailo Sokohatskyi- Borschiv Regional Museum, Jordan Karsten- U. of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Gwyn Madden- Grand Valley State U., & Ryan Schmidt-University College Dublin)