Josephine Yucha, M.S.

Osteologist / Principal Investigator / Project Supervisor

Mrs. Yucha has experience in various capacities of archaeology including surface and subsurface inventory surveys, assessments, monitoring, and burial treatment fieldwork; documentation of stratigraphy, features, and sites; osteological analysis of human and faunal remains; laboratory analysis of artifacts and sediment samples; and the preparation of project plans and various archaeological reports. She joins the O‘ahu office after a three-year forensic anthropology research fellowship with the former Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command – Central Identification Laboratory. She has completed three years as a Ph.D. student in Physical Anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, and holds an M.S. in Forensic and Biological Anthropology from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is an Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences since 2008.