Systematics is at the core of my research, which spans several areas of biological anthropology, including human evolution, human and non-human skeletal biology, the history of the scientific race concept, and hominoid taxonomy. Although I continue my long standing interest in interpopulational variability among extant hominoids and the implications of this for understanding Miocene hominoid evolution, recent analyses have focused increasingly on biological conceptions of human variability and distinctiveness (relative to other apes) in Western science from the 16th-19th centuries.
Research Keywords: Biological anthropology, Human evolution, Human and non-human primate skeletal biology, Hominoid systematics, Biological and cultural concepts of race
EEEB W1010 Human Origins & Evolution (formerly The Human Species)
EEEB V4700 Race: The Tangled History of a Biological Concept
EEEB V3208 Explorations in Primate Anatomy
EEEB W3204 Dynamics of Human Evolution
EEEB V3030 The Biology, Systematics, and Evolutionary History of “The Apes”, also known as Apes, Apes, Apes
EEEB W3215 Forensic Osteology