Development and functional anatomy of Homo naledi's postcranial skeleton.

Assistant Professor Zachary Throckmorton from NC State's Veterinary School and Assistant Professor Christopher Walker, from Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine will present a Department of Archaeology seminar entitled, "Development and functional anatomy of Homo naledi's postcranial skeleton".

Abstract: The range of fossils from the Dinaledi and Lesedi Chambers in the Cradle of Humankind presents an exciting opportunity to better understand how Homo naledi grew up and moved around.  Here we discuss current research into this extinct hominin's patterns of development and locomotion, emphasizing surprising results from analyses of morphological integration and modularity in the postcranial skeleton.  We will also pose standing questions our teams are addressing, illustrating the process of science in the context of paleoanthropology.

Bio: Christopher Walker is Assistant Professor of Anatomy at NC State's Veterinary School, and Zachary Throckmorton is Assistant Professor of Anatomy at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 13:00

Teaching Studio, Room 3.10, Department of Archaeology, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, UCT