Profiles in "Paleoanthropology" Expertise Area

  • Reed's research uses community ecology of primates and mammals to understand biogeography, community structure, and the habitats of fossil hominins.
  • Barton is a complex systems scientist who combines anthropology, archaeology, earth science, and information technologies to study long-term dynamics and interactions of people and landscapes in the Anthropocene.
  • Schwartz is interested in the evolutionary history of primate and human growth, development, and life history as evidenced in fossilized tissues, in particular developing teeth.
  • Marean’s research interests focus on the origins of modern humans, the prehistory of Africa, the study of animal bones from archaeological sites and climates and environments of the past.
  • Clark is known nationally for his contributions to quantified archaeological research designs and internationally for his work on hunter-gatherer adaptations, epistemology and human origins.
  • Johanson is the Founding Director of the Institute of Human Origins. He has written, among other books, the widely read "Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind" (with Maitland Edey), 1991.
  • Regents Professor and bioarchaeology pioneer Buikstra melds disciplines like paleopathology and forensic anthropology to investigate disease evolution and other aspects of the human condition.
  • Campisano researches the environmental context of hominid evolution and is especially interested in characterizing ancient landscapes and their change across space and time.
  • Amanda Slotter is a PhD candidate in the Evolutionary Anthropology approach in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change studying early hominin evolution.