Biological Anthropology Research Seminar


Biological Anthropology Research Seminar

Biological Anthropology Research Seminar

No events in this series are currently scheduled. Details of future events will be posted as they become available.

Past events

The human-ape interface in an unprotected Cameroonian forest

22 Oct 2020

Abstract The Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) and the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) are two relatively unknown ape taxa...

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The impact of tourism on gibbons: developing best practice guidelines from case studies in Cambodia and China

15 Oct 2020

Abstract  Nature-based tourism can be a useful conservation tool in regions of high biodiversity value if based on scientific research.  Despite the existence...

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Identification of fallen US soldiers from the Korean War using chest radiographs

9 Oct 2020

Abstract The USA Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s mission is the fullest possible accounting for missing service members to their families and the nation....

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The earliest sea voyages to Australia

24 Sep 2020

Abstract Modern day Indonesia and Timor-Leste have never been connected to the mainland, necessitating multiple sea crossings of our species from mainland...

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The consequences of male-biased sex ratios

3 Sep 2020

Abstract Pauline’s research deals with how culture and institutions shape institutions and economic behaviour. Her recent projects focus on the origins and...

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Bones, stones, and the prehistory of the Arabian Peninsula

20 Aug 2020

Summary The Arabian Peninsula, situated between Africa and Eurasia, is an important yet understudied region for understanding hominin evolution across the...

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Quantifying the shape of growth

6 Aug 2020

Abstract The process of ontogeny plays a fundamental role in the emergence, magnitude and patterning of adult sexual dimorphism. Untangling the complex...

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Applying the polio model to New Zealand: the contingent role of socioeconomic status in infectious disease mortality

21 May 2020

Summary: Non-Māori (settler) New Zealand in the late 19th and early 20th centuries had reputation as ‘working man’s paradise’ with extensive social mixing,...

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The emergence of inequality in the transition from forager to sedentary lives

5 Mar 2020

Almost all living humans live in social world that are profoundly unequal in wealth and influence. By the standard of deep human history, that is a recent...

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The cost of fertility: maternal mortality and morbidity during ancient demographic transitions

17 Oct 2019

Bioarchaeological accounts of the relationship between fertility, maternal and infant mortality have been limited by the inability to measure the prevalence of...

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