Human Evolutionary Anatomy
(Director, Brian Richmond). Research interests include: (i) Field paleontology: to recover new, primary evidence of human evolution from the human fossil record; (ii) Reconstructing behavior: developing new statistical methods; and (iii) Reconstructing behavior: investigating the relationship between joint function and bone internal structure, and skull biomechanics and diet.
Major equipment: Peak Motus Motion Analysis System; Finite Element Analysis biomechanical modeling system; Microscribe and NextEngine Laser Scanner for capture and analysis of 3D structure; Trabecular bone analysis system.
Sample publication: Green, D., A. Gordon, and B.G. Richmond. Limb-size proportions in Australopithecus afarensis and Australopithecus africanus. Journal of Human Evolution 52: 187-200.