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Lecturer of Anthropology and Assistant Director of the Turkana Basin Institute, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York)

The goal of my scientific career is to contribute to paleoanthropology by supplying new data and analyses in three areas of the science:

1) developing, standardizing, and utilizing better methodology for recording and analyzing fossil and modern human morphological variation and archaeological data;

2) engaging in rigorous fieldwork, using detailed and advanced methods to find more fossil specimens and archaeological sites, in order to fill in the main gaps in the hominid record;

3) with the information gained from areas 1 & 2, testing hypotheses about the evolution, ecology, and behavior of fossil hominids.


  • –present
    Research Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director Turkana Basin Institute Origins Field School, Stony Brook University