Ph.D.,The George Washington University, 2011
B.A. University of Washington, 2005
University of Queensland
School of Social Science – Archaeology Program
My research is concerned with the relationships between human behavior and evolution, large mammal communities, and environmental change during the late Quaternary. I explore these relationships to address questions relevant to (1) the emergence of modern humans in Africa, (2) the causes and consequences of prehistoric extinctions, and (3) Quaternary climate dynamics.
Within ETE, I currently direct a field program studying Late Pleistocene paleontological, geological, and archaeological archives in Kenya.
CT scan of the extinct Pleistocene antelope Rusingoryx atopocranion known from Kenya, highlighting (in yellow) its tortuous nasal tract use for vocalization
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