Our lab is interested in the evolution of the postcranial skeleton and its behavioral correlates in catarrhine primates, especially those from Africa, from the earliest Miocene through the Pleistocene.  Most of our work involves studying the functional morphology of modern primates and other mammals to explore what morphology can tell us about locomotor adaptation and evolutionary history.  We use a variety of methods, including contrast-enhanced CT imaging, landmark and nonlandmark-based morphometrics using 3D polygonal models of bones constructed from laser scan and CT data. 

© 2020  by Carol V Ward

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