"New Hominin Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind South Africa"
Date: April 22nd, Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00pm DU 148
"Bipedal Adaptations in EArly hominins: insights from the evolutionary development of the vertebral column"
Date: April 23rd, Thursday 10:00 - 11:00am CO B55
Sponsoring Faculty Member(s): Dr. Dan Gebo, Dr. Mitch Irwin, Dr. Leila Porter
Dr. Scott Williams is emerging as a top scholar investigating evolutionary morphology of body postures across living and fossil primates. His current work in South Africa on exciting new early human fossils, the australopithecines, will make headlines across papers world-wide when this information is released. He earned his PhD in 2011 from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and is currently an assistant professor at New York University, Department of Anthropology