Paul O'Higgins

Morphometric and functional approaches to understanding craniofacial variation in modern and archaic Homo

1:00pm - 2:00pm / Thursday 4th March 2021
Type: Webinar / Category: Department / Series: Evolutionary Archaeology Seminar Series
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The focus of this presentation is on differences in craniofacial form and function among modern and archaic Homo. How do the crania of modern humans, Neanderthals and Homo heidelbergensis differ, how do these differences arise during ontogeny and what, if any functional differences underlie the morphological ones? In this context, this presentation will review and present some recent studies that utilise and apply morphometric and virtual functional approaches to the comparative study of craniofacial growth and development.

Speaker: Professor Paul O’Higgins
Affiliation: University of York

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