Jeremy DeSilva: All Walks of Life: Bipedal Diversity in Early Human Ancestors

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Dartmouth College
Sunday, February 19, 2017: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)
Dr. Jeremy DeSilva is a paleoanthropologist specializing in the locomotion of the first apes (hominoids) and early human ancestors (hominins). His particular anatomical expertise – the human foot and ankle – has contributed to understanding the origins and evolution of upright walking in the human lineage. He has studied wild chimpanzees in Western Uganda and early human fossils in museums throughout Eastern and South Africa. DeSilva received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in biological anthropology from University of Michigan. He previously worked as an educator at the Boston Museum of Science and as a high school biology teacher. He advised the Boston Museum of Science on its Hall of Human Origins, which opened in 2014.
Jeremy DeSilva, Dartmouth College
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