What Does the Fox Say? Insights on Human Craniofacial Evolution from Domesticated Canids
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Scott Maddux, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri
- PhD in Anthropology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
- MA in Anthropology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
- BA in Anthropology (Cum Laude), Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
My research focuses on human evolution during the Middle and Late Pleistocene. I am particularly interested in the distinctive craniofacial morphologies of Neandertals and anatomically modern H. sapiens, and the developmental, adaptive, and stochastic processes which produced them. Related to these issues, I have specific interests in the relationship between size and shape of the human face, patterns of human craniofacial integration, and ecogeographical variation in human cranial morphology. To explore these topics, I employ multiple techniques and approaches, including linear and geometric morphometric analyses of human skeletal remains, and experimental modeling in non-human species.
- Neandertal facial morphology and evolution
- Ecogeographical variation in human nasal morphology
- Maxillary sinus morphology and function
- Facial sutures in craniofacial growth and development
- Behavior-morphology linkage during canid domestication and human evolution
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