A semester in the Disotell Lab
Dr. Todd Disotell (Professor, NYU) has famously searched for the DNA of many things: Bigfoot, Neanderthals, enigmatic primates, and modern humans. As an accomplished molecular anthropologist he typically succeeds in his quest… with the exception of Bigfoot. After spending a semester doing a NYCEP internship in his lab we all gained a newfound . . .
Dr. Susan Larson shares her research on primate scapular morphology with the NYCEP, Hunter College community
For any novice to physical anthropology the expanse of bones, their features, muscles, species, and functions can be overwhelming. Once the basics are down pat, graduate students then struggle to understand the complexities of individual joints, integrated units, and the interaction of each morphological unit within any given taxon. As a . . .
Students and faculty streamed back into the small conference room laughing and chatting warmed up by coffee and pastries. While there were just one hundred of us at Rutgers that weekend, it wasn’t for lack of interest (in fact, demand exceeded the capacity of the room!). The aim was to create a relaxed atmosphere at a small meeting. . . .