The range of fossils from the Dinaledi and Lesedi Chambers in the Cradle of Humankind presents an exciting opportunity to better understand how Homo naledi grew up and moved around. Here we discuss current research into this extinct hominin's patterns of development and locomotion, emphasizing surprising results from analyses of morphological integration and modularity in the postcranial skeleton. We will also pose standing questions our teams are addressing, illustrating the process of science in the context of paleoanthropology.
Presenters: Zach Throckmorton, Assistant Professor of Anatomy at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine; Chris Walker, Assistant Professor of Anatomy at North Carolina State's Veterinary School.
When: Monday 21 May 2018 13h00
Where: Teaching Studio, UCT's Beattie Bldg, 3rd Floor, Upper Campus
Hosted by the Human Evolution Research Institute, University of Cape Town (click here to view our facebook page)