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Research Stories

The summer 2019 Koobi Fora Field School class

NSF Grants Expand Koobi Fora's Reach

Grants totaling $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation will broaden the research and learning experiences for CCAS students participating in the Kenyan field school.
David Patterson holds a hippopotamus tooth at East Turkana. This tooth was later sampled for its isotopic signature and included

Changes in Human Diet Shed Light on Human Evolution

A study led by David Patterson, PhD ‘16, finds a dietary shift about 1.65 million years ago when the genus Homo incorporated vegetation into their meals, demonstrating a divergence from earlier human ancestors.
Eve Boyle at the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology lab in SEH.

The Torso Connection

Research findings by Human Paleobiology doctoral student Eve Boyle challenge the widely accepted scientific theory connecting a primate’s torso size to diet.