Research Stories

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Student Research Shines at CCAS Showcase

Brooke Stallman, who works with CASHP's interdisciplinary Social Cognition Lab, joined students displaying their scholarly work at the 2024 CCAS Research Showcase.

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Dogs With Less Complex Facial Markings Found to Be More Expressive in their Communication with Humans

PhD candidate Courtney Sexton explores a dog's facial markings and how expressive they appear when communicating with humans.

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New Study Sheds Light on Early Human Hair Evolution

CASHP researchers examined the factors driving hair variation in a wild population of lemurs known as Indriidae. Learn about their published findings.

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Jurassic Bark: Do Dogs Hold Hints to Early Language?

PhD candidate Courtney Sexton is studying our four-legged friends to determine if puppy dog eyes and raised brows reflect a ‘ruff’ draft of human communication. 

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Anthropology Professor Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Chet Sherwood, a biological anthropologist investigating brain evolution in primates and other mammals, was recognized for his achievements in original research.

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Changing Landscapes, Changing Diets: How Fossilized Teeth Reveal Dietary Shifts

Using fossilized teeth uncovered in Ethiopia, a team led by CASHP postdoctoral researcher Enquye Negash traced how an...

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For Chimpanzees, Salt and Pepper Hair Not a Marker of Old Age

A new study from CASHP's Primate Genomics Laboratory finds there is significant variation in how...

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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...

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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...

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The Torso Connection

Research findings by Human Paleobiology doctoral student Eve Boyle challenge the widely accepted scientific theory connecting...