CASHP Research Stories

Two lemurs, sporting the classic black and white pigmentation pattern

New Study Sheds Light on Early Human Hair Evolution

Researchers from the Department of Anthropology Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP) examined the factors driving hair variation in a wild population of lemurs known as Indriidae. Their findings were published in the American Journal of Biological Anthropology.

Courtney Sexton smiling with her large black and white hound on her lap

Jurassic Bark: Do Dogs Hold Hints to Early Language?

Courtney Sexton, a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP), is studying our four-legged friends to determine if puppy dog eyes and raised brows reflect a ‘ruff’ draft of human communication.