Brief Biographic Sketch

college life

NOVA/National Geographic documentary on new South African fossil materials, Dawn of Humanity.

Homo naledi hand image

 

  

 

3D print developed at MJC of Homo naledi hand.

Homo naledi adult foot 1

3D print developed at MJC of Homo naledi foot.

Recent presentations:

American Society of Primatology, San Antonio, TX, Aug. 9, 2018. The Value of Long Term Data Collection and Life History Tracking and Preservation: The Unique CPRC, University of Puerto Rico Monkey Skeletal Collection.  With J. Turnquist and T. Kensler.

American Society of Primatology, San Antonio, TX, Aug. 9, 2018. Cayo Santiago: Comparison of Vascular Plants, Vegetation Zones and Plant Food Resources before and after Hurricane Maria.  With B. Marriott, L. Trudel and B. Giura.

American Association of Physical Anthropology,  Austin, TX, April 14, 2018. Late juvenile Homo naledi partially articulated lower limb from Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. With M. Elliott.

American Association of Physical Anthropology, Austin, TX, April 13, 2018. Reconstructing australopith bodies.  With A. Zihlman and C. Underwood.

California Community College Anthropology Teachers' Conference, Paso Robles, CA, Jan. 13, 2018.  Critical recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria at the Caribbean Primate Research Center and Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico.

Anthropology ExpoŸ•Biological Anthropology• Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA, Nov. 3, 2017 at 7:30pm keynote address titled New Insights Into Human Evolution:  Homo naledi and the Rising Star Cave, South Africa.

American Association for the Advancement of Science Pacific Division, Waimea, HI, June 22, 2017. Innovative Science Teaching:  3D Hominin Fossil Prints.  Collaboration with J. Hagen.

American Association of Physical Anthropology, New Orleans, LA, April 21, 2017.  Muscle proportions and body composition in an infant gorilla.  With C. Underwood and A. Zihlman.

Science Colloquium, MJC, Modesto, CA, March 22, 2017 at 3:15pm.  What's New From the Rising Star Cave, South Africa.

Great Valley Museum 3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser, Modesto, CA, March 18, 2017 at 6pm.  African Savanna: Ecology, Animals and Ancestors.

Fromm Institute, University of San Francisco, Feb. 22, 2017 at 10:00am.  There's Always Something New From Africa.

California Community College Anthropology Teachers' Conference, Paso Robles, CA, Jan. 13, 2017 at 7pm keynote address.  Homo naledi: General Features and Evolutionary Implications.

American Association of Physical Anthropology, Atlanta, GA, April 16, 2016 at 11:15am.  Assessment of life stages of the individuals at Rising Star.  

Columbia College, Columbia, CA, March 17, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Dogwood Building.  Homo naledi: A New Hominid Species from South Africa.

American Association of University Women, Sonora, CA, Feb. 18, 2016 at 2:30-4:00pm.  New Insights into Human Evolution from the Rising Star Cave.

Fromm Institute, University of San Francisco, Feb. 17, 2016 at 10:00am.  New Insights into Human Evolution from the Rising Star Cave.

Dinner with a Scientist for Tuolumne County Schools, Columbia College Pavilion, Dec. 18, 2015, at 4:00pm.  Doing Science and Studying Fossils in South Africa, Keynote Talk.

Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS), October 23, 2015, 7:30pm.  New Insights into Human Evolution from the Rising Star Cave in South Africa on Homo naledi.  Modesto Bee article on lecture.

Spanish Society for Physical Anthropology (SEAF), Madrid, Spain, June 24, 2105, 9:15am. Growing Up Ape.

Fromm Institute, University of San Francisco, Feb. 18, 2015 at 10:00am. New Human Fossil Finds in Africa.

Science Colloquium-Darwin Day Talk, MJC, Feb. 11, 2015 at 3:00pm.  My Anthropology Researches in South Africa.

Science Colloquium, MJC, Oct. 23, 2013 at 3:00pm.  Using Forensics on Fossils to Understand Human Evolution.