Presentation Title

Using modern Gorilla gorilla to understand Paranthropus Boisei

Presentation Type

Presentation

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Carolyn Dillian, Anthropology & Geography

Major

Anthropology and Geography

Presentation Abstract

Can we use modern Gorilla gorilla as a model to understand the extinct hominin species Paranthropus boisei? This project uses paleoanthropology and landscape reconstruction to try to develop common ground between these species, specifically to understand their living environments and diet. Measurements of the skulls of both species also may show morphological similarities between the species. If there are similarities, G. gorilla may be a good model for understanding this extinct hominin.

Location

Room 3

Start Date

22-4-2021 12:20 PM

End Date

22-4-2021 12:40 PM

Disciplines

Anthropology

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Using modern Gorilla gorilla to understand Paranthropus Boisei

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Can we use modern Gorilla gorilla as a model to understand the extinct hominin species Paranthropus boisei? This project uses paleoanthropology and landscape reconstruction to try to develop common ground between these species, specifically to understand their living environments and diet. Measurements of the skulls of both species also may show morphological similarities between the species. If there are similarities, G. gorilla may be a good model for understanding this extinct hominin.

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