Scholar to discuss origin of human bipedalism
Brian Richmond, an associate professor of anthropology at George Washington University, will deliver a public talk on the “the origin and evolution of human bipedalism” on Monday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. in Humanities 150 on the University of Colorado campus.
Richmond is a biological anthropologist whose research involves paleontological fieldwork and analytical laboratory studies, both of which are critical to our understanding of human evolution.
His research involves functional anatomy and ape and human evolution, especially in the context of questions about the origin and evolution of hominin locomotion and hand functional anatomy.
Richmond’s current projects include paleontological fieldwork in Koobi Fora (or Kenya), using new approaches to reconstruct locomotor behavior from skeletal anatomy, and investigating the craniofacial biomechanics in hominins and other primates, Old World monkey species and finite element analysis work on skeletal architecture. His talk is part of the CU Department of Anthropology’s Colloquium Series.
Richmond also serves as associate editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Monday’s talk is free and open to the public.