Alex Claxton

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Alex Claxton

Alex’s current research deals with primate locomotor adaptations; specifically, his master’s thesis examined the relationship between manual proximal phalangeal curvature, body mass, and specific locomotor activities in anthropoid primates. However, he is broadly interested in all aspects of paleoanthropology and vertebrate paleontology including the emergence and dispersal of genus *Homo, *Middle Pleistocene hominin variation and the Miocene hominoid radiation. He received a B.A. from St. John?s College in Annapolis MD, and an M.S. in Human Biology from the University of Indianapolis. Alex also attended field school at Dmanisi in the Republic of Georgia, which has yielded the earliest hominin fossils outside of Africa.

Awards

  • Dean’s Award