Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Warren Towers at 700 Commonwealth Ave.
About Dr. DeSilva
Jeremy is a functional morphologist, interested in reconstructing the locomotor habits of the earliest apes and early human ancestors (hominins). His particular anatomical expertise–the evolution of the human foot and ankle–has contributed to the on-going debate of Australopithecine locomotion. See an article and video from Bostonia on Dr. DeSilva’s research.
He has also developed a method for inferring the size of the brain at birth in extinct humans and other primates, thus allowing more reliable inferences concerning labor and its constraints on the anatomy and evolution of the pelvis.