THE COMPLEX EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF BIPEDALISM: WHAT NEW FOSSILS FROM SOUTH AFRICA ARE REVEALING Lecture by Jeremy DeSilva

  • Cheray 101, St. Michael’s College One Winooski Park Colchester, VT 05439 United States

Dr. DeSilva discusses Homo naledi and Australopithecus sediba, two recently discovered hominin species and his work to reconstruct how they moved about on the landscape.

Jeremy DeSilva is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. He is a paleoanthropologist, specializing in the locomotion of the first apes (hominoids) and early human ancestors (hominins). His particular anatomical expertise-- the human foot and ankle-- has contributed to our understanding of the origins and evolution of upright walking in the human lineage.  He has studied wild chimpanzees in Western Uganda and early human fossils in Museums throughout Eastern and South Africa.