“The Evolution of You” Biological Anthropology students host outreach

PhD candidate Alyssa Enny compares foot morphology
February 19, 2024

Four PhD students–Alyssa Enny, Spencer Irvine, Audrey Tjahjadi, and Hannah Keller–collaborated with Yale Pathways to introduce local high school students to anthropology. Students compared primate morphology, recovered bone casts from mock excavations, broke open bones with hammerstones, and examined bone fragments funder a microscope. These actvities encouraged the students to consider the different processes by which archaeological materials or fossils are preserved in the record, and how scientists reconstruct hominin behavior from these remains.