1001 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
My research seeks to understand the relationship between paleoecology, paleoenvironments and hominin evolution. My research combines a broad range of paleoanthropological methods including zooarchaeology, vertebrate taphonomy, paleontology, geology, and the use of ecologically driven actualistic studies of predator-prey interactions from archaeological perspectives. Over the last fifteen years my research has focused on the role of crocodylian predation on hominin evolution at Olduvai Gorge site, which is perhaps the most famous of all archaeological sites in the world informing on human evolution. Currently, I am co-directing a scientific drilling research program that investigates the continental core records of Olduvai Gorge to understand the paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental contexts of hominin evolution at high-resolution.