Dr. Ashley S. Hammond
Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology
Department of Anthropology
The George Washington University
Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd Street NW, Suite 6000
Washington, DC 20052
I am a paleoanthropologist and functional morphologist studying the evolution of apes and humans.
I am particularly interested in reconstructing the evolution of locomotion in fossil apes and humans. Mosaic fossil anatomy and the fragmentary nature of the fossil record make locomotor reconstructions challenging. My work attempts to deal with these issues in locomotor reconstruction by applying innovative modeling techniques. I also implement digital imaging, morphometrics, live animal data collection, dissection work, phylogenetic comparative methods, and paleontological field work. Students interested in any of these topics are encouraged to contact me regarding research opportunities.
I am currently funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the Leakey Foundation.