Alexis Uluutku

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Alexis Uluutku


Program: Human Paleobiology Ph.D (Skeletal biology and paleoecology of Paranthropus boisei)

Year of Entry: Fall 2019

Advisor: Bernard Wood

Anatomy, Osteology, Morphological Systematics, Paleoecology

Alexis Uluutku is interested in competition between early Homo and Paranthropus in eastern Africa during the Pleistocene. Specifically, she uses 3D geometric morphometric shape-change analysis on dental specimens through time to test the effect of interspecific competition on hominin taxic diversity.

B.S. Evolutionary Biology, 2019, University of Iowa

B.S. Biological Anthropology, 2019, University of Iowa