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Keely Carlson, M.A.

Keely Carlson, M.A.
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Temporary Lecturer of Anthropology

Keely Carlson, M.A.


Temporary Lecturer of Anthropology

B.A., Biology, Texas A&M University, 2007
M.A., Anthropology, Texas A&M University, 2011

Major Area of Research
Paleoanthropology, stable isotope ecology and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction

Current Courses
  • ANT 1305 Introduction to Anthropology

I am a PhD student studying biological anthropology at Texas A&M University. I am interested in the origins of the genus Homo with a central focus upon hominin craniofacial variation. My doctoral research involves the application of both tradition linear morphometrics and 3D geometric morphometric techniques for the analysis of cranial shape variation among the Australopithecus and Homo genera for the purpose of better understanding the role of Au. sediba in human evolutionary history. I have additionally participated in the excavation and analysis of the Matjhabeng (Pliocene) and Mimosa (Middle Stone Age) fossil localities located in the Free State province of South Africa. My other research interests include stable isotope ecology and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction.

Selected Publications