• Jill S. Shapiro

    Lecturer in Discipline
    Ecol Evol Envrml Bio
    1011 Schermerhorn Ext, Dept E3B, Mail Code: 5557, United States
    +1 212 854 5819


    My research interests are synthetic in nature and includes several areas of biological anthropology including hominoid systematics and evolution, human evolution, human and non-human primate skeletal morphology, and biological and cultural concepts of race. Among my foci is the analysis of interpopulational cranial variation in the orangutan as compared with that present in the African apes. This exploration complements current genetic and behavioral analyses of inter- and intra-island differences as researchers try to understand the complex and often paradoxical patterning of orangutan variability. Such morphometric analyses are also vital to the study of Miocene hominoid evolution, particularly for the comparative analysis and taxonomic assignment of fossil specimens.


    B. O' Flaherty and J. Shapiro (2004). Apes, essences and races: What naturalists believed about human variation, 1700-1900. In D. Colander, R.E. Prasch and F.A. Sheth (eds.). Racism, Liberalism,and Economics, pp. 21-55. Michigan: University of Michigan Press.

    R.L. Holloway, M.S. Yuan, D.C. Broadfield, D. De Gusta, G. Richards, A. Silver, J.Shapiro and T.D. White (2002). The Missing Omo L338y-6 occipital -marginal sinus drainage pattern: Ground sectioning, CT scanning, and the original fossil fail to show it. The Anatomical Record (2002) 266:249-257.