The Honorable Mention Prizes

There are many more excellent student poster and podium presentations than we have named awards. As the result a number of Honorable Mention Prizes are awarded each year.

Recent award winners


Claire Gold (University of Massachusetts, Amherst). Incremental dentine microsampling: Reconstructing weaning age in rural Medieval Italy

Yan Liu (University of Auckland). Beyond battle scars: An analysis of injury patterns in the eastern Eurasian Steppe


Christopher Goden (The Ohio State University). Accuracy and Observer Agreement in the Determination of Trauma Timing in Human Ribs

Megan Cole (The University of New Mexico). Individual differences in baseline cortisol and cortisol reactivity among wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) at Kanyawara


Dory Kenessey (University of Nevada, Reno). Identifying candidate SNPs shaping dental morphological trait expression.

Alexandra Kralick (University of Pennsylvania). Relative leg-to-arm strength proportions in Bornean and Sumatran orangutans.


Leslie Quade (Masaryk University, Czech Republic, and Durkham University, UK). Stressed to the tooth? A pilot study of cortisol in archaeological tooth structures.

Faye McGechie (University of Missouri). 3D Functional Anatomy of Nuchal Musculature in Primates.

L. Creighton Avery (McMaster University). Investigating Social Age Changes in the Roman Empire through Dietary Stable Isotopes.


Alyssa Bader (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Ancient oral microbiome of a fisher-hunter-gatherer community from the Pacific Northwest Coast

Amanda Ellwanger (University of Texas at San Antonio). Foraging in a landscape of fear: chacma baboons (Papio hamadryas ursinus) in the anthropogenic habitats of Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa

Jake Funkhouser (Washington University, St. Louis). Re-evaluating the analysis of dominance: Investigations of dominance in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and wild Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) from a context-dependent perspective

Kris Sabbi (University of New Mexico). Sex differences in adrenal hormone production throughout development among Kanyawara chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) at Kibale National Park, Uganda


Kelly Ostrofsky (The George Washington University). Capturing 3-D locomotor kinematics in wild mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)

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Natalie O’Shea (CUNY Graduate Center and the New York Consortium of Evolutionary Primatology, NYCEP). Differential preservation of population history in vervet skull anatomy

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Natalie Laudicina (Boston University). Re-examining birth constraints in non-human primates

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Addison Kemp (University of Texas, Austin). Effects of reduced binocular visual field on leaping performance in a small-bodied strepsirrhine (Cheirogaleus medius)

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Zane Swanson (CUNY Graduate Center and the New York Consortium of Evolutionary Primatology, NYCEP). The effect of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) I/D polymorphism on energy expenditure in modern humans

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Elizabeth Sawchuk (University of Toronto). Biological continuity over the transition to food production in Eastern Africa: human dental evidence from early pastoralists.

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Tesla Monson (University of California Berkeley). The relationship between dental eruption sequence, phylogeny and life history in the evolution of primate dentition.

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Dominique Bertrand (The University at Buffalo, SUNY). Testing a novel method for collecting salivary cortisol from wild macaques.

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Elizabeth Tinsley-Johnson (University of Michigan). Socializing by vocalizing: A test of the vocal grooming hypothesis.

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Erin Kane (The Ohio State University). Diana monkeys (Cercopithecus diana) experience fewer mechanical challenges during periods of low fruit availability.

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Sam Larson (University of Pennsylvania). An evolutionary perspective on the contribution of serotonergic genetics to health: lessons from rhesus macaques.

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Brittany Walter . Urbanization and Mortality Risk in Late Medieval London.

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Melanie Beasley . Seasonal variation in rainfall at Allia Bay, Kenya 3.97 Ma.

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Amanda Lee . Multivariate asymmetry in the femur as a basis for “pair-matching.”

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Lu Yao . Using ancient DNA from museum specimens for phylogenetic correction to interpret island dwarfing in Macaca fascicularis.

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