Graduate Assistants/Graduate Students

Karl Kohler

B.A. Anthropology, San Francisco State University

Academic Biography:

Q. Where is your study area located? Africa, Iberia, and the Middle East

Q. What is your focus of research? I am studying the skeletal markers of bipedalism in the sacrolumbar region of modern humans, and determining whether these markers can inform our knowledge of bipedalism in Pilo-Pleistocene hominids.

Q. Why did you choose NIU? It came highly recommended by several of my professors and colleagues, due to how well the subfields of anthropology mesh and form a comprehensive understanding of humanity.

Q. Who is your advisor? Dr. Gebo is my advisor. I chose him because our interests meshed well. It doesn't hurt that he's also a world-renowned expert in primate foot anatomy.

Research Projects:

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