Ryan W. Higgins

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E-Mail: RHIGGIN9(at)jhmi.edu
Phone: 443-287-3901

1830 E. Monument St., Room 302
Baltimore, MD 21205 USA





  • Education:


  • M.A., Anthropology, George Washington University, 2008
    B.A., Psychology, Arizona State University, 2001

  • Research Focuses:
  • Functional Morphology
    Pleistocene hominin variation
    Modern human variation

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  • Curriculum Vitae:
  • Available upon REQUEST

  • Publications and Abstracts:
  • Higgins R.W. in press. Chapter 14. Long bone cross-sectional shape and robusticity in mountainous and flat terrain bovids: implications for Neandertal locomotor behavior. In: Carlson K., Marchi D., editors. Mobility: Interpreting Behavior from Skeletal Adaptations and Environmental Interactions. Manhattan: Springer. (Book Chapter).

    Ruff C.B., Higgins R., Carlson K.J. in press. Long bone cross-sectional geometry. In: Richmond B., Ward C., Zipfel B., editors. Hominin Postcranial Remains from Sterkfontein, South Africa. Oxford University Press. (Book Chapter).

    Ruff C.B., Higgins R. 2013. Femoral neck structure and function in early hominins. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.(Journal Article).(In eary view: AJPA)

    Higgins R.W., Ruff C.B. 2012. Mechanical loading of the femoral neck in early hominins. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147 (S54): 165. (Poster Presentation).

    Higgins R.W., Ruff, C.B. 2011. The effects of distal limb segment shortening on locomotor efficiency in sloped terrain: implications for Neandertal locomotor behavior. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 146(3): 336-345. Science Daily News Article

    Higgins R.W. 2011. Long bone cross-sectional shape and robusticity in mountainous and flat terrain bovids: implications for Neandertal locomotor behavior. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144(S52): 162 (Poster Presentation).

    Higgins R.W. 2011. Waist-to-hip ratio, as an attraction cue, better signals pelvic maturation in young females than ability to conceive. FASEB 25: 687.7. (view abstract from: FASEB) (Poster Presentation)

    Higgins R. 2010. Reassessing Neanderthal locomotor efficiency on a non-plain terrain. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 141(S50): 127-128 (Podium Presentation).

    Higgins R.W. 2008. Modern human limb proportions follow Allen's rule predictions and reflect long term climate adaptations rather than short term epigenetic influences. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135(S46): 117 (Poster Presentation).

    Higgins R.W. 2008. Limb proportion inheritance and ancestry determination from immigrant and fetal crural and brachial indices. Paper presented at: Capital Science 2008 March 30th; Washington, D.C. (Podium Presentation).

  • Faculty Advisor:
  • Dr. Christopher Ruff

               
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