Dr. Scott A Williams
I am an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at NYU and I study human evolution through the fossil record. Specifically, I am interested in the evolution of the post-cranium, the body below the skull, and its adaptation to moving around the environment. In human evolution, this largely concerns the evolution of bipedal locomotion and its evolutionary background. I received my PhD from the University of Illinois and I have worked analyses on the famous fossil "Lucy" and on discoveries and analyses of two new species, Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi.