2019 Student Prize winners

The AAPA congratulates the 2019 Student Presentation Award winners (88th Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, March 27-30, 2019)

For excellent poster and podium presentations that are judged to best implement either traditional or state-of-the-art anatomical methodologies in innovative anthropological research


    • Ingrid Lundeen (poster) (The University of Texas at Austin) - Olfactory system anatomy in Homunculus and the ecological importance of olfactory cues among stem platyrrhines


For an excellent poster or podium presentation – unrestricted topic

  • The Juan Comas Prize
    • Rachel Bell (University of Massachusetts Amherst) - Comparing Evolutionary Models of Primate Hair Color Variation
  • The Earnest A. Hooton Prize (poster presentation only)
    • Marianne Brasil (University of California, Berkeley) - Morphological integration and modularity in the humerus of modern humans
  • The Ales Hrdlicka Prize
    • Julia Alyssa White (University of Oxford) - From flesh to mesh: Bodies as maps in 3D GIS
  • The Sherwood Washburn Prize
    • William Aguado (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) - Effective seed dispersal of an economically important plant resource by western chimpanzees at Fongoli, Senegal


For an excellent poster or podium presentation on bones or teeth

  • The Mildred Trotter Prize
    • Katherine Bishop (University of Alberta) - Isotopic perspectives on the shep-herd relationship at two Hellenistic (ca. 323-31 BCE) settlements in Thessaly, Greece


For an excellent poster or podium presentation on primatology

  • The Patricia Whitten Prize
    • Matthew Zipple (Duke University) - Intergenerational Fitness Effects of Early Life Adversity in Baboons


For an excellent poster or podium presentation on human or primate evolution


  • The Journal of Human Evolution Prize
    • Emma Finestone (CUNY Graduate Center) - ED-XRF study of Oldowan artifacts documents raw material selection and transport through time on the Homa Peninsula, Kenya

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.

  • The Honorable Mention Prizes
    • 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


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