University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Anthropology

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Laura Lynn Shackelford Ph.D.

Anthropology

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Research Interests

Postcranial anatomy, biomechanics

Southeast Asia

North Africa

Early modern human morphological variation

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, 2005
  • M.A., Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, 2001
  • B.S., Biological Anthropology & Anatomy, Duke University, 1998

Grants

  • 2015 Illinois Learning Sciences Design Initiative Seed Funding Program
  • 2007 L.S.B. Leakey Foundation
  • 2007 UIUC Research Board
  • 2009 UIUC Research Board
  • 2011 Hewlett Foundation International Research Grant
  • 2012 Arnold O. Beckman Research Award, UIUC Research Board
  • 2003 Lambda Alpha Research Grant
  • 2003-04 National Science Foundation BCS-0314002: Doctoral Dissertation Grant
  • 2003 AMNH Collection Study Grant
  • 2002 Sigma Xi Research Grant

External Links

First Peoples: Asia

Tam Pa Ling modern human mandible

Tam Pa Ling modern human skull

Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies

LGBT Ally

Anatomy, UIUC College of Medicine

UIUC College of Medicine

Publications

Books

  • Bacon, A-M, F Demeter, T Sayavongkhamdy, P Duringer, E Patole-Edoumba, A-S Coupey, L Shackelford, K Westaway, J-L Ponche, P-O Antoine, and P Sichanthongtip. Les sites de Tam Hang, Nam Lot et Tam Pa Ling au nord du Laos. Des gisements a vertebres du Pleistocene aux origins des Hommes modernes. Paris: CNRS Editions, 2012.
  • Shackelford, Laura L. Regional Variation in the Postcranial Robusticity of Late Upper Paleolithic Humans. St. Louis: Washington University, 2005.

Book Contributions

  • Shackelford, Laura L. "Variation in mobility and anatomical strategies in the Late Pleistocene." Mobility: Towards a definition for application in human evolution. Springer, 2014.
  • Shackelford, Laura L. "Bone strength and subsistence activities at Point Hope." The Foragers of Point Hope: the biology and archaeology of humans on the edge of the Alaskan arctic. Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • Stock, J T., M C. O'Neill, C B. Ruff, M Zabecki, L L. Shackelford, and J Rose. "Body size, skeletal biomechanics, mobility and habitual activity from the Late Palaeolithic to the Mid-Dynastic Nile Valley." Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture. Ed. R Pinhasi and J T. Stock. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 347-370.
  • Shackelford, Laura. "Descriptive and comparative study of the lower limb." Spy Cave: State of 125 years of pluridisciplinary research on the Betche-aux-Rotches from Spy. Ed. H Rougier and P Semal. Brussels: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and NESPOS, 2011.
  • Trinkaus, Erik, Fred Smith, Trent C. Stockton, and Laura L. Shackelford. "The human postcranial remains from Mladec." The Human Remains from Mladec. Ed. M Teschler-Nicola. Vienna: Springer Verlag, 2005.

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