Name: Damiano Marchi
Department/School: Institute for Human Evolution
Country of Origin: Italy
Supervisor(s): Dr Kristian Carlson
Funding Source: NRF
Research Field: Physical Anthropology/Palaeoanthropology
Research Topic: I am a functional morphologist interested in the relationships between form and function in the human and non-human primate locomotor system. I apply biomechanical approaches to the study of the living primate postcranial skeleton to better understand early hominin locomotion. These approaches may include cross-sectional analysis, joint analysis, analysis of trabecular morphology, experimental techniques such as kinematic motion analysis and integration of all these data with in-vivo physiological and observational data.
Start Date: 2011