Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
I am a physical anthropologist with research interests in primate origins and the subsequent evolution of major primate clades, theory and method in systematic biology, and primate adaptation – particularly as it is manifested in the skeleton.
- ANTH 140: Human Origins
- ANTH 240: Introductory Bioanthropology
- ANTH 342: Race and Human Variation
- ANTH 442: Primate Biology and Evolution
- ANTH 443: Primate Behavior and Ecology
- ANTH 447/547: Essentials of Forensic Anthropology
- ANTH 640: Proseminar in Biological Anthropology
Select Papers and Publications
2009 Gaytán, E. and Tornow, MA. A case of bilateral auditory exostosis from the Pacific coast of central-south Chile. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (Supplement) 48:168.
2008 Tornow, MA. Systematic analysis of the Eocene primate family Omomyidae using gnathic and postcranial data. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 49:43-129.
2006 Tornow, MA, Ford, SM, Garber, PA, and de sa Sauerbrunn, E. The dentition of moustached tamarins (Saguinus mystax mystax) from Padre Isla, Peru. Part 1: Quantitative variation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 130:352-363.
2006 Tornow, MA. Polymorphism, character fixation, and soft homoplasy: Interpretations of intraspecific variability in omomyoid phylogeny. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (Supplement) 42:178.
2004 Tornow, MA. Variation in omomyid ankles and its implications for phylogeny reconstruction. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (Supplement) 38:196.
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