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Monya Anderson

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PhD, University of Oregon, 2019
Biological Anthropology


Paleoprimatology, Functional Morphology, Paleoecology, Comparative Anatomy, Plio-Pleistocene Cercopithecidae, Primate Evolution

Current Research Projects:

Niche Separation and Functional in the Large-Bodied Fossil Colobines (Ethiopia and Kenya), Principal Investigator (2015-present)

Funding: NSF DDIG (Proposal No. 1650923)

Woranso-Mille and Middle Awash Fossil Cercopithecidae, Principal Investigator: Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Collaborator: Dr. Stephen Frost


Research Assistant for Reassessment of South African Cercopithecid Biostratigraphy,

Principal Investigators: Dr. Stephen Frost and Dr. Chris Gilbert

Colloborators: Dr. Eric Delson and Kelsey Pugh

Funding: Wenner-Gren Foundation, NYCEP, PSC-CUNY faculty research award program


Courses Taught:

ANTH 201 – Introduction to Anthropology

ANTH 225 – Introduction to Biological Anthropology

ANTH 226 – Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory

Selected and Recent Publications:

Prep     Anderson M. Functional Morphology and Taxonomic Status of the Large-Bodied Colobine Fossil L895-1 from Upper Member G, Shungura Formation, Ethiopia. (in prep)


2019    Anderson M. An assessment of the postcranial skeleton of the Paracolobus mutiwa (Primates: Colobinae) specimen KNM-WT 16827 from Lomekwi, West Turkana, Kenya. J Hum Evol (In Revision).


2018    Gilbert CC, Pugh K, Anderson M, Frost SR, Delson E. Evolution of the modern baboon (Papio hamadryas): A reassessment of the African Plio-Pleistocene record. J Hum Evol 122: 38-69.


2017    Anderson M, Frost SR, Guthrie E. Niche Separation of Large-Bodied Cercopithecidae at Koobi Fora, Upper Burgi Member. Am J Phys Anthropol. 162: 100-101.

2014    Anderson M, Frost SR, Gilbert CC, and Delson E. A reassessment of dental variation in the genus Cercopithecoides and its implications for species diversity. Am J Phys Anthropol. 153:67.


2017    Reda H, Frost SR, Simons E, Anderson M, Haile-Selassie Y. Preliminary Study of the Cercopithecidae from Leado Didoa locality, Woranso-Mille (central Afar), Ethiopia. Am J Phys Anthropol 162(S64): 328-329.