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Sabrina Curran

Sabrina Curran

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Sociology & Anthropology
Bentley Annex 124
currans@ohio.edu
740-597-1532

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Education

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2009

Research & Specialization

  • Biological Anthropology
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Paleoecology
  • Ecomorphology
  • Shape Analysis
  • Artiodactyla
  • Eastern Europe (Romania)
  • Eastern Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia)

Selected Publications

Eurasian Paleocommunity Analysis: Habitat Reconstructions of Early Pleistocene Sites. Proposed poster (Co-author, Samantha Gogol) at Latest Methods in Reconstructing Cenozoic Terrestrial Environments and Ecological Communities workshop (10-12 September; Cleveland, OH)

Quantifying Shape: Three-dimensional Morphometric Methods in Paleoecology. Invited speaker to Latest Methods in Reconstructing Cenozoic Terrestrial Environments and Ecological Communities workshop (10-12 September; Cleveland, OH)

Curran, S. 2015. Examining Eucladoceros Ecomorphology using Geometric Morphometrics. Anatomical Record 298: 291-313.

Sabrina Curran, "Taphonomic Histories of Hominin-bearing Middle Pliocene Localities at Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia" (co-author: Yohannes Haile-Selassie) at the annual meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in St. Louis, MO, March 2015.

Toward defining “mosaic” in paleoanthropological studies: examples from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia and St. Vallier, France (co-author: Yohannes Haile-Selassie). Invited speaker to the 2014 AAPA symposium, “The Role of Mosaic Habitats in Hominin Evolution”, American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S58: 101.

Curran, S. 2012. Expanding ecomorphological methods: geometric morphometric analysis of Cervidae post-crania. Journal of Archaeological Science 39: 1172-1182.

Ungar, P. S., Scott, J. R., Curran, S., Dunsworth, H., Harcourt-Smith, W., Lehmann, T., Manthi, F., and McNulty, K. 2012. Early Neogene environments in East Africa: Evidence from dental microwear of tragulids. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 342-343: 84-96.

Courses Taught

  • ANTH 2010: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 3730: Perspectives in Anthropology (Controversies in Human Evolution)
  • ANTH 4730: Human Evolution
  • ANTH 4910: Student Internships
  • ANTH 4940: Seminar in Biological Anthropology (Research Methods)

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