Swallow Hall, a 19th Century Gothic Building,
home of the Department of Anthropology

Libby Cowgill

Libby Cowgill
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Biological Anthropology
Office Address: 
231 Swallow Hall
Office Hours: 
By appointment

My research focuses on several different areas within the subdicipline of biological anthropology. Specifically, I study Pleistocene human evolution, human growth and development, human skeletal variation, and functional morphology. My current research program entails exploring the relationship between childhood activity patterns and the formation of adult skeletal morphology. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how much of variation in adult form is contingent on activity levels during development. I teach courses in human osteology, human biology and life history, methods of skeletal analysis, and the human fossil record.