Rachel Hurwitz

rachel hurwitz

DPhil Student

St John's College

I am a first year DPhil student under the supervision of Thomas Püschel and Susana Carvalho. Broadly, I am interested the ways bones can provide information about both modern human and primate adaptations, as well as help reconstruct the lives of our ancestors. Specifically, my project focuses on whether and how lateralized behaviours impact the microarchitectural structure of the hand morphology in our closest living relative, the chimpanzee.

Keywords: paleoanthropology, osteology, laterality and handedness, hominin evolution

Previous Education:
MSc in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford (2023)
BS in Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Michigan (2018)