Darcy Shapiro

Evolutionary Anthropology

Rutgers University

Hi! I'm Darcy Shapiro, a recent PhD in evolutionary anthropology from Rutgers University. I study the internal structure of the hip bones of primates, to try to figure out how fossil primates and our early hominid relatives climbed, walked, ran, scrambled, swung, and leaped around.

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The slap-dash nature of evolution makes entertaining reading

Nathan Lents' new book details the accidental, incidental nature of human quirks

Did humans evolve to eat raw, aged, or cooked meat? I tried to test digestion

That's how I ended up feeding raw meat to undergrads

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Here's how to avoid outliving your own bones

Hit the gym and find the sunshine vitamin

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