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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

B.A., Arizona State University, 2001

Research & Specialization

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

Selected Publications

Curran, S. In Press. Three-Dimensional Geometric Morphometrics in Paleoecology. In Latest Methods in Reconstructing Cenozoic Terrestrial Environments and Ecological Communities (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Book Series, Delson, E. & Sargis, E., Eds).

Curran, S. and Haile-Selassie, Y. 2016. Paleoecological Reconstruction of Hominin-bearing Middle Pliocene Localities at Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia. The Journal of Human Evolution 96: 97-112.

Patton, P. E. and Curran, S. 2016. Late Archaic Period Plant Domestication in the Northern Ohio Valley: Archaeobotonical Remains from the County Home Site (33AT40), Southern Ohio. Mid-Continental Journal of Archaeology 41: 127-158.

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

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 (Human Variation, Controversies in Human Evolution)
  • ANTH 4730: Human Evolution
  • ANTH 4940: Seminar in Biological Anthropology (Research Methods)
  • ANTH 4942 (will be 4740): Zooarchaeology

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