Mar 2, 2016

Barth W. Wright, PhD, Co-Authors Scientific Article in Nature Communications

Barth W. Wright, PhD, associate professor for KCU's Department of Anatomy, co-authored "Mechanical evidence that Australopithecus sediba was limited in its ability to eat hard foods," which appeared in the Feb. 8 issue of Nature Communications. This important study sheds light on how environmental changes disrupted gracile australopith niches, in turn leading to changes in diet that set the stage for the emergence of our genus Homo. (read the full article)