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Anthropology Department
New York University
25 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10003

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Ashley Bales

Position:

Ph.D. Candidate in Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, New York University

Education:

M.A. 2010, New York University
B.A. 2008, Arizona State University

Contact Information:

  • E-mail: adb353@nyu.edu

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Research Focus:

I am interested in exploring the catarrhine and hominoid fossil record through the use of rigorous systematic methods. My dissertation research focuses on Proconsul and the divergence between cercopithecoids and hominoids. I am interested in exploring both the tempo and mode of the diversification of catarrhines during the Miocene. I address these questions with phylogenetic methods and am therefore also interested in ways of applying systematic methods commonly used with molecular data to morphological data sets.

Publications:

  • Bales, A.D. 2013. Proconsul's basicranial morphology and its implications for understanding catarrhine evolution. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
  • Bales, A.D. 2010. Primate carpal morphology: building a phylogenetic framework for the interpretation of fossil material. M.A. thesis. New York University.
  • Bales, A.D. 2009. A 3D geometric morphometric study of the morphology of the TMJ complex in hylobatids. Darwin’s Legacy: Early Human Evolution in Africa. New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, February 29-March 1, New York, New York.
  • Bales, A.D. 2008a. Variation in the lateral corpus of the mandible in hominins extant from 3-1.8 Ma. B.A. Honors thesis. Arizona State University.
  • Bales, A.D. 2008b. Variation in the lateral corpus of the mandible in hominins extant from 3-1.8 Ma. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.