Evan Pugh Professor of Anthropology and Biology
- Ph.D., University of London, 1967
- B.A., Cambridge University, 1962
Primate and Human Evolution
Dr. Walker endeavors to extract ancient behaviors from the fossil and taphonomic record. Teeth record
about an individual's life history and
semicircular canals are tuned to a species' rapidity of locomotion. Walker is now developing nondestructive
methods for examining tooth enamel and
measuring fossil labyrinths so that rare hominoid and hominid specimens can be used. He is a research
associate of the National Museum of Kenya and has
had many collaborative field programs with the Museum, the latest being at Allia Bay, east Lake Turkana.
Ward, C.V., Leakey, M.G., Brown, B., Brown, F.H., Harris, J.H., and Walker A. 1999. Early hominids from Turkwel, a site in northern Kenya. J. Hum.
Evol. 36: 69-95. Beynon, A.D., Dean, M.C., Leakey, M.G., Reid, D.J., and Walker, A. 1998. Comparative dental development and microstructure of Proconsul teeth
from rusinga Island Kenya. J. Hum. Evol. 35: 163-209. Leakey, M.G., Feibel, C.S., McDougall, I., Ward, C., and Walker A. 1998. New specimens and confirmation of and early age for Australopithecus
anamensis. Nature 393: 62-66. Leakey, M.G., C.S. Feibel, I. McDougall, and A. Walker. 1995. New four-million-year-old hominid species from Kanapoi and Allia Bay, Kenya. Nature
376:565-571.. Leakey, M.G., P.S. Ungar, and A. Walker. 1995. A new genus of large primate from the Lake Oligocene of Lothidok, Turkana District, Kenya. Journal
of Human Evolution 28:519-531.. 1993. 1993. The Nariokotome Homo erectus skeleton. Harvard University Press, Cambridge.