James Webber

About James Webber

James is a Ph.D. student studying the evolution of human endurance running. He is currently using a postmodernist apporach to rexamine the role of women, children, and the elderly in the apperance of derrived skeletal traits in early Homo that have been linked to male hunting behaviors. 


Selected Publications

James T. Webber, David A. Raichlen. (2016) The role of plantigrady and heel-strike in the mechanics and energetics of human walking with implications for the evolution of the human foot, Journal of Experimental Biology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.138610

Areas of Study

Biological Anthropology

Research Interests

Human Evolution, Biomechanics, Anotomy, Bipedalism, Pedagogy

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M.A., Biological Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2011-2013

B.S., Exercise Science, Anthropology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 2007-2010

A.S., Computer Aided Drafting, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI, 2001-2004