Heather Smith

Heather F. Smith


I am an anatomist, paleontologist, and physical anthropologist specializing in 3D cranial morphology of humans and nonhuman primates. My primary research focus is the relationship between cranial characteristics and phylogeny, with the goal of using the patterns observed in living species to interpret the fossil record and draw inferences about evolution. I answer questions relating to ontogeny, gene flow, and migration in human populations based on morphological patterns of the skull.

Anatomy & Physiology Anthropology Computational Biology Evolutionary Studies Genetics

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Associate Professor

Midwestern University
Department of Anatomy

Arizona State University


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