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Libby Windred Cowgill

Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
Missouri State University
Colombia

Libby Windred Cowgill

Biography

2008 Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS Dissertation: “The Ontogeny of Late Pleistocene Human Postcranial Robusticity” Advisor: Erik Trinkaus Committee: Richard J. Smith, Glenn Conroy, Herman Pontzer, Christopher Ruff, Charles Hildebolt. 2003 M.A., Anthropology WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS Advisor: Erik Trinkaus. 2001 B.A., with highest distinction, Anthropology UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY Advisor: Tim D. White

Research Interest

ontogeny, Glenoid retroversion, Human Evolution

Publications

  • Cowgill LW & LD Hager. Variation in the development of postcranial robusticity: an example from Çatalhöyük, Turkey. International Journal of Osteoarchaelogy 17: 235–252.

  • Cowgill LW, Trinkaus E, & Zeder MA. Shanidar 10: A Middle Paleolithic Immature Distal Lower Limb from Shanidar Cave, Iraqi Kurdistan. Journal of Human Evolution 53: 213-223.

  • Cowgill LW. Humeral torsion revisited: a functional and ontogenetic model for populational variation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 134: 472-480.

  • Cowgill LW. The ontogeny of Holocene and Late Pleistocene human postcranial strength. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 141: 16- 37

  • Cowgill LW, Warrener A, Pontzer H, Ocobock C. Waddling and toddling: the biomechanical effects of an immature gait. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (on-line, early view)

  • Kindschuh SC, Dupras TL, Cowgill LW. Determination of Sex from the Hyoid Bone. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (on-line, early view)

  • Kindschuh SC, Dupras TL, Cowgill LW. Exploring Ancestral Variation of the Hyoid. Journal of Forensic Sciences

  • Cowgill LW. Late Pleistocene scapular asymmetry: Glenoid retroversion and its relationship to activity patterns. To be submitted to the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

  • Cowgill LW, Robbins G. Nutritional deprivation, body mass, and long bone robusticity in the immature skeleton. To be submitted to the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

  • Cowgill LW, Elezer CD, Auerbach BM. Variation in human body proportions during ontogeny. To be submitted to the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

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