Category Archives: Anatomy

You are how you eat: cooking and human evolution

Richard Wrangham recently came and gave a talk  as part of a four-field Anthropology colloquium here at Michigan. He presented an idea that’s been gaining ground in biological anthropology in recent years – namely, that humans are adapted to consume … Continue reading

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Thor presents the anatomy of the pectoral region and the upper limb

In honor of the release of Thor: The Dark World, I give you one of my handmade study aids from ANA 7010. You’re welcome. Image Credit: Original undoctored image of shirtless Norse god found here.

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Palpable Anatomy: The Subclavian Artery

One of the easiest ways for me to remember the details and orientation of an anatomical feature is to locate a portion of it on my own body. I’ve found that students also respond well to this method – it’s … Continue reading

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Thumbs Up: The muscles that insert on the thumb

Bernard Wood recently came to give a talk at Michigan.  While he was discussing  the utility of the concept of genus for thinking about human evolution, he mentioned something I found interesting.  Wood referenced a research project on anatomical homologies … Continue reading

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