In the field in New Mexico

Meet Amanda Rossillo, a paleoanthropologist studying how we are related to extinct human species!

Amanda is a PhD student in Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University studying human evolution. Her research uses 3D models of fossils to clarify a problem known as “the muddle in the middle,” which describes the poorly understood evolutionary relationships of human species during a time period called the Middle Pleistocene epoch (130,000-800,000 years ago). She is also interested in science outreach and education, especially concerning controversial topics in science.