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Dr Conrad Brimacombe

Dr Conrad Brimacombe

Dr Conrad Brimacombe
BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Teaching Associate

School of Arts,
43 Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UU
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Conrad Brimacombe is a Senior Teaching Associate in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Bristol. He completed his doctoral studies investigating the relationship between skeletal and dental development in chimpanzees and bonobos. This information has been applied to the study of fossil hominids and has included a focus on reviewing and revising methodological approaches. He is particularly interested in isolating the mechanisms that drive epiphyseal fusion patterning. Understanding why these patterns have evolved is a critical and necessary step before applying this knowledge to the assessment of fossil species. Linking morphological and behavioural adaptations to a ...

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