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Cachel, Susan M.
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Cachel, Susan M.
Associate Professor

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Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1976

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Department of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Human and non-human primate evolution, palaeoanthropology, evolutionary theory, primatology, vertebrate palaeontology.
Teaching Areas
Human and primate evolution, archaeology, physical anthropology, primatology, evoltionary theory.
Memberships and Professional Service
Researcher/Instructor at the Koobi Fora Field School (Rutgers University/Kenya National Museums); Research Associate of the Kenya National Museums; Reviewer of book chapters submitted to Blackwell Scientific Publishing, 2007; Editorial Board, American Journal of Primatology, 1988-2001; Participant at workshop symposium "The Origins and Maintenance of Biotic Diversity," sponsored by the NSF and OTS, La Selva humid tropical rainforest reserve, Costa Rica, 1988; member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; member of American Society of Primatologists.
Cachel, Susan M.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Kenyan National Museums/Ministry of National Heritage, Government of Kenya: �Limb-deformities among the El-Molo community of North Kenya", 2007-2008; National Science Foundation: �A fresh perspective: Isotopic evidence for prehistoric diet in the Mississippi River Valley of West-Central Illinois�, 2002-2003; Principal Investigator, American Association of University Women: "Genetic Variation, Fitness, and Inbreeding Statistics in the Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra) of Belize" 1990-1991; Co-Principal Investigator, National Geographic Society: "Etho-Archaeology of Chimpanzees in a Gallery Forest, Eastern Zaire", 1990. Susan Cachel has been elected a AAAS fellow for her "incisive contributions to hominization theory, the role of nutritional fat in human occupation of high latitudes, and primate evolution." according to AAAS. Congratulations Susan!
Academic Interests and Plans
Currently I am working in the paleocommunity's reconstruction of African Miocene hominids. I am also interested in the contrast between natural history intelligence and social cognition.