Rachel Caspari
Anspach Hall 312C
(989) 774-2655
email: caspa1r@cmich.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1991
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1987
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 1985

Areas of Teaching Expertise  

  • Human Evolution
  • Race and Scientific Racism
  • Human Biological Variation
  • Human Osteology and Skeletal Biology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Physical Anthropology

Research Interests

  • Origin of modern humans
  • Upper Pleistocene paleoanthropology
  • Evolution of longevity
  • Relationship between race and epistemology in paleoanthropology

Selected Publications

  • Caspari, R. (2006) The Krapina Occipital Bones. Periodicum Biologorum 108(3): 299-307.
  • Caspari, R., and J. Radovcic (2006) A new reconstruciton of Krapina 5, a male Neandertal cranial vault from Krapina, Croatia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 130: 294-307.
  • Caspari, R. and T. Turner (2006) Ethics of Property and Biological anthropology. Anthropology News 47 (2): 27-28.
  • Caspari, R., and Wolpoff, M.H. (2006) Does Krapina reflect early Neandertal paleodemography? Periodicum Biologorum 108 (4): 425-432.
  • Caspari, R. and S-H Lee (2006) Is human longevity a consequence of cultural change or modern human biology? American Journal of Physical Anthropology 129: 512-517.
  • Caspari, R. and M. H. Wolpoff (2006) Origines et diversité. L'évolution multirégionale de l'espèce humaine. Krisis: Revue d'Idées et de Débats. Origine? (ed. Alain de Benoist) 27: 117-128.
  • Caspari, R. and S-H Lee (2005) Taxonomy and longevity. Journal of Human Evolution 49: 646-649.
  • Caspari, R. and S-H Lee (2005) Are OY ratios invariant? Journal of Human Evolution 49: 654-659.
  • Caspari, R. (2005) The suprainiac fossa: The question of homology. Anthropologie XLIII/2-3: 251-261.
  • Caspari, R. and S-H Lee (2004). Older age becomes common late in human evolution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101:10895-10900. (Subject of that issue's commentary by Rosenberg, K. (2004), Living longer: Information revolution, population, expansion, and modern human origins. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101:10847-10858. An Editor's Choice for Science: Hanson, B. Ancient silver generations? Science 305:312.