Successful fieldwork season, 2022!

Last week, I returned to Le Rozel in Normandy, France – a site which is infamous for the discovery of many Neanderthal footprints (read more about it here). I conducted a few experiments (more about that in due course…), excavated a few exciting things (more about that in due course…), spoke to a few journalists,Continue reading “Successful fieldwork season, 2022!”

New paper published:

Reconstructing articular cartilage in the Australopithecus afarensis hip joint and the need for modelling six degrees of freedom The first paper of my Leverhulme Trust funded project has just been published in Integrative Organismal Biology – Read the paper here! A detailed post about the paper, methods and results can be found on the Projects UpdateContinue reading “New paper published:”

Fieldwork funded by the D M McDonald Grants and Awards Fund!

Excited to announce that the D M McDonald Grants and Awards Fund has agreed to fund my fieldwork this summer to the Neanderthal Rock Shelter site of Le Rozel in France. This site has previously unearthed a large collection of adult and children Neanderthal footprints (read all about it here). I was last on siteContinue reading “Fieldwork funded by the D M McDonald Grants and Awards Fund!”

Our new paper from the DAWNDINOS project on evolutionary biomechanics in dinosaurs and archosaurs is just out !

Cuff, A.R., Demuth, O.E., Michel, K., Otero, A., Pintoire, R., Polet, D., Wiseman*, A.L.A., Hutchinson, J.R. 2022. Walking—and Running and Jumping—with Dinosaurs and Their Cousins, Viewed Through the Lens of Evolutionary Biomechanics. Integrative and Comparative Biology. Read all about it here The latest paper from DAWNDINOS just landed – this is the project where I completed my firstContinue reading “Our new paper from the DAWNDINOS project on evolutionary biomechanics in dinosaurs and archosaurs is just out !”

Our new paper is just out in Scientific Reports: 3D polygonal muscle modelling and line of action estimation in living and extinct taxa

Or: how to recontruct soft tissues in living and extinct animals! Our co-authored paper was just published in Scientific Reports, led by Oliver E. Demuth as part of the DAWNDINOS project, led by Professor John R. Hutchinson. Find the paper here Abstract: Biomechanical models and simulations of musculoskeletal function rely on accurate muscle parameters, suchContinue reading “Our new paper is just out in Scientific Reports: 3D polygonal muscle modelling and line of action estimation in living and extinct taxa”

New paper published: A Guide to Inverse Kinematic Marker-Guided Rotoscoping using IK Solvers

Our new paper just landed in Integrative Organismal Biology. Go check it out here *Copyedit version expected mid Feb 2022 This paper forms a part of my previous postdoc on the DAWNDINOS project in which we collected motion data of crocodiles using biplanar X-ray, also known as ‘XROMM’ (X-ray Reconstruction of Moving Morphology). This methodContinue reading “New paper published: A Guide to Inverse Kinematic Marker-Guided Rotoscoping using IK Solvers”