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Department of Human Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 350
fax: +49 (0341) 3550 - 399

e-mail: streiber@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Zewdi Tsegai

Postdoctoral Researcher

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Evolution
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig
Germany

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 749
fax: 0049 (0) 341 3550 399
e-mail: zewdi_tsegai@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research Interests

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Human Evolution, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. My research focuses on the postcranial morphology of extant apes and fossil hominins to reconstruct the locomotor and tool-use behaviour of early hominins. I am primarily interested in the functional morphology of the internal structure of skeleton, trabecular and cortical bone, which adapts to behaviour during life.

For my doctoral research, I applied whole-joint methods to investigate systemic and ontogenetic variation in internal bone structure in humans and chimpanzees. Through ascertaining the extent of intra-individual and intra-specific variability of internal bone structure, this research assessed the relevance of internal bone structural analysis for reconstructing behaviour in fossil hominins.