C. Loring Brace

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Brace

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology; Emeritus Curator, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology

4013 Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079

Office Location(s): 4013 Museums
Phone: 734.764.0485
clbrace@umich.edu

  • About

    Loring Brace retired as Professor of Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology and Curator of Biological Anthropology at the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology. His research addresses issues of morphological variability between human populations. His investigations focus on circumstances and dynamics involved in the development of differences in human skeletal and dental dimensions, as well as the assessment of adaptive aspects of human variation such as nose form and skin color. He has made a point contrasting the aspects of human form that are under selective force control with those that demonstrably are not, and has shown how the latter can be used to evaluate populations relationships going back into the past where there are no direct historical data. He is currently working on two major projects: 1 - The Origins of Native Americans; 2 – The Emergence of "Modern" human morphology.