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Hillary A. DelPrete, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biological Anthropology

Scholarly interests: Human Variation, secular trend, skeletal change, Evolution

History and Anthropology
Howard Hall 331

Hillary A. DelPrete, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Rutgers University

M.A., Rutgers University

B.S., Tulane University

Research Interests

Dr. DelPreteā€™s research interests focus on modern evolution and human variation. She has amassed skeletal data from four identified skeletal collections in order to examine change in pelvic measures over the last two hundred years to get a better understanding of pelvic change through the course of human evolution. In addition, she is particularly interested in how the modern skeleton continues to change with changes in the environment.

Professional Associations

American Association for physical anthropology
American anthropological association
BAS of the American anthropological Association
EAS of the American anthropological Association
Human Biology Association
Paleoanthropology Association


Frequently Taught Classes

  • Anthropological Field Study (AN 389)
  • Forensic Anthropology (AN 307)
  • Human Evolution and Racial Variation (AN 104)
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology (AN 104)
  • Primate Behavior and Human Evolution (AN 251)
  • Primate Behavior, Evolution and Ecology (AN 262)
  • Primate Behavior, Evolution, and Ecology (BY 262)
  • Research Seminar in Anthropology (AN 426)
  • Seminar in Biological Anthropology (AN 502)