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Ph: (518) 442-4772
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2004
Interests: Paleoanthropology, primate evolutionary morphology, primate ecology
Areas: Madagascar, Africa, Asia, Neotropics
Adam Gordon is a physical anthropologist with interests in the evolution of size and shape in non-human primates, modern humans, and our fossil ancestors. His work attempts to identify the relative importance of ecological and social selection pressures in producing the size and shape variation found in living primates at various levels of taxonomic scale, ranging from intrapopulation comparisons within subspecies to broad comparative analyses across the Order Primates. Dr. Gordon is particularly interested in identifying sex-specific responses to resource stress in primates, including fossil hominins. In addition, he is broadly interested in methodological questions related to analyzing variation in incomplete datasets such as those typically associated with fossil and zooarchaeological settings, and has developed new techniques for comparative statistical analysis of hominin fossil data.
Gordon AD, Nevell L, and Wood B. The Homo floresiensis cranium (LB1): Size, scaling, and early Homo affinities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 105:4650-4655.
Gordon AD, Green DJ, and Richmond BG. Strong postcranial size dimorphism in Australopithecus afarensis: results from two new multivariate resampling methods for multivariate data sets with missing data. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 135:311-328.
Green DJ and Gordon AD. Metacarpal proportions in Australopithecus africanus. Journal of Human Evolution. 54:705-719.
Griffin NL, Gordon AD, Richmond BG, and Antón SC. Cross-sectional geometric analysis of a foot bone assemblage from Mangaia, Cook Islands. HOMO-Journal of Comparative Human Biology. 59:27-40.
Faith JT and Gordon AD. Skeletal element abundances in archaeofaunal assemblages: Economic utility, sample size, and assessment of carcass transport strategies. Journal of Archaeological Science. 34:872-882.
Green DJ, Gordon AD, and Richmond BG. Limb size proportions in Australopithecus afarensis and Australopithecus africanus. Journal of Human Evolution. 52:187-200.
Gordon AD. Scaling of size and dimorphism in primates I: Microevolution. International Journal of Primatology. 27:27-61.
Gordon AD. Scaling of size and dimorphism in primates II: Macroevolution. International Journal of Primatology. 27:63-105.
Skinner MM, Gordon AD, and Collard NJ. Mandibular size and shape variation in the hominins at Dmanisi, Republic of Georgia. Journal of Human Evolution. 51:36-49.
Johnson SE, Gordon AD, Stumpf RM, Overdorff DJ, and Wright P. Morphological variation in populations of Eulemur albocollaris and E. fulvus rufus. International Journal of Primatology. 26:1399-1416.
Kappelman J, Rasmussen DT, Sanders WJ, Feseha M, Bown T, Copeland P, Crabaugh J, Fleagle J, Glantz M, Gordon A, Jacobs B, Maga M, Muldoon K, Pan A, Pyne L, Richmond B, Ryan T, Seiffert ER, Sen S, Todd L, Wiemann MC, and Winkler A. Oligocene mammals from Ethiopia and faunal exchange between Afro-Arabia and Eurasia. Nature. 426:549-552.