The University of New Mexico Anthropology Department Colloquium Series presents "Genetics, Morphology and Human Evolution," Thursday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. at Hibben Center, room 105.

The study of the evolution of human morphology has been a central focus of anthropologists since the founding of the discipline. Charles C. Roseman, associate professor of Anthropology, Dept. of Anthropology and Illinois Informatics Institute, University of Illinois, discusses the functional, developmental, morphometric and phylogenetic approaches that have led to important insights into the nature of morphological diversity within humans today and between humans and other primates. Roseman cites results from an investigation of genetic basis of hip bone morphology, which reinforces the notion that patterns of genetic covariation in populations both enable and constrain the evolution of morphology.

Light refreshments will be served. The colloquium series is free and open to the public.