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Evolution of Diversity in Human Hair Form and Color

 The evolution of diversity in human hair form and color, with special emphasis on the evolution of the form and function of human scalp hair.  This group of studies is being pursued by graduate students Sandra Koch and Tina Lasisi, along with Nina Jablonski.  Our primary collaborators are Mark Shriver (Penn State) and Ophelia Dadzie (University College London).



Relevant Publications:

Dadzie, O. E., Lasisi, T., & Jablonski, N. G. (2017). The anthropology of human scalp hair. In N. A. Vashi & H. I. Maibach (Eds.), Dermatoanthropology of Ethnic Skin and Hair (pp. 315-330). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Lasisi, T., Ito, S., Wakamatsu, K., & Shaw, C. N. (2016). Quantifying variation in human scalp hair fiber shape and pigmentation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 160(2), 341-352. doi:10.1002/ajpa.22971

Jablonski, N. G., & Chaplin, G. (2014). The evolution of skin pigmentation and hair texture in people of African ancestry. Dermatologic Clinics, 32(2), 113-121. doi:10.1016/j.det.2013.11.003

Deedrick, D. W., & Koch, S. L. (2004). Microscopy of hair part I: A practical guide and manual for human hairs. Forensic Science Communications, 6(1).