David Strait

​Professor of Physical Anthropology
PhD, State University of New York at Stony Brook
MA, State University of new York at Stony Brook
BA, Harvard College
research interests:
  • Evolution of Feeding Biomechanics in Primates and Fossil Hominins
  • Hominin Phylogeny
  • Paleoanthropological Excavations in Africa

contact info:

office hours:

  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm​

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1114
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Professor Strait is a paleoanthropologist who studies the fossil record of human evolution. Humans diverged from non-human apes about seven million years ago in Africa, and his research is directed towards trying to understand several key aspects of our evolutionary history.

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