I am thrilled for my research group to have had their research abstracts accepted for presentation at the upcoming Palaeohistology meetings in Cape Town, SA. ISPH is one of the most important conferences for those involved in the analysis of hard tissue microstructure in living and extinct vertebrates. We have a whole series of presentations coming up, including some pilot data from my ARC funded project:
Miszkiewicz JJ, Buckley HR, Dias Guimaraes NR, Walker M, Kinaston RL. First record of femoral bone histology in human remains from Taumako, Southeast Solomon Islands (ca. 700–300 BP).
My PhD students - Karen Cooke, Tahlia Stewart, Chelsea Morgan - are presenting the following:
Cooke KM, Mahoney P. Miszkiewicz JJ. Human osteon variants in ancient human bone.
Stewart TJ, Louys J, Miszkiewicz JJ. Evaluating the extent to which rib microstructure reflects its macro-anatomical form.
Morgan C, Miszkiewicz JJ. Ancient human occipital bone histology in four male crania of different robusticities.
My masters student - Meg Walker - is presenting her work on wombat bone histology:
Walker M, Louys J, Herries AIR, Price GJ, Miszkiewicz JJ. Humerus bone histology in modern and fossil wombats (Vombatus sp.).
The Atlas of Science have recently contacted me to write up a layman's summary of my 2018 paper in JBMM. Together with Patrick Mahoney from the University of Kent, we explain in basic terms the relationships between bone microstructural adaptation and femur biomechanical function in humans. Give it a read here: https://atlasofscience.org/bone-microstructure-and-the-size-of-your-femur/