Department of Anthropology

Ingrid Lundeen

PhD, University of Texas at Austin

OGS Summer 2019 Dissertation Writing Fellow
Ingrid Lundeen


  • Office: SAC 5.130
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 9:30-10:30am and Thursday 12-12:30 + 3:30-4 in Pangea Cafe (JGB) or by appointment
  • Campus Mail Code: C3200


2015 B.S. The University of Michigan

2017 M.A. The University of Texas at Austin


Research Interests

Eocene mammal diversity of North America with a particular focus on Wyoming and West Texas faunal communities - Specifically how to mammal communities in North America differ at a continental scale and a regional scale. How to communities in TX differ from those in WY? What patterns among environments do you see within WY Eocene mammal assemblages?

Early primate evolution and diversification - How do early primates adapt to their environments and respond to periods of climate change?

Sensory system evolution and sensory system variation among primates - Specifically focusing on how olfactory system morphology varies and relates to behavior among living primates. How can we use this to infer the behavior of extinct primates?

Respiratory system anatomy - How do the warming and humidifying respiratory structures found within the nose allow animals to inhabit their environment? Do these structures vary in animals that inhabit extreme climates?






ANT F301 • Biological Anthropology

78515 • Summer 2020
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM
Two-way Interactive Video

This course is an introduction to the principles and the methods of physical anthropology.  Physical anthropology is the study of human beings in a biological context, and seeks to explain our relationship to other primates and to the rest of the natural world.  In other words, who are we? how are we unique? how, why, an when did we come to be the way we are?The study of physical anthropology requires many different types of knowledge.  Throughout the course, we will examine anatomical, behavioral, and genetic similarities and differences among living primates, learn the basic mechanisms of the evolutionary process, and trace a pathway of human evolution as reconstructed from the fossil record.  The main goal of the course is to obtain a clear understanding of our place in nature.