David S Strait

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Affiliation: University at Albany
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Viewpoints: diet and dietary adaptations in early hominins: the hard food perspective
    David S Strait
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 151:339-55. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The structural rigidity of the cranium of Australopithecus africanus: implications for diet, dietary adaptations, and the allometry of feeding biomechanics
    David S Strait
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 293:583-93. 2010
  3. pmc The feeding biomechanics and dietary ecology of Australopithecus africanus
    David S Strait
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:2124-9. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Masticatory biomechanics and its relevance to early hominid phylogeny: an examination of palatal thickness using finite-element analysis
    David S Strait
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222, USA
    J Hum Evol 52:585-99. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Inferring hominoid and early hominid phylogeny using craniodental characters: the role of fossil taxa
    David S Strait
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY, 12222, USA
    J Hum Evol 47:399-452. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Modeling elastic properties in finite-element analysis: how much precision is needed to produce an accurate model?
    David S Strait
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, Albany, New York 12222, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 283:275-87. 2005
  7. doi request reprint A finite element analysis of masticatory stress hypotheses
    Janine Chalk
    Hominid Paleobiology Doctoral Program, Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 145:1-10. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Microwear, mechanics and the feeding adaptations of Australopithecus africanus
    David S Strait
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222, USA
    J Hum Evol 62:165-8. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Finite element analysis in functional morphology
    Brian G Richmond
    Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia 20052, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 283:259-74. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Allometry, sexual dimorphism, and phylogeny: a cladistic analysis of extant African papionins using craniodental data
    Christopher C Gilbert
    Department of Anthropology, P O Box 208277, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8277, USA
    J Hum Evol 57:298-320. 2009

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. doi request reprint Viewpoints: diet and dietary adaptations in early hominins: the hard food perspective
    David S Strait
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 151:339-55. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint The structural rigidity of the cranium of Australopithecus africanus: implications for diet, dietary adaptations, and the allometry of feeding biomechanics
    David S Strait
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 293:583-93. 2010
    ..africanus cranium is marginally less rigid than that of the macaque during molar biting. It is hypothesized that the SE results are being influenced by the allometric scaling of cranial cortical bone thickness...
  3. pmc The feeding biomechanics and dietary ecology of Australopithecus africanus
    David S Strait
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:2124-9. 2009
    ..Our analysis reconciles apparent discrepancies between dietary reconstructions based on biomechanics, tooth morphology, and dental microwear...
  4. ncbi request reprint Masticatory biomechanics and its relevance to early hominid phylogeny: an examination of palatal thickness using finite-element analysis
    David S Strait
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222, USA
    J Hum Evol 52:585-99. 2007
    ..More functional studies of other facial features are needed, as are formal studies of morphological integration...
  5. ncbi request reprint Inferring hominoid and early hominid phylogeny using craniodental characters: the role of fossil taxa
    David S Strait
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY, 12222, USA
    J Hum Evol 47:399-452. 2004
    ..garhi is either the sister taxon or direct ancestor of the genus Homo. Phylogenetic relationships indicate that Australopithecus is paraphyletic. Thus, A. anamensis and A. garhi should be allocated to new genera...
  6. ncbi request reprint Modeling elastic properties in finite-element analysis: how much precision is needed to produce an accurate model?
    David S Strait
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, Albany, New York 12222, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 283:275-87. 2005
    ....
  7. doi request reprint A finite element analysis of masticatory stress hypotheses
    Janine Chalk
    Hominid Paleobiology Doctoral Program, Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 145:1-10. 2011
    ..Instead, we propose that FE models replace simple cranial models when interpreting bone strain data and formulating hypotheses about craniofacial biomechanics...
  8. ncbi request reprint Microwear, mechanics and the feeding adaptations of Australopithecus africanus
    David S Strait
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222, USA
    J Hum Evol 62:165-8. 2012
    ..This paper responds to some of these mechanical criticisms, highlights limitations of dental microwear analysis, and identifies avenues of future research...
  9. ncbi request reprint Finite element analysis in functional morphology
    Brian G Richmond
    Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia 20052, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 283:259-74. 2005
    ..We conclude with a case study to illustrate how researchers deal with many of the factors and assumptions involved in finite element analysis...
  10. doi request reprint Allometry, sexual dimorphism, and phylogeny: a cladistic analysis of extant African papionins using craniodental data
    Christopher C Gilbert
    Department of Anthropology, P O Box 208277, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8277, USA
    J Hum Evol 57:298-320. 2009
    ....
  11. pmc The effect of dietary adaption on cranial morphological integration in capuchins (order Primates, genus Cebus)
    Jana Makedonska
    Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, Albany, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e40398. 2012
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Examining affinities of the Taung child by developmental simulation
    Kieran P McNulty
    Department of Anthropology, Baylor University, One Bear Place 97173, Waco, TX 76798 7173, USA
    J Hum Evol 51:274-96. 2006
    ..Between Sts 5 and Sts 71, the latter is more likely to resemble the adult form of the Taung child...
  13. ncbi request reprint Modeling masticatory muscle force in finite element analysis: sensitivity analysis using principal coordinates analysis
    Callum F Ross
    Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 283:288-99. 2005
    ..However, a lot can be learned about patterns of skull deformation, in fossil species for example, by applying external forces proportional to the estimated relative PCSAs of the jaw adductors...
  14. ncbi request reprint Fusion patterns of craniofacial sutures in rhesus monkey skulls of known age and sex from Cayo Santiago
    Qian Wang
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A and M University Health Sciences Center, Dallas, TX 75246, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 131:469-85. 2006
    ..Comparative information across primate species is essential for understanding the biomechanics of craniofacial form throughout primate evolution...
  15. ncbi request reprint A comparison of cortical elastic properties in the craniofacial skeletons of three primate species and its relevance to the study of human evolution
    Qian Wang
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A and M Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas 75246, USA
    J Hum Evol 51:375-82. 2006
    ..Such data should eventually allow FEA of craniofacial function in fossil hominids...