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Miss Jessye Aggleton

My research looks at the biomechanics of human and Neanderthal hands in respect to manipulative tool activities. I use scanning (microCT, MRI) to analyse bone structure and create finite element (FE) models of musculoskeletal tissue to test how they respond to force. My main interests are how can FE be used to understand how bone remodels under force, and the potential applications for FE musculoskeletal models to  infer past behavioural activity and as a tool to help future manual development. 

Research keywords

  • biological anthropology
  • developmental biology
  • evolution
  • bone
  • tools
  • hands
  • Archaeology and Anthropology
  • musculoskeletal