On research in South Africa

Dr. Alexandra Uhl is an evolutionary biologist and biological archaeologist. Dr. Uhl works across the fields of Anatomy and Physiology, archaeology, biological and forensic anthropology.

Biological Archaeology/Anthropology/Paleoanthropology

She looks at the morphology of the Bony Labyrinth (inner ear) and has studied it in Neanderthal and modern human samples, looking for signs of hybrid ancestry. Dr. Uhl’s research explores sexual dimorphism in modern human samples and created discriminant functions useful to forensic identification. This research utilizes powerful medical imaging software to virtually dissect human remains.

Historic Archaeology

Dr. Uhl is the lead archaeologist at the Historic Spring Site in Newport, RI.

Alexandra Uhl at the Cradle of Humankind