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Dana A. Cope

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Address: 88 Wentworth Street, Room 204
Phone: 843.953.1353
E-mail: coped@cofc.edu



Education

Ph.D., Biological Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
Dissertation: "Systematic Variation in Cercopithecus Dental Samples"

M.A., Biological Anthropology, University of Kansas

B.G.S., Anthropology, University of Kansas


Research Interests

  • Biological Anthropology
  • Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Primate Evolution
  • Human Evolution
  • Primate Behavior
  • Skeletal Biology
  • Fossil Species Concepts
  • Late Cretaceous, Palocene and Eocene Mammals
  • Mammalian Biostratigraphy
  • Evolutionary Theory
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Paleoecology
  • Faunal Analysis
  • Anthropological Theory

Courses Taught

  • ANTH 101:  Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH 203 and 203L:  Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Lab
  • ANTH 210:  History of Anthropological Theory
  • ANTH 335:  Primate Behavior and Evolution
  • ANTH 336:  Osteology and Forensics

Publications

Cope.,D, England, B., Brown, R.B., Westgate, J. and J. Pittman  2003.  A Late Cretaceous (Campanian) marine vertebrate microfauna from the Aguja Formation of Chihuahua, Mexico. .  Meetings of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 17, 2003.  Abstract:  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 23(3):42A. 2003.

Westgate, J.W., Pittman, J., Brown, R.B. and D.A. Cope  2002.  Continued excavation of the first dinosaur community from Chihuahua, Mexico. .  Meetings of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Norman, OK, Oct. 11, 2002.  Abstract:  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 22(3)118A. Norman, OK, Oct. 11. 2002.

Westgate, J.W., Brown, R.B., Cope D.A. and J. Pittman  2002.  Discovery of dinosaur remains in coastal deposits near Ojinaga, Mexico.  Meetings of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Norman, OK, Oct. 11. 2002.  Abstract:  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 22(3)118A-119A.