University of Wisconsin–Madison

Sarah Traynor

Graduate Student

Photo of Sarah Traynor in the Field

Biological Anthropology

Sarah Traynor is a paleoanthropologist studying the limb proportions in Homo naledi, the newly discovered hominin species from South Africa. Sarah is also studying how researchers have analyzed limb proportions in the past, and the statistical methods that have been applied to interpret the sparse post-cranial fossil record in context of the origin of the genus Homo. She has studied the original fossils of Neandertals and Homo naledi and excavated at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. Her work has taken her to institutions in the U.S., Tanzania, Denmark, Croatia, and South Africa. She is currently working on her Ph.D.