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Andrej Evteev

Andrej Evteev was born in Moscow in 1982. In 2004 he has graduated from the Biological faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) with a specialist degree in physical anthropology. From 2004 to 2007 he was a PhD student at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Science. In 2008 Andrej defended his PhD dissertation entitled “The problem of sexual dimorphism in craniology”. From 2005 until now he has been working at the Anuchin Research Institute and Museum of Anthropology of the MSU at different position, last several years – as a senior researcher.

Main field of Andrej’s interest is the study of the interplay of factors shaping the human skull: genetic, climatic, ontogenetic, functional and stochastic. Specifically, during the last several years he has been primarily dealing with ecogeographic variation of the facial skeleton in North Eurasia paying a special attention to employing population genetic data as a “control for phylogeny” (; Andrej is also studying growth of the human skull using medical CT data with a distant aim of detailing the ontogenetic origin of intergroup morphological differences. One more problem Andrej Evteev actively works on is the role of intragroup cranial variation in producing intergroup variation (see for details He also uses a variety of methods, including GMM and Finite-Element Analysis, and spends a lot of time working with CT images of both living and skeletal individuals (measuring, segmentation, landmarking). Finally, Andrej has quite an experience as a field bioarcheologist specialized on the macroscopic descriptive study of human remains.