Daniel Schmitt

Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology
Duke AHEAD role:
  • Member
(919) 684-5664
My primary interest is in the evolution of primate locomotion. I am studying the mechanics of movement in primates and other vertebrates in the laboratory to understand the relationship between movement and postcranial morphology, and the unique nature of primates among mammals. Current projects include the origins of primate locomotion and the evolution of vertebrate bipedalism.


February 11, 2021 - 12:30 pm

Registration is now open for 2021 Education Day!  Join us virtually on March 12, 2021 from 9:00 am - 1:15 pm.

Other Professional Activity


Education and Training

  • Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook (1995)
  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook (1995)