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Stephen Chester

Assistant Professor
Anthropology and Archaeology

Location: 3301E James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2685
Fax: 718.951.3169
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Stephen Chester is a biological anthropologist and paleontologist who studies the evolution of primates and other mammals. Chester is particularly interested in the origin and early evolutionary history of primates, and his research focuses on the skeletal anatomy of fossil primates that lived shortly after the extinction of the dinosaurs. He co-leads paleontological expeditions in western North America and deposits fossil specimens in natural history museum collections. Chester also pursues collaborative research on how mammals responded to periods of global warming in the past. His research has been funded by sources such as the National Science Foundation and Leakey Foundation, and has been covered by news sources such as National Geographic, Discover magazine and The New York Times. Chester is also a faculty member at the CUNY Graduate Center and New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology.

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