Blythe A. Williams

Blythe A. Williams

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

External address: 
0013 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Duke Box 90383, Durham, NC 27708-0383
(919) 660-7385


I'm interested in the evolutionary relationships and ecological adaptations of primates, with particular focus on the initial diversification of the order Primates, the origin of the Anthropoidea, and the early hominoid radiation. I am also interested in the effects of climate change on the evolution of primates.

Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder 1994

  • M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder 1989

  • B.A., Hamline University 1983

Williams, BA, and Kay, RF. "The taxon anthropoidea and the crown clade concept." Evolutionary Anthropology 3.6 (1994): 188-190.

Covert, HH, and Williams, BA. "The anterior lower dentition of Washakius insignis and adapid-anthropoidean affinities." Journal of Human Evolution 21 (1991): 463-467. (Academic Article)