The Center for Human Evolutionary Studies is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to promoting the discovery, teaching, and public dissemination of knowledge on the origin, evolution, and history of humanity in the broadest sense. Currently, CHES comprises faculty, graduate students, and affiliates across SAS and SEBS. It is the intellectual home to a diverse team of internationally recognized scientists devoted to expanding our understanding of human evolution through research, education, and outreach. Our strengths lie in our multidisciplinary approach to study of human evolution, our distinguished faculty and research associates, and our highly competitive graduate and undergraduate students, including a number of foreign students from countries in which some of our research projects are based. We also enjoy privileged access to some of the world's premier fossil localities for the investigation of the fossilized remains and archaeological traces of our early human ancestors.