Dr Cara Wall-Scheffler


Bouterse, L. & Wall-Scheffler, C.M. (2018). Children are not like other loads: A cross-cultural perspective on the influence of burdens and companionship on human walking. PeerJ 6: e5547. LINK

Alcantara, R. & Wall-Scheffler, C.M. (2017). Stroller running: Energetic and kinematic changes across pushing methods. PLOS ONE 12(7): e0180575.  LINK

Rathkey, J. & Wall-Scheffler, C.M. (2017). People choose to run at their optimal speed. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 163(1): 85-93. LINK

Wall-Scheffler, C.M. & Myers, M.J. (2017). The biomechanical and energetic advantages of a mediolaterally wide pelvis. The Anatomical Record 300(4): 764-775. LINK

Wall-Scheffler, C.M. (2015). Sex differences in incline walking among humans. 55(6): 1155-1165. PDF

Wall-Scheffler, C.M., Wagnild, J.M.*, & Wagler, E.* (2015). Accounting for human footprint variation while performing a load-bearing task. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0118619. PDF

Wall-Scheffler, C.M. (2014). The balance between burden carrying, variable terrain and thermoregulatory pressures in assessing morphological variation. In K. Carlson & D. Marchi (Eds), Reconstructing Mobility: Environmental, Behavioral and Morphological Determinants. New York: Springer Life Sciences, pp. 173-192. PDF

Wagnild, J. & Wall-Scheffler, C.M. (2013). Energetic consequences of human sociality: Walking speed choices among friendly dyads. PLoS One 8(10): e76576. PDF

Wall-Scheffler, C.M. & Myers, M.J. (2013). Reproductive costs for everyone: How female frontal loads impact mobility. Journal of Human Evolution 64(5): 448-456. PDF

Wall-Scheffler, C.M. (2012). Energetics, locomotion and female reproduction: Implications for human evolution. Annual Review of Anthropology 41: 71-85. PDF

Wall-Scheffler, C.M. (2012). The meaning of within population dimorphism for group mobility: Can men and women walk together? Journal of Anthropology 2012: 340493. PDF

Willcockson, M.* & Wall-Scheffler, C.M. (2012). Reconsidering the effects of respiratory constraints on the optimal running speed. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 44(7): 1344-1350. PDF

Wall-Scheffler, C.M., Chumanov, E.S., Steudel-Numbers, K.L. & Heiderscheit, B.C. (2010). EMG activity across gait and incline: The impact of muscular activity on human morphology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 143(4): 601-611. PDF

Steudel-Numbers, K.L. & Wall-Scheffler, C.M. (2009). Optimal running speed and the evolution of hominin hunting strategies. Journal of Human Evolution 56: 355-360. PDF

Chumanov, E.S., Wall-Scheffler, C.M., & Heiderscheit, B.C. (2008). Gender differences in walking and running on level and inclined surfaces. Clinical Biomechanics 23(10): 1260-1268.  PDF

Wall-Scheffler, C.M. & Foley, R.A. (2008). Digital Cementum Luminance Analysis (DCLA): A tool for the analysis of climatic and seasonal signals in dental cementum. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 18 (1): 11-27. PDF

Steudel-Numbers, K., Weaver, T., & Wall-Scheffler, C.M. (2007). The evolution of human running: Effects of changes in lower limb length on locomotor efficiency. Journal of Human Evolution 53(2): 191-196. PDF

Tilkens, M.J., Wall-Scheffler, C.M., Weaver, T. & Steudel-Numbers, K. (2007). The effect of body proportions on thermoregulation: An experimental assessment of Allen’s Rule. Journal of Human Evolution 53(3): 286-291. PDF

Wall-Scheffler, C.M. (2007). Digital Cementum Luminance Analysis and the Haua Fteah hominins: How seasonality and season of use changed through time. Archaeometry 49(4): 815-826. PDF

Wall-Scheffler, C.M., Geiger, K.*, & Steudel-Numbers, K. (2007). Infant Carrying: The role of increased locomotory costs in early tool development. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 133(2): 841-846. PDF

Wall-Scheffler, C.M., Myers, M.J., & Steudel-Numbers, K. (2006). The application to bipeds of a geometric model of lower limb segment inertial properties. Journal of Human Evolution 51(3): 320-326. PDF

Wall, C.M. & Wall, Z.R. (2006). Research design in digital luminance analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science 33(8): 1152-1156. PDF

Wall, C.M. (2005). The seasonality of site deposition of Gibraltar Neanderthals: Evidence from Gorham’s and Vanguard Caves. Journal of Iberian Archaeology 7: 9-22. PDF


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