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The Transition from Archaic to Modern: Quantitative Approaches

by Monika Tanzer last modified 2009-03-13 15:56 — expired
When 2009-05-28 09:00 to
2009-05-29 19:00
Where Leipzig
Contact Name Silke Streiber
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Contact Phone 00 49 (0) 341 - 35 50 350
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The Transition from Archaic to Modern: Quantitative Approaches


May 28-29, 2009

 The preliminary programme:

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Thursday, May 28, 2009


8:45   Opening Remarks


9:00 Ozzie Pearson and Timothy E. Hanso

Development and assessment of Bayesian discriminant analysis for multivariate data with missing values


9:30  Tim Weaver

Was modern human origins a short-term event or a lengthy process?


10:00 Antonio Rosas and Markus Bastir

The origin of the modern human face


10:30 Coffee Break


10:45 Philipp Gunz, Fred Bookstein, Andrea Stadlmayr, Philipp Mitteroecker and Gerhard Weber

The origins of modern human diversity


11:15 Emiliano Bruner

The endocranial changes of the parietal areas before and after the modern human transition, and the evolution of the fronto-parietal system


11:45 Jean-Jacques Hublin

Modern human origins in North Africa


12:15 Discussion


13:00 Lunch


Laboratory sessions (restricted to registered EVAN fellows)


14:00-15:00: Paleoanthropology lab (Katerina Harvati)


15:00-16:00: Postcranial histology lab (Heike Scherf)

Friday, May 29, 2009


9:00  Richard E. Green, Johannes Krause, Adrian W. Briggs, Tomislav  Maricic, Udo Stenzel, Kay Prüfer, Janet Kelso, and Svante Pääbo

Understanding recent human evolution via the Neandertal genome


9:30 Maria Martinon-Torres, Aida Gómez-Robles, José Mª Bermúdez de Castro, Leyre Prado Simón

Intra and interspecific variation of dental morphology. A quantitative approach to Neandertal and modern humans divergence


10:00 Giorgio Manzi, Francesca Ricci & Fabio Di Vincenzo

“God reveals himself in the slight details”: cranial epigenetic traits, Neanderthals, and modern human origin in an evo-devo perspective


10:30 Coffee break


10: 45 Sarah Freidline, Philipp Gunz, Katerina Harvati, Ivor Jankovic, Jean-Jacques Hublin

3D landmark and semilandmark geometric morphometric analysis of the Zuttiyeh fronto-zygomatic fragment


11: 15 Katerina Harvati and Fred Grine

The Hofmeyr cranium in the context of Late Pleistocene European and African populations


11:45 Discussion


12:30 Lunch


14:00 Chris Henshilwood (Institute Seminar)

         Tracing behavioural modernity in southern Africa: the Still Bay and Howiesons Poort


Laboratory sessions (restricted to registered EVAN fellows)


15:30-16:30: Ancient DNA lab (Tomislav Maricic)



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