Science Publications + Articles

Names of ASU-affiliated researchers are in bold


An evolutionary theory of large-scale human warefare: Group-structured cultural selection
Evolutionary Anthropology 24 (2): 50–61.
Matthew R. Zeffermn and Sarah Mathew

Early Homo at 2.8 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Afar, Ethiopia
Science 347, 1352-1355. 
B. Villmoare, W.H. Kimbel, C. Seyoum, C.J. Campisano, E.N. DiMaggio, J. Rowan, D.R. Braun, J.R. Arrowsmith, K.E. Reed

Late Pliocene fossiliferous sedimentary record and the environmental context of early Homo from Afar, Ethiopia. 
Science 347, 1355-1359. 
E.N. DiMaggio, C.J. Campisano, J. Rowan, G. Dupont-Nivet, A.L. Deino,  F. Bibi, M. Lewis, A. Souron, L. Werdelin, K.E. Reed, J.R. Arrowsmith


2014 (top)

Sexually coercive male chimpanzees sire more offspring
Current Biology
Joseph T. Feldblum et al; Ian Gilby coauthor

The origins and significance of coastal resource use in Africa and Western Eurasia
Journal of Human Evolution
Curtis W. Marean

A Middle Stone Age paleoscape near the Pinnacle Point caves, Vleesbaai, South Africa
Quaternary International
S. Oestmo, B.J. Schoville, J.Wilkins, C.W. Marean 

Diurnal variation in salivary cortisol across age classes in Ache Amerindian males of Paraguay
American Journal of Human Biology
D. Amir, P.T. Ellison, K.R. Hill, and R.G. Bribiesca

The Omo Mursi Formation: A window into the East African Pliocene
Journal of Human Evolution
Michelle S.M. Drapeau, Rene Bobe, Jonathan G. Wynn, Christopher Campisano, Laurence Dumouchel, Denis Geraads

Relatedness, co-residence, and shared fatherhood Among Ache foragers of Paraguay
Current Anthropology
Ryan M. Ellsworth, Drew H. Bailey, Kim R. Hill, Ana M. Hurtado, Robert S. Walker

Lethal aggression in Pan is better explained by adaptive strategies than human impacts
Michael Wilson et al; Ian Gilby coauthor
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News & Views: Animal behavior: The evolutionary roots of lethal conflict
Joan B. Silk

An experimental investigation of the functional hypothesis and evolutionary advantage of stone-tipped spears
Jayne Wilkins, Benjamin Schoville, Kyle Brown

Benefits from grouping and cooperative hunting among Ache hunter-gatherers: Insights from an agent-based foraging model
Journal of Human Ecology
Marco A. Janssen, Kim Hill

Cytokine gene polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to tuberculosis in an Amerindian population
International Journal of Tuberculosis Lung Disease
Juliana Dalri Lindenau, Luciano Guimarães, Deise C Friedrich, A Magdalena Hurtado, Kim Hill, Francisco M Salzano, Mara Helena Hutz
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Causes, consequences, and kin bias of human group fissions
Human Nature
Robert S. Walker, Kim R. Hill

Inter-band Interaction among hunter-gatherers may explain cumulative culture
K. Hill, B. Wood, J. Baggio, A.M. Hurtado, R. Boyd.

Geochronological and taxonomic revisions of the Middle Eocene Whistler Squat Quarry (Devil’s Graveyard Formation, Texas) and implications for the Early Uintan in Trans-Peco Texas
Chris Campisano, E. Christopher Kirk, K.E. Beth Townsend, Alan L. Deino

Neandertal roots: Cranial and chronological evidence from Sima de los Huesos
J.L. Arsuaga et al

Fitness consequences of spousal relatedness in 46 small-scale societies
Biology Letters
Drew H. Bailey, Kim R. Hill, Robert S. Walker

African primate assemblages exhibit a latitudinal gradient in dispersal limitation
International Journal of Primatology
L. Beaudrot, J.M. Kamilar, A.J. Marshall, K.E. Reed

Ardipithecus ramidus and the evolution of the human cranial base
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
William Kimbel, Gena Suwa, Berhane Asfaw, Yoel Rak, Tim White

2013 (top)

Juvenile hominoid cranium from the terminal Miocene of Yunnan, China
Chinese Science Bulletin
September 2013 

XuePing Ji, Nina G. Jablonski, Denise F Su, ChengLong Deng, Lawrence J. Flynn, YouShan You, Jay Kelley

Diet of Australopithecus afarensis from the Pliocene Hadar Formation, Ethiopia
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences June 3, 2013
Jonathan Wynn and Jessica N. Wilson, University of South Florida; Matt Sponheimer, University of Colorado, Boulder; William Kimbel and Kaye Reed, Arizona State University; Zeresenay Alemseged, California Academy of Sciences; and Zelalem Bedaso, Johns Hopkins University

Isotopic evidence of early hominin diets
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 
June 3, 2013
Matt Sponheimer, University of Colorado, Boulder; Zeresenay Alemseged, California Academy of Sciences; Thure Cerling, University of Utah; Frederick Grine, Stony Brook University; William Kimbel and Kaye Reed, Arizona State University; Meave Leakey, Turkana Basin Institute, Kenya, and Stony Brook University; Julia Lee-Thorp, Oxford University; Fredrick Kyalo Manthi, National Museums of Kenya and University of Utah; Bernard Wood, George Washington University; and Jonathan Wynn, University of South Florida.
This article and the one above were two of four articles published simultaneously in PNAS and covered widely by national and international press.

Hesitation on hominin history
Nature: News & Views 
497 (573–4). May 31, 2013 
William H. Kimbel 

Paleoanthropologically significant South African sea caves dated to 1.0 million years using a combination of U-Pb, TT-OSL and palaeomagnetism
Quaternary Science Reviews
 65 (39–52). April 2013. 
Robyn Pickering, Zenobia Jacobs, Andy I.R. Herries, Panagiotis Karkanas, Miryam Bar-Matthews, Jon D. Woodhead, Peter Kappen, Erich Fisher, Curtis W. Marean

Pliocene Giraffidae (Mammalia) from the Hadar Formation of Hadar and Ledi-Geraru, Lower Awash, Ethiopia
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33 (470–481). 2013. 
D. Geraads, K. Reed, R. Bobe     

On the industrial attributions of the Aterian and Mousterian of the Maghreb
Journal of Human Evolution 64 (194–210). 2013 
Harold L. Dibble, Vera Aldeias, Zenobia Jacobs, Deborah I. Olszewski, Zeljko Rezek, Sam C. Lin, Esteban Alvarez-Fernández, Carolyn C. Barshay-Szmidt, Emily Hallett-Desguez, Denné Reed, Kaye Reed, Daniel Richter, Teresa E. Steele, Anne Skinner, Bonnie Blackwell, Ekaterina Doronicheva, Mohamed El-Hajraoui.

2012  (top)

Growth, development, and life history throughout the evolution of Homo
Current Anthropology 53 (S6) S395–S408, December 2012.
Gary T. Schwartz

Melting ice sheets 400,000 years ago raised sea level by 13 m: past analogue for future trends
Earth and Planetary Science Letters 357–358 (226–237). December 1, 2012.
D. L. Roberts, P. Karkanas, Z. Jacobs, C. W. Marean, R. G. Roberts

Life-history inference in the early hominins Australopithecus and Paranthropus
International Journal of Primatology 33: 6 (1332–1363). December 2012.
J. Kelley and G.T. Schwartz

An early and enduring advanced technology originating 71,000 years ago in South Africa
Nature 491 (590–593). November 22, 2012.
Kyle S. Brown, Curtis W. Marean, Zenobia Jacobs, Benjamin J. Schoville, Simen Oestmo, Erich C. Fisher, Jocelyn Bernatchez, Panagiotis Karkanas, and Thalassa Matthews.
Covered widely by national and international press.

Evidence for early hafted hunting technology
Science 338: 6109 (942–946). November 16, 2012.
Jayne Wilkins, Benjamin J. Schoville, Kyle S. Brown, Michael Chazan
Covered widely by national and international press.

New perspectives on middle Pleistocene change in the large mammal faunas of East Africa: Damaliscus hypsodon sp. nov. (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from Lainyamok, Kenya
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 361–362 (84–93). November 15, 2012.
J.T. Faith, R. Potts, T.W. Plummer, L.C. Bishop, C.W. Marean, C.A. Tryon.

Variation in personality and fitness in wild female baboons
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109 (16980–16985). Online October 1, 2012; print October 16, 2012.
R,M. Seyfarth, J.B. Silk, D.L. Cheney

The enigmatic molar from Gondolin South Africa: Implications for Paranthropus paleobiology
Journal of Human Evolution
63 (597–609). October 2012.
F.E. Grine, R. Jacobs, K.E. Reed, M. Plavcan.

The exploitation of plant resources by early Homo sapiens: The phytolith record from Pinnacle Point 13B Cave, South Africa
International Journal of Geoarchaeology
 27: 4 (363–384). July/August 2012.
Rosa Albert and C.W. Marean

Evidence for intra-sexual selection in wild female baboons
Animal Behaviour 84:1 (21–27). July 2012.
D.L. Cheney, J.B. Silk, R.M. Seyfarth

The ontogeny of human prosociality: behavioral experiments with children aged 3 to 8
Evolution and Human Behavior 33:4 (291–308). Online March 7, 2012; print July 2012.
B.R. House, J. Henrich, S.F. Brosnan, J.B. Silk

Stability of partner choice among female baboons
Animal Behaviour
83:6 (1511–1518). June 2012.
J.B. Silk, S.C. Alberts, J. Altmann, D.L. Cheney, R.M. Seyfarth

New postcranial fossils of Australopithecus afarensis from Hadar, Ethiopia
Journal of Human Evolution 63 (1–51). May 30, 2012.
Carol V. Ward, William H. Kimbel, Elizabeth H. Harmon, Donald C. Johanson

News & Views: Human reproductive assistance
483 (160–161). March 8, 2012.
Kim Hill and A. Magdalena Hurtado

Geological summary of the Busidima Formation (Plio-Pleistocene) at the Hadar Paleoanthropological Site, Afar Depression, Ethiopia
Journal of Human Evolution
62 (338–352). March 2012.
C. J. Campisano

Pliocene bovidae (mammalia) from the Hadar Formation of Hadar and Ledi-Geraru, Lower Awash, Ethiopia
ournal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32 (180–197). January 2012.
D. Geraads, R. Bobe, K.E. Reed

Growth and the development of sexual size dimorphism in lorises and galagos
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147:1 (11–20). January 2012.
M.T. O’Mara, A.D. Gordon, K.C. Catlett, C.J. Terranova, G.T. Schwartz.

The role of tracking and tolerance in relationships among friends
Evolution and Human Behavior 33:1 (17–25). Online July 12, 2011; print January 2012.
M. Xue, J.B. Silk

New excavations at the site of Contrebandiers Cave, Morocco
PaleoAnthropology (145–201). 2012. 
Harold L. Dibble, Vera Aldeias, Esteban Alvarez-Fernández, Bonnie A.B. Blackwell, Emily Hallett-Desguez, Zenobia Jacobs, Paul Goldberg, Sam C. Lin, André Morala, Michael C. Meyer, Deborah I. Olszewski, Kaye Reed, Denné Reed, Zeljko Rezek, Daniel Richter, Richard G. Roberts, Dennis Sandgathe, Utsav Schurmans, Anne R. Skinner, Teresa E. Steele, and Mohamed el-Hajraoui

Milankovitch cycles, paleoclimatic change, and hominin evolution
Nature Education Knowledge 3 (7), 5 (online publication). 2012. (no access online)
C.J. Campisano 

The role of canine reduction in diagnosing the earliest hominins: Lessons from a Miocene ape
American Journal of Physical Anthropology
 S54: 151 (abstract). 2012 (in press)
H. Glowacka, G. Schwartz, and W. Kimbel

2011  (top)

Evolution of the lower third premolar in early Australopithecus
Journal of Human Evolution 
60 (711–730). January 2011.
L. Delezene and W.H. Kimbel 

In vivo bone strain and finite-element modeling of the craniofacial haft in catarrhine primates
Journal of Anatomy 218 (112–141). January 2011.
C.F Ross, M.A. Berthaume, P. Dechow, J. Iriarte-Diaz, L.B. Porro, B. Richmond, M. Spencer, and D. Strait

Complete fourth metatarsal and arches in the foot of Australopithecus afarensis
Science 331 (750–753). February 2011. 
C.V Ward, W.H. Kimbel, and D.CJohanson 

Environmental implications of micromammals accumulated close to the MIS 6 to MIS 5 transition at Pinnacle Point Cave 9 (Mossel Bay, Western Cape Province, South Africa)
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 302 (213–229). March 2011.
T. Matthews, A. Rector, Z. Jacobs, A.I.R. Herries, C.W. Marean 

Fossil tragelaphini (Artiodactyla: Bovidae) from the Hadar Formation, Afar Regional State, Ethiopia
Journal of Mammalian Evolution 18 (57–69). 
March 2011.
K.E. Reed and F. Bibi 

Total station archaeology and the use of digital photography
SAA Archaeological Record 11:3 (16–21). May 2011.
J. A. Bernatchez and C.W. Marean 

Timing of the appearance of habitual fire use
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 
July 2011.
Dennis M. Sandgathea, Harold L. Dibble, Paul Goldbergf, Shannon P. McPherrond, Alain Turqh, Laura Nivend, and Jamie Hodgkins
(Harold Dibble lists IHO as one of his affiliations; IHO student Jamie Hodgkins is one of the authors)

CT-based study of internal structure of the anterior pillar in extinct hominins and its implications for the phylogeny of robust Australopithecus
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108 (16200–16205). September 2011.
Brian Villmoare and William Kimbel 

Development of the SAR TT-OSL procedure for dating of Middle Pleistocene beach and dune deposits along the Southern Cape coast of South Africa
Quaternary Geochronology 6 (491–513). October 2011.
Zenobia Jacobs, Richard G. Roberts, Panagiotis Karkanas, Curtis W. Marean, David L. Roberts.

2010 (top)

The cranial base of Australopithecus afarensis: New insights from the female skull
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365 (3365–3376). 
W.H. Kimbel and Y. Rak. 

Dental development and life history in living African and Asian apes
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107 (10351040). 2010. 
J. Kelley and G. T. Schwartz. 

Evidence for stone-tool-assisted consumption of animal tissues before 3.39 million years ago at Dikika, Ethiopia 
 466 (857–860). 2010. 
S. McPherron, Z. Alemseged, C. Marean, J. Wynn, D. Reed, D. Geraads, R. Bobe, and H.A. Be´arat. 

Introduction to the Special Issue: The Middle Stone Age at Pinnacle Point Cave 13B, South Africa
Journal of Human Evolution  2010. 59: 231–445.
Guest Editor of Special Issue: C.W. Marean.

Pinnacle Point Cave 13B (Western Cape Province, South Africa) in context: The Cape Floral Kingdom, shellfish, and modern human origins 
Journal of Human Evolution 2010. 59: 425–443.
C.W. Marean

2009 (top)

'Lucy' Redux: A Review of research on Australopithecus afarnesis"
Yearbook of Physical Anthroplogy 52 (2–48). 2009.
William H. Kimbel and Lucas K. Delezene

The feeding biomechanics and dietary ecology of Australopithecus africanus.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2009. 2124–2129.
D.S. Strait, G.W. Weber, S. Neubauer, J. Chalk, B.G. Richmond, P.W. Lucas, M.A. Spencer, C. Schrein, P.C. Dechow, C.F. Ross, I.R. Grosse, B.W. Wright, P. Constantino, B.A.Wood, B. Lawn, W.L. Hylander, Q. Wang, C. Byron, D. Slice, and A. Smith.

Fire as an engineering tool of early modern humans.
 2009. 325: 859–862.
K.S. Brown, C.W. Marean, A.I.R. Herries, Z. Jacobs, C. Tribolo, D. Braun, D. L. Roberts, M.C. Meyer, and J. Bernatchez.

Early human use of marine resources and pigment in South Africa during the Middle Pleistocene 
Nature 2007 449: 905–908.
C.W. Marean, M. Bar-Matthews, J. Bernatchez, E. Fisher, P. Goldberg, A.I.R. Herries, Z. Jacobs, A. Jerardino, P. Karkanas, T. Minichillo, P.J. Nilssen, E. Thompson, I. Watts, and H. M. Williams.