Paleoanthropology Society 2015 Meeting San Francisco
The annual Paleoanthropology Society meeting will be held in San Francisco on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 and 15 in conjunction with the Society for American Archaeology. The main conference hotel is the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Additional useful hotel information can be obtained from the SAA web site, www.saa.org. Sessions will take place in the Hilton. On Tuesday these will be held in Imperial Ballroom A. The poster session on Tuesday from 3:30 – 6:30 will be held in Imperial Ballroom B. On Wednesday the session moves to Plaza A.
Conference registration will take place on Tuesday morning at the entrance to Imperial Ballroom A starting at 7:30 AM. The meeting will begin promptly at 9:00.
Two evening events have been scheduled:
Monday evening “new hands” – “old hands gathering
6:00 – 8:00 Hilton Union Square 4
An informal gathering especially for graduate students and new PhD’s to meet senior professionals and discuss strategies for publishing their research along with possible other topics TBA. (check our website for updates).
Tuesday evening Leakey Foundation reception
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Chevalier Room
Leakey Foundation Announcement:
“The Leakey Foundation would like to invite all attendees of the Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society to a reception on April 14th. We are looking forward to the opportunity to thank our reviewers, say hello to our grantees and welcome all of you to San Francisco! Join us for light snacks and beverages from 6pm to 8pm in the Chevallier Room located in the Hilton's Urban Tavern restaurant. You might want to arrive early as space is limited.”
Oral presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes, and a power point projector and computer will be provided. Participants should arrive before the start of their session to load their presentations.
The poster session will begin at approximately 3:30 on Tuesday and presenters should set up their material on Tuesday before that time. Spaces may be selected by the participants and will not be assigned. Mounting supplies are not provided and presenters should bring their own pushpins or double-sided tape. Electricity will not be available. The poster display area for graphics and a textual summary is 4 feet (high) x 8 feet (wide). Once again, the Society wishes to have pdf copies of all posters after the meeting to place on our website (they will be cross-linked to the NESPOS website).
Both the program and poster and oral presentation abstracts will be available on the Society web site: http://www.paleoanthro.org.
The registration fee is $40 and annual membership in the Society is $20. Both are payable in three ways (We would strongly request that individuals use option 1 to the maximum extent possible):
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300,000 Years of Coastal Occupation in Pondoland: Recent Findings of the P5 Project and Future Directions
Erich Fisher, Rosa Albert, Greg Botha, Hayley Cawthra, Irene Esteban, Jacob Harris, Zenobia Jacobs, Antonieta Jerardino, Curtis Marean, Frank Neumann, Justin Pargeter, Jan Venter
A GIS Image Analysis of Bone Surface Modification Patterns in the FLK 22 (FLK Zinj) Assemblage, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
Jennifer Parkinson, Thomas Plummer
A high-resolution single grain optically stimulated luminescence chronology for Pinnacle Point site 5-6
Zenobia Jacobs, Curtis Marean, Erich Fisher, Panagiotis Karkanas, Hayley Cawthra
A new hominid fossil from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania: OH 83, an early modern human calvarium from the Ndutu Beds
Whitney Reiner, Leslea Hlusko, Fidelis Masao, Augusto Songita
A reassessment of vertebrae associated with the Australopithecus afarensis partial skeleton A.L. 288-1 (“Lucy”)
Scott Williams, Marc Meyer, Michael Smith, Gary Sawyer
Alluvial fan sedimentation and Late Pleistocene climate change in the northern Malawi Rift: Context and evidence for Middle Stone Age demographic change
David Wright, Jessica Thompson, Jeong-Heon Choi, Flora Schlit, Marina Foster, David Fink, Sheila Nightingale, Arjun Heimsath, Ramón Arrowsmith, Andrew Cohen, Elizabeth Gomani-Chindebvu
Analysis and re-evaluation of the Middle Stone Age Howiesons Poort sequence from Montagu Cave, Western Cape, South Africa.
Alexandra Sumner, William Archer
Another facet of behavioral variability in the Levantine Middle Pleistocene: The Age and Paleoenvironment of the Lower Paleolithic site of Kefar Menachem West, Israel
Ariel Malinsky-Buller, Oren Ackermann, Avner Ayalon, Mira Bar-Matthews, Michal Birkenfeld , Naomi Porat, Hagai Ron, Joel Roskin, Omry Barzilai
Deep cave foraging by late Pleistocene hominins in northwestern Bulgaria.
Jamie Hodgkins, Stefanka Ivanova, Nikolai Spassov, Maria Gurova, Christopher Miller, Caley Orr, David Strait
Detailed dynamic modelling of glacial climate over the Cape south coast of South Africa
Francois Engelbrecht, Ramapulana Nkoana, Richard Cowling, Erich Fisher, Janet Franklin, Curtis Marean, David O'Neal, Alastair Potts, Eric Shook
Developing Geochemical and Magnetic Studies of Obsidian Lithic Assemblages: A Case Study in the Hrazdan Valley, Central Armenia
Ellery Frahm, Daniel Adler, Joshua Feinberg, Keith Wilkinson, Boris Gasparyan
Drilling campaign summary and preliminary results of the Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP)
Christopher Campisano, Andrew Cohen, Asrat Asfawossen, Craig Feibel, John Kingston, Henry Lamb, Daniel Olago, Bernhart Owen, Renault Robin, Schäbitz Frank, Arrowsmith Ramon, Ivory Sarah
Eagle claw jewelry from Krapina at 130,000 years ago
Davorka Radovčić, Ankica Oros Sršen, Jakov Radovčić, David Frayer
Early Levallois Technology and the Transition from the Lower to Middle Palaeolithic in the Southern Caucasus.
Daniel Adler, Keith Wilkinson, Simon Blockley, Darren Mark, Ellery Frahm, Beverly Schmidt-Magee, Philip Glauberman, Yannick Raczynski-Henk, Olaf Jöris, Boris Gasparyan
Early tools from West Turkana, Kenya
Sonia Harmand, Jason E. Lewis, Craig S. Feibel, Christopher J. Lepre, Sandrine Prat, Arnaud Lenoble, Xavier Boes, Rhonda L. Quinn, Michel Brenet, Adrian Arroyo, Nicholas Taylor, Sophie Clément, Guillaume Daver, Jean-Philip Brugal, Louise Leakey, Dennis V. Kent, Richard A. Mortlock, James D. Wright, Hélène Roche
Everything you always wanted to know about Skull 5 (D4500/D2600)* *but were afraid to ask
Christoph Zollikofer, David Lordkipanidze, Marcia Ponce de León
Evidence of early Middle Stone Age technology and long distance transport of obsidians by later middle Pleistocene hominins at the ~300 ka Sibilo School Road Site (GnJh-79), Kapthurin Formation, Kenya.
Finding a common band-width: Causes of convergence and diversity in Paleolithic beads
Mary Stiner, Mary Stiner
First Evidence of Neandertal Cannibalism in Northern Europe: The Case of the "Troisième Caverne" of Goyet (Belgium)
Hélène Rougier, Isabelle Crevecoeur, Cédric Beauval, Hervé Bocherens, Damien Flas, Mietje Germonpré, Asier Gómez-Olivencia, Johannes Krause, Cosimo Posth, Patrick Semal, Johannes van der Plicht, Christoph Wissing
Fossil mammals reveal patterns of inter- and intra-basinal endemism in eastern Africa, ca. 4 to 1 Ma: implications for hominin biogeography
John Rowan, Kaye Reed, Andrew Du, Ellis Locke, Irene Smail, Christopher Campisano, Ignacio Lazagabaster
Function and morphology in the hominid cervical spine: postural influences on integration
Catalina Isabel Villamil
Hominin paleoecology and land use based on 1.5 Ma footprint surfaces at Ileret, Kenya
Neil Roach, Kevin Hatala, Kelly Ostrofsky, Jonathan Reeves, Anna Behrensmeyer, Brian Richmond
Late Glacial Rapid Climate Change and Human Response in the Western Mediterranean
Gerd-Christian Weniger, Helmut Brückner, Martin Kehl, Jörg Linstädter, Klaus Reicherter
Lithic raw material procurement in Qafzeh and Amud Caves: Implications for Mobility patterns in the Levantine Middle Paleolithic
Ravid Ekshtain, Erella Hovers, Shimon Ilani, Irina Segal
Lithic technologies of the Malawian Middle Stone Age: building a chrono-spatial framework for early modern human behavior in Central Africa
Sheila Nightingale, Flora Schilt, Jessica Thompson, Jacob Davis, Menno Welling, David Wright, Jeong-Heong Choi, Elizabeth Gomani-Chindebvu
Multi-functionality and stone tool re-use in the ESA; an example from the Nachukui Formation of West Turkana, Kenya
Nicholas Taylor, Adrian Arroyo, Sonia Harmand, Roche Helene, Michel Brenet, Jason Lewis
Neanderthal local raw material utilization and transport in southwestern France
Sam Lin, Harold Dibble, Shannon McPherron
Neanderthal mobility in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula: the patterns of chert exploitation at the Abric Romaní rock-shelter
Neanderthals in the Eemian lakeland landscape of Neumark-Nord 2 (Germany).
Geoff Smith, Alejandro Garcia, Lutz Kindler, Eduard Pop, Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser, Wil Roebroeks
Nesher Ramla karst depression, Israel: Middle Paleolithic occupations (170-80 ka BP) in a new type of site.
Yossi Zaidner, Amos Frumkin, Naomi Porat, Alexander Tsatskin, Reuven Yeshurun, Leore Grosman, Lior Weissbrod, Laura Centi, Marion Prevost, Maayan Shemer, Oz Varoner, David Friesem, Ruth Shahack-Gross
New dates on Middle Paleolithic sites of the East European Plain: Implications for human paleogeography
John Hoffecker, Vance Holliday, Pavel Nehoroshev, Leonid Vishnyatsky, Aleksandr Ocherednoi, Vladimir Pitulko
New multiproxy investigations into the ecosystem at Elandsfontein, South Africa: implications for Mid-Pleistocene hominin paleoecology on the Western Cape
David B. Patterson, Sophie B. Lehmann, Thalassa Matthews, Naomi E. Levin, Deano S. Stynder, Frances Forrest, Laura C. Bishop, Robyn Pickering, Andy Herries, Dave Roberts, Kathryn Fitzsimmons, David R. Braun
Palaeolandscape context for Lower-Middle Palaeolithic activity in the Hrazdan valley, central Armenia
Keith Wilkinson, Daniel Adler, Simon Blockley, Ellery Frahm, Darren Mark, Carolina Mallol, Samvel Nahapetyan, Boris Gasparyan
Paleoanthropology of the Ledi-Geraru, Afar Regional State, Ethiopia
Kaye Reed, Erin DiMaggio, Christopher Campisano, John Rowan, Guillaume Dupont-Nivet, Alan Deino, Faysal Bibi, Margaret Lewis, Antoine Souron, Lars Werdelin, Arrowsmith J Ramón, Brian Villmoare, William H. Kimbel, Chalachew Seyoum, David Braun
Patterns and Parameters of Morphological Variation in the South African Australopith Jaws
Reconstructing Middle Pleistocene landscapes in the Kapthurin Formation using biomass productivity and stable isotope proxies
David Leslie, Sally McBrearty, Gideon Hartman
Reconstructing dietary diversity in primates using variation in dental microwear textures
Renewed investigation of the Late Pleistocene-Holocene archaeological and paleoenvironmental sequence from Kisese II rockshelter, Tanzania
Christian Tryon, Jason Lewis, Myra Laird, Audax Mabulla, Amandus Kwekason, Agnes Gidna, Kathryn Ranhorn, Celeste Ehrhardt, Curtis Marean
Schöningen 13 II-4: A Middle Pleistocene Horse Opera in Several Acts (revised abstract)
Jarod Hutson, Aritza Villaluenga, Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser, Alejandro García-Moreno, Elaine Turner, Kurt Alt, Thomas Kaiser, Corina Knipper
Shell beads and “decorated” bones at the Early Upper Palaeolithic of Manot Cave, Israel: Symbolic expressions of early Modern Humans in the Levant
Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer, José-Miguel Tejero, Ofer Marder, Omry Barzilai, Israel Hershkovitz, Reuven Yeshurun, Nehora Schneller-Pels, Ron Lavi, Mae Goder-Goldberger
Site Formation and Interactions between Homo and the Mammals from Dmanisi
Martha Tappen, Reed Coil, Reid Ferring, Maia Bukhsianidze, David Lordkipanidze
Small things considered: Examining processes and definitions of southern African microlithization at Rose Cottage Cave and Sehonghong
Justin Pargeter, Redondo Marina
Spatial approaches to site formation and carnivore-hominin interaction at Dmanisi, Georgia
Reed Coil, Martha Tappen, Reid Ferring, Maia Bukhsianidze, David Lordkipanidze
Stone Age occupations in Northern Mozambique: new evidence from a survey project in the Lunho river valley (Niassa)
Joao Cascalheira, Celia Goncalves, Vera Aldeias, Michael Benedetti, Jonathan Haws, Omar Madime, Daniela Matos, Telmo Pereira, Mussa Raja, Brandon Zinsious, Nuno Bicho
Taphonomic History of the Homo erectus Site at Trinil, Java
Mathew G. Hill, John Kappelman, Lawrence Todd, Frank Huffman, John de Vos
Taphonomy of fossils from the hominin-bearing deposits at Dikika, Ethiopia
Jessica Thompson, Shannon McPherron, Rene Bobe, Andrew Barr, Denné Reed, Jonathan Wynn, Curtis Marean, Zeresenay Alemseged
Technological sequence and origins of Prepared Core Technology at Canteen Kopje, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
George Leader, Ryan Gibbon, Kathleen Kuman, Darryl Granger
The Late Middle Palaeolithic open-air site complex of Ein Qashish, northern Israel
Erella Hovers, Omry Barzilai, Ravid Ekshtain, Ariel Malinsky-Buller, Noam Greenbaum, Noha Agha, Ruth Shahack-Gross, Nadav Nir, Mareike Stahlschmidt, Lena Brailovsky, Netta Mitki, Polina Spivak, Ariel Vered, Joel Roskin, Maria Krakovsky, Micka Ullman
The Olduvai Geological Coring Project (OGCP): Providing a new paleoenvironmental context for human evolution at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
Nicholas Toth, Kathy Schick, Jackson Njau, Ian Stanistreet
The Paleoecological Reconstruction of Area 123 and Area 6/ 6A, Koobi Fora, and the Implications for the Habitat Preferences of Homo and Paranthropus boisei
Rachel Sender, Craig Feibel
The Social Transmission of Oldowan Lithic Technology
Thomas Morgan, Natalie Uomini, Luke Rendell, Laura Chouinard-Thuly, Sally Street, Hannah Lewis, Catharine Cross, Cara Evans, Ronan Kearney, Ignacio de la Torre, Andrew Whiten, Kevin Laland
The Still Bay and pre-Still Bay Fauna from Sibudu Cave (South Africa): Implications for Understanding Behavioral Varability in the Southern African Middle Stone Age
The Use of the Ascending Ramus in Hominoid and Hominin Phylogeny
The effect of growth on the shape of the Dikika Australopithecus afarensis scapula with implications for hominin evolution
Nathan Young, Zeresnay Alemseged
The evolution of developmental plasticity in human brains
Aida Gómez-Robles, William Hopkins, Chet Sherwood
The kinematics of knuckle-walking: To what extent is gait and posture conserved in the African great apes?
Emma Finestone, Mary Brown, Stephen Ross, Herman Pontzer
The origin of the Levantine Emiran and implications for modern human dispersal into the Levant.
Anthony Marks, Jeffrey Rose
The spatial distributions of lithic artifacts within Middle Paleolithic sites: a comparative study of seven sites
Wadi Madamagh (Jordan): Behavioral Diversity during the Last Glacial Maximum in the Eastern Levant
Deborah Olszewski, Maysoon al-Nahar, Natalie Munro, Ashley Petrillo, Monica Ramsey, Brian Byrd, Daniel Schyle
Was the Younger Dryas of the southern Levant dry, or just cold? Stable isotope evidence from gazelle teeth
Gideon Hartman , Brittingham Alexander
Zooarchaeological analysis of newly excavated Middle Pleistocene deposits from Elandsfontein, South Africa.
Frances Forrest, Deano Stynder, Laura Bishop, Naomi Levin, Thalassa Mathews, David Braun
A Fractographic Method to Distinguish Hominin vs. Carnivore Broken Bone: Improving Estimates of Hominin and Carnivore Involvement in the FLK-Zinjanthropus Fossil Assemblage, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
James S. Oliver
A new (semi-) automated method to quantify primate phalangeal curvature from 3D virtual models: new estimates for fossil hominin phalanges.
Biren A. Patel,
Adela C. Perez,
Amanda L. Lewis,
William L. Jungers,
Caley M. Orr
Bovid Mortality Patterns at Elandsfontein, Western Cape Province, South Africa, and Implications for the Hunting Capability of Acheulean-Age Hominins
Henry T. Bunn
Chicaza rockshelter (Niassa, Mozambique): a preliminary report on stratigraphy and chronology
Cobrinhos, A New Mousterian Site in Vila Velha de Ródão (Portugal)
Did Trinil Femur I originate from a younger formation than the Homo erectus skullcap? Implications of early site photographs and other provenience records
O. Frank Huffman,
Paul C.H. Albers,
Aart W. Berkhout,
John de Vos
Elliptical Fourier analysis of two hominoid teeth from Middle Pleistocene Sanxieshan Cave, Daxin, Guangxi, China.
Elissa M. Ludeman,
Christopher J. Bae
Exploratory excavations at Bizmoune Cave (Essaouira): first results on the Aterian of the south Atlantic coast of Morocco
Exploratory survey and landscape archaeology in the Karonga District, northern Malawi
Victor de Moor,
Jessica C. Thompson,
J Ramon Arrowsmith,
Marina Bravo Foster,
Extraction and exploitation of silcrete outcrops during the Palaeolithic at Saint-Pierre-Eynac, France
Rebecca Wragg Sykes,
Hominin Population Dynamics and Dispersals in the Armenian Highlands and Anatolia: New Data from Barozh 12, a Middle Palaeolithic Open-Air Site on the Edge of the Ararat Depression, Armenia
Impact fracture patterns on experimental basalt points–towards a more robust macro-fracture method
In utero Sources of Skeletal Variation: the Role of Maternal Prenatal Stress.
Sarah Kigamwa Amugongo,
Leslea J. Hlusko
Landscape-scale pattering in hominin behavior in the Okote Member at East Turkana northern Kenya: Pairing behavioral and paleoecological data.
Jonathan Reeves ,
Sarah Hlubik ,
Lumbar Vertebral Shape and Trabecular Structure in African Papionini
Eric John Mazelis
Micromorphology of Middle to Later Stone Age sites in northern Malawi
Christopher E. Miller,
Modeling differential access to meat with experimental butchery: implications for the “hunting/scavenging” debate
Charles Patrick Higson,
New hominin tarsals from Swartkrans, South Africa
Travis Rayne Pickering,
Jason L Heaton,
C. K. Brain
PaleoCore: A web based data management system for paleoanthropology
Denné N. Reed,
W. Andrew Barr,
Quantifying the habitat preference of extinct mammals, including hominins, in Plio-Pleistocene eastern Africa
David B. Patterson
Sedimentological characteristics and depositional context of c. 2 million year old Oldowan archaeological occurrences at Kanjera South, Kenya.
James S. Oliver,
Laura C. Bishop
Spatial Analysis of Broca’s Cap Asymmetry in Endocasts Using ArcGIS
Lana M. Ruck,
Kenton H. MacDowell,
Ralph L. Holloway,
Douglas C. Broadfield
The Origins of Stone Tool Reduction and the Transition to Knapping: An Experimental Approach
Shelby S. Putt
The application of proteomics techniques to the study of ancient human tissues
Sarah Whitcher Kansa,
Walaa Abu Baker Basha,
The impact of Late Glacial landscape changes on the formation processes of cave sites in the Swabian Jura: results from an ongoing project
Nicholas J. Conard,
Christopher E. Miller
Timing and nature of Neanderthal and modern human overlap in the Balkans
Tool-making Bones from the Schöningen 13II-4 Spear Horizon (revised abstract)
Jarod M. Hutson,
Trabecular bone structure in forefoot and rearfoot endurance runners: Implications for interpreting fossil hominin morphology