The 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2019)


Session 43. From Pedestrian to Cerebral in the Pleistocene: A Symposium in Honor of Erik Trinkaus. Invited Poster Symposium. Chair: Libby W. Cowgill Co-organizers: Sheela Athreya, Texas A&M University; John Willman, IPHES, Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social; Universitat Rovira i Virgili; Scott Maddux, University of North Texas HSC

March 29, 2019 , CC Room 23 Add to calendar

This poster symposium celebrates the extraordinary contributions of Erik Trinkaus to Late Pleistocene paleoanthropology.  A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Erik has spent the last forty-five years contributing knowledge foundational to contemporary understanding of Neandertal and early Homo sapiens evolution, functional anatomy, and paleobiology.  His extensive and diverse publication record spans the last half million years of human evolution and almost every anatomical region of the body.  His work is clearly and consistently unified by a deep commitment to situating skeletal material in appropriate archaeological and behavioral contexts, evaluating fossil specimens within the broader scope of human variation, and focusing on population dynamics and evolutionary processes.  Erik’s authorship of over a dozen books and more than 250 articles and chapters includes numerous analyses of original fossil material such as the classic The Shanidar Neandertals, along with popular science books like The Neandertals: Changing the Image of Mankind.  Further, in addition to his own research, Erik has been extremely successful in the education and training of students (chairing 16 dissertation committees and shaping the perspectives of countless other young academics) and championing the work of international anthropologists, especially those from developing countries.  Thus, as Erik nears retirement, we honor not only his personal contributions to the field, but his inestimable impact on the academic careers of numerous students and close collaborators, both domestic and abroad.

Discussants: Fred H. Smith, João Zilhão
1 Add to calendar The making of a paleoanthropologist: The influences of Erik Trinkaus. Richard Potts.
2 Add to calendar A consideration of the ‘anomalous’ narial margin patterning in the Krapina Neandertal maxillae. Robert G. Franciscus.
3 Add to calendar Looking for Neandertal derived traits: new data from the Le Moustier 2 Neandertal neonate (Le Moustier, France). Bruno Maureille, Caroline Partiot.
4 Add to calendar Another look at canine variation in Neanderthals. Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg, Grace V. Calhoun, Mark Hubbe.
5 Add to calendar Paleobiology and Taphonomy of the Middle Paleolithic Neandertal Remains from Ciemna Cave, Southern Poland. John C. Willman, Bolesław Ginter, Raquel Hernando, Marina Lozano, Krzysztof Sobczyk, Damian Stefański, Anita Szczepanek, Krzysztof Wertz, Piotr Wojtal, Mirosław Zając, Katarzyna Zarzecka-Szubińska, Erik Trinkaus, Paweł Valde-Nowak.
6 Add to calendar The Evolution of Human Body Size and Shape. Christopher B. Ruff.
7 Add to calendar Surface area and volume of the body in Late Pleistocene Homo. Trenton W. Holliday, Boryana M. Kasabova.
8 Add to calendar Genetic variation in body weight ontogeny and its contribution to body size sexual dimorphism in captive baboons (genus, Papio). Jessica L. Joganic, Frédéric Santos, Laura A. Cox, Michael C. Mahaney, Jeffrey Rogers, James M. Cheverud, Anthony G. Comuzzie.
9 Add to calendar Neanderthal thermoregulation: old ideas and new. Cara Ocobock, Alexandra Niclou.
10 Add to calendar Professor Erik Trinkaus and paleoanthropological studies in China. Wu Liu, Xiu Jie Wu.
11 Add to calendar Commingled skeletons in Cussac cave (Gravettian, Dordogne, France): Paleobiology and mortuary behaviors. Sacha Kacki, Irene Dori, Pierre Guyomarc’h, Eline M.J. Schotsmans, Vitale S. Sparacello, Sébastien Villotte.
12 Add to calendar Further insights on Late Upper Paleolithic (Epigravettian) funerary use of Arene Candide Cave (Liguria, Italy). New AMS dates and paleopathology. Vitale S. Sparacello, Irene Dori, Stefano Rossi, Alessandra Varalli, Jacopo Moggi Cecchi, Julien Riel-Salvatore, Vincenzo Formicola.
13 Add to calendar Neandertal oral health: new techniques and future directions. Sarah A. Lacy.
14 Add to calendar Mortality and skeletal lesion profiles among Prehispanic Lower Pecos foragers of southwest Texas. Charles E. Hilton, Marsha D. Ogilvie.
15 Add to calendar Scapular retroversion asymmetry and its correlates: New indicators of habitual upper limb activities. Libby W. Cowgill, Scott D. Maddux.
16 Add to calendar A Symposium in Honor of Erik Trinkaus: Talk to the Hand. Wesley Niewoehner.
17 Add to calendar Neandertal-Upper Paleolithic H. sapiens population dynamics. Laura L. Shackelford, Sheela G. Athreya.
18 Add to calendar How did the Neanderthal juxtamastoid eminence come into being although it does not exist?. Marcia S. Ponce de León, Christoph P. E. Zollikofer.
19 Add to calendar Dental developmental patterns and tissue volume variation along the arcade in Neandertals and Upper Paleolithic humans. Priscilla Bayle, Thomas Colard, Mona Le Luyer.