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Katerina Harvati

Professor, University of Tübingen, Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and …
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Early dispersal of modern humans in Europe and implications for Neanderthal behaviour

…, M Coquerelle, S Condemi, A Ronchitelli, K Harvati… - Nature, 2011 -
The appearance of anatomically modern humans in Europe and the nature of the transition
from the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic are matters of intense debate. Most researchers
accept that before the arrival of anatomically modern humans, Neanderthals had adopted

[HTML][HTML] Human cranial anatomy and the differential preservation of population history and climate signatures

K Harvati, TD Weaver - The Anatomical Record, 2006 - Wiley Online Library
Abstract Cranial morphology is widely used to reconstruct evolutionary relationships, but its
reliability in reflecting phylogeny and population history has been questioned. Some cranial
regions, particularly the face and neurocranium, are believed to be influenced by the

Neanderthal taxonomy reconsidered: implications of 3D primate models of intra-and interspecific differences

K Harvati, SR Frost, KP McNulty - Proceedings of the …, 2004 - National Acad Sciences
Abstract The taxonomic status of Neanderthals lies at the center of the modern human
origins debate. Proponents of the single-origin model often view this group as a distinct
species with little or no contribution to the evolution of modern humans. Adherents to the

[HTML][HTML] Climate signatures in the morphological differentiation of worldwide modern human populations

M Hubbe, T Hanihara, K Harvati - The anatomical record, 2009 - Wiley Online Library
Abstract The ability of cranial morphology to reflect population/phylogenetic history, and the
degree to which it might be influenced by environmental factors and selection pressures
have been widely discussed. Recent consensus views cranial morphology as largely

The Neanderthal taxonomic position: models of intra-and inter-specific craniofacial variation

K Harvati - Journal of Human Evolution, 2003 - Elsevier
The Neanderthal taxonomic position is a matter of wide disagreement among
paleoanthropologists. Some workers consider this fossil human group to represent a
different species, Homo neanderthalensis, while others see it as a subspecies of Homo

The Neanderthal “chignon”: variation, integration, and homology

P Gunz, K Harvati - Journal of Human Evolution, 2007 - Elsevier
The occipital bun (“chignon”) is cited widely as a Neanderthal derived trait. It encompasses
the posterior projection/convexity of the occipital squama and is associated with lambdoid
flattening on the parietal. A 'hemibun'in some Upper Paleolithic Europeans is thought by

Quantitative analysis of human mandibular shape using three‐dimensional geometric morphometrics

E Nicholson, K Harvati - American journal of physical …, 2006 - Wiley Online Library
Abstract Human mandibular morphology is often thought to reflect mainly function, and to be
of lesser value in studies of population history. Previous descriptions of human mandibles
showed variation in ramal height and breadth to be the strongest difference among recent

Strontium isotope evidence of Neanderthal mobility at the site of Lakonis, Greece using laser-ablation PIMMS

M Richards, K Harvati, V Grimes, C Smith… - Journal of …, 2008 - Elsevier
We report here direct evidence for Neanderthal mobility through the measurement of
strontium isotope ratios in tooth enamel using laser-ablation, which allows us to use much
smaller samples than traditional methods. There has been a long-standing debate over the

Late Pleistocene human skull from Hofmeyr, South Africa, and modern human origins

FE Grine, RM Bailey, K Harvati, RP Nathan… - …, 2007 -
Abstract The lack of Late Pleistocene human fossils from sub-Saharan Africa has limited
paleontological testing of competing models of recent human evolution. We have dated a
skull from Hofmeyr, South Africa, to 36.2±3.3 thousand years ago through a combination of

Quantitative analysis of Neanderthal temporal bone morphology using three‐dimensional geometric morphometrics

K Harvati - American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 2003 - Wiley Online Library
Abstract The temporal bone is the location of several traits thought to differentiate
Neanderthals from modern humans, including some proposed Neanderthal-derived traits.
Most of these, however, are difficult to measure and are usually described qualitatively. This