ESHE 2020 — Thursday-Friday, 24-25 September

ESHE 2020 Conference Schedule

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Thursday 24 September 2020

 1 pm to 1.30 pm (CET) Opening of the Conference
(and the general assembly) in Google Meet


1:45 pm to 2:30 pm — Moderated Live Discussion 1 (Google Meet)

Session Chair: Marie Soressi

Clicking on the title below will take you to the abstract in the “Classroom”.
There you will also be able to post comments and ask questions prior to the live sessions.

Hilary Duke et al.

New evidence for the emergence of early Acheulean Technology at Kokiselei 6 in West Turkana, Kenya

Vivian Slon et al.

DNA from Paleolithic sediments at Sefunim Cave, Israel

Katerina Harvati et al.

Apidima 1 and the early dispersal of Homo sapiens out of Africa

Graeme Barker et al.

Unravelling the chronology and character of Neanderthal and Modern Human use of Shanidar Cave, Iraqi Kurdistan

Yossi Zaidner et al.


Tinshemet Cave Project: Exploring a new Middle Paleolithic human fossil site in Israel

Pere Gelabert et al.

Metagenomes and ancient human lineages from a pre-LGM layer of Satsurblia cave in the Caucasus

Costantino Buzi et al.

Digital techniques applied to a Neanderthal skeleton still preserved in situ: the case-study of Altamura (Bari, Italy)

Jordy Didier Orellana Figueroa et al. Poster Video

A Proof of Concept for Machine Learning-Based Virtual Knapping

Claudio Tennie et al.

Further evidence for a late onset of cumulative culture: Ape cultures do not require copying of know-how

Alejandra Pascual-Garrido et al.

Archaeological signatures of chimpanzee perishable technology reveal the behaviour of the tool-makers


2:45 pm to 4 pm — Unmoderated Live Session

Gather Town

So as to foster interactions with the other conference participants we created a virtual gathering space. You can move your little avatar with the arrow keys, and once you get close to other avatars, a video chat starts. Participants can also share their screen to show their poster, or some figures.

We have grouped posters and presentations and by themes and assigned these groups to areas on our virtual map marked by landmarks (handaxe, skull, tooth, ...). These areas are meant as starting points. If you are a presenter we suggest staying near these landmarks for the first 20 minutes so that others know where to find you — however, please feel free to wander around and explore. Bear in mind that this is both a technical and social experiment, so we will have to work this out together. You can log into using a link (we will send this out via email on Thursday). It works best using Chrome as a browser. Please read the detailed instructions on how best to use Gather Town at the bottom of this program.

Meeting Place in Skull

Antonietta Del Bove et al.
Poster Video

Automatic detection of sexual dimorphic traits in the human cranium

Carolin Röding &
Liane Giemsch

Virtual cranial reconstruction and paleopathological reanalysis of an Early Iron Age skeleton from Frankfurt/Main

Manon Bouvier et al.

Variation pattern of the imprints of the middle meningeal vessels in extant human endocasts

Judith Beier et al.

Prevalence of Cranial Trauma in Upper Paleolithic Humans

Tommaso Mori et al.

Virtual reconstruction and geometric morphometric analysis of the mid-Pleistocene hominin KNM-OG 45500 (Olorgesailie, Kenya)

Meeting Place in Monkey in the Rainforest

Nicole D.S. Grunstra et al.

Pleistocene differentiation in a successful generalist primate: evidence from modern cranial morphology in longtailed macaques

Ghislain Thiery et al.

Spatial and temporal variations of the diet in Mesopithecus (Colobinae, Primates) from the late Miocene of southeastern Europe

Nina Oberklammer et al.

Upper Premolar Crown Variation in Great Apes

Hester Hanegraef et al.

Are subspecies of African apes morphologically distinct? Evidence from the maxilla

Florian Bouchet et al.


Orientation and proportions of the carotid canal in Epipliopithecus and Pliobates

Christos A. Plastiras et al.


Deciphering the feeding ecology of Dolichopithecus: Insights from Dental Microwear Textural Analysis and Dental Topography

Alejandro Romero et al.

Delayed acquisition of adult feeding behaviour in the great apes – Implications for inferring the dietary niche of fossil hominins

Meeting Place in The Tree of Ice

Antonio Profico et al.


Cortical bone distribution in the femoral diaphysis and its relationship to activity level

Mathilde Augoyard et al.


Do dentine and cortical bone thickness covary in humans? The influence of age and sex assessed in a modern sample and the condition of Neandertals

Laura Piqué-Fandiño et al.


Sex ratio in the Baka Pygmies

Fotios Alexandros Karakostis & Katerina Harvati


A novel and validated avenue for behavioral reconstructions in the fossil record: a critical presentation of new interdisciplinary evidence

Paul D. Bons &
Catherine C. Bauer


The rich dynamics of hominin evolution in low population-density corridors between more densely populated areas

Meeting Place in Giant Tooth

Paola Cerrito et al.


Parturitions, menopause, illnesses and other physiological stressors are recorded in dental cementum microstructure of humans and rhesus macaques

Yasmina Avià et al.


Can dental topography infer the diet of two of the most controversial extinct cercopithecine species in the South African Plio-Pleistocene?

Beatriz Gamarra et al.


Dental morphological analysis of Holocene Iberian populations: the utility of enamel dentine junction in population dynamics

Annabelle-Louise Lockey et al.


Quantification of hypoplasia depth in Neandertal and Upper Palaeolithic modern human molars

Sofwan Noerwidi et al.


Homo sapiens dental variability during the Holocene in Western Indonesian archipelago

Sarah Fung et al.

Poster Video

A functional analysis of Carabelli trait in Australian Aboriginal dentition

Jinyoung Lee et al.


Functional wear in the Aboriginal frojinyom Yuendumu: A longitudinal study

Petra Šimková et al.

Poster Video

Deciduous second molar morphological variation in the Baka pygmies, Cameroon

Meeting Place in Volcano Island

Guillermo Zorrilla-Revilla et al.


Like father like son. Long legs and wide hips also reduce the cost of locomotion in subadults

Olalla Prado-Nóvoa et al.


Carrying for free? Testing the human capability of load transport without added costs

Carlotta Zeppilli et al.


Quantifying the lateralization in the upper limb of historical human populations: a detailed study of the cortical bone distribution in the humeral diaphysis

Maria Mednikova


Concerning macro- and micromorphological variability of fossil human distal phalanges from Pleistocene Altai caves

Emma E. Bird et al.


Internal bone architecture in the capitate of extant hominids

Ana Bucchi et al.

Video Preprint

Carpal modularity in African apes and modern humans

Aroa Casado et al.

The insertion sites of the palmar radiocarpal ligaments in Australopithecus afarensis

Annapaola Fedato et al.


Pattern of phalanx flexion during Lower Paleolithic tool haptic exploration

Meeting Place in Giant Foot

Amélie Beaudet et al.


Vertebral trabecular bone structure in Homo, Pan and Papio: implications for the identification and biomechanical interpretation of early hominin vertebrae

William Irvin Sellers &
Eishi Hirasaki

Poster Video

A bio-robotic solution to achieve targeted hand and foot placement in primate musculoskeletal simulation experiments

Sandra A. Martelli et al.

Poster Video

The postnatal ontogeny of the modern hominoid lumbar vertebral morphology – insight into the development of postcranial sexual dimorphism

José María López-Rey Pérez et al.


Covariation between mineralized area and shape of the rib cross section in Homo sapiens and Pan troglodytes: implications for the interpretation of Australopithecus africanus Sts-14 ribcage

Marine Cazenave &
Amélie Beaudet


Hip joint loading differences between Paranthropus robustus and Australopitecus africanus revealed by the cortical bone distribution at the femoral neck

Daniel García-Martínez et al.


Evolutionary development of the Homo antecessor scapulae (Gran Dolina site, Atapuerca) from a 3D geometric morphometrics approach

Anneke H. van Heteren & Samuel J. Leeming


“Footedness” in orangutans: A Geometric Morphometric approach to understanding lateralisation in Great Apes

Meeting Place in The Handaxe

Lavinia Stancampiano et al.


Reconstruction of vegetation and habitat at an early Acheulean site using leaf-wax lipids and isotopes: Thiongo Korongo (Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania)

Jonathan S. Reeves et al.


Why foraging ecology matters for understanding the origin of culture in the Oldowan archaeological record: Insights from Kanjera South

Niguss G. Baraki et al.

Poster Video

Reduction intensity in Oldowan Assemblages: Perspectives from BD 1 at Ledi-Geraru, Ethiopia

Abay Namen et al.


Preliminary results of the first lithic raw material survey in the piedmont zones of Kazakhstan

Julien Favreau et al.


Multi-Analytical Study of Quartzitic Outcrops at Oldupai Gorge (Tanzania): Implications for Artifact Sourcing

Irene Megía García et al.


Typo-technological analysis of a bifacial stone tool from Cueva de los Toriles (Carrizosa, Castilla-La Mancha, Iberian Península) and its importance as a new Acheulean site from the Southern Iberian Plateau

Flavia Venditti et al.


An integrated techno-functional study discloses chopping tools use at  late Acheulean Revadim (Israel)

Andion Arteaga-Brieba et al.


The lithic assemblage of the Gran Dolina-TD10.2 kill-butchering site (Sierra de Atapuerca, Spain)

Meeting Place in Saber-toothed cat

Phil J. Glauberman et al.


Areni 1 and 2: two new Lower Paleolithic cave sites with core and flake lithic assemblages and faunal remains in Armenia

Aristeidis Varis et al.

Poster Video

Preliminary results of the first geoarchaeological analysis of cave sediments from Kazakhstan

Li Li et al.


An updated review of the fracture mechanics of flaking and its implications for hominin behavior

Alba Motes Rodrigo &
Claudio Tennie


The origins of modern human cultural know-how

María Silva-Gago et al.


A preliminary survey on visual attention and stone tools

William Daniel Snyder et al.


Raw material selection and blank standardization in knapping experiments

Meeting Place in Reindeer

Eva F. Martellotta et al.


Retouch-induced marks on Australian hardwood boomerangs: A preliminary analysis

Joannes Dekker et al.

Poster Video

Zooming into the point. ZooMS identification of Mesolithic bone points made with human bone

Silvia Florindi et al.


Evolutive challenges in Gravettian diet. Experimenting the processing of oat

Zineb Moubtahij et al.


Exploring the diet of the Late Pleistocene population from Taforalt (Morocco, North Africa) using Zn, C, N and Sr isotope ratios

Alice La Porta et al.


Ergonomic strategies and Hierarchical Task Analysis (HTA) of human hand during stone tool production

Miguel Angel Dilena


Clustering Archaeological Evidence: A Statistical View Point

Ana Belén Galán López et al.


Emorph Project: Reconstructing mobility patterns of Rangifer tarandus during the Late Pleistocene in Southwestern France

Meeting Place in Mammoth

Marta Modolo et al.

Poster Video

Attesting Neanderthal Dwelling Space Use: effects of human occupations in the Middle Palaeolithic record of Fumane cave (Verona, Italy) — ANDSU Project

Daniela Maio


Neanderthal occupations in Southwestern Portugal: Predictive Models using GIS

Patrick Cuthbertson et al.


Predictive Modelling and Survey of Karstic Caves in the area of the Inner Asian Mountain Corridor in Kazakhstan

Laurent Bruxelles et al.

Searching for new pieces of the Cradle of Humankind in Southern Africa: HON and HOMME research programs

Ashleigh L. A. Wiseman et al.


Early American colonisation: Life on the White Sands National Park playa in the Pleistocene

Alain Queffelec et al.

Poster Video

Peer Community In Archaeology - A new system for peer-reviewing of preprints

Perle Guarino-Vignon et al.


Genetic continuity between ancient and recent populations in Central Asia

Miguel Ángel Moreno-Ibáñez


Reopening a grave: Preliminary taphonomic results of the human remains from the Roc de les Orenetes site (Queralbs, Spain)

Meeting Place in The Fire

Lauren M. Franklin


Continuity and Change in Hominin Technological Behavior at Tabun Cave, Israel

Cyrielle Mathias et al.


The Middle Paleolithic sites of Brive-Laroche-Aérodrome and their lithic assemblages: a new key-site for the understanding of Neanderthal movement dynamics and technical behavior in Southwestern France

Firas Jabbour et al.


Stone Artifacts of Aghitu-3 Cave and a Spotlight on the Earliest Modern Human Behaviors in Armenia

Peter Morrissey et al.


The stratigraphy of Cave 1B at Klasies River Main site, South Africa: clarifying the context of the KRM 41815 human mandible

Donald O. Henry &
Miriam Belmaker


Evolution of Lithic Technological Systems: Exploring Trend, Tempo and Mode

Davide Delpiano &
Thorsten Uthmeier


Techno-functional and 3D shape analysis applied for investigating the variability of backed tools in the Late Middle Paleolithic of Central Europe

Lucy Timbrell et al.

Video Supplement

Incorporating structure into demographic models of the deep past: a case study from Late-Middle Pleistocene Africa

Cristina Gameiro et al.


The use of quartz during the late Upper Palaeolithic of central Portugal

Ana Abrunhosa et al.


Comparing lithic raw material procurement strategies during MIS5 to MIS3: the cases of Navalmaíllo Rock Shelter, Buena Pinta Cave and Des-Cubierta Cave (Madrid, Spain)

Guillaume Guérin et al.


Is the Quina Mousterian from Chez Pinaud (Jonzac) really the oldest Quina in South West France? Bayesian analysis of OSL data

Marc Dickinson et al.


Amino acid dating of mammalian tooth enamel and its potential for building geochronologies in Africa

Fiona Laviano et al.


Neanderthals possibly persisting later than thought

4 pm to 4:45 pm Moderated Live Session 2 (Google Meet)

Session Chair: Philipp Gunz

Lisa Genochio et al.


The development of bite force resistance in modern humans

Adam van Casteren et al.


Quantifying the energetic cost of chewing in humans and its evolutionary significance

Hannes Rathmann &
Hugo Reyes-Centeno


The utility of different dental traits and trait combinations for inferring human population history

Barbara Fischer et al.


Patterns of sex differences in the pelvis did not evolve de novo in modern humans

Ekaterina Stansfield et al.


Biomechanics of the pelvic floor constrains the evolution of the human pelvis: A finite element approach

Zachary Cofran et al.


Morphology and maturation of the Homo naledi ilium from the Lesedi Chamber

Philipp Gunz et al.


Australopithecus afarensis endocasts suggest protracted brain growth

Simon Neubauer et al.


Ontogenetic changes of endocranial shape asymmetry in humans and apes

Christine Charvet

Video Preprint

Translating time from transcriptional and structural variation reveals conservation in brain development across humans and chimpanzees

Hervé Bocherens et al.


Out of Savannahstan: Multiproxy evidence on fauna (stable isotopes, ecometrics, tooth mesowear, small vertebrates) from the oldest hominin sites in Southwestern Europe

Kevin T. Uno et al.


Combining fossil enamel stable isotopes and dental microwear texture analysis to assess dietary niche-partitioning among primates (Cercopithecidae and Hominidae) from the Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Anastasia Nikulina et al.

Poster Video

Multiproxy approach for studying hunter-gatherer landscape transformations during the Last Interglacial (Eemian) and the Mesolithic in Europe

Friday 25. September 2020

1 pm to 1.45 pm (CET) —  Moderated Live Discussion 3 (Google Meet)

Session Chair: Amanda Henry

Chloë Bartlet et al.


Resolving the timescale of South-Central African palaeoenvironments and their impact on human behaviour and evolution

Jacopo Niccolò Cerasoni et al.


Pleistocene archaeology and tropical paleoecology in West Africa: Preliminary results from fieldwork in Ivory Coast, Benin and Nigeria

Geoff M. Smith et al.


Subsistence behaviour during the Initial Upper Palaeolithic of Bacho Kiro Cave (Bulgaria): zooarchaeological and taphonomic analysis across the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition

Tsenka Tsanova et al.


The Initial Upper Palaeolithic lithic assemblage from Bacho Kiro Cave (Bulgaria)

Emily Coco et al.


The Effects of Secondary Recycling on the Technological Character of Lithic Assemblages

Pedro Horta et al.


Intensive re-use of stone tools as bipolar implements in the Initial Upper Paleolithic of Bacho Kiro Cave

Will Archer et al.


Quantifying differences in hominin flaking technologies with 3D shape analysis

Jean-Jacques Hublin


Homo sapiens dispersals into Europe in light of the Bacho Kiro Cave results

Marco Peresani et al.


At the cross-road of Mediterranean Europe. The human peopling of the Great Adriatic-Po Region during the Last Glacial Maximum

Fulco Scherjon et al.


Modelling Late Pleistocene hominins in Western Europe

Eslem Ben Arous et al.


An improved chronology of the Middle Stone Age in El Mnasra cave, Northwestern Africa


2 pm to 3 pm — Unmoderated Live Session 2 (Gather Town)

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3 pm to 3.45 pm —  Moderated Live Discussion 4

Session Chair: Shannon McPherron

Femke Reidsma


Footprints of Fire: fundamental research into the effect of diagenesis on heated bone and its implications for the study of fire use in the deep past

Vera Aldeias et al.


An Interdisciplinary Micro-Contextual Laboratory Excavation of Fire Residues from Pech de l’Azé IV (Dordogne, France)

Cruz Ferro-Vázquez et al.


A systematic colourimetric method for identifying heated substrates in archaeological sites

William Murphree et al.


The Evolution of Pyrotechnology in the Early and Middle Upper Paleolithic in Europe

Justin Pargeter et al.


Understanding the Stone Age economics of heat treated silcrete

Teresa Steele et al.


Life in the margins: the pre-Still Bay deposits from Varsche Rivier 003, southern Namaqualand, South Africa

Clément Zanolli et al.


Molar enamel thickness distribution and hominid taxonomy

Flavio Altamura et al.


Ongoing ichnological research at the 300 ka Schöningen archaeological site (Germany)

George Konidaris &

Vangelis Tourloukis


Early and Middle Pleistocene large carnivore guilds of Europe and their role in the evolution of hominin subsistence strategies: an ecomorphological and behavioral approach

Matt Pope et al.


The Boxgrove Horse Butchery Site In Context: Detailed Site Taphonomy and Landscape Scale Interpretation of Middle Pleistocene Hominin Behaviour

Alastair Key & Stephen Lycett


Thinning, resharpening, and tranchet flake removals: how torque creation and force variation along the cutting edges of handaxes may have influenced Acheulean tool production practices


4 pm Student Prize Awards

4:10 pm to 5 pm General Assembly, Election Results

ESHE members are cordially invited to take part in the virtual general assembly.

It is 5 pm: virtual drink

Instructions for Gather Town

Open the website in Google Chrome. For best results, you will need a camera and microphone. If you do not have any, you should still be able to use the ‘local chat’ function to discuss with presenters, but some of the ease of conversation will be lost.

Log into Gather Town using your full name (first and last) so that people can find you.

Once you see this screen, you use the arrow keys to move your avatar around on the map.

The top right side of the screen shows the other participants. If you click on someone’s name, you can find them, and a line indicating the fastest route to that person will appear.

At the bottom right is a chat area. You can choose a local chat (only those people near you will see the conversation) or a global chat (everyone will see what you say). Please use the local chat as a general rule.

Across the bottom middle is a small grey menu bar. From the left,

As you get near to other avatars, the video and sound from that person will appear across the top of your screen. The wider you have your interaction radius set, the more people you can interact with at the same time.