ESHE 2020 — Thursday, 24 September
ESHE 2020 Conference Schedule
Session Chair: Marie Soressi
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.
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
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 gather.town here: 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 Gather.town: Skull
Antonietta Del Bove et al.
Automatic detection of sexual dimorphic traits in the human cranium
Carolin Röding &
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 Gather.town: 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 Gather.town: 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 &
The rich dynamics of hominin evolution in low population-density corridors between more densely populated areas
Meeting Place in Gather.town: The 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.
A functional analysis of Carabelli trait in Australian Aboriginal dentition
Jinyoung Lee et al.
Functional wear in the Aboriginal from Yuendumu: A longitudinal study
Petra Šimková et al.
Deciduous second molar morphological variation in the Baka pygmies, Cameroon
Meeting Place in Gather.town: 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
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.
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 Gather.town: The 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 &
A bio-robotic solution to achieve targeted hand and foot placement in primate musculoskeletal simulation experiments
Sandra A. Martelli et al.
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 &
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 Gather.town: 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.
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 Gather.town: 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.
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 &
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 Gather.town: The Reindeer
Eva F. Martellotta et al.
Retouch-induced marks on Australian hardwood boomerangs: A preliminary analysis
Joannes Dekker et al.
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 Gather.town: The Mammoth
Marta Modolo et al.
Attesting Neanderthal Dwelling Space Use: effects of human occupations in the Middle Palaeolithic record of Fumane cave (Verona, Italy) — ANDSU Project
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.
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 Gather.town: 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 &
Evolution of Lithic Technological Systems: Exploring Trend, Tempo and Mode
Davide Delpiano &
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.
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
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 &
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
Jean-Pierre Changeux et al.
A connectomic hypothesis for the hominization of the brain
Simon Neubauer et al.
Ontogenetic changes of endocranial shape asymmetry in humans and apes
Translating time from transcriptional and structural variation reveals conservation in brain development across humans and chimpanzees
Orlin S. Todorov et al.
Is human brain organization economical?
Session Chair: Amanda Henry
Chloë Bartlet et al.
Resolving the timescale of South-Central African palaeoenvironments and their impact on human behaviour and evolution
Teresa Steele et al.
Life in the margins: the pre-Still Bay deposits from Varsche Rivier 003, southern Namaqualand, South Africa
Eslem Ben Arous et al.
An improved chronology of the Middle Stone Age in El Mnasra cave, Northwestern Africa
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
Wil Archer et al.
Quantifying differences in hominin flaking technologies with 3D shape analysis
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
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Session Chair: Shannon McPherron
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
Dafne Koutamanis et al.
Pleistocene prey and predators: calcium isotopes as a tool for trophic web reconstruction, applied to Australian megafauna
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.
Multiproxy approach for studying hunter-gatherer landscape transformations during the Last Interglacial (Eemian) and the Mesolithic in Europe
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 &
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
ESHE members are cordially invited to take part in the virtual general assembly.
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.
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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,
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