Here are NYCEP's contributions to this year's meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Atlanta, with current students and faculty in bold and alumni in italics. In total, we have 103 presentations (35 talks, 68 posters) this year, with 27 given or co-authored by current students (7 talks, 20 posters). If I've missed anyone or misattributed anything, drop me an email.
Talks on Thursday Morning, April 14
Session 2. Functional Morphology. A602
8:15 - Videographic analysis of kinematics in great apes: To what extent are gait and posture conserved? Emma M. Finestone, Mary H. Brown, Stephen R. Ross, Herman Pontzer.
8:45 - Phylogenetic and environmental effects on limb bone structure in Gorilla. Christopher B. Ruff, Loring Burgess, Juho-Antti Junno, Shannon C. McFarlin, Antoine Mudakikwa, Timothy G. Bromage, Christoph P.E. Zollikofer, Marcia S. Ponce de Leon.
9:15 - Investigating primate cuboid shape within the context of adaptive evolution, allometry, and locomotion. Oshane O. Thomas, Charles C. Roseman, Willam E.H. Harcourt-Smith, Ryan L. Raaum.
Session 3. Primatology: Behaviour - Apes and Old World Monkeys. A706/707
8:00 - Female power in a male-dominated society: Simulating how female kin reunite in hamadryas baboons. Marcy S. Ekanayake-Weber, Larissa Swedell.
Session 4. Skeletal Biology: Bioarchaeology. Imperial Ballroom A
10:30 - Gender differences in Diet and Health During Eastern Zhou. Kate Pechenkina, Yu Dong, Chelsea Morgan, Wenquan Fan.
Talks on Thursday Afternoon, April 14
Session 14. Primatology: Social and Reproductive Behavior. A602
1:45 - Effects of sociality on the evolution of olfactory systems in mammals. Eva C. Garrett, Amanda D. Melin.
3:45 - Energy balance across the estrus cycle and its relation to reproductive function in female chacma baboons. Tessa Steiniche, Larissa Swedell, Steffen Foerster.
Session 16. Paleoanthropology: Early hominins. Imperial Ballroom A
3:00 - Birth since the LCA: Reconstructing the twisted evolution of human parturition. Mark Grabowski, Scott A. Williams.
Talks on Friday Morning, April 15
8:00 - An integrated perspective on the origin and evolution of Homo. Susan C. Antón, Richard Potts, Leslie C. Aiello.
Session 22. Primate Ecology. A706/707
8:15 - A preliminary analysis of the behavioral contexts of red langur (Presbytis rubicunda) loud calls in the Wehea Forest, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Justin D'Agostino, Stephanie N. Spehar, Roberto A. Delgado.
9:15 - Nutritional and isotopic correlates of diet in forest-living olive baboons (Papio anubis). Caley A. Johnson, Scott A. Blumenthal, Kendra L. Chritz, Thure E. Cerling, Jessica M. Rothman.
11:30 - Communication for conservation: reducing disease transmission to mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei) through better message framing to tourists. Simplicious J. Gessa, Jessica M. Rothman.
Session 23. Human genetic variation. Imperial Ballroom A
8:45 - The legacy of slavery in the Middle East has been underappreciated by a factor of two. Jason A. Hodgson, Vignesh Chundru, Ryan L. Raaum.
11:30 - Impact of Yersinia pestis on immune response variation in humans. Jessica F. Brinkworth, Anne Dumaine, Vania Yotova, Jean-Christoph Grenier, Luis B. Barreiro.
Talks on Friday Afternoon, April 15
Session 32. In search of the last common ancestor: perspectives on the ancestral morphotype of hominins. Imperial Ballroom A
2:30 - Body shape and hominin origins. Carol V. Ward, Emily R. Middleton.
3:30 - Mosaic and homoplastic evolution of the hominoid skeleton precludes ‘overall’ ancestral reconstructions based on single-taxon models. Sergio Almécija, Salvador Moyà-Solà, David M. Alba, Ashley S. Hammond, Melissa Tallman, William L. Jungers.
Session 33. Allomother-infant relationships across the Primate order: biomarkers, bonding, buffering, and other bidirectional effects. Imperial Ballroom B
1:00 - Profiling caregivers: hormonal variation underlying allomaternal care in wild red-bellied lemurs. Stacey R. Tecot, Juliana Costanzo, Elizabeth Eadie, Caitlin Hawley, Soafaniry Razanajatovo, Alicia S. Arroyo, Andrea L. Baden.
1:30 - Could male Colobus vellerosus be using behavioural cues to estimate paternity? Stephanie A. Fox, Eva C. Wikberg, Josie Vayro, Noah D. Simons, Maria J. Ruiz-Lopez, Angela Crotty, Diana Christie, Edith Potvin-Rosselet, Nelson Ting, Pascale Sicotte.
Session 34. Human Biology: Nutrition and Variation. A703/704
2:45 - Sitting, squatting, and the evolution of human inactivity. David A. Raichlen, Herman Pontzer, Jacob A. Harris, Theodore W. Zderic, Marc T. Hamilton, Brian M. Wood.
Session 35. Paleoanthropology: Methods. A706/707.
1:30 - Asymmetry of Broca’s cap using GIS. Lana M. Ruck, Kenton H. MacDowell, Ralph L. Holloway, Douglas C. Broadfield.
Talks on Saturday Morning, April 16
Session 39. Biology and context of Homo naledi from the Rising Star cave system, South Africa. Imperial Ballroom A
8:15 - Skull diversity within the Homo lineage and the relative position of Homo naledi. Lauren Schroeder, Jill E. Scott, Heather M. Garvin, Myra F. Laird, Mana Dembo, Davorka Radovčić, Lee R. Berger, Darryl J. de Ruiter, Rebecca R. Ackermann.
9:30 - Primitive pelvic features in a new species of Homo. Caroline VanSickle, Zachary D. Cofran, Daniel Garcia-Martinez, Scott A. Williams, Steven E. Churchill, Lee R. Berger, John Hawks.
9:45 - The axial skeleton and scaling of the trunk in Homo naledi. Scott A. Williams, Daniel García-Martínez, Marc R. Meyer, Shahed Nalla, Peter Schmid, John Hawks, Steven E. Churchill, Lee R. Berger, Markus Bastir.
10:45 - Homo naledi strides again: preliminary reconstructions of an extinct hominin’s gait. Zach Throckmorton, William E.H. Harcourt-Smith, Kimberly Congdon, Bernhard Zipfel, Jeremy DeSilva, Caroline VanSickle, Scott Williams, Marc Meyer, Thomas Cody Prang, Christopher Walker, Damiano Marchi, Daniel Garcia-Martinez, Steven Churchill, John Hawks, Lee Berger.
Session 40. Population Genetics: Human and Non-Human Primates. A602
8:45 - Neurophysiological differences between hamadryas and anubis baboons are maintained by natural selection. Christina M. Bergey, Jane E. Phillips-Conroy, Todd R. Disotell, Clifford J. Jolly.
9:00 - The application of gene tree-based phylogenetic methods to primate morphological data sets. Michael E. Steiper, Elaine E. Guevara, Kelsey D. Pugh.
9:15 - Mating asymmetry in the formation of the Kinda x chacma baboon hybrid zone. Monica M. McDonald, Jane Phillips-Conroy, Clifford J. Jolly.
Session 41. Primate evolution and taxonomy. A703/704
9:15 - Another partial skull from the early Miocene: the first cranial fragments associated with both upper and lower dentition of Limnopithecus legetet. Rutger J. W. Jansma, Kieran P. McNulty, Holly M. Dunsworth, William E.H. Harcourt-Smith, Kirsten E. Jenkins, Thomas Lehmann, Daniel J. Peppe.
Session 42. Human Biology: Growth, Reproduction and Adaptation. A706/707
9:15 - Obstetric pressures as a driving force of differences in trunk modularity between recent humans and chimpanzees? Emily R. Middleton.
Talks on Saturday Afternoon, April 16
Session 54. Genetics and Evolution: Non-human Primates. A602
2:45 - Big primate, small primate: possible evidence for convergent dwarfism within nocturnal galagids. Luca Pozzi.
4:00 - Disease-associated genetic variation drives differential expression of MHC-DQA1 in vitro: A role for cis-regulatory variation in disease susceptibility in wild primates. Noah D. Simons, Geeta N. Eick, Maria J. Ruiz-Lopez, Colin A. Chapman, Tony L. Goldberg, Nelson Ting, Kirstin N. Sterner.
4:45 - Accelerated evolution of marmoset genes implicate potential candidates for reproductive suppression. Michael J. Montague, Wesley C. Warren.
Session 56. Paleoanthropology: Late Homo. A706/707
2:15 - Energetics and Economics of Foraging in Humans and other Apes. Herman Pontzer, David A. Raichlen, Jacob A. Harris, Brian M. Wood.
3:30 - Cranial dimensions as predictors of phenotypic integration in the primate basicranium: implications for hominin evolution. Catalina I. Villamil.
Session 57. Human Biology and Skeletal Studies. Atrium Ballroom C
2:00 - Energetics and Muscle Use of Human Climbing. Elaine E. Kozma, David A. Raichlen, Brian M. Wood, Herman Pontzer.
Posters on Thursday Morning, A701
Session 5. Reconstructing hominin paleoenvironments and paleoecology in Africa using stable isotopes: an integrative approach.
2 - Diets of Plio-Pleistocene Cercopithecidae from the Lake Turkana and Lake Victoria regions, Kenya. Thure E. Cerling, Scott A. Blumenthal, Laura C. Bishop, Kendra L. Chritz, Peter W. Ditchfield, Meave Leakey, Fredrick Manthi, Thomas W. Plummer.
8 - Olduvai Gorge paleoecology: a multiproxy approach using bovid ecomorphological, tooth wear, and enamel stable isotopic studies. Thomas W. Plummer, Peter W. Ditchfield, Laura C. Bishop, Julien Louys, Fritz Hertel, John D. Kingston, Raquel Lamela-Lopez, Frances Forrest, Angela Vaughan.
15 - Terrestrial aridity and Plio-Pleistocene hominin environments. Scott A. Blumenthal, Naomi E. Levin, Thure E. Cerling, Francis H. Brown, Kendra L. Chritz, John M. Harris, Glynis E. Jehle.
Posters on Thursday Afternoon, A701
Session 17. Evolutionary Approaches to Bioarchaeology.
12 - Genomic validation of the differential preservation of population history in modern human cranial anatomy. Hugo Reyes-Centeno, Silvia Ghirotto, Katerina Harvati.
Posters on Thursday Afternoon, Atrium Ballroom C
Session 19. Old Questions, New Approaches and New Solutions: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Dental Anthropology Association.
8 - A morphometric approach to Butler’s field concept: the deciduous and permanent molars. Shara E. Bailey, Stefano Benazzi, Laura Buti, Kathleen Paul, Claudia Astorino, Jean-Jacques Hublin.
10 - Dental anthropology in the Eocene: Using modern approaches to answer long-standing questions in the study of fossil primates. Robert L. Anemone, Brett Nachman, Wendy Dirks.
Posters on Thursday All Day, Atrium Ballroom A/B
Session 8. Primate Behaviour.
11 - Reproductive seasonality in two sympatric primates (Ateles belzebuth and Lagothrix poeppigii) from Amazonian Ecuador. Kelsey M. Ellis, Andres Link, Anthony Di Fiore.
17 - The Relationship of Estradiol to Paternal Care Behavior in Wild-living Red-bellied lemurs (Eulemur rubriventer). Juliana Costanzo, Andrea L. Baden, Stacey Tecot.
25 - Fatty food or fertile females? Consortships and raiding behavior in male chacma baboons in the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Margaret A. H. Bryer, Larissa Swedell, Shahrina Chowdhury.
31 - Dominance Rank and Nutrition in Forest-Dwelling Papio anubis. Santiago Cassalett, Caley A. Johnson, Jessica M. Rothman.
33 - Short- and long-term consequences of intergroup interactions in redtail monkeys (Cercopithecus ascanius) and grey-cheeked mangabeys (Lophocebus albigena) in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Michelle Brown.
35 - Male reproductive strategies and paternity success in the multilevel social system of gelada monkeys from Guassa, Menz Highlands, Ethiopia. Carrie M. Miller, Noah Snyder-Mackler, Nga Nguyen, Peter J. Fashing, Jenny Tung, Morgan L. Gustison, Michael L. Wilson.
36 - Signal trees: testing a theoretical framework and model for the evolution of primate vocal repertoires. James L. Fuller.
Session 9. Primate Evolution.
7 - New insights into Alouatta vocal tract anatomy and functional morphology via CT and MRI. Brian M. Shearer, Lauren B. Halenar, Zachary S. Klukkert, Anthony S. Pagano, Cheuk Ying Tang, Joy S. Reidenberg.
8 - Hard-tissue markers of face flanges in male Pongo. Alexandra R. DeCasien, James P. Higham, Scott A. Williams.
9 - Morphological assessment of a putative hybrid species, Trachypithecus pileatus, based on a 3D geometric morphometric analysis of cranial morpholgy. Julia L. Arenson, Monya Anderson, Frances J. White, Stephen R. Frost.
10 - Primate cranial shape evolution: combining geometric morphometrics and phylogenetic comparative methods. Randi H. Griffin, Christopher C. Gilbert, Andrea L. Baden, John G. Fleagle.
13 - New primate femur from Pedernales Province, the Dominican Republic extends the range of Hispaniolan monkeys. Siobhán B. Cooke, Melissa Tallman, Alexis Mychajliw, Juan Almonte, Gerson Feliz.
14 - Predicting platyrrhine locomotor behaviors using principal component regression. Justin T. Gladman.
15 - Up in Arms: Early primate proximal ulnae show affinities with non-quadrupedal, non-primate mammalian taxa. Kristen R. Ramirez.
17 - Pedal Functional Morphology of Paracolobus chemeroni. Monya Anderson, Stephen R. Frost.
18 - Phylogenetic analysis of extant hominoid postcranial characters recovers molecular clades. Kelsey D. Pugh.
25 - Phylogenetic analysis of Paradolichopithecus: Fossil baboon or macaque? Natalie O'Shea, Eric Delson, Kelsey D. Pugh, Christopher C. Gilbert.
Session 10. Paleoanthropology: Genus Homo.
24 - Can fossil hominin pelves be sexed using standards developed for modern humans? Jennifer Eyre
25 - Using geometric shape for subfamily level taxonomic attribution in mixed, unassociated fossil cercopithecoid postcranial samples. Melissa Tallman, Anthony D.T. Kegley, Justin W. Adams.
26 - Inner ear morphology of the Cioclovina early modern European calvaria from Romania. Alexandra D. Uhl, Hugo Reyes-Centeno, Dan Grigorescu, Elena F. Kranioti, Katerina Harvati.
Session 11. Forensic Anthropology.
16 - Examining the Variation of Orbital Shape in Modern Human Populations Using 3D Geometric Morphometrics. Melissa G. Torquato, Maja Šešelj.
Session 12. Skeletal Biology: Growth, Development and Variation.
1 - Effects of age on sexual dimorphism in the adult modern human skull. Claudia M. Astorino.
29 - Isotopic Analysis of Prehistoric Human Diet at Chelechol ra Orrak, Palau. Jessica H. Stone, John Krigbaum, Scott M. Fitzpatrick.
Posters on Friday Afternoon, A705
Session 37. The suite with many names: An exploration of “market integration” and its effects on human biology, health, and behavior.
2 - From foraging to Facebook: Market integration and health among the Shuar of Southeastern Ecuador. Lawrence S. Sugiyama, Melissa A. Liebert, Felicia C. Madimenos , Aaron D. Blackwell, Samuel S. Urlacher, Tara J. Cepon-Robins, Theresa Gildner, Richard G. Bribiescas, Josh J. Snodgrass.
3 - The embodiment of market integration: Modeling cultural consonance among Shuar children of Amazonian Ecuador. Melissa A. Liebert, Felicia C. Madimenos, Samuel S. Urlacher, Theresa E. Gildner, Tara J. Cepon-robins, J. Josh Snodgrass, Lawrence S. Sugiyama.
Posters on Friday Afternoon, Atrium Ballroom C
Session 38. Innovative approaches to human brain evolution: molecules to systems.
11 - The heritability and plasticity of chimpanzee and human brain asymmetry. Chet C. Sherwood, William D. Hopkins, Steven J. Schapiro, Aida Gómez-Robles.
12 - Why Paleoneurology Needs the Lunate Sulcus. Ralph L. Holloway, P. T. Schoenemann, Douglas C. Broadfield.
13 - An ALE meta-analysis of shared and unique neural activation in the human brain during speech production and tool-use. Laura D. Reyes, Serena Bianchi, Chet C. Sherwood.
15 - Increased dopaminergic innervation of the medial caudate nucleus in humans: implications for the evolution of speech and language. Mary Ann Raghanti, Melissa K. Edler, Alexa R. Stephenson, LaKalea J. Wilson, William D. Hopkins, John J. Ely, Joseph M. Erwin, Bob Jacobs, Patrick R. Hof, Chet C. Sherwood.
16 - Co-variation in the maturational timing of cortical GABAergtic interneurons and pyramidal neurons in primate brain evolution. Christine J. Charvet, Scott J. Mongold, Fenna M. Krienen, Chet C. Sherwood.
18 - Brain function and Broca's Cap: A meta-analysis of fMRI studies. P. Thomas Schoenemann, Ralph L. Holloway.
Posters on Friday All Day, Atrium Ballroom A/B
Session 27. Skeletal Biology: Violence, Trauma and Disease.
7 - Stable isotopic evidence for diet and nutritional stress in a potentially cannibalized human skeletal sample from Ana Manuku, Mangaia, Cook Islands. Maria Barca, Rhonda L. Quinn, Susan C. Antón.
Session 28. Human Biology: Past and Present.
6 - The interrelationship of cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus antibodies among Shuar of Amazonian Ecuador. Tyler M. Barrett, Melissa A. Liebert, Geeta Eick, Julia G. Ridgeway-Diaz, Felicia C. Madimenos, Aaron D. Blackwell, Lawrence S. Sugiyama, J. Josh Snodgrass.
14 - Metabolic Limits and Adaptation in Humans: Daily Energy Expenditure in Race Across the USA Athletes. Caitlin Thurber, Bryce Carlson, Cara Ocobock, Lara Dugas, Herman Pontzer.
Session 29. Skeletal Biology: Non-human Primates.
1 - A new approach for comparison of cranial ontogenetic trajectories, using cercopithecine monkeys as an example. Evan A. Simons, Stephen R. Frost, Michelle Singleton.
11 - Tooth Size and Diet among the Extinct Monkeys of the Caribbean. Zachary S. Klukkert.
17 - Patterns of Mandibular Molar Expansion in Megadont Primates. Evelyn S. Glaze, Shara E. Bailey.
23 - Distal humerus morphology and ecological variation among Gorilla subspecies. Rebecca S. Jabbour, Rhett Baynes.
29 - Scapular morphology and its implications for the study of locomotor behaviors in primates and carnivorans. Raquel Lamela Lopez, Elaine Kozma, Scott A. Williams.
40 - Effects of exercise-induced loading on internal bone morphology of the mouse ilium: implications for lower ilium robusticity in primates. Kristi L. Lewton, Terrence Ritzman, Lynn E. Copes, Theodore Garland, Jr, Terence D. Capellini.
44 - The impact of proximal femoral shape on midshaft cross-sectional properties: A case study involving Pongo. Thomas R. Rein.
54 - Combining data from multiple sources: A cautionary tale. Chris A. Robinson, Claire E. Terhune.
Session 30. Human Skeletal Biology: Functional Studies.
7 - Gape cycle kinematic variance and occlusal topography in modern humans. Myra F. Laird, Herman Pontzer.
23 - Variation in Lateral Plantar Process Position and Functional Implications in Living Humans. Zane S. Swanson, Jeremy M. DeSilva, Eve K. Boyle, Kathleen M. Joseph, Ellison J. McNutt.
Posters on Saturday Afternoon, Atrium Ballroom C
Session 45. Forensic applications of human skeletal biology and variation.
9 - Contextualizing body size assessments in the genus Homo. Christopher W. Rainwater, Natalie M. Uhl.
Posters on Saturday All Day, Atrium Ballroom A/B
Session 46. Human Variation: Diet, Disease and Morphology.
19 - Bone mineral density is associated with waist circumference and blood pressure but not lipid profile among the Amazonian Shuar of Ecuador. Felicia C. Madimenos, Melissa A. Liebert, Samuel S. Urlacher, Tara J. Cepon-Robins, Theresa E. Gildner, Christopher J. Harrington, J Josh Snodgrass, Lawrence S. Sugiyama.
33 - Scapula morphology variation at Point Hope, Alaska. Allison M. Sharplin, William E. H. Harcourt-Smith, Marisa E. Macias.
40 - Diurnal testosterone variation among indigenous Shuar men from Amazonian Ecuador. Theresa E. Gildner, Melissa A. Liebert, Richard G. Bribiescas, Lawrence S. Sugiyama, Samuel S. Urlacher, Tara J. Cepon-Robins, Felicia C. Madimenos, J. Josh Snodgrass.
Session 47. Primate ecology and behaviour.
1 - Baboons (Papio anubis) in Kibale National Park, Uganda, disperse seeds into diverse habitats: preliminary results from spatial analysis and seed fate experiments. Jennifer Bonavia, Caley A. Johnson, Jessica M. Rothman, Griëtte van der Heide, Joanna E. Lambert.
10 - Plastic digestive response to variation in dietary nutrient density and energetic status. Joanna E. Lambert, Jessica M. Rothman.
21 - Comparative growth and static allometry in the genus Chlorocebus. Christopher A. Schmitt, Trudy R. Turner, Jennifer Danzy Cramer, Joseph Lorenz, J. Paul Grobler, Nelson B. Freimer.
22 - Infant weight growth and weaning age in free-ranging rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). D. Susie Lee, Constance Dubuc, Tara Mandalaywala, Dario Maestripieri, Anja Widdig, James P. Higham.
24 - Energy expenditure and physical activity levels in captive tufted capuchins (Cebus apella). Wren Edwards, Herman Pontzer, Elizabeth Lonsdorf.
33 - A preliminary examination of genetic diversity in mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) in a fragmented forest in Costa Rica. Amy L. Schreier, Marie-dominique Franco, Matthew Barton, Nathaniel P. Pryor, Nancy L. Barrickman.
35 - Three-dimensional photogrammetry of wild primates. Jeffrey T. Kerby, Vivek V. Venkataraman, Nga Nguyen, Peter J. Fashing.
37 - Acoustic monitoring: transforming primate conservation strategies in African tropical forest protected areas. Joshua M. Linder, Christos Astaras, Peter H. Wrege.
Session 48. Human Genetic Variation: Population Studies and Adaptation.
41 - Differences in DNA yield among buccal swab types: Medical-grade vs. standard cotton swabs. Cody A. Ruiz, Morgan E. Chaney, Anthony J. Tosi.
42 - Evaluating minimally invasive methods of telomere length measurement: A sub-study of the WHO Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE) . Elisabeth A. Goldman, Geeta Eick, Devan Compton, Paul Kowal, J. Josh Snodgrass, Dan T.A. Eisenberg, Kirstin N. Sterner.
Session 49. Dental Anthropology.
2 - Elliptical best fits as shape descriptors: a case study on Neanderthal and modern human teeth. Catherine C. Bauer, Paul D. Bons, Stefano Benazzi, Katerina Harvati.
8 - Investigating the Effects of Dental Wear on the Scoring of Morphological Traits. Daniel E. Ehrlich, Shara E. Bailey.
20 - Evidence for intense migration influx into the Greek colony of Metaponto: A study of dental nonmetric variation. Hannes Rathmann, Giulia Saltini Semerari, Katerina Harvati.
Session 50. Genetics of Non-human primates.
6 - Mitochondrial relationships of red colobus monkeys from the TL2 region (Tshuapa, Lomami, Lualaba River Basins), Democratic Republic of Congo, relative to other central African populations. Morgan E. Chaney, Cody A. Ruiz, John A. Hart, Kate M. Detwiler, Anthony J. Tosi.
9 - A genetic survey of the bonobos (Pan paniscus) at the Iyema field site, DRC. Colin M. Brand, Frances J. White, Maria Jose Ruiz-Lopez, Michel T. Waller, Monica L. Wakefield, Nelson Ting.