Susan Anton

Susan Antón

Professor of Anthropology; Director, MA program in Human Skeletal Biology, NYU Anthropology Editor, Journal of Human Evolution Member, Center for the Study of Human Origins, NYU

PhD 1994, M.A., 1991, B.A., 1987, University of California, Berkeley.

Office Address: Rufus D. Smith Hall 25 Waverly Place New York, NY 10003

Email:

Phone: 212-992-9786

Fax: 212-995-4014


Areas of Research/Interest

Physical anthropology; skeletal biology; evolution of genus Homo; dispersal; evolutionary morphology; human osteology and anatomy; growth, development and life history patterns. Field programs in Asia and the Pacific.

Affiliated with other departments or programs

Director, MA program in Human Skeletal Biology, NYU Anthropology Editor, Journal of Human Evolution Member, Center for the Study of Human Origins, NYU

Publications

2012 Stanford, C.B., Allen, J.S. and Antón, S.C. Biological Anthropology, 3rd edition, Pearson. 

2011 Indriati E, Swisher CC III, Lepre C, Quinn RL, Suriyanto RA, et al. The Age of the 20 Meter Solo River Terrace, Java, Indonesia and the Survival of Homo erectus in Asia. PLoS ONE 6(6): e21562. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021562

2010 Stanford, C.B., Allen, J.S. and Antón, S.C. Exploring Biological Anthropology: the Essentials, 2nd edition. Prentice Hall.


2010 Indriati, E. and Antón, S.C., The calvaria of Sangiran 38, Sendangbusik, Sangiran Dome, Java. Homo: J. Comparative Human Biology.  

2009 Stanford, C.B., Allen, J.S. and Antón, S.C. Introduction to Biological Anthropology: A Natural History of Humankind, 2nd edition. Prentice Hall.


2008 Indriati, E. and Antón, S.C., Earliest Indonesian facial and dental remains from Sangiran, Java: a description of Sangiran 27. Anthropological Science.  116:219-229. ONLINE ISSN:1348-8570

2008 Griffin, N., Gordon, A., Richmond, B., Antón, S.C.  Cross-sectional geometric analysis of a foot bone assemblage from Mangaia, Cook Islands. Homo:  Journal of Comparative Human Biology. 59:27-40.  (doi:10.1016/j.jchb.2006.08.008) 

2008 Antón, S.C.  Framing the Question: Diet and Evolution in early Homo. In: Primate Craniofacial Function and Biology:Papers in Honor of Bill Hylander.  Vinyard, C.J., Wall, C.E., and Ravosa, M.J., eds.   Springer Science. (peer reviewed) pp.443-482.

2007 Spoor, F., Leakey, M.G., Gathogo, P.N., Brown, F.H., Antón, S.C., McDougall, I., Kiarie, C., Manthi, F.K., and Leakey, L.G.  Implications of new early Homo fossils from Ileret, East Lake Turkana (Kenya).  Nature 448:688-691.

2007 Antón, S.C., Climatic influences on the evolution of Early Homo?  Folia Primatologica.  (Special Issue on Climate and Primate Evolution.  Christophe Soligo, ed.) 78:365-388 (DOI: 10.1159/000105150).

2007 Antón, S.C., Spoor F., Fellmann, C.D., and Swisher, C.C. III. Defining Homo erectus: Size Considered. In. Henke, Rothe and Tattersall (eds). Handbook of Paleoanthropology, Volume 3, Chapter 11. pp 1655-1693. Springer-Verlag, Berlin 



2003 Antón, S.C. A Natural History of H. erectus. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 46:126-170.



2003 Antón, S.C. and Steadman, D.W. Mortuary patterns in burial caves on Mangaia, Cook Islands. International J. Osteoarchaeology. 13:132-146.

Current News / Projects

Updated November 2012

The Koobi Fora Research Project (KFRP) recently published analyses of new early Homo fossils from the east side of Lake Turkana.   Our article can be found in Nature 488:201-204 (Leakey et al. 2012). More on the group’s work can be found at http://www.kfrp.com/

The December 2012 issue of Current Anthropology features a special issue edited by me and Dr. Leslie Aiello (Wenner Gren Foundation) on Human Biology and the Origins of Homo.  The papers emanate from our Spring 2010 Wenner Gren Workshop in Sintra, Portugal.

Josh Snodgrass (U. Oregon) and I are planning our annual workshop “Bones and Behavior V" to be held in Knoxville, Tennessee in the Spring of 2013.  A synopsis of the work done by the ‘Bones and Behavior Working Group’ and the protocols can be found at http://www.bonesandbehavior.org/.  The workshop is held in conjunction with the annual meetings of The American Association of Physical Anthropologists, for which I am Vice President and Program Chair.  For more information see http://www.physanth.org



Members of the seventh class of the MA program, which I direct, graduated in the spring and summer of 2012.  First year students are developing their thesis projects, and five new students joined the program in the Fall of 2012.   See the program website at http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/anthro/programs/biology/index.html for more details about the program. 



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