Marc Meyer

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Not to be confused with arts manager and curator Marc Mayer.

Marc R. Meyer is an archaeologist and anthropologist who is notable for his excavation of, and research into, the remains of fossil hominids such as Australopithecines and early genus Homo. He currently lectures at Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Biography[edit]

Doctoral dissertation[edit]

Functional biology of the Homo erectus axial skeleton from Dmanisi, Georgia is the title of Marc Meyer' thesis, completed in 2005 at the University of Pennsylvania.[1]

Publications[edit]

Meyer, M.R. (2016) “The cervical vertebrae of KSD-VP-1/1” In: Haile-Selassie, Y., Su, D. (Eds.) KSD-VP-1/1 Au afarensis from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia: The Postcranial Anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis: New Insights from KSD-VP-1/1. Springer, Netherlands. p. 63-112.

Haile-Selassie, Y., Latimer, B., Lovejoy, C.O., Melillo, S.M., Meyer, M.R., (2016) “Implications of KSD-VP-1/1 for early hominin paleobiology and insights into the last common ancestor (LCA)” In: Haile-Selassie, Y., Su, D. (Eds.) KSD-VP-1/1 Au afarensis from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia: The Postcranial Anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis: New Insights from KSD-VP-1/1 Springer, Netherlands. p. 179-187.

Meyer, M.R. and Haeusler, M., 2015. Spinal cord evolution in early Homo. Journal of Human Evolution 88:43-53. [2]

Berger, L.R., Hawks, J., de Ruiter, D.J., Churchill, S.E., Schmid, P., Delezene, L.K., Kivell, T.L., Garvin, H.M., Williams, S.A., DeSilva, J.M., Skinner, M.M., Musiba, C.M., Cameron, N., Holliday, T.W., Harcourt-Smith, W., Ackermann, R.R., Bastir, M., Bogin, B., Bolter, D., Brophy, J., Cofran, Z.D., Congdon, K.A., Deane, A.S., Dembo, M., Drapeau, M., Elliott, M.C., Feuerriegel, E.M., Garcia-Martinez, D., Green, D.J., Gurtov, A., Irish, J.D., Kruger, A., Laird, M.F., Marchi, D., Meyer, M.R., Nalla, S., Negash, E.W., Orr, C.M., Radovcic, D., Schroeder, L., Scott, J.E., Throckmorton, Z., Tocheri, M.W., VanSickle, C., Walker, C.S., Wei, P., Zipfel, B., 2015. Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. eLife 4. [3]

Meyer, M.R., Williams, S.A., Smith, M.P., Sawyer, G.J., 2015. Lucy's back: Reassessment of fossils associated with the A.L. 288-1 vertebral column. Journal of Human Evolution 85:174-180.[4]

M.R. Meyer, J.E. Lewis, M.R. Fong, R.L. Holloway (2014). “Global patterns of human orbit size: Implications for Neandertals”. American Journal of Physical Anthrolopogy (S)54, 184-185 (2014).[5]

Meyer, M.R. (2012). “Functional anatomy of the thoracic vertebrae in early Homo." American Journal of Physical Anthrolopogy S(52): 214.[6]

Lewis, J.E., D. DeGusta, Meyer, M.R., J.M. Monge, A.E. Mann, R.L. Holloway (2011). "The Mismeasure of Science: Stephen Jay Gould versus Samuel George Morton on Skulls and Bias." PLoS Biol 9(6): e1001071.[7]

Shearer, B.M. and Meyer, M.R. (2011) Sexual dimorphism in the geometry of the distal humeral condyle. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S(46): 201.[8]

Meyer, M.R. (2008). "Skeletal indications for distance locomotion in early Homo erectus." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135(S46): 155.[9]

Chang, M.L. and Meyer, M.R. (2007). "Functional morphology of the Neandertal nose: tracing the evolution of putative adaptive characters in a phylogenetic context." American Journal of Physical Anthropology S(44): 86.[10]

Meyer, M.R., D. Lordkipanidze, et al. (2006). "Language and empathy in Homo erectus: behaviors suggested by a modern spinal cord from Dmanisi, but not Nariokotome." PaleoAnthropology 2006(A): 20.[11]

Meyer, M.R., D. Lordkipanidze, et al. (2006). "The anatomical capacity for spoken language in Homo erectus." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 129(S42): 130.[12][13]

Meyer, M.R., M. Chang, et al. (2005). "Functional morphology of the Neandertal nose." PaleoAnthropology 2005: A17.

Van Arsdale, A. and M.R. Meyer (2005). "Intraspecific variation in sexual dimorphism." American Journal of Physical Anthrolopogy 126(S40): 211.[14]

Meyer, M.R. (2005). Functional Biology of the Homo erectus axial Skeleton from Dmanisi, Georgia. Doctoral Dissertation in Anthropology. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania: 601.[15]

Van Arsdale, A. and M.R. Meyer (2004). "Patterns of sexual dimorphism in Homo." American Journal of Physical Anthrolopogy 123(S38): 199-200.[16]

Meyer, M.R., J. Blumenfeld, et al. (2004). "Geographic patterns of nasal morphology in Homo." American Journal of Physical Anthrolopogy 123(S38): 146-147.[17]

Meyer, M.R. (2003). "Vertebrae and language ability in early hominids." PaleoAnthropology 1: 20-21.[18]

Meyer, M.R. (2003) “The evolution of human brain size”. IRCS/CCN Brain and Language Series. Philadelphia Institute of Cognitive Science.

Monge, J.M. and Meyer, M.R. (2002) “A reassessment of human cranial volume using the 19th Century Morton Cranial Collection”. IRCS/CCN Brain & Language Series, University of Pennsylvania, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science & Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Functional biology of the Homo erectus axial skeleton from Dmanisi, Georgia" Abstract, 1 January 2005
  2. ^ "Spinal cord evolution in early Homo". Journal of Human Evolution. 88: 43–53. doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2015.09.001. 
  3. ^ http://elifesciences.org/content/4/e09560
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ http://www.researchgate.net/publication/263198609_Global_patterns_of_human_orbit_size_Implications_for_Neandertals
  6. ^ http://www.researchgate.net/publication/263198623_Functional_anatomy_of_the_thoracic_vertebrae_in_early_Homo
  7. ^ http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001071
  8. ^ http://www.researchgate.net/publication/263198608_Sexual_dimorphism_in_the_distal_humeral_condyle
  9. ^ http://www.researchgate.net/publication/263198622_Skeletal_indications_for_distance_locomotion_in_early_Homo_erectus
  10. ^ http://www.researchgate.net/publication/263198621_Functional_morphology_of_the_Neandertal_nose_tracing_the_evolution_of_putative_adaptive_characters_in_a_phylogenetic_context
  11. ^ http://www.researchgate.net/publication/263198625_Language_and_empathy_in_Homo_erectus__behaviors_suggested_by_a_modern_spinal_cord_from_Dmanisi_but_not_Nariokotome
  12. ^ http://www.researchgate.net/publication/263198725_The_anatomical_capacity_for_spoken_language_in_Homo_erectus
  13. ^ http://www.phschool.com/science/science_news/articles/evolutionary_back_story.html
  14. ^ http://www.researchgate.net/publication/263198626_Intraspecific_variation_in_sexual_dimorphism
  15. ^ http://repository.upenn.edu/dissertations/AAI3165730/
  16. ^ http://www.researchgate.net/publication/263198726_Patterns_of_sexual_dimorphism_in_Homo
  17. ^ http://www.researchgate.net/publication/263198605_Geographic_patterns_of_nasal_morphology_in_Homo
  18. ^ http://www.researchgate.net/publication/263198607_Vertebrae_and_language_ability_in_early_hominids

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