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Department of Human Evolution - Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
 
 
Meeting Schedule
 
 
5/25 CHECK-IN AT THE VICTOR’S HOTEL, LEIPZIG
 
7:00 p.m. Buffet and reception for conference participants, Victor’s Hotel
 
 
5/26
 
8:15 Shuttle from Victor’s Hotel to Max Planck Institute (MPI)
8:45-9:00 J-J. Hublin Welcome and Introduction
   
SESSION 1. DENTAL MORPHOLOGY/DENTAL EVOLUTION
Session Chair: S. Bailey
   
9:00-9:30 V. Pilbrow. The subspecies category in early hominin taxonomy: lessons from the study of dental variation in extant apes
9:30-10:00 S. Bailey and B. Wood. The evolution of premolar and molar crown morphology within the hominin clade
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-10:45 J. Moggi-Cecchi and S. Boccone. Analysis of cusp morphology of upper molars of South African Australopithecines
10:45-11:45 M. Martinón-Torres, J.M. Bermúdez de Castro, M. Bastir, A. Gómez, S. Sarmiento, A. Muela, M. Lozano and J. L. Arsuaga. Comparative analysis of the Sima de los Huesos and Gran Dolina-TD6 dental samples. Phylogenetic and evolutionary implications
11:45-12:00 Discussion led by S. Bailey
12:00-1:30 LUNCH
   
SESSION 2. DENTAL MORPHOLOGY/DENTAL EVOLUTION
Session Chair: B. Wood
   
1:30-2:00 A. Coppa, R. Vargiu and F. Manni Neural network analysis by using the Self-Organizing Maps (SOMs) applied to human fossil dental morphology: a new methodology.
2:00-2:30 A. Olejniczak & L. Martin. Micro-computed tomography of the post-canine dentition: methodological aspects of three-dimensional data collection
2:30-2:45 Coffee Break
2:45-3:15 P. Ungar. Dental topographic analysis and diets of early hominins
3:15-3:45 L. Hlusko & M. Mahaney. Genetic evolutionary history of the primate dentition
3:45-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-4:30 J. Jernvall. Of mice and many dental characters
4:30-4:45 Discussion led by B. Wood
5:00 Shuttle from MPI to Victor’s Hotel
7:00 Dinner (Buffet) at “Lotter & Widemann” / Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) Leipzig (with live piano music)
 
 
5/27 – SESSION 3. DENTAL MICROSTRUCTURE/LIFE HISTORY/DEVELOPMENT
 
Session Chair: R. Macchiarelli
 
8:30 Shuttle from Victor’s Hotel to Max Planck Institute (MPI)
9:00-9:30 T. Bromage, R. Lacruz, A. Perez-Ochoa and A. Boyde. Imaging Dental Microanatomy Using Innovative Portable Confocal Microscopy
9:30-10:00 F. Ramirez Rozzi Perikymata packing pattern and the extension rate of the enamel
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-10:45 D. Guatelli-Steinberg, DJ Reid, T. Bishop and C.S. Larsen. Perikymata counts and imbricational enamel formation times in Neandertals and recent modern humans
10:45-11:15 J. Braga. Handling variability in timing and patterns of macrostructural dental development. New concepts and applications to fossil hominids.
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 F. Ramirez-Rozzi and R. Lacruz. Dental development in Pan paniscus from enamel microanatomy analysis
12:00-12:15 Discussion led by R. Macchiarelli
12:15 -1:30 LUNCH
1:30 - 1:45 Group picture will be taken in the main entrance hall
1:45 - 2:15 MPI tour
2:30 Shuttle from MPI to Zoo
3:00-5:00 Leipzig Zoo and Primate Center Tour
7:00 Dinner (Buffet) at “Gasthaus Barthels Hof” Leipzig
 
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5/28 - SESSION 4. DENTAL MICROSTRUCTURE/LIFE HISTORY/DEVELOPMENT
 
Session Chair: S. Hillson
 
8:30 Shuttle from Victor’s Hotel to MPI
9:00-9:30 D.G. Gantt, J. Kappleman, R.A. Ketcham. HRXCT analysis of hominoid molars: quantitative volumetric analysis and 3D reconstruction of enamel and dentin volumes.
9:30-10:00 T.M. Smith, D.J. Reid, M.C. Dean, A.J. Olejniczak, L.B. Martin. New Perspectives on chimpanzee and human dental development.
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-10:45 G. Schwartz. Inferring primate growth, development and life history profiles from dental microstructure
10:45-11:15 P. Smith, R. Mueller, Y. Gabit and G. Avishai. A computerized model for reconstruction of tooth development: a new tool for studying evolutionary trends in the dentition
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 A. Mann and J. Monge. A critical re-evaluation of the development and eruption of the dentition in living human populations and its paleoanthropological implications
12:00-12:15 Discussion led by S. Hillson
12:15-1:30 Lunch
   
SESSION 5. DIET/TOOTH WEAR
Session Chair: F. Grine
   
1:30-2:00 L. Humphrey, C. Dean and T. Jeffries. Reconstructing infant diet from tooth enamel
2:00-2:30 L. Ulhaas, O. Kullmer, F. Schrenk. Tooth wear diversity in early hominid molars - a case study
2:30-2:45 Coffee Break
2:45-3:15 M. Teaford. Dental microwear and paleoanthropology: cautions and possibilities
3:15-3:45 A.M Pérez-Pérez. Correlation between white light scanning interferometry and scanning electron microscopy applied to buccal, dental microwear of extant Hominoidea and Plio-Pleistocene fossil Homininae
3:45-4:00 Discussion led by F. Grine
4:15 Shuttle from MPI to Victor’s Hotel
7:00 Dinner at the “Panorama Restaurant”
Post-Dinner “Honky Tonk” Festival, City Center, Leipzig
 
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