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Publications

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

2016 Neufuss J, Humle T, Cremaschi A, Kivell TL. Nut-cracking behaviour in wild-born, rehabilitated bonobos (Pan paniscus): a comprehensive study of hand-preference, hand grips and efficiency. American Journal of Primatology (in press)
2016 Schoonaert K, D’Aout K, Samuel D, Talloen W, Nauwelaerts S, Kivell TL, Aerts P.  Gait characteristics and spatio-temporal variables of climbing in bonobos (Pan paniscus). American Journal of Primatology (in press)
2016

Stephens NB, Kivell TL, Gross T, Nguyen NH, Pahr DH, Lazenby RA, Hublin J-J, Hershkovitz I,   
Skinner MM. Trabecular architecture in the thumb of Pan and Homo: implications for investigating handedness and hand use in the fossil record. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (in press)

2016 Behringer, V., Stevens, J. M. G., Kivell, T. L., Neufuss, J., Boesch, C., & Hohmann, G. (2016). Within arm's reach: measuring forearm length to assess growth patterns in captive bonobos and chimpanzees. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 161(1), 37-43. doi:10.1002/ajpa.23004
2016 Kivell TL. A review of trabecular bone functional adaptation: what have we learned from trabecular analyses in extant hominoids and what can we apply to fossils? Journal of Anatomy 228: 569-594
2015 Kivell TL, Deane AS, Tocheri MW, Orr CM, Schmid P, Hawks J, Berger LR, Churchill SE. The hand of Homo naledi. Nature Communications 6: 8431
2015

Berger LR, Hawks J, de Ruiter DJ, Churchill SE, Schmid P, Delezene L, Kivell TL, et al. A species of the genus Homo form the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. eLife 4:e09560

2015 Kivell TL. Evidence in hand: recent discoveries and the early evolution of human manual manipulation.   Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B special issue “Percussive Technology and Human Evolution: A Comparative Approach” 370: 20150105.
2015 Skinner MM, Stephens NB, Tsegai ZJ, Foote A, Nguyen NH, Gross T, Pahr DH, Hublin J-J, Kivell TL. 2015. Response to comment on “Human-like hand use in Australopithecus africanus” by Almécija et al.  Science 348 (6239): 1101
2015

Feix T, Kivell TL, Pouydebat E, Dollar A. 2015. Estimating thumb–index finger precision grip and manipulation potential in extant and fossil primates. Interface: Journal of the Royal Society, 12(106): 0176. doi:10.1098/rsif.2015.0176

2015 Skinner MM, Stephens NB, Tsegai ZJ, Foote A, Nguyen NH, Gross T, Pahr DH, Hublin J-J, Kivell TL. 2015. Human-like hand use in Australopithecus africanus. Science 347(6220):395-399.
2015 Chirchir H, Kivell TL, Ruff CB, Hublin J-J, Carlson K, Berger LR, Zipfel B,  Richmond BG. Recent evolution of low trabecular density in modern humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences112(2):366-371.
2014 Pouydebat E, Fragaszy D, Kivell TL. 2014. Grasping in primates: to feed, to move and human specificities. Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie de Paris26:129-133
2014 Gross T, Kivell TL, Skinner MM, Nguyen NH, Pahr DH. 2014. A CT-image-based framework for the holistic analysis of cortical and trabecular bone morphology.  Palaeontologica Electronica 17(3)33a:1-13.
2014 Nguyen HN, Pahr DH, Gross T, Skinner MM, Kivell TL. 2014. Micro-finite element (μFE) modeling of the siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) third proximal phalanx: The functional role of curvature and the flexor sheath ridge. Journal of Human Evolution. 67(1):60-75.
2014 Schilling AM, Tofanelli S, Hublin J-J & Kivell TL. 2014. Trabecular bone structure in the primate wrist. Journal of Morphology. 275(5): 572-585.
2013 Kivell TL, Barros AP, Smaers JB. 2013. Different evolutionary pathways underlie the morphology of wrist bones in hominoids. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 13:229-241.
2013 Kivell TL, Guimont I and CE Wall. 2013. Sex-Related Shape Dimorphism in the Human Radiocarpal and Midcarpal Joints. Anatomical Record. 296(1):19-30.
2013 Skinner MM, Kivell TL, Potze S and JJ Hublin. 2013. Microtomographic archive of fossil hominin specimens from Kromdraai B, South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution. 64(5):434-447.
2013 Tsegai ZJ, Kivell TL, Gross T, Nguyen NH, Pahr DH, Smaers, J.B. and Skinner, M.M. (2013) Trabecular bone structure correlates with hand posture and use in hominoids. PLoS One. 8 (11), e78781.
2011 Chino JP, Lee RW, Madden R, Sims EL, Kivell TL, Doyle SK, Mitchell TL, Hoppenworth EJ, Marks LB. Teaching the anatomy of oncology: Evaluating the impact of a dedicated oncoanatomy course. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics. 79(3): 853-859.
2011 Begun DR, Kivell TL. Knuckle-walking in Sivapithecus: the combined effects of homology and homoplasy and implications for the origin of human bipedalism. Journal of Human Evolution 60:158-170.
2011 Kivell TL A comparative analysis of the hominin triquetrum (SKX 3498) from Swartkrans, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 10(5/6):1-10.

Science Cover

2011 Kivell TL, Kibii JM, Churchill SE, Schmid P, Berger LR. 2011. Australopithecus sediba hand demonstrates mosaic evolution of locomotor and manipulative abilities. Science 333:1411-1417. [pdf]
2011 Kivell TL, Skinner MM, Lazenby RA, Hublin J-J. Methodological considerations for analyzing trabecular architecture: An example from the primate hand. Journal of Anatomy 218:209-225. [pdf]
2011 Lazenby RA, Skinner MM, Kivell TL, Hublin J-J. Scaling VOI size in 3D micro-CT studies of trabecular bone: A test of the over-sampling hypothesis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144:196-203.
2010 Kivell TL, Schmitt D, Wunderlich RE. Hand and foot pressures in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) reveal novel solutions to the problem of walking on gracile digits. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:1549-1557 (cover article). [pdf]

Journal of Experimental Biology Cover

2009 Kivell TL, Begun DR. New primate carpal bones from Rudabánya (late Miocene, Hungary): Taxonomic and functional implications. Journal of Human Evolution 57:697-709.
2009 Kivell TL, Doyle SK, Madden RH, Mitchell, TL, Sims, EL. An interactive method for teaching anatomy of the human eye for medical students during ophthalmology clinical rotations. Anatomical Sciences Education 2:173-178.
2009 Kivell TL, Schmitt D. Independent evolution of knuckle-walking in African apes shows that humans did not evolve from a knuckle-walking ancestor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (34):14241-14246. [pdf]
2007 Kivell TL, Begun DR. Frequency and timing of scaphoid-os centrale fusion in hominoids. Journal of Human Evolution 52:321-340. [pdf]
2007 McGoogan K, Kivell TL, Hutchinson M, Young H, Blanchard S, Lehman SM. Conservation priorities for African primates using phylogenetic diversity measures. Journal of Biogeography 34:1962-1974.
2007 Kivell TL. Discovering the Past: Sibudu Cave. In: Chazan M. World Prehistory and Archaeology: Pathways through Time. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, pp.142-143.

 

Book

2016 Kivell TL, Lemelin P, Richmond BG, Schmitt D (Editors) Evolution of the Primate Hand: Anatomical, Developmental, Functional and Paleontological Evidence. Co-edited volume in  Developments in Primatology; Progress and Prospects series, Springer-Verlag, New York (pp. 589)

 

Published Abstracts and Conference Presentations
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2012 *Kivell TL, Skinner MM, Lazenby RL, Hublin J-J. Trabecular architecture of fossil hominin first metacarpals. American Association of Physical Anthropology Portland, Oregon
2011 *Kivell TL, Kibii J, Churchill SE, Berger L. Evolution of the hominin hand: old and new evidence from the Plio-Pleistocene. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144 (S52):188. [Invited talk for symposium “Hands and Hominins: a special session in honour of Mary Marzke”]
2011 *Kivell TL, Skinner MM, Lazenby RL, Hublin J-J. Trabecular structure of fossil hominin first metacarpals.  European Society for the study of Human Evolution. Leipzig, Germany.
2011 Berger L, Kibii J, Churchil SE, Schmid P, Carlson K, deKlerk B, deRuiter D, Holliday T, Kivell TL, Gurche J, Zipfel B, DaSilva J, Kidd R. New remains of Australopithecus sediba from the Malapa site, South Africa. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144(S52):88.
2011 *Kivell TL, Skinner MM, Hublin J-J. Trabecular architecture of the hominoid carpus. American Association of Anatomists, Washington, DC. [Invited talk for symposium “Biological Anthropology and Anatomy”]
2011 *Grote, S, Call J, Kivell TL. Locomotor behaviour in captive bonobos and chimpanzees: who is more bipedal? American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144(S52):150.
2011 *Lazenby R, Skinner MM, Kivell TL, Hublin J-J, Boesch C. Left, right, neither: trabecular bone and the question of laterality in Pan. American Journal of Physical AnthropologyS52:195.
2010 Kivell TL, Guimont I. A comparative analysis of sexual shape dimorphism in the human midcarpal joint. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S50:144.
2010 Auerbach BM, Case DT, Kivell TL, Garofalo EM. Appendicular asymmetry altogether: gradients of directional asymmetry through the human upper limb. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S50:58-59.
2010 Parker L, Wunderlich RE, Kivell TL. Manual and pedal forces during sloped quadrupedal locomotion in Lemur catta and Varecia rubra. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S50:185.
2009 *Kivell TL, Kramer EM, Wunderlich RE. Aye-aye hand and foot postures and loading during quadrupedal locomotion. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S48:252.
2009 Wunderlich RE, Kivell TL. Postcranial ontogeny in captive sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi). American Journal of Physical Anthropology S48: 432.
2009 *Kivell TL, Guimont I. Evolutionary implications of sexual dimorphism in the human midcarpal joint. American Association of Anatomists, New Orleans: April, 2009.
2009 *Kivell TL, Doyle SK, Madden RH, Mitchell, TL, Sims, EL. An interactive method for teaching anatomy of the human eye for ophthalmology rotations using suid eyes. American Association of Anatomists, New Orleans: April, 2009.
2009 *Kivell TL, Kramer EM, Wunderlich RE. Aye-aye hand posture and loading of their specialized digits during quadrupedal locomotion. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston: January, 2009.
2008 *Kivell TL, Kramer EM, Wunderlich RE. Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) hand posture and loading of their specialized digits during quadrupedal locomotion. Southeast regional SICB meeting for the Divisions of Vertebrate Morphology and Comparative Biomechanics. Clemson University: October, 2008.
2008 *Kivell TL. Ontogeny of the hominoid carpus: Did we evolve from a knuckle-walking ancestor? American Journal of Physical Anthropology S46:131-132.
2007 *Guimont I, Kivell TL. Inter- and intraspecific differences in primate carpal morphology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S44:121.
2006 *Kivell TL, Begun DR. Functional morphology of new Dryopithecus carpals from Rudabánya, Hungary. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S42:114.
2006 Begun DR, Ward CV, Deane AC, Kivell TL, Nargolwalla MC, Taylor N. Stem hominine or hominid? The phylogeny and functional anatomy of Pierolapithecus catalaunicus. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S42:63.
2005 *Kivell TL. Phylogenetic and functional analysis of primate carpal ossification sequences: a test of two methods. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S40:130-131.
2003 Begun DR, Kivell TL, Kordos L. New Miocene primate postcranial fossils from Rudabánya, Hungary. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S36:63-64.
2002 *Kivell TL. Reevaluation of Oreopithecus positional repertoire. Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology.

 

Other

2007 Ontogeny of the hominoid midcarpal joint and implications for the origin of hominin bipedalism. PhD Dissertation, University of Toronto.
2002 No longer enigmatic: Reevalutation of Oreopithecus bambolii positional repertoire. Masters Thesis, University of Toronto.

 

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