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Articles

in press Neubauer S. The endocasts of the Bonn-Oberkassel crania. In Giemsch L. and Schmitz R.W. (Eds.), Oberkassel 194-2014. 100 years of research on the late glacial burial. Rheinische Ausgrabungen.

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2015 Spoor F., Gunz P., Neubauer S., Stelzer S., Scott N.A., Kwekason A., Dean M.C. Reconstructed Homo habilis holotype OH 7 suggests deep-rooted species diversity in early Homo. Nature 519:83-86. (link)
2015 Hublin J.-J., Neubauer S., Gunz P. Brain ontogeny in Pleistocene Hominins. Phil Trans R Soc B 370:20140062. (link)
2015 Neubauer S. Human brain evolution: ontogeny and phylogeny. In Bruner E. (Ed.), Human Paleoneurology. Springer, Series in Bio-/Neuroinformatics, Vol. 3, p. 95-120.
2014 Neubauer S. Endocasts: possibilities and limitations for the interpretation of human brain evolution. Brain Behav Evol 84:117-134. (link)
2014 Scott N.A., Neubauer S., Hublin J.-J., Gunz P. A shared pattern of postnatal endocranial development in extant hominoids. Evol Biol 41:572-594. (link)
2012 Mitteroecker P., Gunz P., Neubauer S., Müller G. How to explore morphological integration in human evolution and development? Evol Biol 39: 536-553. (link)
2012 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Weber G.W., Hublin J.-J. Endocranial volume of A. africanus: new CT based estimates and the effects of missing data and small sample size. J Hum Evol 62:498-510. (link)
2012 Neubauer S., Hublin J.-J. The evolution of human brain development. Evol Biol (link)
2012 Gunz P., Neubauer S., Golovanova L., Doronichev V., Maureille B., Hublin J.-J. A uniquely modern human pattern of endocranial development. Insights from a new cranial reconstruction of the Neandertal newborn from Mezmaiskaya. J Hum Evol 62:300-313. (link)
2012

Weber G.W., Gunz P., Neubauer S., Mitteroecker P., Bookstein F.L. Digital South African fossils: morphological studies using reference-based reconstruction and electronic preparation. In: Reynolds, S.C. and Gallagher, A. (Eds.) African Genesis: Perspectives on Hominin Evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2012 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Schwarz U., Hublin J.-J., Boesch C. Brief Communication: Endocranial volumes in an ontogenetic sample of chimpanzees from the Tai Forest National Park, Ivory Coast. Am J Phys Anthropol 147:319-325. (link)
2011 Gunz P., Neubauer S., Maureille B., Hublin J.-J. Virtual Reconstruction of the Le Moustier 2 newborn skull. Implications for Neanderthal ontogeny. Paleo 22:155-172. (link)
2010 Gunz P., Neubauer S., Maureille B., Hublin J.-J. Brain development after birth differs between Neanderthals and modern humans. Curr Biol 20(21):R921-922. (link)

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2011 Gunz P., Neubauer S., Maureille B., Hublin J.-J. Virtual Reconstruction of the Le Moustier 2 newborn skull. Implications for Neanderthal ontogeny. Paleo 22:155-172. (link)
2010 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Hublin J.-J. Endocranial shape changes during growth in chimpanzees and humans: a morphometric analysis of unique and shared aspects. J Hum Evol 59:555-566. (link)
2010 Grine F.E., Gunz P., Betti-Nash L., Neubauer S., Morris A.G. Reconstruction of the Late Pleistocene human skull from Hofmeyr, South Africa. J Hum Evol 59:1-15. (link)
2010 Strait D.S., Grosse I.R., Dechow P.C., Smith A.L., Wang Q., Weber G.W., Neubauer S., Slice D.E., Chalk J., Richmond B.G., Lucas P.W., Spencer M.A., Schrein C., Wright B.W., Byron C., Ross C.F. The Structural Rigidity of the Cranium of Australopithecus africanus: Implications for Diet, Dietary Adaptations, and the Allometry of Feeding Biomechanics. Anat Rec 293:583-593. (link)
2009 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Hublin J.-J. The pattern of endocranial ontogenetic shape changes in humans. J Anat 215:240-255. (link)
2009 Gunz P., Mitteroecker P., Neubauer S., Weber G.W., Bookstein F.L. Principals for the virtual reconstruction of hominin crania. J Hum Evol 57:48-62. (link)
2009 Strait D.S., Weber G.W., Neubauer S., Chalk J., Richmond B., Lucas P., Spencer M., Schrein C., Dechow P., Ross C., Grosse I., Wright B., Constantino P., Wood B., Lawn B., Hylander W., Wang Q., Byron C., Slice D., Smith A. The feeding biomechanics and dietary ecology of Australopithecus africanus. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106(7):2124-2129. (link)
2005 Urbanek C., Faupl P., Hujer W., Ntaflos T., Richter W., Weber G., Schaefer K., Viola B., Gunz P., Neubauer S., Stadlmayr A., Kullmer O., Sandrock O., Nagel D., Conroy G., Falk D., Woldearegay K., Said H., Assefa G., Seidler H. Geology, Paleontology and Paleoantropology of the Mount Galili Formation in the southern Afar Depression, Ethiopia - Preliminary results. Joannea Geologie und Paläontologie 6:29-43. (link)
2004 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Mitteroecker P.,Weber G.W. Three-dimensional digital imaging of the partial Australopithecus africanus endocranium MLD 37/38. Can Assoc Radiol J 55(4):271-8. (pdf)
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Published abstracts

2014 Neubauer S., Mitteroecker P., Gunz P., Scott N.A., Hublin J.-J. Endocranial shape asymmetry in humans and apes. PESHE 3:121.
2014 Neubauer S., Scott N.A., Mitteroecker P., Gunz P., Hublin J.-J. Shape analysis of endocranial asymmetry in humans and apes. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl 58:194.
2014 Gunz P., Neubauer S., Scott N.A., Drews B., Hublin J.-J. Quantifying the evolution of human brain development. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl 58:132.
2013 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Leakey M., Leakey L., Hublin J.-J., Spoor F. Virtual reconstruction of the KNM-ER 42700 (H. erectus) endocast. PESHE 2:159.
2013 Scott N.A., Neubauer S., Gunz P., Hublin J.-J. Endocranial ontogentic divergence in extant great and lesser apes. FASEB 27:lb25.
2013 Gunz P., Stoessel A., Neubauer S., Kuhrig M., Hoyka M., Hublin J.-J, Spoor F. Morphological integration of bony labyrinth and cranial base in modern humans and Neanderthals. PESHE 2:104.
2013 Scott N.A., Neubauer S., Gunz P., Hublin J.-J. A conserved pattern of postnatal endocranial development in extant hominoids. PESHE 2:205.
2012 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Hublin J.-J. Endocranial shape in early modern humans. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl 54:222-223.
2012 Scott N.A., Neubauer S., Gunz P., Hublin J.-J. Comparing endocranial ontogenies in extant hominoids. PESEH 1:164.
2011 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Hublin J.-J. Estimating endocranial volume of A. africanus: influences of variability among reconstructions and small sample size. 1st ESHE Meeting Leipzig.
2011 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Weber G.W., Hublin J.-J. Virtual reconstruction of A. africanus endocasts and new cranial capacity estimates. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl 52:224.
2011 Gunz P., Neubauer S., Hublin J.-J. A uniquely modern human pattern of early brain development and its implications for middle-late Pleistocene cranial diversity and cognition. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl 52:152.
2010 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Hublin J.-J. Comparison of endocranial ontogenetic trajectories with implications for hominin brain evolution. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl 50:177.
2009 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Hublin J.-J. Comparing endocranial ontogenetic trajectories between humans and chimpanzees. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl 48:199.
2009 Strait D.S., Weber G.W., Neubauer S., Chalk J., Richmond B.G., Lucas P.W., Spencer M.A., Schrein C., Dechow P.C., Ross C.F., Grosse I.R., Wright B.W., Constantino P., Wood B.A., Lawn B., Hylander W.L., Wang Q., Slice D.E., Byron C., Smith A.L. Facial biomechanics in Australopithecus africanus: implications for feeding ecology. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl 48:249.
2008 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Hublin J.-J. Endocranial ontogenetic trajectories in humans: a 3D geometric morphometrics analysis. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl. 46:161.
2008 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Hublin J.-J. Basicranial angulation and influcence on overall cranial shape in humans. Paleoanthropology 2008:A22.
2007 Strait D.S.,Weber G.W., Neubauer S., Chalk J., Richmond B.G., Wright B.W., Smith A.L., Wang Q., Dechow P.C., Ross C.F., Spencer M.A. Masticatory biomechanics in Australopithecus africanus examined using finite element analysis: a preliminary study based on Sts 5. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl 44:227.
2006 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Weber G.W. Beyond endocranial capacity and indices: A new multivariate approach to quantify endocranial variability. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl 42:137.
2005 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Weber G.W. Digital Reconstruction of P. boisei OH 5. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl 40:156.
2005 Gunz P., Mitteroecker P., Neubauer S., Bookstein F.L., Weber G.W. Are Paranthropus crania only scaled variants of gracile Australopithecines? Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl 40:110.
2004 Neubauer S., Gunz P., Mitteroecker P., Weber G.W. Geometeric Reconstruction of the MLD 37/38 Endocranium. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl. 38:152.
2004 Weber G.W., Gunz P., Mitteroecker P., Neubauer S., Bookstein F.L., Teschler-Nicola M. The Upper Paleolithic Mladec assemblage: Cranial geometry compared with anatomically modern humans and Neanderthals. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl. 38:204-5.
2004 Weber G.W., Assefa G., Conroy G., Falk D., Faupl P., Gunz P., Hujer W., Kullmer O., Nagel D., Neubauer S., Richter W., Said H., Sandrock O., Schaefer K., Rabeder G., Stadlmayr A., Urbanek C., Viola B.T., Woldearegay K., Seidler H. Paleoanthropological Research and in situ excavations at the Plio-Pleistocene deposits of the Galili Area, Somali Region, Ethiopia. Abstract Volume of the Pangeo 2004:9, Graz, Austria, p. 40.

 

Theses

2010 Human brain development and evolution: A comparative study of ontogenetic endocranial shape changes using geometric morphometrics. PhD thesis, University of Leipzig (International Max Planck Research School "The Leipzig School of Human Origins").
2005 The endocranium of MLD 37/38 - New insights using Virtual Anthropology. Master thesis, University of Vienna.