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Peer-Reviewed Research Articles

In review

Skinner, MM, Alemseged, Z, Gaunitz, C, Hublin, J-J. Enamel thickness trends in Plio-Pleistocene hominins. Journal of Human Evolution

Skinner, MM, De Vries, D, Gunz, P, Hublin, J-J, Klassen, RP, Roksandic, M. Morphological affinity of the Balanica mandible (BH-1): molar enamel-dentine junction morphology, discrete dental traits, and enamel thickness. Journal of Human Evolution.

Moore, NC, Hublin, J-J, Skinner, MM. Premolar root and canal variation in extant Hominoidea. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

 

Accepted

De Vries, D, Hublin, J-J, Toussaint, M, Skinner, MM. Interspecific and intraspecific taxonomic affinity based on lower molar enamel-dentine junction morphology. In: Ed. M. Toussaint. The Juvenile Neandertal Facial Remains from Scladina Cave.

 

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. Palaeontologia Electronica Vol. 17, Issue 3;33A; 13p; palaeo-electronica.org/content/ 2014/889-holistic-analysis-of-bone.

Nguyen, NH, Pahr, DH, Gross, T, Skinner, MM, Kivell, TL. 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: 60-75.

Martínez de Pinillos, M, Martinón-Torres, M, Skinner, MM, Arsuaga, JL, Gracia-Téllez, A, Martínez, I, Martín-Francés, L, Bermúdez de Castro, JM. Trigonid crests expression in Atapuerca-Sima de los Huesos lower molars: internal and external morphological expression and evolutionary inferences. C.R. Palevol. 13, 205-221.

Martinón-Torres, M, Martínez de Pinillos, M, Skinner, MM, Martín-Francés, L, Gracia-Téllez, A, Martínez, I, Arsuaga, JL, Bermúdez de Castro, JM. Talonid crests expression at the enamel-dentine junction of hominin lower permanent and deciduous molars. C.R. Palevol. 13, 223-234.

Crevecoeur I, Skinner MM, Bailey SE, Gunz P, Bortoluzzi S, et al. (2014) First Early Hominin from Central Africa (Ishango, Democratic Republic of Congo). PLoS ONE 9(1): e84652. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084652.

 

2013

Soressi, M, McPherron, S, Lenoir, M, Dogandzic, T, Goldberg, P, Jacobs, Z, Maigrot, Y, Martisius, NL, Miller, CE, Rendu, W, Richards, M, Skinner, MM, Steele, TE, Talamo, S, Texier, J-P. Neandertals made the first specialized bone tools in Europe. PNAS 10:14186-14190.

Tsegai, Z, Kivell, TL, Gross, T, Pahr, DH, Nguyen, NH, Smaers, JB, Skinner, MM. Trabecular bone structure correlated with hand posture and use in hominoids. PLoS ONE 8(11): e78781. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078781.

Wollny, G, Kellman, P, Ledesma-Carbayo, M-J, Skinner, MM, Hublin, J-J, Hierl, T, 2013. MIA – a free and open source software for gray scale medical image analysis. Source Code Biol. Med. 8:20.

Skinner, MM, Kivell, TL, Potze, S, Hublin, J-J. Microtomographic archive of fossil hominin specimens from Kromdraai B, South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 64: 434-447.

Moore, NC, Skinner, MM, Hublin, J-J. Premolar root morphology and metric variation in Pan troglodytes verus. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150: 632-646.

 

2012

Skinner, MF, Skinner, MM, Boesch, C. Developmental defects of the dental crown in chimpanzees from the Taï National Park, Côte D‘Ivoire: coronal waisting. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 149: 272-282.

Anemone, RL, Skinner, MM, and Dirks, W. Are there two distinct types of hypocone in Eocene primates? The ‘pseudohypocone’ of notharctines revisited. Palaeontologia Electronica 15, Issue 3;26A,13p

Ortiz, A, Skinner, MM, Bailey, SE, Hublin, J-J. Carabelli’s trait revisted: an examination of mesiolingual features at the enamel-dentine junction and enamel surface of Pan and Homo sapiens upper molars. Journal of Human Evolution 63: 586-596.

Smith, TM, Olejniczak, AO, Zermeno, JP, Tafforeau, P, Skinner, MM, Hoffman, A, Radovčić, J, Toussaint, M, Kruszynski, R, Menter, C, Moggi-Cecchi, J, Glasmacher, UA, Kullmer, O, Schrenk, F, Stringer, C, Hublin, J-J. Variation in enamel thickness within the genus Homo. Journal of Human Evolution 62: 395-411.

Smith, TM, Kupczik, K, Machanda, Z, Skinner, MM, Zermeno, JP. Enamel thickness in Bornean and Sumatran orangutan dentitions. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147: 417-426.

 

2011

Bailey, SE, Skinner, MM, Hublin, J-J. What lies beneath? An evaluation of the mid-trigonid crest dental trait based on both dentine and enamel expression. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 145: 505-518.

Lazenby, R, Skinner, MM, Kivell, TL, Hublin, J-J. Scaling VOI size in 3D µCT studies of trabecular bone: a test of the over-sampling hypothesis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144: 196-203.

Kivell, TL, Skinner, MM, Lazenby, R, Hublin, J-J. Methodological considerations for analyzing trabecular architecture: an example from the primate hand. Journal of Anatomy 218: 209-225.

Lazenby, RA, Skinner, MM, Hublin, J-J, Boesch, C. Metacarpal trabecular architecture in the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes): Evidence for locomotion and tool use. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144: 215-225.

 

2010

Skinner, MM, Gunz, P.(2010) The presence of accessory cusps in chimpanzee lower molars is consistent with a patterning cascade model of development. Journal of Anatomy 217:245-253.

Skinner, MM, Evans, A, Smith, T, Jernvall, J, Tafforeau, P, Kupczik, K, Olejniczak, AJ, Rosas, A, Radovčić, J, Thackeray, JF, Toussaint, M, Hublin, J-J.(2010) Brief communication: Contributions of enamel-dentine junction shape and enamel deposition to primate molar crown complexity. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 142: 157-163.

 

2009

Skinner, MM, Gunz, P, Wood, BA, Hublin, J.-J. (2009) Discrimination of extant Pan species and subspecies using the enamel-dentine junction morphology of lower molars. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 140: 234-243.

Skinner, MM, Gunz, P, Wood, BA, Hublin, J.-J. (2009) How many landmarks? Assessing classification accuracy of Pan lower molars using geometric morphometric analysis of the occlusal basin as seen at the EDJ. In: Eds. Koppe, T, Meyer, G, Alt, KW. Comparative Dental Morphology. Karger, Basel, pp. 23-29.

Kupczik, K, Olejniczak, AJ, Skinner, MM, Hublin, J.-J. (2009) Molar crown and root size relationships in anthropoid primates. In: Eds. Koppe, T, Meyer, G, Alt, KW. Comparative Dental Morphology. Karger, Basel, pp. 16-22.

Skinner, MM, Wood, BA, Hublin, J-J (2009) Protostylid expression at the outer enamel surface and at the enamel-dentine junction of mandibular molars of Paranthropus robustus and Australopithecus africanus. Journal of Human Evolution 56: 76-85.

 

2008

Skinner, MM, Gunz, P, Wood, BA, Hublin, J.-J (2008) Enamel-dentine junction (EDJ) morphology distinguishes the lower molars of Australopithecus africanus and Paranthropus robustus. Journal of Human Evolution 55: 979-988.

Olejniczak, AJ, Smith, TM, Skinner, MM, Grine, FE, Feeney, RNM, Thackeray, JF, and Hublin, J-J (2008) Three-dimensional molar enamel distribution and thickness in Australopithecus and Paranthropus. Biology Letters 4: 406-410.

Olejniczak, AJ, Smith, TM, Feeney, RNM, Macchiarelli, R, Mazurier, A, Bondioli, L, Rosas, A, Fortea, J, de la Rasilla, M, Garcia-Tabernero, A, Radovčić, J, Skinner, MM, Toussaint, M, Hublin, J-J (2008) Dental tissue proportions and enamel thickness in Neandertal and modern human molars. Journal of Human Evolution 55: 12-23

Skinner, MM, Wood, BA, Boesch, C, Olejniczak, AJ, Rosas, A, Smith, TS, Hublin, J-J (2008) Dental trait expression at the enamel-dentine junction of lower molars in extant and fossil hominoids. Journal of Human Evolution 54: 173-186.

 

2006

Skinner, MM, Gordon, AG, Collard, NJ (2006) Mandibular size and shape variation in the hominins at Dmanisi, Republic of Georgia. Journal of Human Evolution 51: 36-49.

Skinner, MM, Wood, BA (2006) The evolution of modern human life history – a paleontological perspective. In: Eds. K. Hawkes and R. Paine. The Evolution of Modern Human Life History. School of American Research Press, Santa Fe, pp. 331-400.

 

Published Abstracts and Conference Presentations

2014

Crevecoeur, I, Skinner, MM, Bailey, SE, Gunz, P, Bortoluzzi, S, Brooks, AS, Burlet, C, Cornelissen, E, De Clerck, N, Maureille, B, Semal, P, Vanbrabant, Y, Wood, BA. First early homininfrom Central Africa (Ishango, Democratic Republic of Congo). The African Fossil Record, Toulouse, France, September, 2014.

Skinner, MM, Ludeman, EM, Bailey, SE, Hublin, J-J. Cusp 6 variation in the hominin clade: insights and implications revealed at the enamel-dentine junction. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S58: 241-242.

Skinner, MM, Ludeman, EM, Bailey, SE, Hublin, J-J. Cusp 6 variation and frequency in hon-human apes and hominins. International Symposium on Dental Morphology, Zagreb, Croatia, August 2014.

de Vries, D, Roksandic, M, Gunz, P, Hublin, J-J, Klassen, RP, Skinner, MM. Morphological affinity of the Balanica mandible (BH-1): enamel-dentine junction morphology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S58: 103-104.

Kivell, TL, Skinner, MM, Nguyen, NH, Gross, T, Hublin, J-J, Pahr, DH. Fossils, trabeculae and finite element modelling: a holistic approach to reconstructing behavior in the past”.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology S58: 158. [Invited talk for symposium “From the Ground Up: Integrative Research in Primate Locomotion”]

Couzens AMC, Skinner MM, Evans AR, Prideaux GJ. Hide and Seek Patterning: using X-ray micro-computed tomography to explore the developmental basis, homology and apparent re-emergence of primitive dental traits in macropodoids. Annual Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Austin, January 3-7, 2014.

 

2013

Nguyen, NH, Skinner, MM, Pahr, DP, Gross, T, Kivell, TL. The biomechanical role of trabecular bone in siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) manual phalanx. European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 2013.

Tsegai, ZJ, Kivell, TL, Gross, T, Nguyen, NH, Pahr, DH, Skinner, MM. Trabecular bone distribution in the hominoid third metacarpal head reflects predicted loaded joint position. European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 2013.

Stephens, NB, Kivell, TL, Nguyen, NH, Pahr, DH, Gross, T, Hublin, J-J, Skinner, MM. Trabecular bone architecture in the thumb of recent Homo sapiens, Pan, and late Pleistocene Homo: taxonomic differences and evidence for handedness. European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 2013.

Tsegai, ZJ, Kivell, TL, Gross, T, Nguyen, NH, Pahr, DH, Skinner, MM. Identifying behavioural signals in trabecular bone structure of the hominoid third metacarpal. European Federation for Primatology, Antwerp, Belgium, Sept. 2013

De Vries, D, Roksandic, M, Hublin, J-J, Skinner, MM. Taxonomic assessment of the BH-1 mandible of Mala Balanica, Serbia, based on its lower molar morphology. 11th London Evolutionary Research Network conference, London, UK, November 5.

Stephens, NB, Kivell, TL, Nguyen, NH, Pahr, DH, Gross, T, Hublin, J-J, Skinner, MM. Trabecular bone architecture in the thumb of recent Homo sapiens, Pan, and Late Pleistocene Homo: taxonomic differences and evidence for handedness. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S56: 262-263.

 

2012

Nguyen, NH, Kivell, TL, Skinner, MM, Pahr, DH, Gross, T, Hublin, J-J. Three-dimensional microstructure finite element modelling of the third proximal phalanx in the siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus). Annual meeting of the European Society of Human Evolution, Bordeaux, September 21-22.

Anemone, R, Skinner, MM, Dirks, W (2012) Hypocones and psuedohypocones in Eocene primates: a microCT scanning approach to an old problem. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S54: 83.

Constantino, P, Skinner, MM (2012) Dental fracture mechanics and the reconstruction of hominin bite forces. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S54: 119.

Kivell, TL, Skinner, MM, Lazenby, R, Hublin, J-J (2012) Trabecular architecture of fossil hominin first metacarpals. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S54: 182.

 

2011

Skinner, MM, Gunz, P, Riga, A (2012) Crown shape correspondence between the EDJ and the enamel surface of hominoid molars. Annual meeting of the European Society of Human Evolution, Leipzig, Germany, September 23-25th.

Lazenby, R, Skinner, MM, Hublin, J-J, Boesch, C (2011) Left, right, neither: trabecular bone and the question of laterality in Pan. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S52: 195.

Moore, NC, Skinner, MM, Hublin, J-J (2011) Premolar root variation in Pan and its implications for hominin systematics. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S52: 219.

Skinner, MM, Schroer, K, Gunz, P, Alemseged, Z, Wood, BA, Hublin, J-J (2011) Mandibular P4 morphology among Plio-Pleistocene hominins: taxonomic implications and morphological trends. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S52: 276.

Moore, NC, Skinner, MM, Hublin, J-J (2011) Premolar root variation in apes and its implications for hominin systematics. 15th International Symposium on Dental Morphology, Newcastle, UK, August 24-27th.

Skinner, MM, Gunz, P (2011) Mandibular premolar enamel-dentine junction shape variation in apes as a comparative context for hominins. 15th International Symposium on Dental Morphology, Newcastle, UK, August 24-27th

 

2010

Bailey, SE, Skinner, MM, Hublin, J-J (2010) The mid-trigonid crest of Neandertals and modern humans: concordance between the enamel and dentine surfaces. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S50: 59.

Lazenby, R, Skinner, MM, Hublin, J-J, Boesch, C (2010) Tool use and inter-population variation in metacarpal trabecular microarchitecture in Pan troglodytes. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S50: 152.

Ortiz, A, Skinner, MM, Bailey, SE (2010) Carabelli's trait expression at the enamel-dentine junction (EDJ) and outer enamel surface (OES) of Pan maxillary molars. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S50: 182-183.

 

2009

Skinner, MM, Gunz, P, Grine, FE (2009) Implications of an outlier: examination of the EDJ morphology of the large Paranthropus molar from Gondolin, South Africa. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, Vancouver, October 28-31

Hublin, J-J, Skinner, MM, Tilgner, R, Lazenby, RA (2009) First metacarpal trabecular architecture in Pan, Paranthropus and Homo. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, Vancouver, October 28-31

Kupczik, K, Olejniczak, AJ, Skinner, MM, Hublin, J-J (2009) Scaling relationships between molar crown, root and jaw size in anthropoid primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S48: 259.

Skinner, MM, Gunz, P, Hublin, J-J (2009) Testing an explanatory model for the variable presence of cusp 6 in Pan lower molars. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 138 (Supplement 48): 138: 241-242.

Skinner, MM, Evans, A, Hublin, J-J (2009) Contribution of the EDJ to the functional morphology of extant hominoid and fossil hominin lower molars. “Darwin’s Legacy: Early Human Evolution in Africa,” American Museum of Natural History, New York, February 28-March 1.

 

2008

Skinner, MM, Gunz, P, Wood, BA, Hublin, J-J (2008) Discrimination of species and subspecies of Pan using enamel-dentine junction morphology of lower molars. 14th International Symposium on Dental Morphology, Greifswald, Germany, August 27-30th.

Kupczik, K, Skinner, MM, Olejniczak, AO, Hublin, J-J (2008) Molar dental tissue dimensions and jaw size in primates. 14th International Symposium on Dental Morphology, Greifswald, Germany, August 27-30th.

Lazenby, RA, Tilgner, R, Hublin, J.-J, Skinner, MM (2008) 3D trabecular microarchitecture in SKX 5020, a first metacarpal attributed to Paranthropus robustus, compared with Pan and Homo. PaleoAnthropology (in press).

Skinner, MM, Gunz, P,Wood, BA, Hublin, J.-J (2008) Enamel-dentine junction (EDJ) morphology distinguishes the lower molars of Australopithecus africanus and Paranthropus robustus. PaleoAnthropology (in press).

Lazenby, RA, Skinner, MM, BA, Hublin, J.-J, Cooper, DML, Hallgrímsson, B (2008) A comparative 3D micro-CT study of trabecular architecture in the second metacarpal of Homo and Pan. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135 (Supplement 46): 138.

Olejniczak, AJ, Skinner, MM, Hublin, J.-J (2008) Scaling primate molar enamel thickness: implications for hominin evolution. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135 (Supplement 46): 165.

Skinner, MM, Wood, BA, Hublin, J.-J (2008) Distinct patterns of protostylid expression at the enamel-dentine junction of Paranthropus robustus and Australopithecus africanus lower molars. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135 (Supplement 46): 195.

 

2007

Lazenby, R, Skinner, MM, Hublin, J-J (2007). A micro-CT study of variation in trabecular microarchitecture in the metacarpus of the West African chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus). 35th Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology meetings Banff, Canada, Nov 14 – 17th.

Skinner, MM, Olejniczak, AJ, Rosas, A, Smith, TM, Wood, BA, Hublin, J.-J (2007) Dentine crown expression of discrete dental traits on extant hominoid and fossil hominin lower molars. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 132 (Supplement 44): 220.

Olejniczak, AJ, Smith, TM, Skinner, MM, Grine, FE, Feeney, RNM, Thackeray, JF, Hublin, J.-J (2007) Molar tissue volumes and enamel thickness in South African fossil hominins. Paleoanthropology 2007:A21-A22.

 

2006

Skinner, MM, Olejniczak, A, Rosas, A, Smith, T, Wood, B, Hublin, J-J (2006) Dentine crown expression of discrete dental traits on extant hominoid and fossil hominin lower molars. Dental Tissues Workshop: 2-D and 3-D Insights Into Human Evolution, Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute For Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.

Skinner, MM (2006) Enamel-dentin junction morphology of hominoid molars: implications for the taxonomy of fossil hominins. Vienna Morphofest, University of Vienna, Department of Anthropology, Vienna, Austria.

Olejniczak AJ, Smith TM, Macchiarelli R, Mazurier A, Bondioli L, Rosas A, Fortea J, de la Rasilla M, García-Tabernero A, Skinner MM, Feeney RNM, Hublin J-J (2006) Enamel volume and thickness in Neandertal molars: a microtomographic investigation. Proceedings of the workshop entitled 2-D and 3-D Insights Into Human Evolution. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.

Olejniczak, A, Smith, T, Macchiarelli, R, Mazurier, A, Bondioli, L, Rosas, A, Fortea, J, de la Rasilla, M, Garcia-Tabernero, A, Skinner, MM, Hublin, J.-J (2006) Enamel volume and thickness in Neanderthal molars: a microtomographic investigation. Terra Nostra 2: 128.

Skinner, MM, Evans, A, Jernvall, J (2006) Assessing the relative contribution of the EDJ and enamel cap to the occlusal morphology of molar tooth crowns using microCT and GIS. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 129 (Supplement 42): 166.

 

2005

Skinner, MM and Kapadia, R (2005) An evaluation of microCT for assessing in 3D the concordance of dental trait expression between the dentin-enamel junction and the outer enamel surface of modern human molars. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 126 (Supplement 40): 191.

Skinner, MM (2005) Using microcomputed tomography to image internal tooth structure. Lewis B. Cotlow Conference, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

 

2004

Skinner, MM and Kapadia, R (2004) Using microCT to acquire 3D data for the analysis of EDJ morphology. 3D Imaging in Anthropology Workshop, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.

Skinner, MM, Richmond, B, Silverman, N, and Wood, B (2004) An evaluation of the coefficient of variation and average taxonomic distance to detect multiple taxa in extant hominoid samples. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (Supplement 38): 183.

Skinner, MM (2004) The Application of Dental Microstructure to Studies of Primate Taxonomy. Lewis B. Cotlow Conference, George Washington University.

 

2003

Skinner, MM (2003) Age-related changes to the intervertebral discs of the human sacrum. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 120 (Supplement 36): 193.

 

2001

Skinner, MM (2001) Forensic anthropology in East Timor: six months as a United Nations volunteer. Graduate Seminar Series, Simon Fraser University, Department of Anthropology, Burnaby, BC.

 

Other

Skinner, M (2008) Enamel-dentine junction morphology in extant hominoid and fossil hominin lower molars. Ph.D. Dissertation, George Washington University.

Skinner, M (2002) Age-related changes to the intervertebral discs of the modern human sacrum. Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Simon Fraser University.

 

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