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Refereed articles

Joordens JCA, Dupont-Nivetb, G, Feibel CS, Spoor F, Siera MJ, van der Lubbe JHJL, Kellberg Nielsen T, Knul MV, Davies GR, Vonhof HB. (2013) Improved age control on early Homo fossils from the upper Burgi Member at Koobi Fora, Kenya. J. Hum. Evol. online.

Braga J, Thackeray JF, Dumoncel J, Descouens D, Bruxelles L, Loubes J-M, Kahn J-L, Stampanoni M, de Beer F, Spoor F. (2013) A new partial temporal bone of a juvenile hominin from the site of Kromdraai B (South Africa). J. Hum. Evol. 65, 447-456.

Leakey MG, Spoor F, Dean MC, Feibel CS, Antón SC, Kiarie C, & Leakey LN (2012) New fossils from Koobi Fora, northern Kenya, confirm taxonomic diversity in early Homo. Nature 488, 201-204.

Ryan TM, Silcox MT, Walker A, Mao X, Begun DR, Benefit BR, Gingerich PD, Köhler M, Kordos L, McCrossin ML, Moyà-Solà S, Sanders WJ, Seiffert ER, Simons E, Zalmout IS, Spoor F. (2012) Evolution of locomotion in Anthropoidea: the semicircular canal evidence. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.0939 (in press)

Gunz P, Ramsier M, Kuhrig M, Hublin JJ & Spoor F (2012) The mammalian bony labyrinth reconsidered, introducing a comprehensive geometric morphometric approach. J. Anatomy 220, 529-543.

Noback ML, Harvati K, & Spoor F (2011) Climate Related Variation of the Human Nasal Cavity. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 145, 599-614.

Spoor F, Leakey MG, Leakey LN. (2010) Hominin diversity in the middle Pliocene of eastern Africa: the maxilla of KNM-WT 40000. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B 365, 3377-3388.

Silcox MT, Bloch JI, Boyer DM, Godinot M, Ryan TM, Spoor F & Walker A (2009). The semicircular canal system in early primates. J. Hum. Evol.56, 315-327.

Spoor F, Leakey MG, Antón SC, Leakey LN (2008). The taxonomic status of KNM-ER 42700; a reply to Baab. J. Hum. Evol.55, 747-750.

Walker A, Ryan TM, Silcox MT, Simons E & Spoor F (2008) The semicircular canal system and locomotion: the case of extinct lemuroids and lorisoids. Evol. Anthrop. 17, 135-145.

Jeffery N, Ryan TM & Spoor F. (2008) The primate subarcuate fossa and its relationship to the semicircular canals part II: adult interspecific variation. J. Hum. Evol. 55, 326-339.

Spoor F, Leakey MG, Gathogo PN, Brown FH, Antón SC, McDougall I, Kiarie C, Manthi FK & Leakey LN (2007) Implications of new early Homo fossils from Ileret, east of Lake Turkana, Kenya. Nature 448, 688-691.

Spoor, F., Garland, Th., Krovitz, G., Ryan, T.M., Silcox, M.T. and Walker, A. (2007) The Primate Semicircular Canal System and Locomotion. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 104:10808-10812.

Alemseged Z, Spoor F, Kimbel WH, Bobe R, Geraads D, Reed D & Wynn JG. (2006). A juvenile early hominin skeleton from Dikika, Ethiopia. Nature.443: 296-301.

Jeffery N, Spoor F. (2006) The primate subarcuate fossa and its relationship to the semicircular canals part I: prenatal growth. J. Hum. Evol. 51:537-549.

Spoor F, Leakey MG & Leakey LN (2005) Correlation of cranial and mandibular prognathism in extant and fossil hominids. Trans Roy Soc S. Afr. 60: 85-89. [PDF]

Jeffery N, Spoor F. (2004) Prenatal growth and development of the modern human labyrinth. J. Anatomy. 204: 71-92.

Jeffery N, Spoor F. (2004). Ossification and midline shape changes of the human fetal cranial base. Am J Phys Anthrop. 123: 78-90.

Spoor F (2003) The semicircular canal system and locomotor behaviour, with special reference to hominin evolution. Cour. Forsch. Senckenberg. 243: 93-104. [PDF]

Spoor F, Hublin JJ, Braun M & Zonneveld F (2003) The bony labyrinth of Neanderthals. J. Hum Evol. 44: 141-165.

Jeffery N & Spoor F (2002) Brain size and the human cranial base: a prenatal perspective. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 118: 324-340.

Spoor F, Bajpai S, Hussain ST, Kumar K., Thewissen JGM (2002) Vestibular evidence for the evolution of aquatic behaviour in early cetaceans. Nature 417: 163-166.

Rae TC, Koppe T, Spoor F, Benefit B & McCrossin M. (2002) Ancestral loss of the maxillary sinus in Old World monkeys and independent acquisition in macaques. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 117: 293–296.

Leakey MG, Spoor F, Brown FH, Gathogo PN, Kiarie C, Leakey LN & McDougall I (2001) New hominin genus from eastern Africa shows diverse middle Pliocene lineages. Nature 410: 433-440.

Spoor F, Jeffery N and Zonneveld F. (2000) Using diagnostic radiology in human evolutionary studies. J. Anatomy 197:61-76.

Spoor F (1999) The human fossils from Corbeddu Cave, Sardinia: a reappraisal. Deinsea 7:297-302. [PDF]

Spoor F, O’Higgins P, Dean C, Lieberman DE (1999) Anterior sphenoid in modern humans. Nature 397:572.

Spoor F and Zonneveld F (1998) Comparative review of the human bony labyrinth. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 41:211-251.

Spoor F, Stringer C, and Zonneveld F. (1998) Rare temporal bone pathology of the Singa calvaria from Sudan. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 107:41-50.

Spoor, F. (1997) Basicranial architecture and relative brain size of Sts 5 (Australopithecus africanus) and other Plio-Pleistocene hominids. South Afr. J. Science 93: 182-187. [PDF]

Spoor F. And Zonneveld F.W. (1997). The bony labyrinth of Sts 5. South Afr. J. Science 93:180.

Spoor F, and Leakey M. (1996) Absence of the subarcuate fossa in cercopithecids. J. Human Evol. 31:569-575.

Hublin J-J, Spoor F, Braun M, Zonneveld F and Condemi S. (1996) A late Neanderthal from Arcy-sur-Cure associated with Upper Palaeolithic artefacts. Nature, 381:224-226.

Spoor F, Wood B and Zonneveld F. (1996) Evidence for a link between human semicircular canal size and bipedal behaviour. J. Hum. Evol. 30:183-187.

Spoor F and Zonneveld F (1995) Morphometry of the primate bony labyrinth: a new method based on high–resolution computed tomography. J. Anat. 186:271-286.

Spoor F, Wood B and Zonneveld F (1994) Implications of early hominid labyrinthine morphology for the evolution of human bipedal locomotion. Nature 369:645–648.

Spoor CF and Zonneveld FW (1994) The bony labyrinth in Homo erectus, a preliminary report. Cour. Forsch. Senckenberg. 171:251–256.

Spoor CF, Zonneveld FW and Macho GA (1993) Linear Measurements of Cortical Bone and Dental Enamel by Computed Tomography: Applications and Problems. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 91:469–484. [PDF]

Spoor CF, Sondaar PY and Hussain ST (1991) A new hominoid hamate and first metacarpal from the Late Miocene Nagri Formation of Pakistan. J. Hum. Evol. 21:413–424.

Zonneveld FW, Spoor CF and Wind J (1989). The use of computed tomography in the study the internal morphology of hominid fossils. Medicamundi 34:117–128.

Spoor CF and Badoux DM (1989). The M. soleus in the domestic dog Canis familiaris. Anat. Histol. Embryol. 18, 27–31.

Spoor CF and Badoux DM (1989). Descriptive and functional morphology of the locomotory apparatus of the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta Erxleben, 1777). Anat. Anz. 168, 261–266. [PDF]

Spoor CF and Badoux DM (1988). Descriptive and functional myology of the back and hindlimb of the striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena L. 1758). Anat. Anz. 167, 313–321. [PDF]

Spoor CF, Zonneveld FW, and Wind J (1988). Computer tomografie van fossiele hominide schedels. Cranium 5:76–77.

Spoor CF (1988) The limb bones of Myotragus balearicus Bate 1909. Proc. Kon. Ned. Ak. Wetensch. B91:295–309. [PDF]

Spoor CF (1988) The body proportions in Myotragus balearicus Bate 1909. Proc. Kon. Ned. Ak. Wetensch. B91:285–293. [PDF]

Spoor CF and Sondaar PY (1988). The first palaeolithic human fossils from Sardinia. Bones 1:69–71.

Ulrich MMW, Perizonius WRK, Spoor CF, Sandberg P and Vermeer CV (1987). Extraction of osteocalcin from fossil bones and teeth. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 149:712–719.

Spoor CF and Germanà F (1987). Proportions of the Neolithic human maxillae from Sardinia. Bull. Mem. Soc. d'Anthrop. Paris t.4, ser.14:143–150.

Spoor CF and Sondaar PY (1986). Human fossils from the endemic island fauna of Sardinia. J. Human Evol. 15: 399– 408.

Spoor CF and Badoux DM (1986). Nomenclatural review of long digital flexors in carnivores. Anat. Rec. 216: 471–473.

Spoor CF and Belterman Th (1986). Locomotion in Hyaenidae. Contrib. to Zool. 56: 24–28. [PDF]

Spoor CF and Badoux DM (1986). Descriptive and functional myology of the neck and forelimb of the striped hyena. Anat. Anz. 161: 375–387. [PDF]

Spoor CF (1985): Body proportions in Hyaenidae. Anat. Anz. 160: 215–220. [PDF]

Hussain ST, Sondaar PY, Shah SMI, Thewissen JGM, Cousin EFHM and Spoor CF (1983). Fossil mammal bones of Pakistan, a field atlas. Part I: the artiodactyl astragalus. Mem. Geol. Surv. Pakistan 14.

 

Book Chapters & Books

Spoor F. (2008) Balance. In: Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (W. P. Perrin, B. Wursig, and J. G. M. Thewissen, eds.), 2nd edition. Elsevier, San Diego, pp 76-78.

Spoor F and Thewissen JGM (2008) Balance: Comparative and functional Anatomy in Aquatic Mammals. In: Sensory Evolution on the Threshold, Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates (Thewissen JGM and Nummela S, eds), Chapter 16. University of California Press, Berkeley, 257-284.

Sipla J and Spoor F (2008) The Physics and Physiology of Balance. In: Sensory Evolution on the Threshold, Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates (Thewissen JGM and Nummela S, eds), Chapter 14. University of California Press, Berkeley, 227-232.

Antón SC, Spoor F, Fellmann CD and Swisher III CC (2007) Defining Homo erectus: Size Considered. In: Handbook of Paleoanthropology Volume III (W. Henke, T. Hardt, and I. Tattersall eds) Chapter 11, 1655-1693, Springer, Berlin.

Kupczik K, Spoor F, Pommert A and Dean C (2005). Premolar root number variation in hominoids: genetic polymorphism vs. functional significance. In: “Current Trends in Dental Morphology Research" Zadzinska E (ed), University of Lodz Press, Lodz. pp 257-268.

Spoor F, Hublin JJ, Kondo O (2002). The bony labyrinth of the Dederiyeh child. In (T.Akazawa & S. Muhesen, eds). Neanderthal burials. Excavations of the Dederiyeh Cave, Afrin, Syria. pp. 215-220. The Tokyo University Press, Tokyo.

Spoor F. (2002) The auditory ossicles of Lager Velho 1. In: The Lapedo Child, A Gravettian Human Skeleton from the Abrigo do Lagar Velho (eds. J Zilhão, E Trinkaus and C Duarte) Chapter 19. Trabalhos de Arqueologia, 22, Instituto Portugus de Arqueologia, Lisbon, pp. 293-296.

Spoor F, Esteves, F, Tecelão Silva F & Pacheco Dias R (2002) The bony labyrinth of Lagar Velho 1. In: The Lapedo Child, A Gravettian Human Skeleton from the Abrigo do Lagar Velho (eds. J Zilhão, E Trinkaus and C Duarte) Chapter 18. Trabalhos de Arqueologia, 22, Instituto Portugus de Arqueologia, Lisbon, pp. 287-292.

Spoor F (2000) Radiological imaging and associated techniques. In: Encyclopedia of Palaeontology (R. Singer ed.) Fitzroy Dearborn Pub., Chicago, pp. 1005-1007.

Spoor F, Jeffery N and Zonneveld F. (2000) Imaging skeletal growth and evolution. In: Development, Growth and Evolution: implications for the study of the hominid  (O’Higgins P and Cohn M eds.). Academic Press, London, pp. 123-161. [PDF]

Spoor F, and Zonneveld F (1999) CT-based 3-D imaging of hominid fossils, with notes on internal features of the Broken Hill 1 and SK 47 crania. In: The paranasal sinuses of higher primates: development, function and evolution (Koppe T, Nagai H, and Alt KW eds), pp. 207-226, Quintessenz, Berlin.

Zonneveld FW and Spoor CF (1998). 3D Imaging of hominid fossils. In: Tecnologie 3D in medicina (Bianchi SD and Ramieri G eds.), G.Gnocchi Editore, Napoli., pp.149-152.

Zonneveld FW, Spoor CF, Zollikofer CPE and Ponce de Leon MS. (1996) Hoe de computer fossielen kan laten spreken. In: Tijd en leven, biophysica in Nederland (Van Ginkel G, Gobets S and Sliggers BC eds) Neumann, Haarlem, pp.62-69.

Spoor CF (1993) The comparative morphology and phylogeny of the human bony labyrinth. Monograph Utrecht University, Utrecht, 145pp (ISBN 90-393-0209-X).

Sondaar PY and Spoor CF (1989). Man and the Pleistocene endemic fauna of Sardinia. In: Hominid Evolution (G. Giacobini ed.), Jaca Books, Milan, pp. 501–506.

 

Other publications (including published, peer-reviewed abstracts)

Spoor F (2013) Small brained and big mouthed. Nature 502, 452-453.

Gunz P, Stoessel A, Neubauer S, Kuhrig M, Hoyka M, Hublin J-J, Spoor F (2013) Morphological integration of the bony labyrinth and the cranial base in modern humans and Neandertals. PESHE 2, 104.

Neubauer S, Gunz P, Leakey M, Leakey L, Hublin J-J, Spoor F (2013) Virtual reconstruction of the KNM-ER 42700 (H. erectus) endocast. PESHE 2, 159.

Stelzer S, Gunz P, Spoor F (2013) Morphological integration of upper and lower jaws in extant hominids. PESHE 2, 214.

Stoessel A, Gunz P, Spoor F (2013) Geometric morphometric analysis of ear ossicles in African apes and modern humans. PESHE 2, 217.

Strauss A, Gunz P, Benazzi S, Spoor F (2013) Late juvenile cranial growth and the diagnosis of Australopithecus sediba. PESHE 2, 218.

Wannaprasert T, Spoor F, Jeffery N (2013) Size and shape maturation of the human cochlea. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. S56, pp. 284.

Joordens J, Feibel C, Spoor F, Vonhof H, Schulp A, Kroon D (2012) A biogeographical model for hominin evolution in Africa between 5 and 2.5 Ma PESHE 1, 110.

Leakey MG, Spoor F, Dean MC, Feibel CS, Antón SC, Leakey LN (2012) New early Homo fossils from Koobi Fora, northern Kenya. PESHE 1,115.

Strauss A, Gunz P & Spoor F. (2012) Late juvenile cranial growth in hominids. PESHE 1, 177.

Ramsier M, Cunningham AJ, Patiño1 M, Villanea FA, Spoor F, Demes B, Larson S, Glander KE, Talebi M & Dominy NJ. (2012) Hearing sensitivity and the evolution of acoustic communication in platyrrhine monkeys. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. S54, 243.

Noback ML, Harvati K & Spoor F. (2012) Testing uniqueness of Inuit cranial shape and its effect on climate-shape analysis. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. S54, 224-225.

Strauss A, Gunz P & Spoor F. (2012) Late juvenile, early adult cranial growth in Pan and Gorilla. PaleoAnthropology 2012: A0033.

Gunz P, Ramsier M, Kuhrig M, Hublin J-J & Spoor F (2011) The bony labyrinth reconsidered, introducing a new geometric morphometric approach. PESHE 0. 47.

Noback ML, Harvati K & Spoor F (2011) Modern human climate-related variation: face vs. nasal cavity. PESHE 0, 79.

Spoor F, Dean C, Anton S, & Leakey M (2011) A CT-based reconstruction of the OH 7 Homo habilis type mandible. PESHE 0, 107.

Strauss A, Gunz P & Spoor F (2011) Late juvenile, early adult cranial growth in a chimpanzee population from the Tai forest. PESHE 0, 110.

Spoor F (2011) Malapa and the genus Homo. Nature 478, 44-45.

Ward CV, Plavcan JM, Hammond AS, Feibel C, Spoor F, Leakey LS, Leakey MG (2011) A new hominin pelvis and femur from Koobi Fora, Kenya. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. S52, 305

Gonzales LA, Benefit B, Spoor F, Morris P, McCrossin M (2010). The combination of a small brain, large olfactory bulb and high visual acuity in the stem middle Miocene cercopithecoid Victoriapithecus macinnesi. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 141 S50, 112-113.

Gonzales LA,  Spoor F, Morris P & Benefit B (2009) The internal basicranial morphology of Victoriapithecus macinnesi. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 138, S48: 136

Gunz P, Spoor F, Tilgner R & Hublin JJ (2009) The Neanderthal bony labyrinth reconsidered, introducing a new geometric morphometric approach. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 138, S48: 142

Noback ML & Spoor F (2009) The nasal cavity of Pleistocene hominins: implications of climate-related variation among modern humans. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 138, S48, 199-200

Spoor F, Anton SC, Leakey MG, Leakey LN (2009) Cranial growth among late juvenile to young adult Homo erectus. PaleoAnthropology 2009: A33.

Spoor F, T. Garland Jr, G. Krovitz, T.M. Ryan, M.T. Silcox, A. Walker. (2007) Primate locomotion and the semicircular canal system. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop.  132, S44, 223

Broadfield DC, Holloway RL, Spoor F, Leakey MG & Leakey LN (2006) The endocast of KNM-ER 42700, a new Homo erectus from Kenya. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl 42, 69

Spoor F, Leakey LN & Leakey MG (2005) A comparative analysis of the KNM-ER 42700 hominin calvaria from Ileret (Kenya). Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl 40, 195-196

Walker A, GE Krovitz, MT Silcox, EL Simons, F. Spoor (2004). The semicircular canals of subfossil lemurs and their functional significance. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl. 38: 202

Walker, A, Silcox, MT, Bloch, JI., Spoor, F, Krovitz, G  (2003) The semicircular canals of plesiadapiform primates and their functional significance. J. Vert. Pal. 23: 107A

Spoor F, Wright TM & Leakey MG (2003) Correlation of prognathism in fossil hominin skulls. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl 36: 198.

Leakey MG, Spoor F, Brown FH, Gathogo, PN & Leakey LN (2003) A new hominin calvaria from Ileret (Kenya). Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl 36: 136.

Kupczik K, Spoor F & Dean MC (2003) Tooth root morphology and masticatory muscle force pattern in humans and nonhuman primates. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl 36: 134.

Spoor F, Leakey LN & Leakey MG (2002) Bone Clones’ “re-creation” of Kenyanthropus. Physical Anthropology 3: 2. [PDF]

Jeffery, N & Spoor F (2002) Morphometric shape variations associated with retroflexion of the human fetal midline cranial base. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl 34: 90.

Spoor F, Leakey L & Leakey M (2002) A comparative study of Pliocene hominin fossils from Lomekwi, west of Lake Turkana (Kenya). Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl 34: 146

Spoor F & Leakey MG (2001) Great ape semicircular canal size: shared adaptation or phylogeny? The evidence from Theropithecus oswaldi. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl 32: 141

Leakey MG, Spoor F, Leakey LN & Brown FH (2001) New hominin discoveries from the Nachukui Formation, west of Lake Turkana. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl 32: 96

Spoor F (2000) Basicranial architecture of Plio-Pleistocene hominins. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl 30: 288

Jeffery N, Spoor F (2000) Fetal development and evolution of the human posterior cranial fossa. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl 30: 188.

Spoor F. (2000) Balance and brains: evolution of the human cranial base. AnthroQuest 9 (spring) 4.

Spoor F, Wood W (1999) Neck proportions in modern humans and Neanderthals. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop Suppl 28: 256

Jeffery N, Spoor F (1999) Human fetal cranial base flexion and brain volumes: a high resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging (hrMRI) study. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl 28: 161

Spoor F, Walker A, Lynch J, Liepins P and Zonneveld F (1998) Primate locomotion and vestibular morphology, with special reference to Adapis, Necrolemur and Megaladapis. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop Suppl 26: 207

Spoor CF and Hublin J-J (1997) The bony labyrinth of Neanderthals. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl. 24: 216

Zonneveld FW and Spoor CF (1997) Endocranial features of the Australopithecus robustus basicranium SK47. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl. 24: 249.

Spoor, F. (1996) The Ancestral Morphology of the Hominid Bony Labyrinth; the Evidence from Dryopithecus. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl. 22:219.

Spoor CF and Dean MC (1995) Hominid basicranial shape: inside and outside views compared. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl. 20:200

Spoor CF and Zonneveld FW (1994) The bony labyrinth of Plio–Pleistocene hominids. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. Suppl. 18:185.

Spoor CF and Zonneveld FW. (1991) Biometry using computed tomography, a phantom study. Eur. J. Morph. 29:116

Spoor CF (1989) Comparative anatomy of the osseous labyrinth in extant and fossil hominoids. Acta Morph. Neerl.–Scand. 27:224–225.

 

 

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