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Department of Human Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 350
fax: +49 (0341) 3550 - 399

e-mail: streiber@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de


Sarah Freidline

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Evolution
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig
Germany

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 350
fax: 0049 (0) 341 3550 399
e-mail: sarah_freidline@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research Interests
Curriculum Vitae
Publications

Research Interests

I am a post-doctoral researcher working in the Department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. I am primarily interested in the origins of modern humans, Neanderthal and their ancestors the Middle Pleistocene humans. My research focuses to provide greater insight into the phylogenetic relationships among African and Eurasian Middle Pleistocene humans, and to gain a clearer understanding of the developmental variation in cranial morphological features and their covariation with size. Additionally, my research seeks to link large-scale changes in facial growth, observed during childhood, with specific patterns at the microstructural levels in the form of bone growth and remodeling. I am trained in virtual anthropology, in particular three-dimensional image acquisition from surface and computed tomography (CT) scans, virtual fossil reconstruction and quantitative methods, such as semilandmark geometric morphometrics.

Curriculum Vitae

University Education

2012Ph.D. in Anthropology
at The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School; New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP); International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)
Dissertation Title: Evolution of the Face in mid Pleistocene Homo-3D Surface Analysis of Ontogeny, Allometry and Evolution Primary
supervisor: Eric Delson
Co-supervisors: Katerina Harvati, Jean-Jacques Hublin, and Philipp Gunz
2002B.A. in Anthropology,
New York University

Academic Positions

2012-Research Fellow,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Department of Human Evolution;
Leipzig, Germany
2005Teaching Assistant,
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomical Sciences,
Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY
Medical Gross Anatomy and Embryology
2004-2006Adjunct Lecturer,
Lehman College/CUNY
Introduction to Human Evolution
Introduction to Human Variation

Honors, Awards and Grants

2009Leakey Foundation General Research Grant
2009National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
2008Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research
2007-2011Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
awarded by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Leipzig, Germany
2006Graduate Research Grant
awarded by the City University of New York Graduate School
2004, 2005Sue Rosenberg Zalk Travel and Research Grant,
CUNY Grad Center for conference participation

Published Abstracts and Conference Presentations

* Presenter

Invited Presentations

2014*Freidline, S.E., Martinez-Maza, C., Hublin, J.J. An integrative approach to studying craniofacial development in Great apes and humans. Invited presentation – Building Bones: Studies of Bone Growth in Anthropology. American Association for Physical Anthropology – Calgary. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. S58: 121.
2009*Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Jankovic, I., Delson, E., Hublin, J.J.3D landmark and semilandmark geometric morphometric analysis of the Zuttiyeh fronto-zygomatic fragment. Invited Presentation at the Symposium on “The Transition from Archaic to Modern: Quantitative Approaches” – Leipzig.

Submitted Presentations

2013Cook, S.B., Villasenor, A., Boyd, K.L., Astorino, C.A., Freidline, S.E., Hublin, J.J. Palate shape and diet in Homo sapiens. American Association of Phyiscal Anthropology – Calgary. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. S58: 96.
2013Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Hublin, J.J. The impact of geographic variation and allometry on the postnatal development of modern human facial features. European Society for Human Evolution– Vienna.
2012 *Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Hublin, J.J. Middle Pleistocene human facial morphology. American Association of Physical Anthropology – Portland. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. S54: 147.
2011*Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Hublin, J.J. Middle Pleistocene human facial morphology in an evolutionary and developmental context. European Society for Human Evolution Inaugural Meeting – Leipzig.
2011*Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Hublin, J.J. Allometry and evolution of the face in mid-Pleistocene Homo. American Association of Physical Anthropology - Minneapolis. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. S52: 138.
2010*Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Hublin, J.J. 3D semilandmark geometric morphometric quantification of modern human facial development. American Association of Physical Anthropology – Albuquerque. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. S50: 93.
2009Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Jankovic, I., Delson, E., Hublin, J.J. 3D Landmark and semilandmark geometric morphometric analysis of the Zuttiyeh fronto-zygomatic fragment. American Association of Physical Anthropology– Chicago. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. S48:129-130.
2008Freidline, S.E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Delson, E., Hublin, J.J. How three-dimensional surface data can be used to reconstruct fragmentary fossils. American Association of Physical Anthropology – Philadelphia. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. S46: 99.

Peer-Review Service

  • Journal of Human Evolution
  • Journal of Anthropological Sciences

Data Collection and Processing Skills

  • Confocal and Reflected Light Microscopy experience
  • Experience working with industrial (BIR ACTIS 225/300) and medical (Toshiba Aquilion) Computed Tomography (CT) scanners and laser (Minolta Vivid 910; NextEngine) and white light (Breuckmann optoTOP-HE) surface scanners
  • Extensive knowledge of the following software used to reconstruct and edit scans and measure and analyze morphometric data:
    • Amira (Visage Imaging),
    • Aviso (Visualization Sciences Group),
    • Geomagic Studio,
    • OptoCat,
    • Edgewarp 3D,
    • European Virtual Anthropology Network (EVAN) Toolbox,
    • Landmark Editor, Morphologika,
    • Morpheus,
    • R (programming language)
  • Collected CT or surface scan data from the following institutions:
    • Natural History Museum(London);
    • University of Coimbra Osteological Collection;
    • Sackler Medical School,
    • Tel Aviv University;
    • Rockefeller Museum (Jerusalem);
    • American Museum of Natural History (New York);
    • Natural History Museum (Vienna);
    • South African Museum (Cape Town);
    • University of Cape Town Medical School;
    • Rheinisches Landesmuseum (Bonn);
    • Institute of Paleontology and Geology (Zagreb);
    • Hungarian Natural History Museum (Budapest);
    • Moravian Museum (Brno)

Field Work

2008Fieldwork at Gran Dolina, Sierra de Atapuerca, Spain,
a Pleistocene hominin site
2005Fieldwork at Sima de Las Palomas, Murcia, Spain,
an Upper Paleolithic hominin site,
affiliated with the University of Murcia, Spain
2005Fieldwork at Seneze, France,
a Pliocene fossil mammal site,
affiliated with City University of New York
2003 Field school in Makapansgat, South Africa,
a Plio- Pleistocene hominin site,
affiliated with Arizona State University and University of Witwatersrand
2000Field School in Mortuary Archaeology at Khuzir-Nuge XIV, Lake Baikal, Siberia,
affiliated with the University of Alberta and University of Irkutz

Internships

2003American Museum of Natural History,
Biological Anthropology;
Project directors: Drs. Ian Tattersall and Ken Mowbray
2003 American Museum of Natural History,
North American Archaeology;
Project directors: Drs. Lorie Pendelton, David Hurst-Thomas and Matt Sanger

Workshop and Symposia Organization

2011Organized and co-chaired a podium symposium
at the American Association of Physical Anthropology meeting in Minneapolis
entitled: "Muddles in the Middle: Current Perspectives on Middle Pleistocene Human Evolution"
2007-2010Participation
in EVAN Marie Curie Research Training Network
2005Student Planning Committee,
NYCEP "Monkeys Old and New" Symposium

Synergistic Activities

2006Laser scanned hominin skeletal casts
for the Hall of Human Origins,
American Museum of Natural History
2006Collected laser scan data for a database
being compiled
by the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NCYEP) Morphometrics Group
2006-PresentMember
of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists
2004-2006Assistant Secretary
Paleoanthropology Society
2004-PresentMember
of Paleoanthropology Society

Publications

Articles

Schuh, A., Kupczik, K., Gunz, P., Hublin, J.-J., & Freidline, S. E. (2019). Ontogeny of the human maxilla: A study of intra-population variability combining surface bone histology and geometric morphometrics. Journal of Anatomy,235(2), 233-245.
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Schuh, A., Gunz, P., Villa, C., Kupczik, K., Hublin, J.-J., & Freidline, S. E. (2020). Intraspecific variability in human maxillary bone modeling patterns during ontogeny. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,137, 655-670.
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Martinez-Maza, C., Freidline, S. E., Strauss, A., & Nieto-Diaz, M. (2016). Bone growth dynamics of the facial skeleton and mandible in Gorilla gorilla and Pan troglodytes. Evolutionary Biology,43(1), 60-80.
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Hublin, J.-J., Ben-Ncer, A., Bailey, S. E., Freidline, S. E., Neubauer, S., Skinner, M. M., Bergmann, I., Le Cabec, A., Benazzi, S., Harvati, K., & Gunz, P. (2018). Author Correction: New fossils from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco and the pan-African origin of Homo sapiens. Nature,558(7711), E6-E6.
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Hublin, J.-J., Ben-Ncer, A., Bailey, S. E., Freidline, S. E., Neubauer, S., Skinner, M. M., Bergmann, I., Le Cabec, A., Benazzi, S., Harvati, K., & Gunz, P. (2017). New fossils from Jebel Irhoud (Morocco) and the Pan-African origin of Homo sapiens. Nature,546(7657), 289-292.
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Freidline, S. E., Gunz, P., Janković, I., Harvati, K., & Hublin, J.-J. (2012). A comprehensive morphometric analysis of the frontal and zygomatic bone of the Zuttiyeh fossil from Israel. Journal of Human Evolution,62(2), 225-241.
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Freidline, S. E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., & Hublin, J.-J. (2013). Evaluating developmental shape changes in Homo antecessor subadult facial morphology. Journal of Human Evolution,65(4), 404-423.
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Freidline, S. E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., & Hublin, J.-J. (2012). Middle Pleistocene human facial morphology in an evolutionary and developmental context. Journal of Human Evolution,63(5), 723-740.
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Freidline, S. E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., & Hublin, J.-J. (2012). Middle Pleistocene human facial morphology in an evolutionary and developmental context. Journal of Human Evolution,63(5), 723-740.
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Freidline, S. E., Gunz, P., & Hublin, J.-J. (2015). Ontogenetic and static allometry in the human face: Contrasting Khoisan and Inuit. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,158(1), 116-131.
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Chen, F., Welker, F., Shen, C.-C., Bailey, S. E., Bergmann, I., Davis, S., Xia, H., Wang, H., Fischer, R., Freidline, S. E., Yu, T.-L., Skinner, M. M., Stelzer, S., Dong, G., Fu, Q., Dong, G., Wang, J., Zhang, D., & Hublin, J.-J. (2019). A late Middle Pleistocene Denisovan mandible from the Tibetan Plateau. Nature,569 (7756 ), 409-412.
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Baab, K. L., Freidline, S. E., Wang, S. L., & Hanson, T. (2010). Relationship of cranial robusticity to cranial form, geography and climate in Homo sapiens. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,141(1), 97-115.
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Meeting Abstracts

Weaver, T. D., Gunz, P., & Freidline, S. E. (2020). Which evolutionary processes produced cranial differences between Neandertals and Upper Paleolithic or more recent humans? American Journal of Physical Anthropology,171(S69), 302-303.
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Schuh, A., Kupczik, K., & Freidline, S. E. (2017). Ontogeny of the midface in Homo sapiens. In Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (PESHE) (6, pp. 173).
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Schuh, A., & Freidline-Stimman, S. (2018). Bone modeling patterns in the midface of modern humans during ontogeny: A study of intraspecific variability. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,165(S66), 245-246.
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Gunz, P., Freidline, S. E., & Hublin, J.-J. (2017). Khoe-San and the origins of modern human cranial diversity. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,162(S64), 205-205.
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Freidline, S., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., & Hublin, J.-J. (2011). Allometry and evolution of the face in mid-Pleistocene Homo. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,144(S52), 138-138.
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Freidline, S. E., Martinez-Maza, C., & Hublin, J.-J. (2014). Building bones: Studies of bone growth in Anthropology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,153(S58), 121.
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Freidline, S. E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Jankovic, I., Delson, E., & Hublin, J.-J. (2009). 3D Landmark and semilandmark geometric morphometric analysis of the Zuttiyeh fronto-zygomatic fragment. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,138, 129-130.
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Freidline, S. E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Delson, E., & Hublin, J.-J. (2008). How Three-Dimensional Surface Data Can Be Used to Reconstruct Fragmentary Fossils. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,135(S46), 99.
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Freidline, S. E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., & Hublin, J.-J. (2012). Middle Pleistocene human facial morphology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,S54, 147-147.
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Freidline, S. E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., & Hublin, J.-J. (2011). Middle Pleistocene human facial morphology in an evolutionary and developmental context. In (Ed.), Abstracts of the Innaugrual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (pp. 39-39).
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Freidline, S. E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., & Hublin, J.-J. (2010). 3D semilandmark geometric morphometric quantification of modern human facial development. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,141, 93-93.
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Freidline, S. E., Gunz, P., & Hublin, J.-J. (2013). The impact of geographic variation and allometry on the postnatal development of modern human facial features. In European Society for the study of Human Evolution (Ed.), Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution 2 (PESHE 2) (pp. 89-89). Retrieved from http://eshe.eu/static/eshe/files/ESHE_Vienna_2013_Abstracts.pdf.
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Cooke, S. B., Villaseñor, A., Boyd, K. L., Astorino, C. M., Freidline, S. E., & Hublin, J.-J. (2014). Palate shape and diet in Homo sapiens. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,153(S58), 96-97.
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Bergmann, I., Hublin, J.-J., Gunz, P., & Freidline, S. E. (2020). How did mandibular morphology evolve in H. sapiens? A geometric morphometrics approach to the role of allometry during the emergence of our species. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,171(S69), 25-25.
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Bergmann, I., Freidline, S. E., Gunz, P., & Hublin, J.-J. (2017). Variability and evolution of mandible morphology among Homo sapiens and its ancestors in Europe, Africa and Western Asia. In Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (PESHE) (5, pp. 49).
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Baab, K. L., Freidline, S. E., & Harvati, K. (2020). Contributions of high dimensional shape analysis to paleoanthropology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology,171(S69), 14-14.
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Talks

Freidline, S. E., Gunz, P., Harvati, K., Jankovic, I., Delson, E., & Hublin, J.-J. (2009).3D landmark and semilandmark geometric morphometric analysis of the Zuttiyeh fronto-zygomatic fragment. Talk presented at Symposium on the Transition from Archaic to Modern: Quantitative Approaches. Leipzig, Germany. 2009-05-28 - 2009-05-29.
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Thesis

Freidline, S. E. (2012). Evolution of the face in Mid Pleistocene Homo - 3D surface analysis of ontogeny, allometry and evolution. PhD Thesis, City Univ., New York.
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