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Curtis Marean

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Foundation Professor and Associate Director, Institute of Human Origins
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Associate Director and Foundation Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Biography

Foundation Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Associate Director, Institute of Human Origins

SHESC Themes: Human Origins, Evolution and Diversity; Societies and their Natural Environments

Field Specializations: Archaeology, Modern Human Origins, Paleoanthropology, Paleoecology, Zooarchaeology

Regional Focus: Africa (Southern); Near East

 

Dr. Marean’s research interests focus on the origins of modern humans, the prehistory of Africa, the study of animal bones from archaeological sites and climates and environments of the past. In the area of the origins of modern humans, he is particularly interested in questions about foraging strategies and the evolution of modern human behavior.  Dr. Marean has a special interest in human occupation of grassland and coastal ecosystems.


Dr. Marean conducts a variety of studies using zooarchaeology, the study of animal bones, and taphonomy, the study of how bones become fossils. He also is a dedicated field researcher and has conducted fieldwork in Kenya, Tanzania and Somalia, and since 1991 has focused his field efforts in coastal South Africa. He is the principal investigator for the South African Coast Paleoclimate, Paleoenvironment, Paleoecology, Paleoanthropology (SACP4) project based around Mossel Bay in South Africa at the field locality of Pinnacle Point. This large international project, funded by the National Science Foundation and the Hyde Family Foundation, employs a transdisciplinary approach to modern human origins, climate and environment. Under his directorship, Pinnacle Point has become one of the world’s most important localities for the study of modern human origins.

Education

PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Publications

Jacob A. Harris, Curtis W. Marean, Kiona Ogle, Jessica Thompson.  (2017) The trajectory of bone surface modification studies in paleoanthropology and a new Bayesian solution to the identification controversy.  Journal of Human Evolution 110: 69-81.

 

Frederick E. Grine, Curtis W. Marean, J. Tyler Faith, Wendy Black, Carrie S. Mongle, Erik Trinkaus, Stephan G. le Roux, Anton du Plessis (2017) Further human fossils from the Middle Stone Age deposits of Die

Kelders Cave 1, Western Cape Province, South Africa.  Journal of Human Evolution 109: 70-78.

 

Lorena Becerra-Valdivia, Katerina Douka, Daniel Comeskey, Behrouz Bazgirb, Nicholas J. Conard, Curtis W.Marean, Andreu Ollé, Marcel Ott, Laxmi Tumung, Mohsen Zeidi, Thomas F.G. Higham (2017) Chronometric investigations of the Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition in the Zagros Mountains using AMS radiocarbon dating and Bayesian age modelling.  Journal of Human Evolution 109: 57-69.

 

Jayne Wilkins, Kyle S. Brown, Simen Oestmo, Telmo Pereira, Kathryn L. Ranhorn, Benjamin J. Schoville, and Curtis W. Marean. (2017) Lithic technological responses to Late Pleistocene glacial cycling at Pinnacle Point Site 5-6, South Africa.   PLOS ONE 12: e0174051.

 

Alberto Collareta, Curtis W. Marean, Antonieta Jerardino, and Mark Bosselaers. (2017)  Cetopirus complanatus (Cirripedia Coronulidae) from the late Middle Pleistocene human settlement of Pinnacle Point 13B.  Zootaxa 4237: 393–400.

 

Frederick E. Grine, Sarah Wurz, and Curtis W. Marean. (2017) The Middle Stone Age human fossil record from Klasies River Main Site. Journal of Human Evolution 103: 53-78.

 

Judith Sealy, Julia Lee-Thorp, Emma Loftus, J. Tyler Faith and Curtis W. Marean. (2016) Late Quaternary environmental change in the Southern Cape, South Africa from stable carbon and oxygen isotopes in faunal tooth enamel from Boomplaas Cave. Journal of Quaternary Science 8: 919-927.

 

Elzanne Singels, Karen J. Esler, Richard M Cowling, Alastair J Potts, Curtis W. Marean, and Jan De Vynck.  (2016) Foraging Potential of Underground Storage Organ Plants in the Southern Cape, South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 101: 79-89.

 

Curtis W. Marean. (2016) The transition to foraging for dense and predictable resources and its impact on

the evolution of modern humans.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150239.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0239.

 

Beatrice Demarchi, Shaun Hall, Teresa Roncal-Herrero, Colin L Freeman, Jos Woolley, Molly K Crisp, Julie Wilson, Anna Fotakis, Roman Fischer, Benedikt M Kessler, Rosa Rakownikow Jersie-Christensen, Jesper V Olsen, James Haile, Jessica Thomas, Curtis W Marean, John Parkington, Samantha Presslee, Julia Lee-Thorp, Peter Ditchfield, Jacqueline F Hamilton, Martyn W Ward, Chunting Michelle Wang, Marvin D Shaw, Terry Harrison, Manuel Domı´nguez-Rodrigo, Ross DE MacPhee, Amandus Kwekason, Michaela Ecker, Liora Kolska Horwitz, Michael Chazan, Roland Kro¨ ger, Jane Thomas-Oates, John H Harding, Enrico Cappellini, Kirsty Penkman, Matthew J Collins. (2016) Protein sequences bound to mineral surfaces persist into deep time.  eLife 5: e17092. http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.17092.

 

J. Tyler Faith, Ph.D.; David Patterson; Nick Blegen; Chris J O'Neill; Curtis W Marean; Daniel J Peppe; Christian A Tryon. (2016) Size variation in Tachyoryctes splendens (Mammalia, Spalacidae) and its implications for late Quaternary temperature change in equatorial East Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 140: 39-48.

 

Jan C De Vynck, Robert Anderson, Chloe Atwater, Richard M Cowling, Erich C. Fisher, Curtis W Marean, Robert S Walker. (2016) Return rates from intertidal foraging from Blombos Cave to Pinnacle Point: understanding early human economies. Journal of Human Evolution 92: 101–115.

 

Jamie Hodgkins, Curtis W. Marean, Alain Turq, Dennis Sandgathe, Shannon P. McPherron, Harold Dibble. (2016)   Climate-mediated shifts in Neandertal subsistence behaviors at Pech IV and Roc de Marsal (Dordogne Valley, France).  Journal of Human Evolution 96: 1-18.

 

Sandi R Copeland, Hayley C Cawthra, Erich C. Fisher, Julia A Lee-Thorp, Richard M Cowling, Petrus J Le

Roux, Jamie Hodgkins, Curtis W Marean.  (2016). Strontium Isotope Investigation of Ungulate Movement Patterns on the Pleistocene Paleo-Agulhas Plain of the Greater Cape Floristic Region, South Africa.  Quaternary Science Reviews 141: 65-84.

 

Jan C. De Vynck, Richard M. Cowling, Alastair J. Potts, and Curtis W. Marean. (2016) Seasonal availability of edible underground and aboveground carbohydrate resources to human foragers on the Cape south coast, South Africa. PeerJ 3: e1713.

 

James R. McGrath, Naomi Cleghorn, Betina Gennari, Struan Henderson, Katharine Kyriacou, Cindy Nelson-Viljoen, Peter Nilssen, Leesha Richardson, Christopher Shelton, Jayne Wilkins, Curtis W. Marean. (2015). The Pinnacle Point Shell Midden Complex: A High Resolution Mid- To Late Holocene Record Of Later Stone Age Coastal Foraging Along The Southern Cape Coast Of South Africa. South African Archaeological Bulletin 70: 209-219.

 

Invited paper - Curtis W. Marean. (2015) An Evolutionary Anthropological Perspective on Modern Human Origins. Annual Review of Anthropology 44: 533-556.

 

Jessica C. Thompson, Shannon P McPherron, René Bobe, Denne Reed, W. Andrew Barr, Jonathan Wynn,  Curtis W. Marean, Denis Geraads, Zeresenay Alemseged.  (2015) Taphonomy of fossils from the hominin-bearing deposits at Dikika, Ethiopia. Journal of Human Evolution 85: 112-135.

 

P. Karkanas, K.S. Brown, E. C. Fisher, Z. Jacobs, C.W. Marean. (2015) Interpreting human behavior from depositional rates and combustion features through the study of sedimentary microfacies at site Pinnacle Point 5-6, South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 85: 1-21.

 

H. C. Cawthra, Compton, J. S., Fisher, E. C., Marean, C. W., (2015). Submerged shorelines and landscape features offshore of Mossel Bay, South Africa. In: Harff, J., Bailey, G., Lüth F. (Eds.) Geology and Archaeology: Submerged landscapes of the continental shelf. Special Publication of the Geological Society of London, 411, 219–233.  DOI: 10.1144/SP411.11.

 

Curtis W. Marean, Robert J. Anderson, Miryam Bar-Matthews, Kerstin Braun, Hayley C. Cawthra, Richard M. Cowling, Francois Engelbrecht, Karen J. Esler, Erich Fisher, Janet Franklin, Kim Hill, Marco Janssen, Alastair J. Potts, and Rainer Zahn. (2015) A New Research Strategy for Integrating Studies of Paleoclimate, Paleoenvironment, and Paleoanthropology. Evolutionary Anthropology 24: 62-72.

 

Fisher, E.C., Akkaynak, D., Harris, J., Herries, A.I.R., Jacobs, Z., Karkanas, P., Marean, C.W., McGrath, J.R., (2015). Technical considerations and methodology for creating high-resolution, color-corrected, and georectified photomosaics of stratigraphic sections at archaeological sites, Journal of Archaeological Science 57: 380-394.
 

Franklin, J., Alastair Potts, Erich Fisher, Richard Cowling, and Curtis W. Marean (2015). Paleodistribution modeling in archaeology and paleoanthropology. Quaternary Science Reviews 110: 1-14.

 

Marean, C.W. (2014). The origins and significance of coastal resource use in Africa and Western Eurasia.  Journal of Human Evolution 77: 17-40.

 

Marean, C.W., Hayley C. Cawthra, Richard M. Cowling, Karen J. Esler, Erich Fisher, Antoni Milewski, Alastair J. Potts, Elzanne Singels, Jan De Vynck.  (2014). Stone Age People in a Changing South African Greater Cape Floristic Region, In Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region, editors Nicky Allsopp, Jonathan F. Colville, and Tony Verboom. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 164-199.

 

Oestmo, S., Schoville B.J., Wilkins J., Marean C.W. (2014) A Middle Stone Age Paleoscape near the Pinnacle Point caves, Vleesbaai, South Africa. Quaternary International 350: 147-168. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.07.043.

 

Fisher, E.C., Albert, R.M., Botha, G., Cawthra, H.C., Esteban, I., Harris, J., Jacobs, Z., Jerardino, A., Marean, C.W., Neumann, F.H., Pargeter, J., Poupart, M., Venter, J., (2013). Archaeological Reconnaissance for Middle Stone Age Sites along the Pondoland Coast, South Africa. PaleoAnthropology, 104-137. doi:10.4207/PA.2013.ART82.
 

Robyn Pickering, Zenobia Jacobs, Andy I.R. Herries, Panagiotis Karkanas, Miryam Bar-Matthews, Jon D. Woodhead, Peter Kappen, Erich Fisher, Curtis W. Marean. (2013). Paleoanthropologically Significant South African Sea Caves dated to 1.0 Million Years using a combination of U-Pb, TT-OSL and palaeomagnetism. Quaternary Science Reviews 65: 39-52.

 

Kyle S. Brown, Curtis W. Marean, Zenobia Jacobs, Benjamin J. Schoville, Simen Oestmo, Erich C. Fisher, Jocelyn Bernatchez, Panagiotis Karkanas, and Thalassa Matthews. (2012). An Early and Enduring Advanced Technology Originating 71,000 Years Ago in South Africa.  Nature 491: 590-593, plus 35 page on-line supplementary information. doi:10.1038/nature11660.

 

J. T. Faith, R. Potts, T. W. Plummer, L. C. Bishop, C. W. Marean, C. A. Tryon. (2012). New perspectives on middle Pleistocene change in the large mammal faunas of East Africa: Damaliscus hypsodon sp. nov. (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from Lainyamok, Kenya. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 361–362: 84–93.

 

D. L. Roberts, P. Karkanas, Z. Jacobs, C. W. Marean, R. G. Roberts. (2012). Melting ice sheets 400,000 years ago raised sea level by 13 m: past analogue for future trends.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters 357–358: 226–237.

 

Rosa Albert and C.W. Marean. (2012). The Exploitation Of Plant Resources By Early Homo Sapiens: The Phytolith Record From Pinnacle Point 13B Cave, South Africa.  International Journal of Geoarchaeology.  27: 363–384.

 

Curtis W. Marean. (2011). Coastal South Africa and the co-evolution of the modern human lineage and coastal adaptations. In: Trekking the Shore: Changing Coastlines and the Antiquity of Coastal Settlement, edited by Nuno Bicho, Jonathan A. Haws, and Loren G. Davis, New York: Springer, pp. 421-440.

 

Zenobia Jacobs, Richard G.  Roberts, Panagiotis Karkanas, Curtis W. Marean, David L. Roberts.  (2011) Development of the SAR TT-OSL Procedure for Dating of Middle Pleistocene Beach and Dune Deposits along the Southern Cape Coast of South Africa. Quaternary Geochronology 6: 491-513.

 

Thalassa Matthews, Any Rector, Zenobia Jacobs, Andy I.R., and Curtis W. Marean.  (2011).  Environmental implications of micromammals accumulated close to the MIS 6 to MIS 5 transition at Pinnacle Point Cave 9 (Mossel Bay, Western Cape Province, South Africa). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 302:213–229

 

Guest Editor of Special Issue: C.W. Marean.  (2010).The Middle Stone Age at Pinnacle Point Cave 13B, South Africa.  Journal of Human Evolution 59: 231-445.

 

Curtis W. Marean, Miryam Bar-Matthews, Erich Fisher, Paul Goldberg, Andy Herries, Panagiotis Karkanas, Peter J. Nilssen, and Erin Thompson. (2010). The stratigraphy of the Middle Stone Age sediments at Pinnacle Point Cave 13B (Mossel Bay, Western Cape Province, South Africa). Journal of Human Evolution 59: 234-255.

 

Antonieta Jerardino and Curtis W. Marean. (2010). Shellfish gathering, marine palaeoecology and modern human behavior: perspectives from Cave PP13b, Pinnacle Point, South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 59: 412-429.

 

Curtis W. Marean. (2010). Pinnacle Point Cave 13B (Western Cape Province, South Africa).in context: The Cape Floral Kingdom, Shellfish, and Modern Human Origins. Journal of Human Evolution 59: 425-443.

 

Shannon P. McPherron, Zeresenay Alemseged, Curtis W. Marean, Jonathan G. Wynn, Denne´ Reed,

Denis Geraads, Rene´ Bobe and Hamdallah A. Be´arat (2010).Evidence for stone-tool-assisted consumption of animal tissues before 3.39 million years ago at Dikika, Ethiopia. Nature 466: 857-860, plus 45 page on-line supplementary information.

 

Miryam Bar-Matthews, Curtis W. Marean, Zenobia Jacobs, Panagiotis Karkanas, Erich C. Fisher, Andy I.R. Herries, Kyle Brown, Hope M. Williams, Jocelyn Bernatchez, Avner Ayalon, and Peter J. Nilssen (2010).A high resolution and continuous isotopic speleothem record of paleoclimate and paleoenvironment from 90-53 ka from Pinnacle Point on the south coast of South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 2131-2145.

 

Erich C. Fisher, Miryam Bar-Mathews, Antonieta Jerardino, and Curtis W. Marean (2010).Middle and Late Pleistocene Paleoscape Modeling along the Southern Coast of South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 1382–1398.

 

T. Matthews, C.W. Marean and P.J. Nilssen. (2009). Micromammals from the Middle Stone Age (92 000 – 167 000 ka).at Cave PP13B, Pinnacle Point, south coast, South Africa. Paleontologia Africana 44: 112–120.

 

J. E. Scott and C. W. Marean. (2009). Paleolithic hominin remains from Eshkaft-e Gavi (southern Zagros Mountains,Iran): description, affinities, and evidence for butchery. Journal of Human Evolution 57: 248-259

 

K. S. Brown, C. W. Marean, A. I. R. Herries, Zenobia Jacobs, C. Tribolo, D. Braun, D. L. Roberts, M. C. Meyer, and J. Bernatchez. (2009). Fire as an Engineering Tool of Early Modern Humans. Science 325:859-862, plus 35 page on-line supplementary material.

 

Invited paper - C. Peters, R. Blumenschine, P. Andrews, M. Armour-Chelu, R. Bernor, R. Bonnefille, R., C.W. Marean (2008). Paleoecology - landscape evolution, origins of biodiversity, climate change.  In Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics, edited by T. Sinclair, C. Packer, S. Mduma, and J.M. Fryxell, pp. 47-95.  University of Chicago Press.

 

Invited paper – E. Thompson and C.W. Marean (2008). The Mossel Bay Lithic Variant: 120 years of Middle Stone Age research from Cape St. Blaize Cave to Pinnacle Point.  South African Archaeological Bulletin: Goodwin Series 10: 90–104.

 

C. W. Marean, M. Bar-Matthews, J. Bernatchez, E. Fisher, P. Goldberg, A. I.R. Herries, Z. Jacobs, A. Jerardino, P. Karkanas, T. Minichillo, P. J. Nilssen, E. Thompson,  I. Watts, and H. M. Williams. (2007). Early human use of marine resources and pigment in South Africa during the Middle Pleistocene. Nature 449: 905-908, plus 44 page on-line supplementary information.

 

J. Tyler Faith, C. W. Marean, and Anna K. Behrensmeyer (2007). Carnivore Competition, Bone Destruction, and Bone Density.  Journal of Archaeological Science 34: 2025-2034.

 

Invited paper - N. Cleghorn and C. W. Marean (2007). The destruction of human-discarded bone by carnivores: the growth of a general model for bone survival and destruction in zooarchaeological assemblages. African Taphonomy: A Tribute to the Career of C.K.  Bob Brain, edited by T.R. Pickering, N. Toth, and K. Schick.  Stone Age Press, Bloomington, pp. 13-42.

 

Catherine Bird, Tom Minichillo, and C. W. Marean. (2007). Edge damage distribution at the assemblage level on Middle Stone Age lithics: an image-based GIS approach. Journal of Archaeological Science 34: 771-780.

 

William E. Banks, Francesco d’Errico, Harold Dibble, Leonard Krishtalka, Dixie West, David Anderson, A. Townsend Peterson, Michel Crucifix, J. Christopher Gillam, C. W. Marean, María-Fernanda Sánchez-Goñi, Barbara Wohlfarth.  (2006). Old Questions, New Tools: Exploring the Potential of Eco-Cultural Niche Modelling for Reconstructing the Geography and Ecology of Past Human Populations. Journal of Paleoanthropology 4:68-83.

 

Invited paper – C. W. Marean (2005). From the tropics to the colder climates: contrasting faunal exploitation adaptations of modern humans and Neanderthals.  In From Tools to Symbols. From Hominids to Modern Humans, edited by F. D’Errico and L. Backwell, Witwatersrand University Press: Johannesburg, pp 333-371.

 

Invited paper - C.W. Marean and Z. Assefa (2005). The Middle and Upper Pleistocene African Record for the Biological and Behavioral Origins of Modern Humans. In African Archaeology. A Critical Introduction, edited by Ann Stahl.  Blackwell Press: New York, pp 93-129.

 

Invited paper - C. W. Marean, M. Domínguez-Rodrigo, and T. R. Pickering (2004). Skeletal element equifinality in zooarchaeology begins with method: The evolution and status of the shaft critique. Journal of Taphonomy 3: 69-98.

 

Invited paper - N. Cleghorn and C. W. Marean (2004). Distinguishing Selective Transport and In Situ Attrition:  A Critical Review of Analytical Approaches. Journal of Taphonomy 3: 43-67.

 

C. W. Marean, P. J. Nilssen, K. Brown, A. Jerardino, and D. Stynder. (2004). Paleoanthropological investigations of Middle Stone Age sites at Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay (South Africa): Archaeology and hominid remains from the 2000 Field Season. Journal of Paleoanthropology 2: 14-83.

 

C. Henshilwood and C.W. Marean (2003). The origin of modern human behavior: A review and critique of the models and their test implications. Current Anthropology 44:627-651.

 

Y.M. Lam, O.M. Pearson, C.W. Marean, and X. Chen (2003). Bone density studies in zooarchaeology. Journal of Archaeological Science 30: 1701-1708.

 

T.R. Pickering, C.W. Marean, and M. Domínguez-Rodrigo (2003). Importance of limb bone shaft fragments in zooarchaeology: a response to On in situ attrition and vertebrate body part profiles  (2002), by M.C. Stiner. Journal of Archaeological Science 30: 1469-1482.

                                                                    

Invited paper - C.W. Marean and N.E. Cleghorn (2003). Large mammal skeletal element transport: Applying foraging theory in a complex taphonomic system. Journal of Taphonomy 1: 15-42.

 

P. Munson and C.W. Marean (2003). Adults Only?  A Re-consideration of Middle Paleolithic Prime-dominated  Reindeer Hunting at Salzgitter Lebenstedt. Journal of Human Evolution 44: 263-273.

 

Y. Abe, C.W. Marean, P. Nilssen, E. Stone, and Z. Assefa (2002). The analysis of cutmarks on archaeofauna: A review and critique of quantification procedures, and a new image-analysis GIS approach.  American Antiquity 67: 643-663.

 

C. Henshilwood, F. D’Errico, C.W. Marean, R. Milo, and R. Yates (2001).  An early bone tool industry from the Middle Stone Age, Blombos Cave, South Africa: implications for the origins of modern human behaviour, symbolism and language.  Journal of Human Evolution 41: 631-678.

 

C.W. Marean, Y. Abe, P. Nilssen, and E. Stone (2001). Estimating the Minimum Number of Skeletal Elements (MNE).in Zooarchaeology: a Review and a New Image-analysis GIS Approach. American Antiquity 66: 333-348.

 

Guest Editor of Special Issue: C.W. Marean. (2000).The Middle Stone Age at Die Kelders Cave 1, South Africa.  Published as a special issue of the Journal of Human Evolution 38, 233 pages.

 

C.W. Marean (2000). Preface: The Middle Stone Age at Die Kelders Cave 1, South Africa.  Journal of Human Evolution 38: 3-5.

 

C.W. Marean, P. Goldberg, G. Avery, F. E. Grine, and R. G. Klein. (2000). Middle Stone Age stratigraphy and excavations at Die Kelders Cave 1 (South Africa): the 1992, 1993, and 1995 Field Seasons. Journal of Human Evolution 38: 7-42.

 

C.W. Marean, Y.A. Abe, C.J. Frey, and R. Randall. (2000). Zooarchaeological and taphonomic analysis of the Die Kelders Cave 1 Layers 10 and 11 Middle Stone Age larger mammal fauna.  Journal of Human Evolution 38: 197-233.

 

C.W. Marean and Z. Assefa (1999).  Zooarchaeological evidence for Neandertal and Early Modern Human faunal exploitation.  Evolutionary Anthropology 8: 22-37.

 

L.E. Bartram and C.W. Marean (1999). Explaining the Klasies Pattern: Kua ethnoarchaeology, the Die Kelders Middle Stone Age archaeofauna, long bone fragmentation, and carnivore ravaging. Journal of Archaeological Science 26: 9-29.

 

C.W. Marean (1998).  A critique of the evidence for scavenging by Neandertals and early modern humans: new data from Kobeh Cave (Zagros Mousterian).and Die Kelders Cave 1 Layer 10 (South African Middle Stone Age).  Journal of Human Evolution 35: 111-136.

 

C.W. Marean and S. Y. Kim. (1998). The Mousterian faunal remains from Kobeh Cave: Behavioral implications for Neanderthals and early modern humans. Current Anthropology 39: S79-S114.

 

Y.M. Lam, X. Chen, C.W. Marean and C.J. Frey. (1998). Bone density and long bone representation in archaeological faunas: comparing results from CT and photon densitometry. Journal of Archaeological Science 25: 559-570.

           

C.W. Marean and C.J. Frey. (1997). The bones from caves to cities: Reverse utility curves as methodological artifacts. American Antiquity 62: 698-711.

 

C.W. Marean. (1997). Hunter-gatherer foraging strategies in tropical grasslands: Evidence from the East African Middle and Later Stone Age. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 16: 189-225.

 

Avery, G., K. Cruz-Uribe, P. Goldberg, F. Grine, R.G. Klein, M.J. Lenardi, C.W. Marean, W. J. Rink, H.P. Schwarcz, A.I. Thackeray, and M.L. Wilson. (1997). The 1992-1995 excavations at the Die Kelders Middle and Later Stone Age cave site, South Africa. Journal of Field Archaeology 24: 263-291.

 

Kimbel, W.H., R.C. Walter, D.C. Johanson, J.L. Aronson, Z. Assefa, G.C. Eck, E. Hovers, C.W. Marean, Y. Rak, K.E. Reed, C. Vondra, T. Yemane, R. Bobe-Quinteros.  (1996). Late Pliocene Homo and Oldowan Tools from the Hadar Formation (Kada Hadar Member).Ethiopia.  Journal of Human Evolution 31: 549-561.

 

R. Blumenschine, C.W. Marean, and S. Capaldo. (1996). Blind Tests of Interanalyst Correspondence and Accuracy in the Identification of Cutmarks, Percussion Marks, and Carnivore Tooth Marks on Bone Surfaces.  Journal of Archaeological Science 23: 493-507.

 

C.W. Marean and C.E. Ehrhardt. (1995). Paleoanthropological and Paleoecological Implications of the Taphonomy of a Sabertooth's Lair. Journal of Human Evolution 28: 515-547.

 

C.W. Marean and Leanne Bertino. (1994). Intrasite Spatial Analysis of Bone: Subtracting the Effect of Secondary Carnivore Consumers. American Antiquity 59: 748-768.

 

C.W. Marean, Nina Mudida, and Kaye E. Reed. (1994). Paleoenvironmental Implications of Holocene Micromammalian Remains from Enkapune Ya Muto rockshelter (Central Rift, Kenya).  Quaternary Research 41: 376-389.

 

Invited paper - R.J. Blumenschine and C.W. Marean. (1993). A Carnivore's View of Archaeological Bone Assemblages.  In From Bones to Behavior, edited by Jean Hudson, pp. 273-300. Southern Illinois Press, Carbondale.

 

C.W. Marean. (1992). Hunter to herder: Large mammal remains from the hunter-gatherer occupation at Enkapune Ya Muto rockshelter (Central Rift, Kenya).  The African Archaeological Review 10: 65-127.

 

C.W. Marean. (1992). Implications of Late Quaternary Mammalian Fauna from Lukenya Hill (South-central Kenya) for Paleoenvironmental Change and Faunal Extinctions.  Quaternary Research 37: 239-255.

 

C.W. Marean, L.M. Spencer, R.J. Blumenschine, and S. Capaldo. (1992). Captive Hyena Bone Choice and Destruction, the Schlepp Effect, and Olduvai Archaeofaunas.  Journal of Archaeological Science 19: 101-121.

 

C.W. Marean and D. Gifford-Gonzalez. (1991). Late Quaternary Extinct Ungulates of East Africa and Palaeoenvironmental Implications.  Nature 350: 418-420.

 

C.W. Marean. (1991). Measuring the Post-depositional Destruction of Bone in Archaeological Assemblages.   Journal of Archaeological Science 18: 677-694.

 

C.W. Marean and L.M. Spencer. (1991). Impact of Carnivore Ravaging on Zooarchaeological Measures of Element Abundance.  American Antiquity 56: 645-658.

 

C.W. Marean. (1989). Sabertooth Cats and Their Relevance for Early Hominid Diet and Evolution.  Journal of Human Evolution 18: 559-582.

 

C.W. Marean. (1986). On the Seal Remains from Klasies River Mouth: An Evaluation of Binford's Interpretations.  Current Anthropology 27: 365-367.

 

C.W. Marean. (1986). Seasonality and Seal Exploitation in the South-western Cape, South Africa.  The African Archaeological Review 4 (1986): 135-149.

 

C.W. Marean. (1985). The Faunal Remains from Smitswinkelbaai Cave, Cape Province.  South African Archaeological Bulletin 40: 100-102.

 

J.W. Michels and C.W. Marean. (1984). A Middle Stone Age Occupation Site at Porc Epic Cave, Dire Dawa, (Ethiopia).- Part II, Obsidian Hydration Dating.   The African Archaeological Review 2: 37-72.

Research Activity
  • Marean,Curtis William*, Fisher,Erich Christopher. Development and Application of Cryptotephra Studies to Resolve Debates over Chronology in Modern Human Origins Research in South Africa. NSF-SBE-BCS(3/1/2015 - 2/28/2017).
  • Marean,Curtis William*. The Origins And Impact Of Modern Human Diets. NSF-SBE(2/1/2015 - 1/31/2016).
  • Kimbel,William Howard*, Boyd,Robert, Campisano,Christopher J, Hill,Kim Ronald, Johanson,Donald C, Marean,Curtis William, Mathew,Sarah George, Reed,Kaye E, Schwartz,Gary T, Silk,Joan Barbara. The Evolutionary Foundations of Human Uniqueness: Recovering Patterns of Cognition Cumulative Culture and Cooperation. ASU FDN(9/1/2014 - 8/31/2017).
  • Marean,Curtis William*. Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant:Orgins of Modern Human Behavior. NSF-SBE-BCS(8/15/2014 - 7/31/2015).
  • Marean,Curtis William*. Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Impacts of Climate Change on Homo Sapiens Diet and Technology in Coastal Morocco. NSF-SBE(12/15/2012 - 11/30/2013).
  • Marean,Curtis William*, Franklin,Janet, Hill,Kim Ronald. IPG - Developing and Testing an Integrated Paleoscape Model for the Early Middle and Late Pleistocene of the South Coast of South Africa. NSF-ENG-BCS(9/15/2011 - 8/31/2016).
  • Marean,Curtis William*. Reconnaissance for coastal Stone Age Archaeological Sites within Pondoland, Eastern Cape, South Africa. NATL GEOGRAPHIC SOC(8/1/2011 - 3/31/2012).
  • Marean,Curtis William*. Follow the Coast: Marine Geophysical Study of Early Human Use of the Continental Shelf of the South Coast South Africa. NATL GEOGRAPHIC SOC(2/1/2011 - 1/31/2013).
  • Marean,Curtis William*. Doctoral Dissertation Improvement: The role of ochre in the development of modern human behavior: A case study from South Africa. NSF-SBE(8/1/2010 - 7/31/2012).
  • Marean,Curtis William*, Reed,Kaye E. Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Tracking climate-driven changes in Neandertal subsistence behaviors and prey migration patterns. NSF-SBE(9/1/2009 - 8/31/2010).
  • Marean,Curtis William*. DDIG: Zooarchaeological Tests for Modern Human Behavior at Blombos Cave and Pinnacle Point Cave 13B, Southwestern Cape, South Africa. NSF-SBE(5/1/2006 - 4/30/2007).
  • Marean,Curtis William*. Paleoclimatic and Paleoenvironmental Context of the Origins of Modern Humans in South Africa: Constructing a Detailed Record From 400,000-30,000 Years. NSF-SBE(9/1/2005 - 8/31/2011).
  • Marean,Curtis William*. EXCAVATIONS AT CAVE 13B PINNACLE POINT AT MOSSEL BAY, SOUTH AFRICA FAUNAL EXPLOITATION RAW MATERIAL PROCUREMENT, AND ORGANIZATION OF. NSF-SBE(7/1/2002 - 6/30/2006).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 222Buried Cities and Lost Tribes
ASB 368Hunter-Gatherers
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 222Buried Cities and Lost Tribes
ASB 330Understanding Archaeology
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 497Honors Colloquium
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 591Seminar
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 368Prehistoric/Historic Hunter-
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 563Hunter-Gatherer Adaptations
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASM 591Seminar
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASM 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 368Prehistoric/Historic Hunter-
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 497Honors Colloquium
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 591Seminar
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASM 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 792Research
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 368Prehistoric/Historic Hunter-
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 563Hunter-Gatherer Adaptations
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 591Seminar
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Pereira, T., Wilkins, J., Brown, K., Oestmo, S., Ranhorn, K., Schoville, B., Marean, C. PP5-6 um sítio chave para compreender em alta resolução a Middle Stone Age da África Austral. Seminário 8 da Secção de Arqueologia da Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa "Colóquio Arqueologia em Áf (Nov 2014).
  • Curtis W. Marean. Survivors On the Edge of Land and Sea: Using a Trans-disciplinary Approach to Develop the Paleoscape of Early Modern Humans. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Faculty of Science (Nov 2014).
  • Curtis W. Marean. Coastal Foraging and its Relevance for the Great Human Diaspora. SYMPOSIUM ON HUMAN ORIGINS II Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Sep 2014).
  • K. Braun, M. Bar-Matthews, A. Ayalon, C. W. Marean, A. Matthews and R. Zahn. The influence of southern hemisphere climate forcing on the terrestrial paleoclimate of Southern South Africa. Goldschmidt Conference in Geochemistry (Jun 2014).
  • Smith, E. , A. Ciravolo, P. Karkanas, C. Marean, E. Fisher, N. Cleghorn, C. Lane and M. Ren. Cryptotephra possibly from the 74 ka eruption of Toba discovered at Pinnacle Point, South Africa: implications for resolving the dating controversy for Middle Stone Age sites in southern Africa. Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Apr 2014).
  • Wilkins, J. K. Brown, S. Oestmo, T. Pereira, K. Ranhorn, B. Schoville and C. Marean. A high resolution Late Pleistocene (ca. 90 – 50 ka) Middle Stone Age lithic technological sequence at Pinnacle Point Site 5-6, South Africa. Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Apr 2014).
  • de Vynck, J., K. Hill, R. Anderson, R. Cowling and C. Marean. Return rate estimates for inter-tidal foraging from experiments on the south coast of South Africa: implications for debates over the significance of early marine resource use. Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Apr 2014).
  • Hallett-Desguez, E., H. Dibble, C. Marean and T. Steele. A large and varied bone tool assemblage from Contrebandiers Cave (Atlantic coast of Morocco) dated between ca. 122 ka – 96 ka. Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Apr 2014).
  • Curtis W. Marean. Coastal foragers and the origins of modern human behavior. Sante Fe Institute (Jan 2014).
  • Curtis W. Marean. Survivors On the Edge of Land and Sea: Using a Trans-disciplinary Approach to Develop the Paleoscape of Early Modern Humans. Annual Meeting of the Australian Archaeology Association, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia (Dec 2012).
  • Curtis W. Marean. Early Modern Humans on the Edge of Land and Sea: Pinnacle Point’s Contribution to Our Understanding of How Humans Became Unique. Department of Anthropology Speaker Series, George Washington University (Nov 2012).
  • Curtis W. Marean. Survivors on the Edge of Land and Sea: Modern Human Origins and How Coastal Life Helped Make Us Unique. Annual Frison Institute Lecture, University of Wyoming (Sep 2012).
  • H. C. Cawthra, C. W. Marean, E. C. Fisher and J. S. Compton. Marine geophysics and geological modelling of offshore Late Quaternary palaeoshorelines in the southern Cape, South Africa. Meetings of the South African Society for Quaternary Research, Gobabeb, Namibia (Sep 2012).
  • Cawthra, H. C., Marean, C. W., Fisher, E. C., Compton, J. S. The application of marine geophysics to understanding late Quaternary palaeoenvironments and early modern human dispersal in the southern Cape, South Africa. 34th International Geological Congress (IGC), Brisbane, Australia (Aug 2012).
  • Curtis W. Marean. Survivors on the Edge of Land and Sea: Modern Human Origins and How Coastal Life Helped Make Us Unique. STIAS Lecture Series, University of Stellenbosch (Jun 2012).
  • Herries, A.I.R., Pickering, R., Karkanas, P., Kappan, P., Jacobs, Z., Bar Matthews, M., Fisher, E., Marean, C.W. The direct U-Pb dating of geomagnetic reversals and excursions in speleothem from Pinnacle Point, South Africa. Magnetic Relaxations Conference, University of Liverpool (Jan 2012).
  • K. Braun, M. Bar-Matthews, A. Ayalon, Curtis W. Marean, G. Avery, A. I. R. Herries, R. Zahn, and A. Matthews. Comparison of different South African precipitation regimes using speleothem stable isotopes compositions. Climate Change – The Karst Record 6 (Jun 2011).
  • Curtis W. Marean. The significance of the Cape’s coastal and terrestrial ecosystem diversity for the origins, and cultivation of the human lineage. Fynbos Forum (Jun 2011).
  • Curtis W. Marean. Co-evolution of early modern humans and the coastal adaptation in South Africa. National Science Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series (May 2011).
  • Jessica C. Thompson, Sarah W. Lansing, Curtis W. Marean, Shannon P. McPherron, Zeresenay Alemseged. Experimental definition of bone surface signatures from natural unmodified stones and implications for early hominin subsistence. Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Apr 2011).
  • Amy Rector and Curtis W. Marean. Community paleoecology and habitat variability during Middle Stone Age occupation of the Cape Floral Region, South Africa. Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Apr 2011).
  • Kyle S. Brown, Curtis W. Marean, Zenobia Jacobs, Jocelyn Bernatchez, Panagiotis Karkanas, Simen Oestmo, Benjamin Schoville. A Pre-Howiesons Poort small backed blade MSA occurrence at Pinnacle Point. Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Apr 2011).
  • Curtis W. Marean. Coastal South Africa and the co-evolution of the modern human lineage and the coastal adaptation. 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology (Apr 2011).
  • Curtis W. Marean. Co-evolution of Early Modern Humans and the Coastal Adaptation in South Africa. Ben and Trudy Termini Distinguished Anthropologist Lecture, University of Texas at Arlington (Mar 2011).
  • Curtis W. Marean. Pinnacle Point in Context: The Cape Floral Kingdom, Shellfish, And Modern Human Origins. Langebaanweg 2010 (Nov 2010).
  • C. Fisher, M. Bar-Mathews, A. Jerardino, and C. W. Marean. Middle and Late Pleistocene Paleoscape Modeling along the Southern Coast of South Africa. The Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Apr 2010).
  • K.S. Brown and C. W. Marean. Wood fuel availability for heat treatment drives the rise and fall of silcrete as a raw material in the Middle Stone Age of South Africa. The Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Apr 2010).
  • Curtis W. Marean. The Cape Floral Kingdom, Shellfish, and Modern Human Origins. Annual Distinguished Lecture in African Archaeology and Paleoanthropology, African Studies Program a (Apr 2010).
  • C.W. Marean. The African Evidence for the Origins of Modern Humans: A Research Problem in Need of a Trans-disciplinary Approach. Geological Survey of Israel Lecture Series, Jerusalem, Israel, 5 November, 2009 (Nov 2009).
  • C.W. Marean. The Cape Floral Kingdom, Shellfish, and Modern Human Origins. Department of Geology Lecture Series, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 8 November, 2009 (Nov 2009).
  • C.W. Marean. The South African Evidence for Modern Human Origins. Department of Prehistory Lecture Series, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 10 November, 2009 (Nov 2009).
  • C.W. Marean. The Cape Floral Kingdom, Shellfish, and Modern Human Origins. University of Minnesota Quaternary Science Speaker Series, University of Minnesota, 7 October, 2009 (Oct 2009).
  • C.W. Marean. The Cape Floral Kingdom, Shellfish, and Modern Human Origins. CALPE 2009: Human Evolution 200 Years After Darwin. Gibraltar, 16-20 September (Sep 2009).
  • M. Bar-Matthews, C.W. Marean, Z. Jacobs, P. Karkanas, E.C. Fisher, A.I.R. Herries, K. Brown, H. M. Williams, J. Bernatchez, A. Ayalon, and P.J. Nilssen. A high resolution speleothem record of variable climate and environment 90-53,000 years ago from Pinnacle Point (south coast South Africa) and bearing on modern human origins and floral diversity. Bi-annual meeting of the South African Society for Quaternary Research. Knysna, South Africa (Sep 2009).
  • K. S. Brown, J. Bernatchez, C.W. Marean A.I.R. Herries, Z. Jacobs, M. Bar-Matthews, Erich Fisher, H.M. Williams. An Archaeological Sequence from MIS 3-5: The Middle Stone Age at Pinnacle Point Site 5-6. Bi-annual meeting of the South African Society for Quaternary Research. Knysna, South Africa (Sep 2009).
  • E.C. Fisher, M. Bar-Mathews, A. Jerardino, and C.W. Marean. Middle and Late Pleistocene Paleoscape Modeling along the Southern Coast of South Africa. Bi-annual meeting of the South African Society for Quaternary Research. Knysna, South Africa (Sep 2009).
  • C.W. Marean. Pinnacle Point In Context: The Cape Floral Kingdom, Shellfish, And Modern Human Origins. Bi-annual meeting of the South African Society for Quaternary Research. Knysna, South Africa (Sep 2009).
  • Herries, A.I.R., Adams, J., Braun, D., Brink, J., Brown, K., Marean, C., Roberts, D., Warr, G. Palaeomagnetism through space and time in Africa; analysis of the Langebaanweg, Makapansgat, Hoogland, FwJj20, Cornelia and Pinnacle Point fossil and hominid sites. 12th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution Palaeontology and Systematics (CAVEPS 2009) (Jun 2009).
  • S.W. Lansing, A.L. Rector, K.E. Reed, J.A. Lee-Thorp, C.W. Marean. Taphonomic, taxonomic, and isotopic analyses of a Marine Isotope Stage 6 Carnivore Den from Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay, South Africa. The Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Mar 2009).
  • C.W. Marean. The Cape Floral Kingdom, Shellfish, and Modern Human Origins: Transdisciplinary Problems require Transdisciplinary Projects. Gustavus Adolphus College Rydell Professorship Lecture (Mar 2009).
  • C.W. Marean. The African Origins of Modern Human Behavior. Minnesota Science Center Lecture Series, St. Paul, Minnesota (Mar 2009).
  • C.W. Marean. The African Origins of Modern Human Behavior. Nobel Conference 44 (Oct 2008).
  • C.W. Marean. Fynbos, Shellfish, and Modern Human Origins. Department of Geology, University of Bristol, United Kingdom (Apr 2008).
  • Thompson, E. N. and Marean, C. W. Cape St. Blaize Cave and the use of the term "Mossel Bay" in Middle Stone Age Studies. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology: New Views on Ancient Africa (Mar 2008).
  • Marean, C. W., Bar-Matthews, M., Fisher, E., Goldberg, P., Herries, A. I. R., Jacobs, Z., Jerardino, A., Karkanas, P. and Nilssen, P. J. The life history of Pinnacle Point Cave 13B (Mossel Bay, South Africa): Setting the context for human occupation. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. New Views on Ancient Africa (Mar 2008).
  • Marean, C. W., Bar-Matthews, M., Bernatchez, J., Fisher, E., Goldberg, P., Herries, A. I., Jacobs, Z., Jerardino, A., Karkanas, P., Minichillo, T., Nilssen, P. J., Rector, A., Reed, K., Thompson, E. N., Thompson, J. C., Watts, I. and Williams, H. M. Human use of marine resources, pigments, and bladelets at Pinnacle Point Site 13B (South Africa) during the Middle and Later Pleistocene. The Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Mar 2008).
  • Jerardino, A. and Marean, C. W. Shellfish gathering and marine paleoecology during the Middle and Late Pleistocene: perspectives from Cave 13B, Pinnacle Point, South Africa. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. New Views on Ancient Africa (Mar 2008).
  • Brown, K., Marean, C. W., Herries, A. I. R., Braun, D., Tribilo, C., Roberts, D. L. and Jacobs, Z. First Documentation of Heat Treatment of Silcrete in the Howieson's Poort and Still Bay Middle Stone Age Industries, Southern Cape, South Africa. The Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Mar 2008).
  • Bernatchez, J., Brown, K., Marean, C. W., Jacobs, Z., Rector, A. and Williams, H. M. A Continuous Archaeological Sequence from MIS 3 to 5: Preliminary Results from the Middle Stone Age Deposits at Pinnacle Point Site 5-6, Mossel Bay, Southern Cape, South Africa. The Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Mar 2008).
  • Bar-Matthews, M., Marean, C. W., Karkanas, P., Jacobs, Z., Fisher, E., Herries, A. I. R., Ayalon, A. and Schilman, B. A high-resolution and continuous isotopic speloethem record of paleoclimate and paleoenvironment from 92-55 ka from Pinnacle Point, South Africa. The Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Mar 2008).
  • C.W. Marean. The Cape Floral Kingdom, Shellfish, and Modern Human Origins: Transdisciplinary Problems require Transdisciplinary Projects. NSF/NRC Board on Earth Sciences and Resources Workshop: Earth system context for hominin evolution (Feb 2008).
  • Marean, Curtis. Shellfish, Fynbos, and the Origins of Modern Humans. Energy and Sustainability: South African National Committee of CIGRe (Oct 2007).
  • Marean, Curtis, Bar-Matthews, M., Fisher, E., Goldberg, P., Herries, A., Jacobs, Z., Karkanas, P., Nilssen, P. Cave life history at Pinnacle Point (Mossel Bay, South Africa): Its implications for climate, environment, and human occupation over the last 400,000 years. INQUA 2007 CONGRESS (Jul 2007).
  • Matthews, T., Roberts, D., Marean, Curtis. Modern owl pellet and small carnivore scat collections as analogues for the interpretation of fossil micromammal assemblages along the southern coast of South Africa. INQUA 2007 CONGRESS (Jul 2007).
  • Roberts, Dave, Jacobs, Zenobia, Karkanas, Panagiotis, Marean, Curtis. Onshore expression of multiple orbitally driven Late Quaternary marine incursions on the ultrastable southern South African coast. INQUA 2007 CONGRESS (Jul 2007).
  • Zenobia, Jacobs, Marean, Curtis. A punctuated presence: the influence of palaeoenvironmental factors on human occupation at Pinnacle Point, South Africa. INQUA 2007 CONGRESS (Jul 2007).
  • Herries, A., Fisher, E., Bar-Matthews, M., Goldberg, P., Jacobs, Z., Karkanas, P., Marean, Curtis, Tribolo, C. Multi-dimensional modelling of magnetic mineralogy to detect anthropogenic alteration of Middle Stone Age sediments at Cave 13B, Pinnacle Point, Western Cape, South Africa. INQUA 2007 CONGRESS (Jul 2007).
  • Marean, Curtis, Bar-Matthews, M, Nilssen, P, Fisher, E, Herries, A, Karkanas, P. Paleoclimatic Context of the Origins of Modern Humans in South Africa: Based on Speleothem Isotopic Records. 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference (Aug 2006).
  • Marean, Curtis, Marean, C, Fisher, Erich, Goldberg, Paul, Herries, Andy, Jacobs, Zenobia, Karkanas, Panagiotis, Nilssen, Peter, Bar-Matthews, Miryam. Recent results from archaeological and geological fieldwork at Pinnacle Point (Mossel Bay, South Africa). SAA 71st Annual Meeting (Apr 2006).
  • Thompson, Erin, Marean, Curtis. Paleogeography of the African Middle Stone Age (PAMSA): development of a GIS-based electronic atlas of Middle Stone Age sites in Africa. SAA 71st Annual Meeting (Apr 2006).
  • Bernatchez, Jocelyn, Marean, Curtis, Nilssen, Peter. Investigating Site Taphonomy using Artifact Orientation at Cave 13B, Mossel Bay, South Africa. SAA 71st Annual Meeting (Apr 2006).
  • Marean, Curtis. Moving from the tropics to the colder climates: evolutionary context for the divergence of faunal exploitation adaptations of modern humans and Neanderthals. Department of Archaeological Science, Departmental Speaker Series, University of Bradford, UK (Sep 2005).
  • Marean, Curtis. Moving from the tropics to the colder climates: evolutionary context for the divergence of faunal exploitation adaptations of modern humans and Neanderthals. Rethinking the Human Revolution conference, Cambridge University, United Kingdom (Sep 2005).
  • Marean, Curtis, Lassiter, Erin. Paleogeography of the African Middle Stone Age (PAMSA): development of a GIS-based electronic atlas of Middle Stone Age sites in Africa. Eco-cultural Niche Modeling: An OMLL-NSF Symposium, Les Eyzies, France (Sep 2005).
  • Marean, Curtis, Bar-Matthews, Miryam, Goldberg, Paul, Herries, Andy, Jacobs, Zenobia, Karkanas, Panagiotis, Nilssen, Peter. Recent results from archaeological and geological fieldwork at Pinnacle Point (Mossel Bay, South Africa). 12th Panafrican Congress on Prehistory, Gaborone, Botswana (Jul 2005).
  • Marean, Curtis. From the tropics to the colder climates: evolutionary context for the divergence of faunal exploitation adaptations of modern humans and Neanderthals. Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Departmental Seminar Series (Apr 2005).
  • Marean, Curtis. The evolution of behavioral modernity: New evidence for an African origin. African Taphonomy: A Tribute to the Career of C.K. "Bob" Brain (May 2004).
  • Cleghorn, N, Marean, Curtis. The destruction of human-discarded bone by carnivores: the growth of a general model for bone survival and destruction in zooarchaeological assemblages. African Taphonomy: A Tribute to the Career of C.K. "Bob" Brain (Apr 2004).
  • Cleghorn, N, Marean, Curtis. Identifying the Skeletal Elements Useful for Behavioral Analysis. Ungulate Body-part Representation and Zooarchaeological Research (Mar 2004).
  • Marean, Curtis, Domínguez-Rodrigo, M, Pickering, T. Skeletal element equifinality begins with method. Symposium titled "Ungulate Body-part Representation and Zooarchaeological Research" (Mar 2004).
  • Thompson, J, Bower, J, Fisher, E, Mabulla, A, Marean, Curtis, Stewart, K, Vondra, C. Loiyangalani: Behavioral and Taphonomic Aspects of a Middle Stone Age site in the Serengeti Plain, Tanzania. Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Mar 2004).
  • Bar-Matthews, M., Marean, Curtis, Fisher, E., Goldberg, P., Herries, A., Jacobs, Z., Karkanas, P., Nilssen, P. Isotopic records of speleothems and Aeolian sediments in caves from Mossel Bay, South Africa: recorders of paleoclimatic and environment. International Association of Geochemistry 7 (AIG7) Conference
Service
  • Journal of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 1 paper reviewed (2014 - Present)
  • Archaeology Approach, Head (2014 - Present)
  • Archaeometry, 1 paper reviewed (2013 - Present)
  • International and National Media Coverage for our paper in Nature, commentator (2012 - Present)
  • Evolutionary Anthropology, 2 papers reviewed (2012 - Present)
  • Journal of Archaeological Science, 1 paper reviewed (2012 - Present)
  • National Geographic, 2 proposals reviewed (2012 - Present)
  • PLOS, 1 paper reviewed (2012 - Present)
  • PaleoAnthropology, 1 paper reviewed (2012 - Present)
  • Quaternary Research, 7 papers reviewed (2012 - Present)
  • Science, 1 paper reviewed (2012 - Present)
  • Mossel Bay "People and the Cape Discovery Center", lead scientist (2011 - Present)
  • Mossel Bay "People and the Cape Discovery Center", lead scientist (2011 - Present)
  • Mossel Bay "People and the Cape Discovery Center", lead scientist (2011 - Present)
  • Mossel Bay "People and the Cape Discovery Center", lead scientist (2011 - Present)
  • South African Modern Human Origins World Heritage Site, leading scientist (2011 - Present)
  • South African Modern Human Origins World Heritage Site, leading scientist (2011 - Present)
  • South African Modern Human Origins World Heritage Site, leading scientist (2011 - Present)
  • South African Modern Human Origins World Heritage Site, leading scientist (2011 - Present)
  • SHESC Colloquium Committee, chair (2011 - Present)
  • SHESC Research Committee, chair (2011 - Present)
  • SHESC Research Committee, chair (2011 - Present)
  • Evolutionary Anthropology, editorial board (2011 - Present)
  • Evolutionary Anthropology, editorial board (2011 - Present)
  • Evolutionary Anthropology, editorial board (2011 - Present)
  • Evolutionary Anthropology, editorial board (2011 - Present)
  • President's Community Enrichment Program, speaker (2011 - Present)
  • International and National Media Coverage for our paper in Nature, commentator (2010 - Present)
  • University Senate, senator (2010 - Present)
  • TV and other media appearances, various (2010 - Present)
  • Nova Series on Human Evolution, featured in part 3 (2009 - Present)
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, referee (2009 - Present)
  • Earth and Planetary Science Letters, referee (2009 - Present)
  • Human Spark with Alan Alda, website videos (2009 - Present)
  • International and National Media Coverage for our paper in Science, commentator (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of PaleoAnthropology, referee (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Taphonomy, referee (2009 - Present)
  • Nature, referee (2009 - Present)
  • Coast to Coast TV Show in South Africa, participant (2009 - Present)
  • Public Talk for Weekender Newspaper, South Africa, invited speaker (2009 - Present)
  • Public talk for 5 Circle Arts, Invited speaker (2009 - Present)
  • Symposium on Human Origins in Santa Barbara, Invited speaker (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Human Evolution, referee (2009 - Present)
  • Quaternary Research, referee (2009 - Present)
  • Mossel Bay Tourism Board, South Africa, Invited speaker (2008 - Present)
  • Institute of Human Origins, associate director (2008 - Present)
  • Institute of Human Origins, associate director (2008 - Present)
  • Institute of Human Origins, associate director (2008 - Present)
  • International Journal of Geoarchaeology, editorial board (2008 - Present)
  • International Journal of Geoarchaeology, editorial board (2008 - Present)
  • Quaternary Research, associate editor (2007 - Present)
  • Quaternary Research, associate editor (2007 - Present)
  • Quaternary Research, associate editor (2007 - Present)
  • Quaternary Research, associate editor (2007 - Present)
  • Quaternary Research, associate editor (2006 - Present)
  • Quaternary Research, associate editor (2006 - Present)
  • Quaternary Research, associate editor (2006 - Present)
  • Fulbright Evaluation Panel, Member of Panel (2006 - Present)
  • Fulbright Evaluation Panel, Member of Panel (2006 - Present)
  • Insitute of Human Origins, associate director (2006 - Present)
  • Insitute of Human Origins, associate director (2006 - Present)
  • Insitute of Human Origins, associate director (2006 - Present)
  • Insitute of Human Origins, associate director (2006 - Present)
  • Institute of Human Origins, Board of Directors (2006 - Present)
  • Institute of Human Origins, Board of Directors (2006 - Present)
  • Institute of Human Origins, Board of Directors (2006 - Present)
  • Institute of Human Origins, Board of Directors (2006 - Present)
  • NCEP Panel, Panel Member (2006 - Present)
  • SHESC Ruppe Prize Committee, chair (2005 - Present)
  • SHESC Ruppe Prize Committee, chair (2005 - Present)
  • SHESC Ruppe Prize Committee, chair (2005 - Present)
  • SHESC Ruppe Prize Committee, chair (2005 - Present)
  • SHESC Ruppe Prize Committee, Chair (2005 - Present)
  • SHESC Ruppe Prize Committee, Chair (2005 - Present)
  • SHESC Ruppe Prize Committee, Chair (2005 - Present)
  • Learner's Archaeology Day, Sponser (2005 - Present)
  • Learner's Archaeology Day, Sponser (2005 - Present)
  • Learner's Archaeology Day, Sponser (2005 - Present)
  • Learner's Archaeology Day, Sponser (2005 - Present)
  • Learner's Archaeology Day, Sponser (2005 - Present)
  • Learner's Archaeology Day, Sponser (2005 - Present)
  • Learner's Archaeology Day, Sponser (2005 - Present)
  • Journal of Taphonomy, editorial board (2002 - Present)
  • Journal of Taphonomy, editorial board (2002 - Present)
  • Journal of Taphonomy, editorial board (2002 - Present)
  • Journal of PaleoAnthropology, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Journal of PaleoAnthropology, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Journal of PaleoAnthropology, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Evolutionary Anthropology, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Evolutionary Anthropology, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Evolutionary Anthropology, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Journal of PaleoAnthropology, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Journal of PaleoAnthropology, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Journal of PaleoAnthropology, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Journal of PaleoAnthropology, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • International Journal of Geoarchaeology, editorial board (1999 - Present)
  • International Journal of Geoarchaeology, editorial board (1999 - Present)
  • International Journal of Geoarchaeology, editorial board (1999 - Present)
  • International Journal of Geoarchaeology, editorial board (1999 - Present)
  • International Journal of Geoarchaeology, editorial board (1999 - Present)
  • Institute of Human Origins Board of Directors Meeting, board member, science report (4-2009 - Present)
  • Institute of Human Origins Board of Directors Meeting, board member, science report (11-2009 - Present)
  • Public Talks - 3, Speaker (2014 - 2014)
  • Journal of Archaeological Science, 1 paper reviewed (2014 - 2014)
  • Journal of Human Evolution, 3 papers reviewed (2014 - 2014)
  • Quaternary International, 1 paper reviewed (2014 - 2014)
  • Nature, 1 paper reviewd (2014 - 2014)
  • PNAS, 1 paper reviewed (2014 - 2014)
  • Science, 1 paper reviewed (2014 - 2014)
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 1 paper reviewed (2013 - 2013)
  • Journal of Human Evolution, 2 papers reviewed (2013 - 2013)
  • Public Talks - 6, Speaker (2013 - 2013)
  • Quaternary Research, 6 papers reviewed (2013 - 2013)
  • Current Anthropology, 1 paper reviewed (2013 - 2013)
  • Geoarchaeology, 2 papers reviewed (2013 - 2013)
  • Quaternary Science Reviews, 1 paper reviewed (2013 - 2013)
  • Archaeology Long Term Plan Committee, Chair (2013 - 2013)
  • Evolutionary Anthropology, 1 paper reviewed (2013 - 2013)
  • PNAS, 1 paper reviewed (2013 - 2013)
  • SHESC Research Committee, chair (2011 - 2013)
  • Journal of Archaeological Science, 1 paper reviewed (2013 - 2013)
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), 1 proposal reviewd (2013 - 2013)
  • National Science Foundation, 1 proposal reviewd (2013 - 2013)
  • SSHRC Insight Grants (Canada), 1 proposal reviewed (2013 - 2013)
  • Public Talks - 8, Speaker (2012 - 2012)
  • SHESC Colloquium Committee, chair (2011 - 2012)
  • University Senate, senator (2010 - 2012)
  • American Antiquity, referee (2010 - 2010)
  • Journal of Human Evolution, referee (2010 - 2010)
  • NSF Archaeology Grant Reviewing, referee (2010 - 2010)
  • Israel Science Foundation, referee (2009 - 2009)
  • NSF Archaeology Grant Reviewing, referee (2009 - 2009)
  • NSF Paleobiology and Sedimentology, referee (2009 - 2009)
  • National Science Foundation Committee for Final Review of STC Application, 2010., Committee member and site visit (2009 - 2009)
  • Ad Hoc Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Member (2007 - 2007)
  • Current Anthropology, article reviewed (2007 - 2007)
  • International Journal of Geoarchaeology, articles reviewed (2007 - 2007)
  • Journal of Human Evolution, articles reviewed (2007 - 2007)
  • Journal of Taphonomy, article reviewed (2007 - 2007)
  • Quaternary Research, articles reviewed (2007 - 2007)
  • Cambridge University Press, reviewer (2007)
  • National Science Foundation, reviewer (2007)
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Canada, reviewer (2007)
  • Springer, Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series, reviewer (2007)
  • Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, Invited Speaker (2007)
  • Dias Museum, South Africa, Invited speaker (2007)
  • Spirit of the Senses, Invited Speaker (2007)
  • ASU Presidential Weekend Retreat, Invited speaker (2007)
  • NSF Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences External Review Panel, panel member (2006 - 2006)
  • Evolutionary Anthropology, 2 articles reviewed (2006 - 2006)
  • Journal of Archaeological Science, 1 article reviewed (2006 - 2006)
  • Journal of Human Evolution, 2 articles reviewed (2006 - 2006)
  • Journal of Taphonomy, 1 article reviewed (2006 - 2006)
  • Quaternary Research, 3 articles reviewed (2006 - 2006)
  • National Science Foundation, reviewer (2006)
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Canada, reviewer (2006)
  • Spirit of the Senses, invited speaker (2006)
  • Mossel Bay Historical Society, invited speaker (2006)
  • ASU Campus Fulbright Committee, Student Applicant Referee (2005 - 2005)
  • ASU NCEP Panel, Student applicant referee (2005 - 2005)
  • Current Anthropology, 3 articles reviewed (2005 - 2005)
  • Evolutionary Anthropology, 2 articles reviewed (2005 - 2005)
  • Journal of Archaeological Science, 2 articles reviewed (2005 - 2005)
  • Journal of Human Evolution, 7 articles reviewed (2005 - 2005)
  • Journal of Taphonomy, 1 article reviewed (2005 - 2005)
  • Executive Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Graduate Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • National Science Foundation, reviewer (2005)
  • Archaeology Sub-discipline Head, Head (2004 - 2005)
  • SHESC, Archaeology Sub-discipline Head (2005 - 2005)
  • Arizona Archaeological Society, organized teaching of a zooarch class in my lab (2005 - 2005)
  • CLAS New Faculty Orientation, faculty mentor for grant writing (2004)
  • Evolutionary Anthropology, 4 articles reviewed (2004)
  • GELSS Graduate Research Symposium, Judge (2004)
  • Journal of Archaeological Research, 1 article reviewed (2004)
  • Journal of Human Evolution, 3 articles reviewed (2004)
  • Journal of PaleoAnthropology, 1 article reviewed (2004)
  • Journal of Taphonomy, 1 article reviewed (2004)
  • National Geographic, 2 proposals reviewed (2004)
  • National Science Foundation, 4 proposals reviewed (2004)
  • South African Journal of Science, 1 article reviewed (2004)
  • Zooarchaeology Laboratory, Director (2004)
  • Mossel Bay Historical Society, speaker (2004 - 2004)
  • Bioarchaeology Advisor, Advisor (2003 - 2004)
  • Physical Anthropology Search Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Ruppee Prize Committee, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Anthropology Department Personnel Committee, Member (2003)
  • Bioarchaeology Lunch Group, Supervisor (2003)
  • Campus Fulbright Committee - Africa, Member (2003)
  • Dias Museum, Mossel Bay, South Africa, invited speaker for public outreach lecture (2003)
  • Geoarchaeology: An International Journal, editorial board (2003)
  • IHO Long-Term Plan Committee, Member (2003)
  • International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, referee (2003)
  • Journal of Anthropological Research, referee (2003)
  • Journal of Archaeological Science, referee (2003)
  • Journal of Human Evolution, associate editor (2003)
  • Journeys of the Mind, invited speaker (2003)
  • Museum Studies Committee, Member (2003)
  • National Science Foundation, referee (2003)