Darren Curnoe

Summary

Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Description, new reconstruction, comparative anatomy, and classification of the Sterkfontein Stw 53 cranium, with discussions about the taxonomy of other southern African early Homo remains
    Darren Curnoe
    Department of Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    J Hum Evol 50:36-77. 2006
  2. pmc Human remains from the Pleistocene-Holocene transition of southwest China suggest a complex evolutionary history for East Asians
    Darren Curnoe
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e31918. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Evidence of pathological conditions in the Florisbad cranium
    Darren Curnoe
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, Australia
    J Hum Evol 59:504-13. 2010
  4. doi request reprint A review of early Homo in southern Africa focusing on cranial, mandibular and dental remains, with the description of a new species (Homo gautengensis sp. nov.)
    D Curnoe
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Homo 61:151-77. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Affinities of the Swartkrans early Homo mandibles
    Darren Curnoe
    Human Origins Group, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Homo 59:123-47. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Modern human origins in Australasia: testing the predictions of competing models
    D Curnoe
    Human Origins Group, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Homo 58:117-57. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Odontometric systematic assessment of the Swartkrans SK 15 mandible
    D Curnoe
    Department of Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Homo 57:263-94. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Number of ancestral human species: a molecular perspective
    D Curnoe
    Department of Archaeology and Natural History, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Homo 53:201-24. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Problems with the use of cladistic analysis in palaeoanthropology
    D Curnoe
    Sterkfontein Research Unit, School of Anatomical Sciences, Medical School, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 Parktown Road, Parktown 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Homo 53:225-34. 2003
  10. pmc The craniomandibular mechanics of being human
    Stephen Wroe
    Computational Biomechanics Research Group, Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 277:3579-86. 2010

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Description, new reconstruction, comparative anatomy, and classification of the Sterkfontein Stw 53 cranium, with discussions about the taxonomy of other southern African early Homo remains
    Darren Curnoe
    Department of Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    J Hum Evol 50:36-77. 2006
    ..At Swartkrans and Drimolen, we find evidence of H. habilis. We also compare the morphologies of Stw 53 and SK 847 and find compelling evidence to assign the latter specimen to H. habilis, as has been proposed...
  2. pmc Human remains from the Pleistocene-Holocene transition of southwest China suggest a complex evolutionary history for East Asians
    Darren Curnoe
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e31918. 2012
    ..We also undertook new excavations at Maludong (Yunnan Province) to clarify the stratigraphy and dating of a large sample of mostly undescribed human remains from the site...
  3. doi request reprint Evidence of pathological conditions in the Florisbad cranium
    Darren Curnoe
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, Australia
    J Hum Evol 59:504-13. 2010
    ..The Florisbad cranium is the latest specimen to join the growing sample of Pleistocene hominin remains with non-fatal and non-trivial pathological disorders adding to understanding of early human ecology and lifestyle...
  4. doi request reprint A review of early Homo in southern Africa focusing on cranial, mandibular and dental remains, with the description of a new species (Homo gautengensis sp. nov.)
    D Curnoe
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Homo 61:151-77. 2010
    ..0 to 1.26-0.82 million years BP. Thus, H. gautengensis is probably the earliest recognised species in the human genus and its longevity is apparently well in excess of H. habilis...
  5. doi request reprint Affinities of the Swartkrans early Homo mandibles
    Darren Curnoe
    Human Origins Group, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Homo 59:123-47. 2008
    ..Moreover, there is considerable morphological variability within the Swartkrans sample and the possibility of more than one novel species being sampled at this site cannot be excluded...
  6. ncbi request reprint Modern human origins in Australasia: testing the predictions of competing models
    D Curnoe
    Human Origins Group, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Homo 58:117-57. 2007
    ..Combined with published evidence from DNA, the present study indicates that the Assimilation model presently offers the best explanation for the origins of Pleistocene Australians...
  7. ncbi request reprint Odontometric systematic assessment of the Swartkrans SK 15 mandible
    D Curnoe
    Department of Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Homo 57:263-94. 2006
    ..Fossil evidence for the presence of H. sapiens erectus during the Plio-Pleistocene of South Africa presently seems to be lacking. Archaeological interpretations should take greater account of this gap in the fossil record...
  8. ncbi request reprint Number of ancestral human species: a molecular perspective
    D Curnoe
    Department of Archaeology and Natural History, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Homo 53:201-24. 2003
    ..There is a need for greater cooperation between palaeoanthropologists and anthropological geneticists to better understand human evolution and to bring palaeoanthropology into the mainstream of evolutionary biology...
  9. ncbi request reprint Problems with the use of cladistic analysis in palaeoanthropology
    D Curnoe
    Sterkfontein Research Unit, School of Anatomical Sciences, Medical School, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 Parktown Road, Parktown 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Homo 53:225-34. 2003
    ..The continuing uncertainty over the number and composition of fossil human species is the largest single source of error for cladistics and human phylogenetic reconstruction...
  10. pmc The craniomandibular mechanics of being human
    Stephen Wroe
    Computational Biomechanics Research Group, Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 277:3579-86. 2010
    ..Our findings resolve apparently discordant lines of evidence, i.e. the presence of teeth well adapted to sustain high loads within a lightweight cranium and mandible...
  11. doi request reprint Sexual dimorphism in southeast Asian crania: a geometric morphometric approach
    Hayley Green
    Department of Medical and Molecular Biosciences, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    Homo 60:517-34. 2009
    ..Significant size dimorphism was also apparent. Overall expected accuracies were highest in the discriminant analysis using both shape and centroid size (86.8%)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Direct ESR dating of a Pliocene hominin from Swartkrans
    D Curnoe
    Department of Archaeology and Natural History, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
    J Hum Evol 40:379-91. 2001
    ..We conclude that these samples are of Middle to Upper Pleistocene age and their presence in Member 2 was either due to reworking or inadequate stratigraphical discrimination of these deposits...
  13. ncbi request reprint High-resolution three-dimensional computer simulation of hominid cranial mechanics
    Stephen Wroe
    School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 290:1248-55. 2007
    ..We hypothesize that, despite energetic costs, this system may lend adaptive advantage through enhancing the organism's ability to modify its behavior before reaching catastrophic failure in bony or dental structures...
  14. doi request reprint Distribution and population estimate for the chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Olivia M L Stone
    School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Primates 53:337-44. 2012
    ..The small population and highly fragmented distribution of chacma baboons in KZN, combined with rapidly increasing human population size and transformation of natural habitat, suggest this species requires greater conservation attention...
  15. ncbi request reprint Mandibular fossa of fossil Australians
    Hayley Green
    Department of Anatomy, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    Homo 56:233-47. 2005
    ..We also test for the possible presence of temporal trends in mandibular fossa size among fossil Australians. Our analyses indicate that none are present...
  16. ncbi request reprint Timing and tempo of primate speciation
    D Curnoe
    Department of Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Evol Biol 19:59-65. 2006
    ..Three taxonomic frameworks may flow from molecular analyses, all of them having major implications for understanding the evolution of humans and chimpanzees...
  17. ncbi request reprint Human dispersal into Australasia
    Mike A Smith
    Science 315:597-8; author reply 597-8. 2007