Bernard Wood

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Publications

  1. doi The evolutionary context of the first hominins
    Bernard Wood
    CASHP, The George Washington University, 2110 G Street, NW Washington, District of Columbia 20052, USA
    Nature 470:347-52. 2011
  2. pmc Colloquium paper: reconstructing human evolution: achievements, challenges, and opportunities
    Bernard Wood
    George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:8902-9. 2010
  3. doi The Omo-Turkana Basin fossil hominins and their contribution to our understanding of human evolution in Africa
    Bernard Wood
    The George Washington University, USA
    Evol Anthropol 20:264-92. 2011
  4. doi Obituary: Francis Clark Howell (1925-2007)
    Bernard Wood
    CASHP, Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 136:125-7. 2008
  5. ncbi Paranthropus boisei: fifty years of evidence and analysis
    Bernard Wood
    Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol . 2007
  6. pmc First comparative study of primate morphological and molecular evolutionary rates including muscle data: implications for the tempo and mode of primate and human evolution
    Rui Diogo
    Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    J Anat 222:410-8. 2013
  7. doi Violation of Dollo's law: evidence of muscle reversions in primate phylogeny and their implications for the understanding of the ontogeny, evolution, and anatomical variations of modern humans
    Rui Diogo
    Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    Evolution 66:3267-76. 2012
  8. pmc The Homo floresiensis cranium (LB1): size, scaling, and early Homo affinities
    Adam D Gordon
    Department of Anthropology, Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology, The George Washington University, 2110 G Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:4650-5. 2008
  9. pmc The hominin fossil record: taxa, grades and clades
    Bernard Wood
    The George Washington University, Department of Anthropology, Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    J Anat 212:354-76. 2008
  10. ncbi Patterns of resource use in early Homo and Paranthropus
    Bernard Wood
    CASHP and Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University, 2110 G St NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    J Hum Evol 46:119-62. 2004

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. doi The evolutionary context of the first hominins
    Bernard Wood
    CASHP, The George Washington University, 2110 G Street, NW Washington, District of Columbia 20052, USA
    Nature 470:347-52. 2011
    ..Sorting fossil taxa into those that belong on the branch of the tree of life that leads to modern humans from those that belong on other closely related branches is a considerable challenge...
  2. pmc Colloquium paper: reconstructing human evolution: achievements, challenges, and opportunities
    Bernard Wood
    George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:8902-9. 2010
    ..How do you to tell an early human taxon from one in a closely related clade? How do you determine the number of taxa represented in the human clade? How can homoplasy be recognized and factored into attempts to recover phylogeny?..
  3. doi The Omo-Turkana Basin fossil hominins and their contribution to our understanding of human evolution in Africa
    Bernard Wood
    The George Washington University, USA
    Evol Anthropol 20:264-92. 2011
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  4. doi Obituary: Francis Clark Howell (1925-2007)
    Bernard Wood
    CASHP, Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 136:125-7. 2008
  5. ncbi Paranthropus boisei: fifty years of evidence and analysis
    Bernard Wood
    Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol . 2007
    ..This paper is a detailed review of half a century's worth of fossil evidence and analysis of P. boisei and traces how both its evolutionary history and our understanding of its evolutionary history have evolved during the past 50 years...
  6. pmc First comparative study of primate morphological and molecular evolutionary rates including muscle data: implications for the tempo and mode of primate and human evolution
    Rui Diogo
    Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    J Anat 222:410-8. 2013
    ..e. including more than one genera), are strikingly similar. We explore the implications of these new data for the tempo and mode of primate and human evolution...
  7. doi Violation of Dollo's law: evidence of muscle reversions in primate phylogeny and their implications for the understanding of the ontogeny, evolution, and anatomical variations of modern humans
    Rui Diogo
    Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    Evolution 66:3267-76. 2012
    ..For instance, the presence of contrahentes and intermetacarpales in adult chimpanzees is likely due to a prolonged/delayed development of the hand musculature, that is, in this case chimpanzees are more neotenic than modern humans...
  8. pmc The Homo floresiensis cranium (LB1): size, scaling, and early Homo affinities
    Adam D Gordon
    Department of Anthropology, Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology, The George Washington University, 2110 G Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:4650-5. 2008
    ..Our results are consistent with hypotheses that suggest the Liang Bua specimens represent a diminutive population closely related to either early H. erectus s. l. from East Africa and/or Dmanisi or to H. habilis...
  9. pmc The hominin fossil record: taxa, grades and clades
    Bernard Wood
    The George Washington University, Department of Anthropology, Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    J Anat 212:354-76. 2008
    ..The last part of the paper reviews the concepts of a genus, including the criteria that should be used for recognizing genera within the hominin clade...
  10. ncbi Patterns of resource use in early Homo and Paranthropus
    Bernard Wood
    CASHP and Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University, 2110 G St NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    J Hum Evol 46:119-62. 2004
    ..Researchers will need to explore other avenues of research in order to generate testable hypotheses about the demise of Paranthropus. Ecological models that may explain the evolution of eurytopy in early hominins are discussed...
  11. doi Evolution and homologies of primate and modern human hand and forearm muscles, with notes on thumb movements and tool use
    Rui Diogo
    Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine, 520 W St NW, Washington, DC 20059, USA
    J Hum Evol 63:64-78. 2012
    ..In relation to these structures, extant chimpanzees are more neotenic than modern humans...
  12. doi Dental enamel as a dietary indicator in mammals
    Peter Lucas
    Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Bioessays 30:374-85. 2008
    ..As a tissue with intrinsic weakness yet exceptional durability, enamel could be especially useful as a dietary indicator for extinct taxa...
  13. pmc Hominin life history: reconstruction and evolution
    Shannen L Robson
    Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    J Anat 212:394-425. 2008
    ..At least one extinct hominin subclade, Paranthropus, has a pattern of dental life history-related variables that most likely set it apart from the life histories of both modern humans and chimpanzees...
  14. ncbi Hominid revelations from Chad
    Bernard Wood
    Nature 418:133-5. 2002
  15. ncbi Hominin homoiology: an assessment of the impact of phenotypic plasticity on phylogenetic analyses of humans and their fossil relatives
    Mark Collard
    Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1, Canada
    J Hum Evol 52:573-84. 2007
    ..Thus, our study supports the suggestion that mechanical loading results in phenotypic plasticity in the hominin skull, but it does not support the notion that homoiologies have a significant negative impact on hominin phylogenetics...
  16. ncbi Palaeoanthropology: a precious little bundle
    Bernard Wood
    Nature 443:278-81. 2006
  17. pmc Symposium on 'human evolution: ancestors and relatives'
    Bernard Wood
    J Anat 212:335-6. 2008