Publications

Peer-reviewed Articles

Vidal CM, Lane CS, Asrat A, Barfod DN, Mark DF, Tomlinson EL, Tadesse AZ, Yirgu G, Deino A, Hutchison W, Mounier A, Oppenheimer C. 2022. Age of the oldest known Homo sapiens from eastern Africa. Nature 601, 579–583. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-04275-8

Villotte S, Kacki S, Mounier A, Mora P, Espinasse L, Dempano J, Gerin C, Meunier Q, Oslisly R. 2021. Mortuary behaviour and cultural practices in pre-colonial West Central Africa: New data from the Iroungou burial cave, Gabon. Antiquity 1-7. doi:10.15184/aqy.2021.80

Mounier A, Heuzé Y, Samsel M, Vasilyev S, Klaric L, Villotte S. 2020. Gravettian cranial morphology and human group affinities during the European Upper Palaeolithic. Sci Rep 10, 21931. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78841-x

Mounier A, Noûs, C, Balzeau, A. 2020. Palaeoneurology and the emergence of language. BMSAP 32(3-4), 147-157.

Mounier A, Mirazón Lahr M. 2019. Deciphering African late middle Pleistocene hominin diversity and the origin of our species. Nat Commun 10, 3406.

Mounier A, et al. 2018. Who were the Nataruk people? Mandibular morphology among early Holocene fisherforager populations of West Turkana (Kenya). J Hum Evol. 121, 235‐253.

Mounier A, What ancestors for H. sapiens? Phylogenetic modelling of the ancestral populations of modern humans. 2018. Annales Fyssen 31, 179-201.

Mounier A, Mirazón Lahr M. 2016. Virtual Ancestor Reconstruction: revealing the ancestor of modern humans and Neandertals. J Hum Evol. 91, 57‐72.

Mirazón Lahr M, Rivera F, Power RK, Mounier A, Copsey B, Crivellaro F, Edung JE, Maillo Fernandez JM, Kiarie C, Lawrence J, Leakey A, Mbua E, Miller H, Muigai A, Mukhongo DM, Van Baelen A, Wood R, Schweninger JL, Grün R, Achyuthan H, Wilshaw A & Foley RA. 2016. Mirazón Lahr et al. reply. Nature 539, E10‐E11.

Mounier A, Balzeau A, Grimaud‐Hervé D. 2016. Brain, calvarium, cladistics: a new approach to an old question, who are modern Humans and Neandertals. J Hum Evol. 92, 22‐36.

Mirazón Lahr M, Rivera F, Power RK, Mounier A, Copsey B, Crivellaro F, Edung JE, Maillo Fernandez JM, Kiarie C, Lawrence J, Leakey A, Mbua E, Miller H, Muigai A, Mukhongo DM, Van Baelen A, Wood R, Schweninger JL, Grün R, Achyuthan H, Wilshaw A & Foley RA. 2016. Inter‐group violence among early Holocene hunter‐gatherers of West Turkana, Kenya. Nature. 529, 394‐398.

Mounier A, Caparros M. 2015. The phylogenetic status of Homo heidelbergensis – a cladistic study of Middle Pleistocene hominins. BMSAP. 27, 110‐134.

Condemi S, Capecchi G, Monti L, Voisin J‐L, Mounier A, Ricci S, Ronchitelli A. 2014. I resti umani rinvenuti a Paglicci (Rignano Garganico‐FG): nota preliminare, in: Peretto, C., Arzarello, M., Arnaud, J. (Eds.), Museologia Scientifica e Naturalistica, Università di Ferrara, pp. 233‐238.

Condemi S, Mounier A, et al. 2013. Possible interbreeding in late Italian Neanderthals? New data from the Mezzena Jaw (Monti Lessini, Verona, Italy). PLoS ONE. 8, e59781.

Mounier A. 2012. Le massif facial supérieur d’Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908 : l’apport de la morphométrie géométrique. BMSAP. 24, 51‐68.

Mounier A, Condemi S, Manzi G. 2011. The Stem Species of our Species: A Place for the Archaic Cranium from Ceprano Italy. PLoS ONE. 6, e18821.

Mounier A. 2011. Définition du taxon Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908 : analyse phénétique du massif facial supérieur des fossiles du genre Homo du Pléistocène moyen. BMSAP. 23, 115‐151.

Mounier A, Marchal F, Condemi S. 2009, Is Homo heidelbergensis a distinct species? New insight on the Mauer mandible. J Hum Evol. 56, 219‐246.

Ph.D. Dissertation

Mounier A. 2009. Validité du taxon Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908. Ph.D. Dissertation, Université de la Méditerrannée, Marseille, 514 p

Full text in French with English abridged version - Appendices

Other Publications

Mounier A, Kacki S, Balzeau A, Bertrand B, Bon C, Buquet-Marcon C, Daver G, Gerdau K, Gibert M, Goude G, Guy F, Le Maître A, Marchal F, Munoz O, Noûs C. 2021. Building on 162 years of scientific publication, the Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d’Anthropologie introduces unlimited free access to enter the world of open science. BMSAP 33(1), 7438. https://doi.org/10.4000/bmsap.7438.

Mounier A, Mirazón Lahr, M. 2019. Ancêtre commun. Archéologia 581, 25.

Mounier A. 2019. Anatomy, Evolution of Human. In: Hillary C. (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Wiley.

Mounier A, Gibert M, Goude G, Marchal F, Thomas A. 2018. Il y a 150 ans, les Bulletins et mémoires de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris publiaient les découvertes de Cro-Magnon. BMSAP 30, 109-110.

Marchal F, Mounier A. 2015. Les Hominidés européens. Un panorama des progrès récents, in: Gagnepain, J. (Ed.), La Préhistoire de l'Europe occidentale: un bilan des connaissances à l'aube du 3ème millénaire. Conseil Général des Alpes de Haute-Provence, Musée de Préhistoire des Gorges du Verdon.

Mounier A. 2014. Mapping humans, or how to understand human diversity. Frontiers of Biogeography. 6, 49-50.

Moncel MH, Vialet A, de Lumley MA, Grimaud-Hervé D, Voinchet P, Lebatard AE, Wils P, Arzarello M, Peretto C, Moigne AM, Moreno D, Falguères C, Daujeard C, Mounier A, Bahain JJ, Despriée J. 2013. L’Europe avant l’invention du feu. Archéologia 516, 32-45.

Invited Seminars

The Trans-Evol project: Filling Gaps in Hominin Evolution at the Early to Middle Pleistocene Transition. Turkana Basin Institute Virtual Seminars.

African Palaeoanthropology: from the Early to Middle Pleistocene Transition to the Late Pleistocene. African Prehistory Seminar Seires, Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy). 2021.

A la recherche de l’ancêtre commun de tous les Homo sapiens. Conférences de la Société des Amis du Musée de l’Homme. Musée de l’Homme (France). 2020.

Taxonomy and phylogeny of the Homo genus. From digging to Modelling. Réunion Scientifique UMR7194, Musée de l’Homme (France). 2020.

Taxonomy and phylogeny of the Homo genus. Modelling the phenotypic evolution of our genus. XXIII Associazione Antropologica Italiana Conference, Università di Padova (Italy). 2019.

Phylogenetic modelling. Modelling the evolution of the genus Homo. PalMeso Seminar – McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge (UK). 2018.

Phylogenetic modelling. Modelling the evolution of the genus Homo. Séminaire Anthropo‐Evo UMR 7206, Musée de l’Homme, Paris (France). 2017.

De l’origine du genre Homo à l’origine de notre espèce : comment Homo est devenu sapiens ? Réunion Scientifique UMR7194, CRNS‐UPVD‐MNHN, Musée de l’Homme, Paris (France). 2017.

Homo heidelbergensis: more about the Muddle in the Middle. McDonald Institute Lunchtime Seminars - McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge (UK). 2016.

The evolutionary context of body size variation in the genus Homo. LCHES, University de Cambridge (UK). 2015.

Homo heidelbergensis: more about the Muddle in the Middle. CASHP, George Washington University (USA). 2014.

Geometric morphometrics and cladistics: revealing the ancestors of the genus Homo. LCHES Lunchtime Seminars. University of Cambridge (UK). 2013.

Contributo della morfometria geometrica alla paleoantropologia. Università di Siena (Italy). 2013.

African late Middle Pleistocene morphological variability in the genus Homo and modern Human origin. LCHES. University of Cambridge (UK). 2011.

La evolución del género Homo en el Pleistoceno medio. ¿Homo sapiens y Néandertal, un origen común? Universidad del Magdalena (Colombia). 2011.

Validity of the taxon Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908. Palaeontology Department, Natural History Museum (UK). 2007.

Peer-reviewed Abstracts

Mounier A, Sánchez-Dehesa Galán S, Manthy FK, Achyuthan H, Bahain JJ, Bosch M, Chapon-Sao C, Daujeard C, Delagnes A, Edung JE, Falguères C, Foley R, Hautavoine H, Marín J, Noens G, Stoetzel E, Tombret O, Van Baelen A, Vidal C, Mirazón Lahr M. 2022. The Trans-Evol project: filling gaps in hominin evolution at the Early to Middle Pleistocene Transition, Eastern African Association for Palaeoanthropology and Palaeontology (EAAPP) Conference, Arusha (Tanzania).

Mounier A, Manthy FK, Achyuthan H, Bahain JJ, Bosch M, Chapon-Sao C, Daujeard C, Delagnes A, Edung JE, Falguères C, Foley R, Hautavoine H, Marín J, Noens G, Sánchez-Dehesa Galán S, Stoetzel E, Tombret O, Van Baelen A, Vidal C, Mirazón Lahr M. 2022. The Trans-Evol project: filling gaps in hominin evolution at the Early to Middle Pleistocene Transition, BMSAP, 34 Supplément. https://journals.openedition.org/bmsap/9099

Balzeau A, Bardinet E, Bardo A, Gilissen E, Gómez-Olivencia A, Gómez-Robles A, Heuzé Y, Hublin JJ, Hui J, Kubicka AM, Labra Avila N, Masi S, Mounier A, Noûs C, Pouydebat E, Prima S, Sala N, Santin MD, Verna C, Wils P, Filippo A. PaleoBRAIN : ressusciter le cerveau d’Homo erectus et des Néandertaliens. 2022. BMSAP 34 Supplément. http://journals.openedition.org/bmsap/8185

Mounier A, Van Baelen A, Crivellaro F, Rivera F, Wilshaw A, Grün R, Foley R, Mirazón Lahr M. 2021. A new Upper Pleistocene hominin calvarium from West-Turkana (Kenya). BMSAP 33 Supplément. http://journals.openedition.org/bmsap/7121

Kacki S, Villotte S, Mounier A, Mora P, Espinasse L, Dempano JZ, Gerin C, Meunier Q, Oslisly R. Nouvelles données sur les comportements mortuaires en Afrique Centrale à l’âge du Fer : la grotte sépulcrale d’Iroungou, Gabon (XIVe-XVe siècles EC). BMSAP 33 Supplément http://journals.openedition.org/bmsap/7082

Villotte S, Bayle P, Courtaud P, Guyomarc’h P, Heuzé Y, Kacki S, Klaric L, Knüsel CJ, Le Luyer M, Mounier A, Partiot C, Samsel M, Santos F, Schotsmans EMJ, Sparacello V, Thibeault A, Trinkaus E. 2021. Les vestiges humains gravettiens dans le Sud-Ouest de la France : bilan du projet Gravett’os. BMSAP 33 Supplément. http://journals.openedition.org/bmsap/7213

Noqué A, Balzeau A, Mounier A. 2020. Modélisation phylogénétique du cerveau des hominindés : reconstruction virtuelle du dernier ancêtre commun de Pan et Homo. BMSAP 32, S25.

Mounier A, Mirazón Lahr M., 2019. Was Homo heidelbergensis in Africa? Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 168(S68), 170.

Verna C, Mounier A, Détroit F. 2018. Modern Air and African Prehistory in the light of Paleoanthropology. New data, views and challenges for H. sapiens origin and evolutionary history. Rencontres d’air modern et de Préhistoire africaine, 17th Decembre. Nanterre.

Mounier A, Mirazón Lahr M. 2018. Deciphering African Late Middle Pleistocene hominin diversity and the origin of our species. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution 7, 136.

Mirazón Lahr M, Crivellaro F, Rivera F, Mounier A, Van Baelen A, Correia MA, Griffith P, Jeffery J, Muwonge H, Edung J, Grün R, Achuytan H, Wilshaw A, Foley R. 2018. Recent palaeoanthropological investigations in West Turkana, Kenya: implications for the evolution of Homo sapiens. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution 7, 130.

Mounier A, Mirazón Lahr M., 2017. Phylogenetic modelling of the origin of Homo sapiens: interpreting the African Late Middle Pleistocene hominin diversity. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 162(S64), 256.

Mounier A, Balzeau A, Caparros M, Grimaud-Hervé D. 2016. Cerveau, crâne et cladistique : qui sont les Hommes modernes et les Néandertaliens ? BMSAP 28, S24.

Mounier A, Mirazón Lahr M. 2014. Virtual Ancestor Reconstruction: Revealing the Last Common Ancestor of Modern Humans and Neandertals. PaleoAnthropology Society Meetings. PaleoAnthropology 2014, A16.

Mounier A, Capecchi G, Ricci S, Ronchitelli A, Condemi S. 2014. The Gravettian mandibles from Grotta Paglicci (Apuglia, Italy): a geometric morphometric study. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution 3, 119

Mirazón Lahr M, Achuytan H, Copsey B, Lawrence J, Maillo Fernandez JM, Mounier A, Rivera F Van Baelen A, Correia MA, Wilshaw A, Foley R. 2013. Behaviour, adaptation and environment in the Turkana Basin during the later Quaternary. Proceedings of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution 2, 155.

Mounier A, Mirazón Lahr M., 2013. Origine d'Homo sapiens : un morphotype ancestral pour l'homme moderne. BMSAP 25, S33.

Mounier A, Mirazón Lahr M. 2013. Morphométrie géométrique et cladistique : reconstruire les ancêtres de la phylogénie du genre Homo. GALF, 16-18 October 2013. Marseille.

Condemi S., Voisin J.-L., Mounier A., Capecchi G., Monti L., Ricci S., Ronchitelli A. 2013. Apport de l'analyse tomographique et de la morphométrie géométrique à l'étude de la mandibule de Paglicci 25. GALF, 16-18 October 2013. Marseille.

Mounier A, Marchal F, Condemi S. 2011, Redéfinition du taxon Homo heidelbergensis. Implications pour l’évolution humaine au Pléistocène moyen. BMSAP 23, S28-S29.

Mounier A, Condemi S, Marchal F. 2009, Homo heidelbergensis: the Facial and mandibular evidence. PaleoAnthropology 2009, A26.

Mounier A. 2009, Comparative morphology and morphometry: Validity and role of Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908. BMSAP 21, 265.

Mounier A. 2008, Is Homo heidelbergensis a distinct species? The bearing of the face and the mandible. 16th congress of the European Anthropological Association, 108.

Mounier A, Condemi S, Marchal F. 2006. Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908: New insights, A morphological study of Pleistocene mandibles. 150 years of Neanderthal Discoveries – Early Europeans continuity & discontinuity, 126.

Mounier A. 2005, Etude morphologique de mandibules du Pléistocène : Validité du taxon Homo heidelbergensis Schoetensack, 1908. BMSAP 17, 281.

Fieldwork Reports

Mounier A, Manthi FK, Mirazón Lahr M, Achyuthan H, Bahain JJ, Bosch M, Chapon-Sao C, Daujeard C, Delagnes A, Edung JE, Falguères C, Foley R, Hautavoine H, Marín J, Noens G, Sánchez-Dehesa Galán S, Stoetzel E, Tombret O, Van Baelen A, Vidal C. 2022. Trans-Evol - Rapport annuel 2021.

Mounier A, Manthi FK, Mirazón Lahr M, Achyuthan H, Bahain JJ, Bosch M, Chapon-Sao C, Daujeard C, Delagnes A, Edung JE, Falguères C, Foley R, Hautavoine H, Marín J, Noens G, Sánchez-Dehesa Galán S, Stoetzel E, Tombret O, Van Baelen A, Vidal C. 2022. Trans-Evol - Rapport annuel 2020.

Van Baelen A, Mounier A, Mirazón Lahr M. 2018. Investigation of the Middle Stone Age Site of Ngingolea (NG1), Turkana, Kenya. Fieldwork campaign August 2017.

Mounier A, Mirazón Lahr M, Rivera F, Foley R. South Turkana County archaeological survey – 2nd to 6th August 2017. 2017. REPORT FIELDWORK 08/2017.

Mounier A, Van Baelen A, Griffith PW, Bosch M, Foley R, Mirazón Lahr M. 2017. Investigation of the Middle Stone Age Site of Lokodongot 2 (LD2), Turkana, Kenya. REPORT FIELDWORK 08/2016.

Van Baelen A, Griffith PW, Mounier A, Muwonge H, Bosch M, Correia MA, Foley R, Mirazón Lahr M. 2016. Investigation of the Middle Stone Age Site of Lokodongot 2 (LD2), Turkana, Kenya. REPORT FIELDWORK 08/2015.