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Frederick E. Grine Professor Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

N-551 Social and Behavioral Scien

Stony Brook, 11794

631/632-7622

Biography

Frederick Grine’s research focuses on the fossil record for human evolution, with particular emphasis on the African evidence. He is particularly interested in the reconstruction of past diets and behaviors, and in the evolutionary (phylogenetic) relationships among the different hominid species. He conducted archaeological excavations at the Middle Stone Age site of Die Kelders, South Africa, and has expertise with the Late Pleistocene record for the emergence of modern humans. 

Education

  • PhD an BSc, University of the Witwatersrand
  • BA, Washington & Jefferson College

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
DENTAL MICROWEAR AND DIETS OF THE PLIO-PLEISTOCENE HOMINIDS 1998-08-15T00:00:00 2002-07-31T00:00:00 University of Arkansas Nonfederal 33203 Closed
Funds for Danielle Royer: Morphological Diversity in the Early Modern Human Postcranial Skeleton 2008-01-01T00:00:00 2009-12-31T00:00:00 Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Res Nonfederal 10490 Closed
Longevity in the Later Stone Age of South Africa 2011-02-01T00:00:00 2012-12-31T00:00:00 Leakey Foundation Nonfederal 7850 Closed
Ecogeographic Variation in Neandertal Diet: Evidence from Occlusal Microwear 2005-03-15T00:00:00 2007-02-28T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 11970 Closed
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement for Danielle Royer: Omo 1 and Variation in Early Homo sapiens Postcranial Morphology 2007-07-15T00:00:00 2008-06-30T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 14925 Closed
Doctoral Dissertation Research for Carrie Mongle: Modeling Hominin Variability in Australopithecus Africanus 2016-07-15T00:00:00 2018-07-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 21875 Approved
Fixed Price Balance Award for Anthropology 2010-01-01T00:00:00 2018-06-30T00:00:00 Balance-Multiple Sponsors Nonsponsored 1641.96 Approved
Doctoral Dissertation Research: Molar Topographic Shape as a System for Inferring Paleoecology and Developmental Patterning in Ceropithecoid Evolution 2013-09-15T00:00:00 2016-08-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 30740 Closed
Funds for Deming Yang: Isotopic Variability Among Plio-Pleistocene Turkana Suids: Paleoenvironments and Hominin Evolution 2017-08-01T00:00:00 2018-07-31T00:00:00 Leakey Foundation Nonfederal 14970 Approved

Publications

  1. Author Article Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America From the Cover: Diet of Paranthropus boisei in the early Pleistocene of East Africa 2011 108 23 9337 - 9341
  2. Author Article Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Reply to Godfrey et al.: Outside the box 2011 108 38
  3. Author Article The Quarterly Review of Biology Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia . The Middle Awash Series, Volume 2. Edited by Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel . Berkeley (California): University of California. $80.00. xxii + 641 p.; ill.; index 2011 86 2 125 - 126
  4. Author Article Journal of Human Evolution Ecogeographic variation in Neandertal dietary habits: Evidence from occlusal molar microwear texture analysis 2011 61 4 411 - 424
  5. Author Book 2010 2
  6. Author Article Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Molar microwear textures and the diets of Australopithecus anamensis and Australopithecus afarensis 2010 365 1556 3345 - 3354
  7. Author Article Journal of Human Evolution Reconstruction of the late Pleistocene human skull from Hofmeyr, South Africa 2010 59 1 1 - 15
  8. Author Article The Quarterly Review of Biology : Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia . 2010 85 3 348 - 349
  9. Author Article Journal of Human Evolution Craniofacial biomechanics and functional and dietary inferences in hominin paleontology 2010 58 4 293 - 308
  10. Author Book 2009 6
  11. Author Article American Journal of Physical Anthropology Morphometric variation in the papionin muzzle and the biochronology of the South African Plio-Pleistocene karst cave deposits 2009
  12. Author Article American Journal of Physical Anthropology Modern human cranial diversity in the Late Pleistocene of Africa and Eurasia: Evidence from Nazlet Khater, Pes,tera cu Oase, and Hofmeyr 2009 140 2 347 - 358
  13. Author Article American Journal of Physical Anthropology Size variation in early human mandibles and molars from Klasies River, South Africa: Comparison with other middle and late Pleistocene assemblages and with modern humans 2009 140 2 312 - 323
  14. Author Article Journal of Human Evolution A description of the Omo I postcranial skeleton, including newly discovered fossils 2008 55 3 421 - 437
  15. Author Article Biology Letters Three-dimensional molar enamel distribution and thickness in Australopithecus and Paranthropus 2008 4 4 406 - 410
  16. Author Article Journal of Human Evolution Cladistic analysis of early Homo crania from Swartkrans and Sterkfontein, South Africa 2008 54 5 684 - 704
  17. Author Article Journal of Human Evolution Further new hominin fossils from the Kibish Formation, southwestern Ethiopia 2008 55 3 444 - 447
  18. Author Article PLoS ONE Dental Microwear and Diet of the Plio-Pleistocene Hominin Paranthropus boisei 2008 3 4
  19. Author Book 2007 12
  20. Author Article Journal of Human Evolution Morphology of the enamel-dentine junction in sections of anthropoid primate maxillary molars 2007 53 3 292 - 301
  21. Author Article American Journal of Physical Anthropology Robusticity and sexual dimorphism in the postcranium of modern hunter-gatherers from Australia 2007 134 1 9 - 23
  22. Author Article Science Late Pleistocene Human Skull from Hofmeyr, South Africa, and Modern Human Origins 2007 315 5809 226 - 229
  23. Author Article Annual Review of Anthropology Diet in Early 2006 35 1 209 - 228
  24. Author Article The Anatomical Record Part A: Discoveries in Molecular, Cellular, and Evolutionary Biology Assessment of the accuracy of dental enamel thickness measurements using microfocal X-ray computed tomography 2006 3 263 - 275
  25. Author Article Journal of Human Evolution Dental microwear and diets of African early Homo 2006 50 1 78 - 95
  26. Author Article Scanning Error rates in dental microwear quantification using scanning electron microscopy 2006 24 3 144 - 153
  27. Author Article Journal of Human Evolution Early hominid dental remains from Members 4 and 5 of the Sterkfontein Formation (1966-1996 excavations): Catalogue, individual associations, morphological descriptions and initial metrical analysis 2006 50 3 239 - 328
  28. Author Article Journal of Human Evolution Molar microwear in Praeanthropus afarensis: Evidence for dietary stasis through time and under diverse paleoecological conditions 2006 51 3 297 - 319
  29. Author Article Journal of Human Evolution Molar microwear and dietary reconstructions of fossil cercopithecoidea from the Plio-Pleistocene deposits of South Africa 2005 49 2 180 - 205
  30. Author Article American Journal of Physical Anthropology Enamel thickness of deciduous and permanent molars in modernHomo sapiens 2005 126 1 14 - 31
  31. Author Article American Journal of Physical Anthropology Molar enamel thickness in the Chacma Baboon,Papio ursinus (kerr 1792) 2005 128 4 812 - 822
  32. Author Article Nature Dental microwear texture analysis shows within-species diet variability in fossil hominins 2005 436 7051 693 - 695
  33. Author Article Journal of Human Evolution Inferring hominoid and early hominid phylogeny using craniodental characters: the role of fossil taxa 2004 47 6 399 - 452
  34. Author Article Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Dinocephalians are not anomodonts 1997 17 1 177

Courses

Term Role Course ID Description
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor DPA 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor DPA 701 Dissertation off Campus Intern
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor ANP 250 Forensic Anthropology
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor ANP 487 Independent Rsrch in Biol Anth
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor BIO 489 Rsrch in Ecology & Evolution
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor DPA 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor ANP 496 Senior Honors Project in Anthr
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor BIO 489 Rsrch in Ecology & Evolution
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor DPA 610 Individual Research
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor DPA 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor DPA 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 487 Independent Rsrch in Biol Anth
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor BIO 489 Rsrch in Ecology & Evolution
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor DPA 610 Individual Research
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor DPA 610 Individual Research
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor DPA 610 Individual Research
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor DPA 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Summer 2015 Primary Instructor DPA 800 SUMMER RESEARCH
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 475 Undergrad Teachng Practicum I
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 476 Undergrad Teachng Practicum II
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 487 Independent Rsrch in Biol Anth
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ANP 495 Senior Honors Project in Anthr
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor DPA 610 Individual Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor DPA 610 Individual Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor DPA 610 Individual Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor DPA 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor ANP 487 Independent Rsrch in Biol Anth
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor ANP 487 Independent Rsrch in Biol Anth
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor DPA 610 Individual Research
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor DPA 610 Individual Research
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor DPA 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Summer 2014 Primary Instructor DPA 800 SUMMER RESEARCH
Fall 2014 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor ANP 447 Readings in Biological Anthrop
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor ANP 475 Undergrad Teachng Practicum I
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor ANP 476 Undergrad Teachng Practicum II
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor BIO 489 Rsrch in Ecology & Evolution
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor DPA 610 Individual Research
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor DPA 610 Individual Research
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor DPA 610 Individual Research
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor DPA 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Supervisor ANP 300 Human Anatomy
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor ANP 475 Undergrad Teachng Practicum I
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor ANP 476 Undergrad Teachng Practicum II
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor ANP 487 Independent Rsrch in Biol Anth
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor ANT 565 Human Evolution
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor DPA 565 Human Evolution
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor DPA 610 Individual Research
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor DPA 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus

Scholarly Activities

Activity Title Date
Other Grine, F.E. (2011). Review of: Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Y. Haile-Selassie & G. Wolde-Gabriel (Eds). Quart. Rev. Biol., 86: 125-126 2011
Presentation/Paper at a conference Cole, T.M., Cunningham, D.L., Grine, F.E., Kramer, A. & Wolpoff, M.H. (2011). Dental metric variation in Homo erectus sensu lato. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 144 (S52): 110. 2011
Presentation/Paper at a conference Kranioti, E.F., Grigorescu, D., Ciprut, T., Grine, F.E. & Harvati, K. (2011). The bony labyrinth of Cioclovina, an early modern human from Romania. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.,144 (S52): 191-192. 2011
Presentation/Paper at a conference Pearson, O.M., Petersen, T.R., Sparacello, V.S., Danesh-Vari, S., Mlady, G. & Grine, F.E. (2011). Activity, ontogeny, and cross-sectional geometry of the femur and tibia. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 144 (S52): 237. 2011
Lecture March 12, University of Montreal Lecture "Prehistoric diets in Pliocene hominins, Neandertals and Upper palaeolithic populations." 2010-08-12
Lecture March 11, University of Montreal Lecture "Modern human origins: recent data from South Africa." 2010-08-11
Lecture April 13, Stony Brook University Hera Group Lecture "Modern human origins: the palaeontological evidence." 2010
Presentation/Paper at a conference Copeland, SR, Richards, MP, Lee-Thorpe, JA, Neveling, J, Grimes, V & Grine, FE (2010). Isotopic evidence for the geographic origins and diet of the 36,000 year-old Hofmeyr skull. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 141 (S50): 84-85. 2010
Presentation/Paper at a conference Grine, FE (2010). Almost human: the fossils of early Homo. FASEB J. (Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology), 24: 293.3. 2010
Presentation/Paper at a conference Jungers, WL, Farke, A, Sutikna, T, Ruff, C, Shackelford, L, Stock, J, Carlson, K, Pearson, O, Grine, F & Morwood, M (2010). Long-bone geometry and skeletal biomechanics in Homo floresiensis. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 141 (S50): 137. 2010
Presentation/Paper at a conference Scott, J. R., Ungar, P.S., Grine, F.E. & Teaford, M.F. (2010). Premolar microwear texture analysis of Australopithecus africanus. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 141 (S50): 210-211. 2010
Presentation/Paper at a conference Skinner, MM, Gunz, P & Grine, FE (2009). Implications of an outlier: examination of the EDJ morphology of the large Paranthropus molar from Gondolin, South Africa. 37th Annual Meeting Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, Program and Abstracts, p. 36 2009-12
Presentation/Paper at a conference Grine, FE & Wall, CE (2009). Mandibular bone remodeling in Paranthropus robustus:implications for dietary behavior. Stony Brook Human Evolution Workshop VIII: “A half century of Zinj: Paranthropus boisei in context.” Turkana Basin Institute, West Turkwel, Kenya, August 9-14. Abstracts, p. 5. 2009
Presentation/Paper at a conference Grine, FE, Jacobs, RL, Skinner, MM, Gunz, P, Reed, KE & Plavcan, JM (2009). The enigmatic molar from Gondolin, South Africa: implications for Paranthropus paleobiology. Stony Brook Human Evolution Workshop VIII: “A half century of Zinj: Paranthropus boisei in context.” Turkana Basin Institute, West Turkwel, Kenya, August 9-14. Abstracts, p. 6. 2009
Presentation/Paper at a conference How the Hominins Got Their Teeth: reconstructing Plio-Pleistocene hominin adaptations and paleoenvironments.

Professional Service

Service Title Date
Other Outside Member PhD Committee. Clement Zanoli, University of Paris 2011 - 2012
Service on Editorial Boards Associate Editor: Journal of Human Evolution 2011 - 2012
Other Grant application reviewer for: National Science Foundation National Geographic Society Leverhulme Foundation 2010 - 2011
Other Manuscript reviewer for: American Journbal of Physical Anthropology Evolutionary Anthropology South African Journal of Science Earth and Planetary Science Letters Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Archives of Oral Biology Plos One Evolutionary Ecology Current Anthropology Nature 2010 - 2011
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Grant Review Board, Wenner-Gren Fundation for Anthroological Research 2010 - 2011
Service on Editorial Boards Advisory Editor: Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution 2010 - 2011
Service on Editorial Boards Associate Editor: Journal of Huma Evolution 2010 - 2011
Referee National Science Foundation 2009 - 2010
Referee Referee for: Journal of Human Evolution, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Evolutionary Ecology, Current Anthropology 2009 - 2010
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Grant Review Panel Member - Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research 2009 - 2010

University Service

Service Title Date
Departmental Committee Search Committee: departments of Anthropology and Ecology & Evolution for Primate Genomics and Human Population Genetics. 2011 - 2012
Other Organizer of seven day international workshop A Half Century After Zinj: Paranthropus boisei in Context United States International University, Nairobi, and Turkana Basin Institute, Turkwel, Kenya. August, 2009. Organized on behalf of the Turkana Basin Institute. 2009 - 2010