CSHO faculty member Dr. Susan AntonDepartment Chair; Professor of Anthropology

 Ph.D. 1994; M.A. 1991; B.A. 1987, University of California, Berkeley

Email: susan.anton@nyu.edu

Phone: 212-992-9786

curriculum vitae

Office: 905

Laboratory for Human Evolutionary Studies (LHES)


Research Interests

  • physical anthropology
  • skeletal biology
  • evolution of genus Homo
  • development and life history patterns
  • field programs in Asia and the Pacific
  • evolutionary morphology
  • human osteology and anatomy
  • growth
  • dispersal


Other Affiliations

Professor, NYU Department of Anthropology

Director, MA program in Human Skeletal Biology

President, American Association of Physical Anthropologists

Faculty, New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology

Associate Editor, Journal of Human Evolution


Current Projects

Koobi Fora Research Project

Bones and Behavior Working Group


Select Publications

[ Academia | ResearchGate ]

Antón, S.C., Aiello, L.C., & Potts, R.  2014.  Evolution of Early Homo: An integrated biological perspective. Science 345(6192).

Antón, S.C.  2013.  Homo erectus and related taxa, in D.R. Begun (Ed.) A Companion to Paleoanthropology, pp. 497-516. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Antón, S.C. & Aiello, L.C. (Eds.)  2012.  Human Biology and the Origin of Homo. Current Anthropology, Wenner-Gren Symposium Issue 53(S6): S269-S277.

Leakey, M.G., Spoor, F., Dean, M.C., Feibel, C.S., Antón, S.C., Kiarie, C., & Leakey, L.N.  2012.  New fossils from Koobi Fora in northern Kenya confirm taxonomic diversity in early HomoNature 488: 201–204.

Stanford, C.B., Allen, J.S., & Antón, S.C.  2012.  Biological Anthropology, 3rd edition, Pearson.

Indriati, E., Swisher III, C.C., Lepre, C., Quinn, R.L., Suriyanto, R.A., Hascaryo, A.T., Grün, R., Feibel, C.S., Pobiner, B.L., Aubert, M., Lees, W., & Antón, S.C.  2011.  The Age of the 20 Meter Solo River Terrace, Java, Indonesia and the Survival of Homo erectus in AsiaPLoS ONE 6(6): e21562.

Stanford, C.B., Allen, J.S., & Antón, S.C.  2010.  Exploring Biological Anthropology: the Essentials, 2nd edition. Prentice Hall.

Indriati, E. & Antón, S.C.  2010.  The calvaria of Sangiran 38, Sendangbusik, Sangiran Dome, JavaHomo – Journal of Comparative Human Biology 61(4): 225-243.

Stanford, C.B., Allen, J.S., & Antón, S.C.  2009.  Introduction to Biological Anthropology: A Natural History of Humankind, 2nd edition. Prentice Hall.

Indriati, E. & Antón, S.C.  2008.  Earliest Indonesian facial and dental remains from Sangiran, Java: a description of Sangiran 27. Anthropological Science 116: 219-229.

Griffin, N., Gordon, A., Richmond, B., & Antón, S.C.  2008.  Cross-sectional geometric analysis of a foot bone assemblage from Mangaia, Cook IslandsHomo –  Journal of Comparative Human Biology 59: 27-40.

Antón, S.C.  2008.  Framing the Question: Diet and Evolution in early Homo, in C.J. Vinyard, C.E. Wall, M.J. Ravosa (Eds.)  Primate Craniofacial Function and Biology: Papers in Honor of Bill Hylander, pp. 443-482. New York: Springer Science.

Spoor, F., Leakey, M.G., Gathogo, P.N., Brown, F.H., Antón, S.C., McDougall, I., Kiarie, C., Manthi, F.K., & Leakey, L.G.  2007.  Implications of new early Homo fossils from Ileret, East Lake Turkana (Kenya)Nature 448: 688-691.

Antón, S.C.  2007.  Climatic influences on the evolution of Early Homo?  Folia Primatologica 78: 365-388.

Antón, S.C., Spoor F., Fellmann, C.D., & Swisher III, C.C.  2007.  Defining Homo erectus: Size Considered, in W. Henke & I. Tattersall (Eds). Handbook of Paleoanthropology, Volume 3, pp. 1655-1693.  Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Antón, S.C.  2003.  A Natural History of H. erectus.  Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 46: 126-170.

Antón, S.C. & Steadman, D.W.  2003.  Mortuary patterns in burial caves on Mangaia, Cook Islands. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 13: 132-146.


Updated: June 12, 2017