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Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Isabelle De Groote

Dr Isabelle De Groote

Telephone: 0151 231 2812

Biography

In general my research interest is human evolution, with a focus on modern human diversity and the emergence, evolution, and disappearance of Neanderthals, and the related question of the origins of anatomically and behaviorally modern humans. Currently, my research focuses on three topics: 1) understanding the transition from a hunter gatherer lifestyle to one of food production in Northwest Africa, 2) studying differences in post-cranial morphology between modern human populations and the influences of climate, activity and heredity; and 3) applying models based on modern human diversity in order to contextualise the differences observed between Neanderthals and early modern humans. Through my research into post-cranial anatomy, I am also interested in the ontogeny of human skeletal diversity and the relationships between activity, environment and growth patterns.

Degrees

2008, University College London, United Kingdom, PhD Palaeoanthropology

Publications

Highlighted publications

Humphrey LT, De Groote I, Morales J, Barton N, Collcutt S, Ramsey CB, Bouzouggar A. 2014. Earliest evidence for caries and exploitation of starchy plant foods in Pleistocene hunter-gatherers from Morocco PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111 :954-959 >DOI >Link

Ashton N, Lewis SG, De Groote I, Duffy SM, Bates M, Bates R, Hoare P, Lewis M, Parfitt SA, Peglar S, Williams C, Stringer C. 2014. Hominin Footprints from Early Pleistocene Deposits at Happisburgh, UK PLoS ONE, 9 :e88329 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Humphrey LT, De Groote I, Morales J, Barton N, Collcutt S, Ramsey CB, Bouzouggar A. 2014. Earliest evidence for caries and exploitation of starchy plant foods in Pleistocene hunter-gatherers from Morocco PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111 :954-959 >DOI >Link

Ashton N, Lewis SG, De Groote I, Duffy SM, Bates M, Bates R, Hoare P, Lewis M, Parfitt SA, Peglar S, Williams C, Stringer C. 2014. Hominin Footprints from Early Pleistocene Deposits at Happisburgh, UK PLoS ONE, 9 :e88329 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Humphrey LT, De Groote I, Morales J, Barton N, Collcutt S, Ramsey CB, Bouzouggar A. 2014. Earliest evidence for caries and exploitation of starchy plant foods in Pleistocene hunter-gatherers from Morocco PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111 :954-959 >DOI >Link

Ashton N, Lewis SG, De Groote I, Duffy SM, Bates M, Bates R, Hoare P, Lewis M, Parfitt SA, Peglar S, Williams C, Stringer C. 2014. Hominin Footprints from Early Pleistocene Deposits at Happisburgh, UK PLoS ONE, 9 :e88329 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Chapters

De Groote IEPM, Stringer C. 2014. Homo sapiens Encyclopedia of Global Archeology. Springer

De Groote IEPM, Stringer C. 2014. Out of Africa Origins Encyclopedia of Global Archeology Springer

De Groote IEPM, Stringer C. 2014. Homo sapiens Encyclopedia of Global Archeology. Springer

De Groote IEPM, Stringer C. 2014. Out of Africa Origins Encyclopedia of Global Archeology Springer

De Groote IEPM, Stringer C. 2014. Homo sapiens Encyclopedia of Global Archeology. Springer

De Groote IEPM, Stringer C. 2014. Out of Africa Origins Encyclopedia of Global Archeology Springer

Journal article

Humphrey LT, De Groote I, Morales J, Barton N, Collcutt S, Ramsey CB, Bouzouggar A. 2014. Earliest evidence for caries and exploitation of starchy plant foods in Pleistocene hunter-gatherers from Morocco PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111 :954-959 >DOI >Link

Ashton N, Lewis SG, De Groote I, Duffy SM, Bates M, Bates R, Hoare P, Lewis M, Parfitt SA, Peglar S, Williams C, Stringer C. 2014. Hominin Footprints from Early Pleistocene Deposits at Happisburgh, UK PLoS ONE, 9 :e88329 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Humphrey LT, De Groote I, Morales J, Barton N, Collcutt S, Ramsey CB, Bouzouggar A. 2014. Earliest evidence for caries and exploitation of starchy plant foods in Pleistocene hunter-gatherers from Morocco PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111 :954-959 >DOI >Link

Ashton N, Lewis SG, De Groote I, Duffy SM, Bates M, Bates R, Hoare P, Lewis M, Parfitt SA, Peglar S, Williams C, Stringer C. 2014. Hominin Footprints from Early Pleistocene Deposits at Happisburgh, UK PLoS ONE, 9 :e88329 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Humphrey LT, De Groote I, Morales J, Barton N, Collcutt S, Ramsey CB, Bouzouggar A. 2014. Earliest evidence for caries and exploitation of starchy plant foods in Pleistocene hunter-gatherers from Morocco PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111 :954-959 >DOI >Link

Ashton N, Lewis SG, De Groote I, Duffy SM, Bates M, Bates R, Hoare P, Lewis M, Parfitt SA, Peglar S, Williams C, Stringer C. 2014. Hominin Footprints from Early Pleistocene Deposits at Happisburgh, UK PLoS ONE, 9 :e88329 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Bello S, Parfitt S, De Groote IEPM. 2013. Investigating experimental knapping damage on an antler hammer: a pilot-study using high-resolution imaging and analytical techniques. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40 :4528-4537 >DOI

Bello S, Parfitt S, De Groote IEPM. 2013. Investigating experimental knapping damage on an antler hammer: a pilot-study using high-resolution imaging and analytical techniques. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40 :4528-4537 >DOI

Bello S, Parfitt S, De Groote IEPM. 2013. Investigating experimental knapping damage on an antler hammer: a pilot-study using high-resolution imaging and analytical techniques. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40 :4528-4537 >DOI

De Groote I. 2011. The Neanderthal lower arm. J Hum Evol, 61 :396-410 >DOI >Link

De Groote I. 2011. Femoral curvature in Neanderthals and modern humans: a 3D geometric morphometric analysis. J Hum Evol, 60 :540-548 >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Humphrey LT. 2011. Body mass and stature estimation based on the first metatarsal in humans. Am J Phys Anthropol, 144 :625-632 >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Humphrey LT. 2011. Body mass and stature estimation based on the first metatarsal in humans. Am J Phys Anthropol, >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Aiello LC. 2011. Response to Deane and Kremer's Comment: 3D, or Not to 3D AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 144 :498-499 >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Aiello LC. 2011. Letter to the editor: Response to Deane and Kremer's comment: 3D, or not to 3D American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 144 :498-499 >DOI

De Groote I. 2011. The Neanderthal lower arm. J Hum Evol, 61 :396-410 >DOI >Link

De Groote I. 2011. Femoral curvature in Neanderthals and modern humans: a 3D geometric morphometric analysis. J Hum Evol, 60 :540-548 >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Humphrey LT. 2011. Body mass and stature estimation based on the first metatarsal in humans. Am J Phys Anthropol, 144 :625-632 >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Humphrey LT. 2011. Body mass and stature estimation based on the first metatarsal in humans. Am J Phys Anthropol, >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Aiello LC. 2011. Response to Deane and Kremer's Comment: 3D, or Not to 3D AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 144 :498-499 >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Aiello LC. 2011. Letter to the editor: Response to Deane and Kremer's comment: 3D, or not to 3D American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 144 :498-499 >DOI

De Groote I. 2011. The Neanderthal lower arm. J Hum Evol, 61 :396-410 >DOI >Link

De Groote I. 2011. Femoral curvature in Neanderthals and modern humans: a 3D geometric morphometric analysis. J Hum Evol, 60 :540-548 >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Humphrey LT. 2011. Body mass and stature estimation based on the first metatarsal in humans. Am J Phys Anthropol, 144 :625-632 >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Humphrey LT. 2011. Body mass and stature estimation based on the first metatarsal in humans. Am J Phys Anthropol, >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Aiello LC. 2011. Response to Deane and Kremer's Comment: 3D, or Not to 3D AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 144 :498-499 >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Aiello LC. 2011. Letter to the editor: Response to Deane and Kremer's comment: 3D, or not to 3D American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 144 :498-499 >DOI

De Groote I, Lockwood CA, Aiello LC. 2010. Technical note: A new method for measuring long bone curvature using 3D landmarks and semi-landmarks. Am J Phys Anthropol, 141 :658-664 >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Lockwood CA, Aiello LC. 2010. Technical note: A new method for measuring long bone curvature using 3D landmarks and semi-landmarks. Am J Phys Anthropol, 141 :658-664 >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Lockwood CA, Aiello LC. 2010. Technical note: A new method for measuring long bone curvature using 3D landmarks and semi-landmarks. Am J Phys Anthropol, 141 :658-664 >DOI >Link

De Groote IEPM, Kovarovik K. 2009. "Review of 'Congress Secretariat (ed.) -- Acts of the XIVth Congress, University of Liège, Belgium, 2-8 September 2001. Section 3: Paleoecology. General Sessions and Posters.'" Paleoanthropology, 2009 :89-90

De Groote IEPM, Kovarovik K. 2009. "Review of 'Congress Secretariat (ed.) -- Acts of the XIVth Congress, University of Liège, Belgium, 2-8 September 2001. Section 3: Paleoecology. General Sessions and Posters.'" Paleoanthropology, 2009 :89-90

De Groote IEPM, Kovarovik K. 2009. "Review of 'Congress Secretariat (ed.) -- Acts of the XIVth Congress, University of Liège, Belgium, 2-8 September 2001. Section 3: Paleoecology. General Sessions and Posters.'" Paleoanthropology, 2009 :89-90

De Groote I. 2007. Paleontological data analysis JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 53 :762-763 >DOI >Link

De Groote I. 2007. Paleontological data analysis JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 53 :762-763 >DOI >Link

De Groote I. 2007. Paleontological data analysis JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 53 :762-763 >DOI >Link

De Groote I, Lockwood CA, Aiello LC. 2006. Long bone curvature in Neanderthals and modern humans: A new method for measuring long bone curvature using 3D landmarks and semilandmarks. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, :82-82 >Link

De Groote I, Lockwood CA, Aiello LC. 2006. Long bone curvature in Neanderthals and modern humans: A new method for measuring long bone curvature using 3D landmarks and semilandmarks. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, :82-82 >Link

De Groote I, Lockwood CA, Aiello LC. 2006. Long bone curvature in Neanderthals and modern humans: A new method for measuring long bone curvature using 3D landmarks and semilandmarks. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, :82-82 >Link

Bello S, De Groote I, Delbarre G. Application of 3-dimensional microscopy and micro-CT scanning to the analysis of Magdalenian portable art on bone and antler Journal of Archaeological Science,

Bello S, De Groote I, Delbarre G. Application of 3-dimensional microscopy and micro-CT scanning to the analysis of Magdalenian portable art on bone and antler Journal of Archaeological Science,

Bello S, De Groote I, Delbarre G. Application of 3-dimensional microscopy and micro-CT scanning to the analysis of Magdalenian portable art on bone and antler Journal of Archaeological Science,

Conference publication

De Groote I, Humphrey L. 2013. Oral health and dietary change during the Epipalaeolithic-Neolithic transition in Northwest Africa AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 150 :109-109 >Link

De Groote I, Humphrey L. 2013. Oral health and dietary change during the Epipalaeolithic-Neolithic transition in Northwest Africa AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 150 :109-109 >Link

De Groote I, Humphrey L. 2013. Oral health and dietary change during the Epipalaeolithic-Neolithic transition in Northwest Africa AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 150 :109-109 >Link

De Groote IEPM, Humphrey L. 2011. Body Mass Estimation Using the First Metatarsal in Upper Paleolithic Populations Abstracts of the Paleoanthropology Society 2011 Meeting., Paleoanthropology Society 2011 Meeting. 2011 :A14-A15 >DOI

De Groote IEPM, Humphrey L. 2011. Body Mass Estimation Using the First Metatarsal in Upper Paleolithic Populations Abstracts of the Paleoanthropology Society 2011 Meeting., Paleoanthropology Society 2011 Meeting. 2011 :A14-A15 >DOI

De Groote IEPM, Humphrey L. 2011. Body Mass Estimation Using the First Metatarsal in Upper Paleolithic Populations Abstracts of the Paleoanthropology Society 2011 Meeting., Paleoanthropology Society 2011 Meeting. 2011 :A14-A15 >DOI

De Groote I. 2009. An investigation of long bone curvature in modern human populations: femur, ulna and radius AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 78th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists :116-116 >Link

De Groote I. 2009. An investigation of long bone curvature in modern human populations: femur, ulna and radius AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 78th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists :116-116 >Link

De Groote I. 2009. An investigation of long bone curvature in modern human populations: femur, ulna and radius AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 78th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists :116-116 >Link

De Groote I, Stringer C, Compton T, Kruszynski R. Human Material from Shukbah Cave, Israel Bulletins et mémoires de la Société d'anthropologie de Paris, 1837es Journées de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 24 :1-40

De Groote I, Humphrey L. Evulsion Practices among the Iberomaurusians Bulletins et mémoires de la Société d'anthropologie de Paris, 1836es journées de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 23 :1-40

De Groote IEPM, Humphrey LT, Barton N. Stature and mobility changes in prehistoric Northwest Africa African Archaeology Research Day 2011

De Groote I, Stringer C, Compton T, Kruszynski R. Human Material from Shukbah Cave, Israel Bulletins et mémoires de la Société d'anthropologie de Paris, 1837es Journées de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 24 :1-40

De Groote I, Humphrey L. Evulsion Practices among the Iberomaurusians Bulletins et mémoires de la Société d'anthropologie de Paris, 1836es journées de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 23 :1-40

De Groote IEPM, Humphrey LT, Barton N. Stature and mobility changes in prehistoric Northwest Africa African Archaeology Research Day 2011

De Groote I, Stringer C, Compton T, Kruszynski R. Human Material from Shukbah Cave, Israel Bulletins et mémoires de la Société d'anthropologie de Paris, 1837es Journées de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 24 :1-40

De Groote I, Humphrey L. Evulsion Practices among the Iberomaurusians Bulletins et mémoires de la Société d'anthropologie de Paris, 1836es journées de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 23 :1-40

De Groote IEPM, Humphrey LT, Barton N. Stature and mobility changes in prehistoric Northwest Africa African Archaeology Research Day 2011

Thesis/Dissertation

De Groote I. 2008. A comprehensive analysis of long bone curvature in Neanderthals and modern humans using 3D morphometrics Lockwood C, Hillson S, Aiello L. University College London

De Groote I. 2008. A comprehensive analysis of long bone curvature in Neanderthals and modern humans using 3D morphometrics Lockwood C, Hillson S, Aiello L. University College London

De Groote I. 2008. A comprehensive analysis of long bone curvature in Neanderthals and modern humans using 3D morphometrics Lockwood C, Hillson S, Aiello L. University College London

Other

De Groote IEPM. The secrets of Human Evolution BBC Focus Magazine,

De Groote IEPM. Report on the 1836th scientific meeting of the Société d’Anthropologie de Paris (SAP) Set in Stone, 8

De Groote IEPM. The secrets of Human Evolution BBC Focus Magazine,

De Groote IEPM. Report on the 1836th scientific meeting of the Société d’Anthropologie de Paris (SAP) Set in Stone, 8

De Groote IEPM. The secrets of Human Evolution BBC Focus Magazine,

De Groote IEPM. Report on the 1836th scientific meeting of the Société d’Anthropologie de Paris (SAP) Set in Stone, 8

Engagement & Impact

External collaboration:

The Natural History Museum, Chris Stringer

The Natural History Museum, Silvia Bello

The Natural History Museum, Louise Humphrey

University College London, Chris Dean

University of Cambridge, Jay T Stock

University of Liverpool, Robin Crompton

University of Cambridge, Jay T Stock

British Museum, Nick Ashton

The Natural History Museum, Chris Stringer

The Natural History Museum, Silvia Bello

The Natural History Museum, Louise Humphrey

University College London, Chris Dean

University of Cambridge, Jay T Stock

University of Liverpool, Robin Crompton

University of Cambridge, Jay T Stock

British Museum, Nick Ashton

The Natural History Museum, Chris Stringer

The Natural History Museum, Silvia Bello

The Natural History Museum, Louise Humphrey

University College London, Chris Dean

University of Cambridge, Jay T Stock

University of Liverpool, Robin Crompton

University of Cambridge, Jay T Stock

British Museum, Nick Ashton

Media Coverage:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00pfhr9, BBC World Service - Science In Action, 15/03/2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17371153, BBC News Website Video How human skulls have changed over the centuries 14 March 2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01d2rgl, BBC Radio 4 15/03/2012 Red Deer Cave People Material World

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xfdmt/episodes/guide, Consultant on BBC series Prehistoric Autopsy Aired October 2012 (Consultant from 07/2011 to 06/2012)

Media coverage (tv, paper, radio) for the PNAS paper on diet and caries

Media work (tv, radio, magazines and newspapers) for the PlosOne paper on Britain's oldest footprints

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00pfhr9, BBC World Service - Science In Action, 15/03/2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17371153, BBC News Website Video How human skulls have changed over the centuries 14 March 2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01d2rgl, BBC Radio 4 15/03/2012 Red Deer Cave People Material World

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xfdmt/episodes/guide, Consultant on BBC series Prehistoric Autopsy Aired October 2012 (Consultant from 07/2011 to 06/2012)

Media coverage (tv, paper, radio) for the PNAS paper on diet and caries

Media work (tv, radio, magazines and newspapers) for the PlosOne paper on Britain's oldest footprints

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00pfhr9, BBC World Service - Science In Action, 15/03/2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17371153, BBC News Website Video How human skulls have changed over the centuries 14 March 2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01d2rgl, BBC Radio 4 15/03/2012 Red Deer Cave People Material World

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xfdmt/episodes/guide, Consultant on BBC series Prehistoric Autopsy Aired October 2012 (Consultant from 07/2011 to 06/2012)

Media coverage (tv, paper, radio) for the PNAS paper on diet and caries

Media work (tv, radio, magazines and newspapers) for the PlosOne paper on Britain's oldest footprints

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Société d’Anthropologie de Paris

Member, American Association of Physical Anthropology

Member, Société d’Anthropologie de Paris

Member, American Association of Physical Anthropology

Member, Société d’Anthropologie de Paris

Member, American Association of Physical Anthropology

Other invited event:

Ear Surgeons and Audiologists Conference, SAGE Conference Centre, Gateshead., Invited lecture on human inner ear development and balance in human evolution.

Prehistoric Autopsy, London, Newcaste, Manchester, Three public lectures for BBC Education: Prehistoric Autopsy

“The Ancient Olympics were barefoot”, Natural History Museum, London, Invited lecture on human evolution and endurance running.

SciFri Liverpool, Liverpool, Lecture on Human Evolution

Invited Seminar, Sedentism before the onset of agriculture?, 1 hour invited seminar talk to Biological Anthropology seminar series

Ear Surgeons and Audiologists Conference, SAGE Conference Centre, Gateshead., Invited lecture on human inner ear development and balance in human evolution.

Prehistoric Autopsy, London, Newcaste, Manchester, Three public lectures for BBC Education: Prehistoric Autopsy

“The Ancient Olympics were barefoot”, Natural History Museum, London, Invited lecture on human evolution and endurance running.

SciFri Liverpool, Liverpool, Lecture on Human Evolution

Invited Seminar, Sedentism before the onset of agriculture?, 1 hour invited seminar talk to Biological Anthropology seminar series

Ear Surgeons and Audiologists Conference, SAGE Conference Centre, Gateshead., Invited lecture on human inner ear development and balance in human evolution.

Prehistoric Autopsy, London, Newcaste, Manchester, Three public lectures for BBC Education: Prehistoric Autopsy

“The Ancient Olympics were barefoot”, Natural History Museum, London, Invited lecture on human evolution and endurance running.

SciFri Liverpool, Liverpool, Lecture on Human Evolution

Invited Seminar, Sedentism before the onset of agriculture?, 1 hour invited seminar talk to Biological Anthropology seminar series

Teaching qualification:

Bachelor in Education

Bachelor in Education

Bachelor in Education