CONFERENCES

Selected contributions to national and international scientific meetings

Presentation at the Société d’Anthropologie de Paris (Poitiers, France).

2019

  • Annual Meeting of the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa (Pilanesberg, 7-10/4/2019):
    Beaudet A. et al. – Human evolution in South Africa: from bone collections to human origins.
  • 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Cleveland, 27-30/3/2019):
    Beaudet A. et al. – The atlas of the Australopithecus specimen StW 573 (“Little Foot”).
  • Journées Annuelles de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris (Paris, 23-25/01/2019):
    Beaudet A. – Paléobiodiversité et évolution des hominines du Plio-Pléistocène à Sterkfontein, Afrique du Sud.

2018

  • 8th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (Faro, 13-15/9/2018):
    Beaudet A. et al. – Exploring the inner cranial anatomy of “Little Foot”: a comparative study of the endocast, and of the bony labyrinth.
  • 87th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Austin, 11-14/4/2018):
    Beaudet A. et al. – The taxonomic diagnosis of the StW 578 cranium from Jacovec Cavern, Gauteng (South Africa): integrating inner and outer morphology.
  • Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Austin, 10-11/4/2018):
    Beaudet A. et al. – Hominin cranial fragments from Milner Hall, Sterkfontein, South Africa.
  • Journées Annuelles de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris (Poitiers, 24-26/1/2018):
    Beaudet A. – Comment reconstruire l’histoire évolutive du cerveau hominine à partir du registre fossile ? Limites et perspectives en paléoneurologie humaine.

2017

  • 7th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (Leiden, 21-23/9/2017):
    Beaudet A. et al.  – Cranial vault thickness variation and inner structural organization in Plio-Pleistocene hominids from Sterkfontein Caves, South Africa.
  • The 3rd Imaging with Radiation conference (Johannesburg, 14-15/9/2017):
    Beaudet A. & De Beer F. – The contribution of X-ray microtomography in reconstructing primate evolutionary history: examples of applications to the South African fossil record.
  • 86th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (New Orleans, 19-22/4/2017):
    Beaudet A. & Bruner E. – A deformation-based approach to the frontal lobe morphology in OH9, UA 31 and Bodo.
  • Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society (Vancouver, 28-29/3/2017):
    Beaudet A. et al. – A high resolution microtomographic study of the StW 578 Pliocene hominid vranium from Sterkfontein Cave.

2016

  • 6th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (Madrid, 14-18/9/2016):
    Beaudet A. et al. – Morphoarchitectural variation in the extant human endocast.
  • 19th Biennial Meeting of the Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa (Stellenbosch, 4-9/7/2016):
    Beaudet A. et al. – Early hominin brain evolution: extracting paleoneurological evidence from the fossil record.
  • 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Atlanta, 13-16/4/2016):
    Beaudet A. et al. – Reconstructing early hominin brain evolution from South African Australopithecus endocasts.

2014

  • The African Human Fossil Record (Toulouse, 26-27/9/2014):
    Beaudet A. et al. – Identification of Homo-like features in virtually rendered South African australopith endocasts.
  • 4th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (Florence, 18-20/9/2014):
    Beaudet A. et al. – Time-related changes in fossil cercopithecoid inner craniodental structures and chronological seriation of South African hominin-bearing sites.
  • 83th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Calgary, 8-12/4/2014):
    Beaudet A. et al. – Full sequence dating of South African early hominin units based on new cercopithecoid chronological markers.

2013

  • XXXIème Colloque du Groupement des Anthropologistes de Langue Française  (Marseille, 16-18/10/2013):
    Macchiarelli R., Beaudet A. et al. – L’extraction de la signature biomécanique du réseau trabéculaire fossile.
  • 3rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (Vienna, 19-21/9/2013):
    Beaudet A. et al. – The Neanderthal patella: topographic bone distribution and inner structural organization.

2012

  • 2nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (Bordeaux, 21-22/9/2012):
    Beaudet A. et al. – Locomotion-related patterns of cortico-trabecular bone organization beneath the tibial plateau in extant humans, Pan, and Papio: a 2-3D high-resolution analytical approach.
  • 81th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Portland, 11-14/4/2012):
    Volpato V., Beaudet A. et al. – Endostructural conformation and properties of the Neanderthal La Ferrassie 2 tibial plateau.
  • Journées Annuelles de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris (Bordeaux, 25-27/1/2012):
    Volpato V., Beaudet A. et al. – L’organisation trabéculaire du plateau tibial néanderthalien La Ferrassie II.

Invited talks in scientific meetings

  • Seminar entitled “The Evolution of the brain, from pre-mammalian reptiles to humans” at the Origins Centre (Johannesburg, 2018): Human brain evolution: what can fossils tell us?

Selected contributions to regional academic meetings

  • Scientific meetings of the UMR 7194: Paléobiologie et évolution des hominines du Plio-Pléistocène en Afrique du Sud (link) (2018).
  • Seminar at the University of the Witwatersrand: The contribution of the South African fossil primate record in unravelling the history of our ancestors (2017).
  • Research Day of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University: Human brain evolution: perspectives from advanced imaging techniques (2017).

Conferences for a general audience

  • The Sterkfontein hominin assemblage: how the world’s richest Australopithecus-bearing site contributes to unveiling the human brain evolutionary history. Talk given at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa), as part of the seminar entitled 3.5 million years of human evolution at Sterkfontein hosted by the French Institute for South Africa (2017).
  • À la recherche de nos ancêtres : la lignée humaine. Talk given at Naintré, France (2015).
  • Impressions 3D en paléobiologie. Talk given at the fablab “CampusFab” of the University of Toulouse Paul Sabatier (link) (2014).