Associate Professor Lynne Schepartz
P rofessor Lynne A. Schepartz joined the Wits Health Sciences faculty in October 2011 as Associate Professor and Head of the Biological Anthropology Division in the School of Anatomical Sciences. An active fieldworker and researcher in human skeletal biology (prehistoric health and mortuary archaeology) and palaeoanthropology (evolution of language and behavioral complexity), she currently works in China and Greece, and she is developing new projects in South Africa. Professor Schepartz is also a Visiting Research Fellow (2009-2013) and a Senior International Scholar (2011-2012) at the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Beijing.
Selected Recent Publications (see full CV link below)
The Prehistoric Tumulus of Lofkënd in Albania. John Papadopoulos, Sarah Morris, Lorenc Bejko, Muzafer Kurkuti and
Lynne A. Schepartz. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute Press.
The Complex of Tumuli 9, 10, and 11 in the Necropolis of Apollonia by Maria Grazia Amore, with special studies by V. Dhimo, L. Bejko, and
L. Schepartz and contributions by S. Aliu, A. Bardho, E. Bitri, L. Buchet, B.N. Damiata, V. Grimes, P. Pearce, A. Powell, M.P. Richards, J. Southon, and J. Stallo. BAR International Series 2059, 878 pp.
Anthropology à la Carte: The Evolution and Diversity of Human Diet. San Diego: Cognella.
New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Greece, OWLS (Occasional Wiener Laboratory Series, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, and Princeton), co-edited by
L.A. Schepartz, S. Fox and C. Bourbou.
The Asian Middle Pleistocene, a special issue of Asian Perspectives (Volume 43, Number 2), co-edited by
L.A. Schepartz and S. Miller-Antonio.
Articles and Book Chapters
Accepted W. Liu,
L.A. Schepartz, S. Xing, S. Miller-Antonio, X. Wu, E. Trinkaus and M. Martinon-Torres. Late Middle Pleistocene hominin teeth from Panxian Dadong, South China.
Journal of Human Evolution.
2011 X. Wu,
L.A. Schepartz, W. Liu, and E. Trinkaus. Antemortem Trauma and Survival in the Late Middle Pleistocene human cranium from Maba, China.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(49):19558-19562. [
2011 X. Wu, R.L. Holloway,
L.A. Schepartz and S. Xing. A New Brain Endocast of
Homo erectus from Hulu Cave, Nanjing, China.
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 145:452-460. [
L.A. Schepartz, A. Papathanasiou, S. Miller-Antonio, S.R. Stocker, J.L. Davis, J.M.A. Murphy, E. Malapani and M. Richards. No Seat at the Table? Mycenaean Women's Diet and Health in Pylos, Greece, in
Anthropology à la Carte: The Evolution and Diversity of Human Diet, edited by
L.A. Schepartz. San Diego: Cognella.
L.A. Schepartz and S. Miller-Antonio. Taphonomy, Life History, and Human Exploitation of
Rhinoceros sinensis at the Middle Pleistocene site of Panxian Dadong, Guizhou, China.
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 20(3):253-268. [
2010 Xiujie Wu,
Lynne A. Schepartz and Wu Liu. A new
Homo erectus (Zhoukoudian V) brain endocast from China.
Proceeding of the Royal Society, B, 277:337-344. [
L.A. Schepartz and S. Miller-Antonio. Large Mammal Exploitation in Late Middle Pleistocene China: A Comparison of Rhinoceros and Stegodonts at Panxian Dadong.
Before Farming 2010/4 article 2.
L.A. Schepartz, S. Miller-Antonio and J.M.A. Murphy. Differential Health and Status Among Mycenaeans of Messenia: The Status of Females at Pylos, in
New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Greece, OWLS (Occasional Wiener Laboratory Series, American School of Classical Studies, Athens), eds.
L.A. Schepartz, S. Fox and C. Bourbou, pp.155-174.
2009 Panagiotis Karkanas,
Lynne A. Schepartz, Sari Miller-Antonio, Wang Wei and Huang Weiwen. Late Middle Pleistocene Climate in Southwestern China: Inferences from the Stratigraphic Record of Panxian Dadong Cave, Guizhou.
Quaternary Science Reviews 27 (15-16):1555-1570. [
2006 Wu Xiujie,
Lynne A. Schepartz, Dean Falk and Liu Wu. Endocranial cast of Hexian
Homo erectus from South China.
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 130 (4):445-454. [
L.A. Schepartz, S. Stoutamire and D.A. Bekken.
Stegodon orientalis from Panxian Dadong, a Middle Pleistocene Archaeological Site in Guizhou, South China: Taphonomy, Population Structure and Evidence for Human Interactions.
Quaternary International 126-128:271-282.
2004 Wang Wei, Liu Jun, Hou Yamei, Si Xinqiang, Huang Weiwen,
L.A. Schepartz and S. Miller-Antonio. Panxian Dadong, South China: Establishing a Record of Middle Pleistocene Climate Change, in
The Asian Middle Pleistocene, Asian Perspectives 43(2):302-313.
2004 S. Miller-Antonio,
L.A. Schepartz, Panagiotis Karkanas, Hou Yamei, Huang Weiwen, and D. Bekken. Lithic Raw Material Use at the Late Middle Pleistocene Site of Panxian Dadong, in
The Asian Middle Pleistocene, Asian Perspectives 43(2):314-332.
2004 D. Bekken,
L.A. Schepartz, and S. Miller-Antonio, Hou Yamei and Huang Weiwen. Taxonomic Abundance at Panxian Dadong, a Middle Pleistocene Cave in South China, in
The Asian Middle Pleistocene, Asian Perspectives 43(2):333-359.
2004 H.L. Jones, W. Rink,
L.A. Schepartz, S. Miller-Antonio, Huang Weiwen, and Hou Yamei. Combined Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) and Uranium-series Dating of Mammalian Tooth Enamel at Panxian Dadong, Guizhou Province, China.
Journal of Archaeological Science 31(7): 965-977.