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Bae, C.J., Aiello, L.C., Hawks, J., Kaifu, Y., Lindal, J., Martinón-Torres, M., Ni, X., Posth, C., Radović, P., Reed, D., Schroeder, L., Schwartz, J.H., Silcox, M.T., Welker, F., Wu, X.J., Zanolli, C., & Roksandic, M. (2023) Moving away from "the Muddle in the Middle" toward solving the Chibanian puzzle. Evolutionary Anthropology. Early View. 

Schroeder, L. (2023) Human Origins: South Africa. In Encyclopedia of Archaeology, 2nd Edition.

Schroeder, L., & Ackermann, R.R. (2023) Moving beyond the adaptationist paradigm for human evolution, and why it matters. Journal of Human Evolution, 174, 103296.

Friesen, S.E., Knigge, R.P., Jashashvili, T., Harcourt‐Smith, W.E., Schoeninger, M.J., & Tocheri, M.W. (2022) Shape variation in the talus and medial cuneiform of chimpanzees and bonobos. American Journal of Biological Anthropology.​ Early View.

Komza, K., Viola, T. B., Netten, T., & Schroeder, L. (2022) Patterns of morphological integration in the hominid midfoot. Journal of Human Evolution 170: 103231.

Schroeder, L., Elton, S. & Ackermann, R.R. (2022) Skull variation in Afro-Eurasian monkeys results from both adaptive and non-adaptive evolutionary processes. Scientific Reports, 12(1), pp.1-12.

Li, M.F., Nagendran, L., Schroeder, L. & Samson, D.R. (2022) The activity patterns of nonworking and working sled dogs. Scientific Reports, 12(1), pp.1-10.


Ward, D.L., Schroeder, L., Roy, J.E., Hertz, M., Uhl, A., Pomeroy, E., Stock, J.T., Copes, L., Baab, K.L., Viola, T.B. & Silcox, M.T. (2022) The influence of subsistence strategy and climate on bony labyrinth morphology in recent Homo sapiens. American Journal of Biological Anthropology 177(3): 454-470.

Ward, D.L., Schroeder, L., Tinius, A., Niccoli, S., Voth, R., Lees, S.J., Silcox, M., Viola, B. and Sanzo, P. (2022) Ovariectomized Rat Model and Shape Variation in the Bony Labyrinth. The Anatomical Record.

Selig, K.R., Schroeder, L. and Silcox, M.T. (2021) Intraspecific variation in molar topography of the Early Eocene stem primate Microsyops latidens (Mammalia,? Primates). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, p.e1995738.

Schroeder, L. (2021) Factors Shaping the Evolution of Early Ho​moIn: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester.

Zdjelar, N., Nagendran, L., Kendall, C., Ackermann, R.R., & Schroeder, L. (2021). The hybrid skull of the eastern coyote (Canis latrans var.): nonmetric traits and craniomandibular shape. Journal of Morphology 282: 1745-1764.

Tran, C.N.H., & Schroeder, L. (2021) Common evolutionary patterns in the human nasal region across a worldwide sample. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 176(3): 422-433.

Ward, D.L., Schroeder, L., Pomeroy, E., Roy, J.E., Buck, L.T., Stock, J.T., Martin-Gronert, M., Ozanne, S., Silcox, M.T., & Viola, T.B. (2021) Early life malnutrition and fluctuating asymmetry in the rat bony labyrinth. The Anatomical Record 304: 2645-2660.


Larsen, R.R., Cruz, H.D., Kaplan, J., Fuentes, A., Marks, J., Pigliucci, M., Alfano, M., Smith, D.L. and Schroeder, L. (2020) More than provocative, less than scientific: A commentary on the editorial decision to publish Cofnas (2020). Philosophical Psychology: 1-6.

Schroeder, L. (2020) The Year in Paleoanthropology: Revolutionary Fossils, Ancient Biomolecules, and Reflections in Ethics and Decolonization. American Anthropologist 122: 306-320.


Pitirri, M.K., Vermeulen, E., Komza, K., & Begun, D.R (2020) Mandibular shape variation in mainland and insular hylobatids. American Journal of Primatology 82(9): e23175.


Schroeder, L. & von Cramon-Taubadel, N. (2020) Hominoid Cranial Evolution. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester.


Ward, D., Pomeroy, E., Schroeder, L., Viola, B., Silcox, M., & Stock, J. (2020) Can bony labyrinth dimensions predict biological sex in archaeological samples? Journal of Archaeological Sciences: Reports 31: 102354.


Ackermann, R.R. & Schroeder, L. (2020) The emergence of complexity and novelty in the human fossil record. In “Theology and Evolutionary Anthropology: Dialogues in Wisdom, Humility and Grace.” Eds. A. Fuentes and C. Deane-Drummond. Routledge. 29-46. 10.4324/9780429273650-4

Ackermann, R.R., Arnold, M.L., Cahill, J.A., Cortes-Ortiz, L., Evans, B., Grant, P.R., Grant, B.R, Hallgrimsson, B., Humphreys, R., Jolly, C.J., Malukiewicz, J., Nidiffer, M.D., Percival, C.J., Ritzman, T., Roos, C., Roseman, C.C., Schroeder, L., Smith, F.H., Warren, K., Wayne, R. & Zinner, D. (2019) Hybridization in human evolution: insights from other organisms. Evolutionary Anthropology 28 (4): 189-209.

Komza, K., & Skinner, M.M. (2019). First metatarsal trabecular bone structure in extant hominoids and Swartkrans hominins. Journal of Human Evolution 131: 1-21.


Conaway, M., Schroeder, L. & von Cramon-Taubadel, N. (2018) Morphological integration of anatomical, developmental, and functional postcranial modules in the crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 166(3): 661-670.


von Cramon-Taubadel, N. & Schroeder, L. (2018) Quantitative genetics. In The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology, Wenda Trevathan (ed). John Wiley and Sons, Inc.


Schroeder, L. & von Cramon-Taubadel N. (2017) The evolution of hominoid cranial diversity: a quantitative genetic approach. Evolution 71: 2634-2649.


Schroeder, L. & Ackermann R.R. (2017) Evolutionary processes shaping evolution across the Homo lineage. Journal of Human Evolution 111: 1-17.


Schroeder, L., Scott, J.E., Garvin, H.M., Laird, M.F., Dembo, M., Radovčić, D., de Ruiter, D.J., Berger, L.R., & Ackermann, R.R. (2017) Skull diversity in the Homo lineage and the relative position of Homo naledi. Journal of Human Evolution 104: 124-135.


Laird, M.F., Schroeder, L., Dembo, M., Scott, J.E., Radovčić, D, Garvin, H.M., Musiba, C.M., Ackermann, R.R., Schmid, P., Hawks, J., Berger, L.R., de Ruiter, D.J. (2017) The skull of Homo naledi. Journal of Human Evolution 104: 100-123.

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