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Matt Tocheri

Matt Tocheri is the Canada Research Chair in Human Origins at Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, Ontario) and a Research Associate in the Smithsonian Institution’s Human Origins Program. He received his PhD in Anthropology from Arizona State University in 2007 and was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2013. His research focuses on the evolutionary history and functional morphology of the human and great ape family, with a special interest in Homo floresiensis, the so-called ‘hobbits’ of human evolution.

Selected Publications

Sutikna T, Tocheri MW, Morwood MJ, Wahyu Saptomo E, Jatmiko, Rokus Due Awe, Wasisto S, Westaway KE, Aubert M, Li B, Zhao J-x, Storey M, Alloway BV, Morley MW, Meijer HJM, van den Bergh GD, Grün R, Dosseto A, Brumm A, Jungers WL, Roberts RG (2016) Revised stratigraphy and chronology for Homo floresiensis at Liang Bua in Indonesia. Nature 532:366–369.

Morley MW, Goldberg P, Sutikna T, Tocheri MW, Prinsloo L, Jatmiko, Wahyu Saptomo E, Wasisto S, Roberts RG. Initial micromorphological results from Liang Bua, Flores (Indonesia): site formation processes and hominin activities at the type locality of Homo floresiensis (2016) Journal of Archaeological Science

Tocheri MW, Dommain R, McFarlin SC, Burnett SE, Case DT, Orr CM, Roach NT, Villmoare B, Eriksen AB, Kalthoff DC, Senck S, Assefa Z, Groves CP, Jungers WL (2016) The evolutionary origin and population history of the grauer gorilla. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 159:S4–S18.

Kivell TL, Deane AS, Tocheri MW, Orr CM, Schmid P, Hawks J, Berger LR, Churchill SE (2015) The hand of Homo naledi. Nature Communications 6:8431.

Berger LR, Hawks J, de Ruiter DJ, Churchill SE, Schmid P, Delezene L, Kivell T, Garvin HM, Williams SA, DeSilva JM, Skinner MM, Musiba CM, Cameron N, Holliday TW, Harcourt-Smith W, Ackermann RR, Bastir M, Bogin B, Bolter D, Brophy J, Cofran ZD, Congdon KA, Deane AS, Dembo M, Drapeau M, Elliott M, Feuerriegel EM, Garcia-Martinez D, Green DJ, Gurtov A, Irish JD, Kruger A, Laird MF, Marchi D, Meyer MR, Nalla S, Negash EW, Orr CM, Radovcic D, Schroeder L, Scott JE, Throckmorton Z, Tocheri MW, VanSickle C, Walker CS, Wei P, Zipfel B (2015) A new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. eLife 4:e09560.

Ward CV, Tocheri MW, Plavcan JM, Brown FH, Manthi FK (2013) Early Pleistocene third metacarpal from Kenya and the evolution of modern human-like hand morphology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:121–124.

Meijer HJM, Sutikna T, Wahyu Saptomo E, Rokus Due Awe, Jatmiko, Wasisto S, James HF, Morwood MJ, Tocheri MW (2013) Late Pleistocene-Holocene non-passerine avifauna of Liang Bua (Flores, Indonesia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33:877–894.

Orr CM, Tocheri MW, Burnett SE, Rokus Due Awe, Wayhu Saptomo E, Sutikna T, Jatmiko, Wasisto S, Morwood MJ, Jungers WL (2013) New wrist bones from Homo floresiensis. Journal of Human Evolution 64:109–129.

Tocheri MW, Solhan CR, Orr CM, Femiani J, Frohlich B, Groves CP, Harcourt-Smith WE, Richmond BG, Shoelson B, Jungers WL (2011) Ecological divergence and medial cuneiform morphology in gorillas. Journal of Human Evolution 60:171–184.

Larson SG, Jungers WL, Tocheri MW, Orr CM, Morwood MJ, Sutikna T, Due Awe R, Djubiantono T (2009) Descriptions of the upper limb skeleton of Homo floresiensis. Journal of Human Evolution 57: 555–570.

Jungers WL, Harcourt-Smith WEH, Wunderlich RE, Tocheri MW, Larson SG, Sutikna T, Awe Due R, Morwood MJ (2009) The foot of Homo floresiensis. Nature 459:81–84.

Tocheri MW, Orr CM, Jacofsky MC, Marzke MW (2008) The evolutionary history of the hominin hand since the last common ancestor of Pan and Homo. Journal of Anatomy 212: 544–562.

Tocheri MW, Orr CM, Larson SG, Sutikna T, Jatmiko, Wahyu Saptomo E, Awe Due R, Djubiantono T, Morwood MJ, Jungers WL (2007) The primitive wrist of Homo floresiensis and its implications for hominin evolution. Science 317:1743–1745.