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Foto CaroCarolin Röding studied Archeological Science at the University of Tübingen and worked as a student assistant at the DFG Center for Advanced Studies. At the center, she was part of the Cuncaicha project and focused on the origins of Tasmanian Aborigines as part of a broader project which combines genetic, linguistic, and morphological aspects to explore the diversity in the peoples of Oceania and Island Southeast Asia.

While completing her bachelor’s degree in Biology she developed an interest in human evolution with a special emphasis on brain evolution. In her master thesis she used the methodological toolkit of geometric morphometrics to answer questions about the cerebellar evolution in hominids. Further her research interests include hominin variation, the interaction between brain and braincase as well as cranial integration and modularity.

In March 2018 Carolin Röding started as doctoral candidate in the CROSSROADS project at the University of Tübingen. For her doctoral dissertation, she is reconstructing and analyzing Middle-Late Pleistocene hominin crania and teeth from Greece.
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2019Harvati, K., Röding, C., Bosman, A. M., Karakostis, F. A., Grün, R., Stringer, C., Karkanas, P., Thompson, N. C., Koutoulidis, V., Moulopoulos, L. A., Gorgoulis, V. G., and Kouloukoussa, M. (2019). Apidima Cave fossils provide earliest evidence of Homo sapiens in Eurasia. Nature, 571(7766), 500-504. Doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1376-z
Ioannidou, M., Falcucci, A., Röding, C., & Kandel, A. W. (2019). Eighth Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 28(2), 52-54. Doi:10.1002/evan.21770
 

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