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Andrej Evteev is a physical anthropologist, one of those numerous specialists interested in the study of the interplay of factors shaping the human skull: genetic, climatic, ontogenetic, functional and stochastic. Specifically, during the last several years he's been primarily dealing with ecogeographic variation of the facial skeleton in North Eurasia paying a special attention to employing population genetic data as a “control for phylogeny”. One of the aims of his Tubingen fellowship was to put the data collected (morphological and genetic) into a broader context and to analyze it from a more general point of view. Andrej was also studying growth of the human skull using medical CT data with a distant aim of detailing the ontogenetic origin of intergroup morphological differences. One more problem Andrej Evteev actively works on is the role of intragroup cranial variation in producing intergroup variation. It is acknowledged that at least 80% of cranial variation in humans resides at the intragroup level, but in fact we have very few ways of taking it into account in a craniological analysis (see for details https://sites.google.com/site/worldpcaeng/). Andrej also uses a variety of methods, including GMM and Finite-Element Analysis, and spents a lot of time working with CT images of both living and skeletal individuals (measuring, segmentation, landmarking). Another aim of his work at the DFG center was to comprehensively explore the collection of cranial CT scans from Moscow which includes many populations not represented in other CT depositories, as well as in museums outside Russia.Finally, Andrej has quite an experience as a field bioarcheologist specialized on the macroscopic descriptive study of human remains.

Journal Articles
2018Stansfield E., Evteev A., O’Higgins P. 2018. Can diet be inferred from the biomechanical response to simulated biting in modern and pre-historic human mandibles? // Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. Published online.
Andrej A. Evteev, Yann Heuzé. (2018) Impact of sampling strategies and reconstruction protocols in nasal airflow simulations in fossil hominins // Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115 (21) E4737-E4738. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1804197115
Evteev A.A., Anikin A.V., Satanin L.A. (2018) Mid-facial growth patterns in males from newborn to 5 years old based on computed tomography // American Journal of Human Biology: e23132. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23132
2017Evteev A.A., Dvurechensky O.V. (2017) Intra-Group Variation of the Facial Skeleton in 16th–19th Century Rural Russian Populations in the Worldwide Context: A Principal Component Analysis // Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia. V. 45, N. 4. DOI: 10.17746/1563-0110.2017.45.4.143-151
Evteev A. A., Movsesian A. A., Grosheva A. N. (2017) The association between mid-facial morphology and climate in northeast Europe differs from that in north Asia: Implications for understanding the morphology of Late Pleistocene Homo sapiens // Journal of Human Evolution. Vol. 107. P. 36–48. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2017.02.008
Nanova Olga, Prôa Miguel, Fitton Laura, Evteev Andrej, and O’Higgins Paul. (2017) Comparison of cranial performance between mainland and two island subspecies of the arctic fox Vulpes lagopus (Carnivora: Canidae) during simulated biting. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 121(4):923–935. DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/blx029
2016Evteev, A. A. and Movsesian, A. A. (2016) Testing the association between human mid-facial morphology and climate using autosomal, mitochondrial, Y chromosomal polymorphisms and cranial non-metrics. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. Volume 159, Issue 3, pages 517–522
2014Schmidt R.W., Evteev A.A. (2014) Iron Age nomads of southern Siberia in craniofacial perspective / Anthropological Science, Vol. 122(3), 137–148, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1537/ase.140724
Evteev A., Cardini A. L., Morozova I. and O'Higgins P. (2014), Extreme climate, rather than population history, explains mid-facial morphology of northern Asians / Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 153: 449–462. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22444
2013Evteev A.A., Nanova O.G. (2013) Modularity and integration in ontogeny of the middle facial skeleton in two West African monkey species: collared mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus) and olive colobus (Procolobus verus) / Russian J. Theriol. 12(1): 1-18.

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  • Position Title: Former Fellow