CIN Members

In 2007, the CIN started with 25 principal investigators as cluster applicants, as stipulated in the DFG call for bids. When the CIN cluster was approved further  scientists from a range of institutions were incorporated, to make up the 48 'founding members' of the CIN. Since the beginning of 2014 the CIN has consisted of over 80 scientists in total. The membership process involves an application to the steering committee in which the candidate outlines his or her scientific profile and submits a list of publications. The committee's decision is based purely on the scientific excellence of each candidate.

CIN Members

Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati

Organization: Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment / University of Tübingen


Rümelinstr. 23
72070 Tübingen

Phone number: +49 (0)7071 29 76516

Department: Paleoanthropology

Position: Full Professor

Area: CIN Members


Fu Q, Posth C, Hajdinjak M, 37 authors, Harvati K, Moiseyev V, Drucker DG, Svoboda J, Pinhasi R, Kelso J, Patterson N, Krause J, Pääbo S, Reich D (2016): The Genetic History of Ice Age Europe. Nature 524:200-2005.

Reyes-Centeno H, Harvati K, Jäger G (2016): Tracking Modern Human Population History from Linguistic and Cranial Phenotype. Scientific Reports 6:6645.

Reyes-Centeno H, Ghirotto S, Détroit F, Grimaud-Hervé D, Barbujani G, Harvati K (2014): Genomic and Cranial Phenotype Data Support Multiple Modern Human Dispersals from Africa and a Southern Route into Asia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 111:7248-7253.

Bastir M, Rosas A, Gunz P, Pena-Melian A, Manzi G, Harvati K, Kruszynski R, Stringer C, Hublin J-J (2011): Evolution of the Base of the Brain in Highly Encephalized Human Species. Nature Communications 2:588.

Benazzi S, Douka K, Fornai C, Bauer CC, Kullmer O, Svoboda J, Pap I, Mallegni F, Bayle P, Coquerelle M, Condemi S, Ronchitelli A, Harvati K, Weber GW (2011): Early Dispersal of Modern Humans in Europe and Implications for Neanderthal Behavior. Nature 479:525-528.

Harvati K, Stringer C, Grün R, Aubert M, Allsworth-Jones P, Adebayo Folorunso C (2011): The Later Stone Age Calvaria from Iwo Eleru, Nigeria: Morphology and Chronology. PloS ONE 6(9):e24024.

Kranioti E, Holloway R, Ciprut T, Grigorescu D, Harvati K (2011): A Virtual Assessment of the Endocranial Morphiology of the Early Modern European Fossil Calvaria from Cioclovina, Romania. Anatomical Record 294:1083-1092.

Grine FE, Bailey RM, Harvati K, Nathan RP, Morris, AG, Henderson GM, Ribot I, Pike AWG (2007): Late Pleistocene Human Skull from Hofmeyr, South Africa and Modern Human Origins. Science 315:226-229.

Tzedakis C, Hughen K, Cacho I, Harvati K (2007): Placing Late Neanderthals in a Climatic Context. Nature 449:206-208.

Harvati K, Frost SR, McNulty KP (2004): Neanderthal Taxonomy Reconsidered: Implications of 3D Primate Models of Intra- and Inter-Specific Differences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 101:1147-1152.