Full Length (Peer-Reviewed) Publications


Kato, A., Tang, N., Borries C., Papakyrikos, A., Hinde, K., Miller, E., Kunimatsu, Y., Hirasaki, E., Shimizu, D., Smith, T.M. (2014) Ecological signals in molar enamel thickness. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 155:447–459. PDF

Guatelli-Steinberg, D., Stinespring-Harris, A., Reid, D.J., Larsen, C.S., Hutchinson, D.L., Smith, T.M. (2014) Chronology of linear enamel hypoplasia formation in the Krapina Neanderthals. PaleoAnthropol. 2014: 431−445. PDF

Raynal, J.P., Sbihi-Alaoui, F-Z., Mohib, A., El Graoui, M., Lefèvre, D., Texier, J-P., Geraads, D., Hublin, J-J., Smith, T.M., Tafforeau, P., Zouak, M., Grün, R., Rhodes, E.J., Eggins, S., Daujeard, C., Fernandes, P., Gallotti, R., Hossini, S., Schwarcz, H.P., Queffelec, A. (in press) New dental human fossils in the Hominid Cave at Thomas Quarry I (Casablanca, Morocco), their environmental, archaeological and taphonomical context and their ICP-MS laser ablation direct dating. Bull. d'Archéologie Marocaine

Carter, K., Worthington, S., Smith, T.M. (2014) News and views: Non-metric dental traits and hominin phylogeny. J. Hum. Evol. 69:123-128.


Smith, T.M. (2013) Teeth and human life history evolution. An. Rev. Anthropol. 42:191-208.

Austin*, C., Smith*, T.M., Bradman, A., Hinde, K., Joannes-Boyau, R., Bishop, D., Hare, D.J., Doble, P., Eskenazi, B., Arora, M. (2013) Barium distributions in teeth reveal early life dietary transitions in primates. Nature. 498:216-219. * These authors contributed equally to this work. E-Print

Smith, T.M., Alemseged, Z. (2013) Reconstructing hominin life history. Nature Education.

Smith, T.M., Machanda, Z., Bernard, A.B., Donovan, R.M., Papakyrikos, A.M., Muller, M.N., Wrangham, R. (2013). First molar eruption, weaning, and life history in living wild chimpanzees. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110:2787-2791. PDF
Press Release and supplemental videos.


Smith, T.M., Olejniczak, A.J., Zermeno, J.P., Tafforeau, P., Skinner, M.M., Hoffmann, A., Radovčić, J., Toussaint, M., Kruszynski, R., Menter, C., Moggi-Cecchi, J., Glasmacher, U.A., Kullmer, O., Schrenk, F., Stringer, C., Hublin, J-J. (2012) Variation in enamel thickness within the genus Homo. J. Hum. Evol. 62:395-411.

Tafforeau, P., Zermeno, J.P., Smith, T.M. (2012) Tracking cellular-level enamel growth and structure in 4D with synchrotron imaging. J. Hum. Evol. 62:424-428.
Press release and supplemental videos.

Smith, T.M., Kupczik, K., Machanda, Z., Skinner, M.M., Zermeno JP. (2012) Enamel thickness in Bornean and Sumatran orangutan dentitions. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 147:417-426. PDF

Hublin J.J., Bailey S., Olejniczak A., Smith T., Verna C., Sbihi-Alaoui F.Z., Zouak M. (2012) Dental evidence from the Aterian human populations of Morocco. In (Hublin, J-J., McPherron, S., Eds.) Modern Origins: A North African Perspective. Springer, Dordrecht, 189-204. PDF


Smith, T.M., Bacon, A-M., Demeter, F., Kullmer, O., Nguyen, K.T., Vos, J. de, Wei, W., Zermeno, J.P., Zhao, L. (2011). Dental tissue proportions in fossil orangutans from mainland Asia and Indonesia. Hum. Origins Res. 1:e1. (doi: 10.4081/hor.2011.e1) PDF

Raynal, J.P., Sbihi-Alaoui, F-Z., Mohib, A., El Graoui, M., Lefèvre, D., Texier, J-P., Geraads, D., Hublin, J-J. Smith, T., Tafforeau, P., Zouak, M., Grün, R., Rhodes, E.J., Eggins, S., Daujeard, C., Fernandes, P., Gallotti, R., Hossini, S. Schwarcz, H.P., Queffelec, A. (2011). Contextes et âge des nouveaux restes dentaires humains du Pléistocène moyen de la carrière Thomas I à Casablanca (Maroc). Bulletin de la Société préhistorique française. 108:645-669. PDF

Smith, T.M., Reid, D.J., Olejniczak, A.J., Bailey, S., Glantz, M., Viola, B. & Hublin, J.-J. (2011) Dental development and age at death of a Middle Paleolithic juvenile hominin from Obi-Rakhmat Grotto, Uzbekistan. In (Condemi, S. & Weniger, G.-C., Eds.) Continuity and Discontinuity in the Peopling of Europe: One Hundred Fifty Years of Neanderthal Study. Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 155-163. PDF


Smith, T.M., Tafforeau, P., Reid, D.J., Pouech, J., Lazzari, V., Zermeno, J.P., Guatelli-Steinberg, D., Olejniczak, A.J., Hoffman, A., Radovcic, J., Masrour, M., Toussaint,
M., Stringer, C., Hublin, J-J. (2010) Dental evidence for ontogenetic differences between modern humans and Neanderthals. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107:20923-20928 PDF | SI PDF | *Press release and supplemental videos*

Feeney, R.N.M., Zermeno, J.P., Reid, D.J., Nakashima, S., Sano, H., Bahar, A., Hublin, J.J., Smith, T.M. (2010) Enamel thickness in Asian human canines and premolars. Anthrop. Sci. 118:191-198. PDF

Lee, J.J-W., Morris, D., Constantino, P.J., Lucas, P.W., Smith, T.M., Lawn, B.R. (2010) Properties of tooth enamel in great apes. Acta Biomaterialia 6: 4560-4565.

Raynal, J.P., Sbihi-Alaoui, F-Z., Mohib, A., El Graoui, M., Lefevre, D., Texier, J-P., Geraads, D., Hublin, J-J. Smith, T., Tafforeau, P., Zouak, M., Grün, R., Rhodes, E.J., Eggins, S., Daujeard, C., Fernandes, P., Gallotti, R., Hossini, S. & Queffelec, A. (2010) Hominid Cave at Thomas Quarry I (Casablanca, Morocco): Recent findings and their context. Quaternary Int. 223-224:369-382.

Smith, T.M., Smith, B.H., Reid, D.J., Siedel, H., Vigilant, L., Hublin, J.J., Boesch, C. (2010) Dental development in the Täi Forest chimpanzees revisited. J. Hum. Evol. 58:363-373.

Skinner, M.M., Evans, A., Smith, T., Jernvall, J., Tafforeau, P., Kupczik, K., Olejniczak, A., Rosas A., Radovcic, Thackeray, J.F., Toussaint, M., Hublin, J-J. (2010) Brief Communication: Contributions of enamel-dentine junction shape and enamel deposition to primate molar crown complexity. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 142:157-163. PDF


Smith, T.M. & Reid, D.J. (2009) Temporal nature of periradicular bands (“striae periradicales”) on mammalian tooth roots. In (Koppe, T., Meyer, G. & Alt, K.W., Eds.) Comparative Dental Morphology. Karger, Basel, pp. 86-92. PDF

Nielsen-Marsh, C.M., Stegemann, C., Hoffmann, R., Smith, T., Feeney, R., Toussaint, M., Harvati, K., Panagopoulou, E., Hublin, J-J., Richards, M.P. (2009) Extraction and sequencing of human and Neanderthal mature enamel proteins using MALDI-TOF/TOF MS. J. Arch. Sci.36:1758-1763.

Richards, M., Grimes, V., Smith, C., Smith, T., Harvati, K., Hublin, J.-J., Karkanas, P., & Panagopoulou, E. (2009) Response to Nowell and Horstwood (2009). J. Arch. Sci. 36:1657-1658.

Smith, T.M., Olejniczak, A.J., Kupczik, K., Lazzari, V., Vos, J., Kullmer, O., Schrenk, F., Hublin, J.-J., Jacob, T. & Tafforeau, P. (2009) Taxonomic assessment of the Trinil molars using non-destructive 3D structural and developmental analysis. PaleoAnthrop. 2009:117-129. PDF

Smith, T.M., Harvati, K., Olejniczak, A.J., Reid, D.J., Hublin, J.-J. & Panagopoulou, E. (2009) Brief Communication: Dental development and enamel thickness in the Lakonis Neanderthal molar. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 138:112-118. PDF


Smith, T.M. & Tafforeau, P. (2008) New visions of dental tissue research: tooth development, chemistry, and structure. Evol. Anthrop. 17:213-226. PDF

Hublin, J-.J., Pääbo, S., Derevianko, A.P., Doronichev, V.B., Golovanova, L.V., Friess, M., Froment, A., Hoffmann, A., Kachache, N.E.J., Kullmer, O., Lordkipanidze, D., Moncel, M.-H., Potts, R., Radovcic, J.,Rak, Y.Z., Richards, M., Méndez, J.R., Rosas, A., Schmauder, M., Schmitz, R.W., Semal, P., Smith, T., Tafuri, M.A., Tattersall, I., Tournepiche, J.-F., Toussaint, M., Vassiliev, S., Vialet, A., White, T. & Ziegler, R. (2008). Suggested guidelines for invasive sampling of hominid remains. J. hum. Evol. 55:756-757.

Olejniczak, A.J., Smith, T.M., Skinner, M.M., Grine, F.E., Feeney, R.N.M., Thackeray, F.J. & Hublin, J.-J. (2008) Three-dimensional molar enamel distribution and thickness in Australopithecus and Paranthropus. Biol. Lett. 4:406-410. PDF

Olejniczak, A.J., Smith, T.M., Feeney, R.N.M., Macchiarelli, R., Mazurier, A., Bondioli, L., Rosas, A., Fortea,J., de la Rasilla, M., García-Tabernero, A., Radovcic, J., Skinner, M.M., Toussaint, M. & Hublin, J.-J. (2008) Dental tissue proportions and enamel thickness in Neandertal and modern human molars. J. hum. Evol. 55:12

Smith, T.M., Olejniczak, A.J., Reh, S., Reid, D.J., & Hublin, J.-J. (2008) Enamel thickness trends in the dental arcade of humans and chimpanzees. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 136:237-241. PDF

Richards, M., Harvati, K., Grimes, V., Smith, C., Smith, T., Hublin, J.-J., Karkanas, P., & Panagopoulou, E. (2008) Strontium isotope evidence of Neanderthal mobility at the site of Lakonis, Greece using laser-ablation PIMMS. J. Arch. Sci. 35:1251-1256.

Smith, T.M. (2008) Incremental dental development: methods and applications in hominoid evolutionary studies. J. hum. Evol. 54:205-224.

Smith, T.M. & Hublin, J.-J. (2008) Dental tissue studies: 2D and 3D insights into human evolution. J. hum. Evol. 54:169-172.

Skinner, M.M., Wood, B., Boesch, C., Olejniczak, A.J., Rosas, A., Smith, T.M., & Hublin, J.J. (2008) Non-metric dental trait expression at the enamel-dentine junction of lower molars in extant and fossil hominoids. J. hum. Evol. 54:173-186.

Tafforeau, P.T. & Smith, T.M. (2008) Nondestructive imaging of hominoid dental microstructure using phase contrast X-ray synchrotron microtomography. J. hum. Evol. 54:272-278.

Olejniczak, A.J., Smith, T.M., Wei, W., Potts, R., Ciochon, R., Kullmer, O., Schrenk, F. & Hublin, J.-J. (2008) Molar enamel thickness and dentine horn height in Gigantopithecus blacki. Am. J. phys. Anthrop. 135:85-91. PDF


Smith, T.M., Toussaint, M., Reid, D.J., Olejniczak, A.J. & Hublin, J.-J. (2007) Rapid dental development in a Middle Paleolithic Belgian Neanderthal. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104:20220-20225. PDF.
Supplementary material can be found at: www.pnas.org/cgi/content/full/0707051104/DC1

Smith, T.M., Reid, D.J., Dean, M.C., Olejniczak, A.J., Ferrell, R.J. & Martin, L.B. (2007) New perspectives on chimpanzee and human dental development. In (Bailey, S. & Hublin, J.-J., Eds.) Dental Perspectives on Human Evolution: State of the Art Research in Dental Paleoanthropology. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 177-192. PDF

Olejniczak, A.J., Gilbert, C.C., Grine, F.E., Martin, L.B., Smith, T.M. & Ulhaas, L. (2007) Morphology of the enamel-dentine junction in sections of anthropoid primate maxillary molars. J. hum. Evol. 53:292-301.

Mahoney, P., Smith, T.M., Schwartz, G., Dean, C., Kelley, J. (2007) Molar crown formation in the late Miocene Asian hominoids, Sivapithecus parvada and Sivapithecus indicus . J. hum. Evol. 53:61-68.

Olejniczak, A.J., Tafforeau, P., Smith, T.M., Temming, H., & Hublin, J-J. (2007) Technical note: Compatibility of microtomographic imaging systems for dental measurements. Am. J. phys. Anthrop. 134:130-134. PDF

Smith, T.M., Tafforeau, P.T., Reid, D.J., Grün, R., Eggins, S., Boutakiout, M. & Hublin, J.-J. (2007) Earliest evidence of modern human life history in North African early Homo sapiens. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104:6128-6133. PDF

Supplementary material can be found at: www.pnas.org/cgi/content/full/0700747104/DC1

Smith, T.M., Reid, D.J., Dean, M.C., Olejniczak, A.J. & Martin, L.B. (2007) Molar development in common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). J. hum. Evol 52:201-216.


Smith, T.M., Olejniczak, A.J., Tafforeau, P., Reid, D.J., Grine, F.E. & Hublin, J.-J. (2006). Molar crown thickness, volume, and development in South African Middle Stone Age humans. S. Afri. J. Sci. 102:513-517. PDF

Smith, T.M., Olejniczak, A.J., Reid, D.J., Ferrell, R.J. , Hublin, J-J. (2006) Modern human molar enamel thickness and enamel-dentine junction shape. Arch. oral Biol. 51:974-995.

Smith, T.M. (2006) Experimental determination of the periodicity of incremental features in enamel. J. Anat. 208:99-114. PDF

Smith, T.M., Reid, D.J., & Sirianni, J.E. (2006) The accuracy of histological assessments of dental development and age at death. J. Anat. 208:125-138. PDF


Smith, T.M. (2005) New evidence for the periodicity of incremental structures in enamel. In (Zadzinska, E., Ed.) Current Trends in Dental Morphology Research. University of Lodz Press, Lodz, pp. 445-456. PDF

Smith, T.M., Olejniczak, A.J., Martin, L.B. & Reid, D.J. (2005) Variation in hominoid molar enamel thickness. J. hum. Evol. 48:575-592.

Smith, T.M., Martin, L.B., Reid, D.J., Bonis, L. & Koufos, G.D. (2004) An examination of dental development in Graecopithecus freybergi (Ouranopithecus macedoniensis). J. hum. Evol. 46:551-577.

Smith, T.M. (2004) Incremental Development of Primate Dental Enamel. PhD Dissertation. Stony Brook University. Available on-line at: http://www.paleoanthro.org/dissertations/list/

Smith, T.M., Martin, L.B. & Leakey, M.G. (2003) Enamel thickness, microstructure and development in Afropithecus turkanensis. J. hum. Evol. 44:283-306.

Kelley, J. & Smith, T.M. (2003) Age at first molar emergence in early Miocene Afropithecus turkanensis and life-history evolution in the Hominoidea. J. hum. Evol. 44:307-329.

Irwin M.T., Smith, T.M. & Wright P.C. (2000) Census of three eastern rainforest sites north of Ranomafana National Park: preliminary results and implications for lemur conservation. Lemur News 5:20-22.

*Co-authors Tanya Smith, Lawrence Martin, and Meave Leakey not far from the Afropithecus turkanensis locality Kalodirr, Kenya.