Yohannes Haile-Selassie Ambaye

Curator/Head: Department of Physical Anthropology

Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland OH 44106

Education

2001    University of California, Berkeley, PhD (Integrative Biology)

1995    University of California, Berkeley, M.A. (Anthropology)

1982    Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, BA (History)

 

Museum Research and Positions

2002-: Curator/Head, Department of Physical Anthropology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

2003-present: Research on Early Pliocene Vertebrate fossils from the Woranso-Mille Paleontological site.

1995-2008: Research on Late Miocene vertebrate fossils, preparation, curation, and analyses of vertebrate fossils from the Middle Awash Valley housed at the Paleoanthropology, Laboratory of the National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.

1985-1992: Research Assistant at the Paleoanthropology Laboratory of the National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.

1983-1984: Historian, Center for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

Academic Positions

2015-: Adjunct Associate Professor, Institute of Paleoenvironment and Heritage Conservation, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

2009-: Adjunct Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Anatomy, Case Western Reserve University, OH, USA.

2002-2008: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, OH, USA.

2002-: Adjunct Professor, Department of Anatomy, Case Western Reserve University, OH, USA.

2007-2009: Adjunct Assistant Professor, The Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences, Cleveland State University, OH, USA.

2007-: Adjunct Professor, Department of Cognitive Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, OH, USA.  

 

Field Research

2005-: Woranso-Mille paleontological project fieldwork (PI)

2003-4: Paleoanthropological survey of North and Central Afar Rift, Ethiopia.

1989-2007: Fieldwork in the Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia.

1997-1999: Fieldwork in the Mulu Basin, Afar, Ethiopia.

1997: Konso paleontological research area, Southern Ethiopia.

1997-1998: Paleoanthropological survey of the entire Afar Region, Ethiopia.

1996: Konso paleontological research area, Southern Ethiopia.

1991: Konso-Gardula and Weyto, Southern Ethiopia.

1989-90: Fejej, Burji, Kesem-Kebena, and Langano, Ethiopia.

1988-89: Kesem-Kebena, Chorora, and Melka Werer, Ethiopia.

 

Teaching Experience

2009 – : Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, Human Evolution.

2007: Instructor, Cleveland State University (Dep’t of BGES), Human Paleontology.

2003-: Instructor, Case Western Reserve University (Dep’t of Anthropology/Anatomy), Human Evolution: The Fossil Evidence.

2008-:  Instructor, Case Western Reserve University (Dep’t of Anthropology/Anatomy), Field Seminar in Paleoanthropology.

1994-1998: UC Berkeley, Graduate Student Instructor for Human Osteology

1997: UC Berkeley, Graduate Student Instructor for Human Paleontology

 

Research and Workshop Grants

2013:  Wenner-Gren Foundation: To organize a workshop titled “Paleobiology, taxonomy, Phylogeny, and Paleoecology of Early Australopithecus: Integrating the Evidence.”

2012:  Leakey Foundation to conduct detailed analysis of KSD-VP-1/1, a partial skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis.

2011:  The National Science Foundation (BCS-1124705), three-years-grant for Woranso-Mille project fieldwork and laboratory research.

2010: The Cleveland Museum of Natural History for Woranso-Mille 2011 fieldwork.

2009: The Leakey Foundation for Woranso-Mille project 2010 fieldwork.

2009: The National Geographic Society for Woranso-Mille project 2010 fieldwork.

2008: The National Geographic Society for laboratory work and continuation of excavation in Ethiopia.

2008: Cleveland Museum of Natural History for purchase of field vehicle.

2007: The Leakey Foundation to conduct curation of fossils in Ethiopia.

2006-08: National Science Foundation grant (BCS-0542037) for Woranso-Mille Project.

2005:  The Louise and David Ingalls Foundation.

2005:   Wenner-Gren Foundation grant for the Woranso-Mille Project.

2005:   Leakey Foundation grant for the Woranso-Mille Project.

2005:  The National Geographic Society for Woranso-Mille Project fieldwork.

2004:   Leakey Foundation grant for the Woranso-Mille Project fieldwork.

2004:   Wenner-Gren Foundation grant for the Woranso-Mille Project fieldwork.

2004: RHOI (NSF) grant for Paleoanthropological survey in Ethiopia.

2003:   National Science Foundation grant (BCS-0234320) for Paleoanthropological Survey in Ethiopia.

2002:   Leakey Foundation grant for Paleoanthropological Survey in Ethiopia.

1997: National Science Foundation grant (BCS-9714432) for Dissertation Research.

 

Fellowships, Awards, and Honors

2016:     Certificate of Recognition from the Ethiopian Government for outstanding contribution in scientific research and study.

2014:     Associate Fellow, Ethiopian Academy of Sciences.

2012:     Award from the Stone Age Institute and CRAFT (Center for Research into Anthropological Foundations of Technology, Indiana University) for outstanding research into human origins in the Ethiopian Rift Valley.

2010:     Honored by the Society of Ethiopians Established in Diaspora (SEED) in recognition of inspiring academic and scientific excellence, civic responsibilities, community services and demonstrated love of country.

2010 - : Founding Member, Center for Human Origins, Case Western Reserve University.

2009 - : Fellow, Institute for the Science of Origins, Case Western Reserve University.

2007 -: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

2006:   Most Interesting Person of the Year, Cleveland Magazine, Cleveland, Ohio.

2005:   The Jared Potter Kirtland Award for outstanding professional achievement in the field of Natural Science.

1999:   The George D. Lauderback Award for Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley.

1998:   Integrative Biology Graduate Fellowship, UC Berkeley.

1997:   Chancellor’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley.

1992:   Developing Countries Training Fellowship, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.

Professional Society Memberships

2011-: East African Association for Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (EAAPP)

2006-: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

2005-2011: Ohio Academy of Sciences

2000-: American Paleoanthropology Society

2003-: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

1996–: American Association of Physical Anthropologists

 

Academic Services

2016:   Scientific Program Committee member of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists for its 2017 annual meeting.

2013 -: Organizing member of the African Rift Valley Research Consortium (ARVRC).

2012-2014: Associate Editor, Journal of Human Evolution.

2011-:  Member, international organizing committee for the 24th Colloquium of African geology (CAG24), the 14th Conference of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAF), and the 40th anniversary of GSAF.

2009-: Advisory Committee member of the Evolutionary Biology Program at the Dep’t of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University.

2006-: Associate Editor, Kirtilandia, The scientific publication of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

1998-: Permanent Council member of the International Association for the Study of Human Paleontology.

2003-2008: Steering Committee member of the Evolutionary Biology Program at the Dep’t of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University.

Public Service

Founder and President, Ko-K-Yo Foundation (http://www.kokyofoundation.org)

Mission: Address child literacy and women empowerment in the Afar Region of Ethiopia by providing educational opportunities for the women and children of two villages in the region.

 

Journal and Grant Referee

Nature

L.S.B. Leakey Foundation

National Science Foundation

Wenner-Gren Foundation

National Geographic Society

Geobios

Palaios

 Anthropological Science

Journal of Human Evolution

American Journal of Physical Anthropology

 

Graduate/Undergraduate/ High School student Advisees and Trainees

Dani Murthy, Physical Anthropology intern, Hathaway Brown Hight School, 2016-.

Catherine Taylor, Kirtlandia Intern at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH, USA,      2016.

Catherine Taylor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Paleoanthropological field and laboratory work trainee, 2016.

Amanda Slotter, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Paleoanthropological field and laboratory work trainee, 2016.

Diane Bernardoni, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Paleoanthropological field and laboratory work trainee, 2016.

Adriana Thompson, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Paleoanthropological field and laboratory work trainee, 2014

Una Huang, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Paleoanthropological field and laboratory work trainee, 2013

Rebecca Steely, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Paleoanthropological field and laboratory work trainee, 2013

Benjamin Meilke, Kirtlandia Intern at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH, USA, 2013.

Jasmine Khan, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Paleoanthropological field and laboratory work trainee, 2012

Phoebe Edwards, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Paleoanthropological field and laboratory work trainee, 2012

Kelly Ostrofsky, Duke University, Durham, NC, Adopt-A-Student intern, CMNH, Summer 2012

Allison Zimmerman, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Paleoanthropological field and laboratory work trainee, 2011

Judith Mendelsohn, Bryn Mawr College, Narberth, PA, Adopt-A-Student intern, CMNH, Summer 2011

Robert Grueninger, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Paleoanthropological field and laboratory work trainee, 2010

Alexandra Cowper, Miami University, Miami, Ohio, Adopt-A-Student intern, CMNH, Summer 2010

Allison Machnicki, Kent State University, Ohio, Adopt-A-Student intern, CMNH, Summer 2010

Heather Hillenbrand, Miami University, Ohio, Honors thesis external reader, 2009

Robin Schultz, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Paleoanthropological fieldwork trainee, 2008

Erin Benson, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Paleoanthropological fieldwork trainee, 2008

Michelle Penney, Adopt-A-Student intern, CMNH, Summer 2006

 Erin Willman, Adopt-A-Student intern, CMNH, Summer 2005

Stephanie Melillo, Case Western Reserve University, Adopt-A-Student intern, CMNH, Summer 2004

 Lauren Sarringhaus, Oberlin College, Adopt-A-Student intern, CMNH, Summer 2003

 

Thesis Advisees

Yemane Gebru, Graduate student (M.A.), Addis Ababa University, (Advisor, 2014 – )

Sahleselassie Melaku, Graduate student (M.A.), Addis Ababa University, (Advisor, 2013 – )

 Phoebe Edwards, Undergraduate, Case Western Reserve University, Honors Thesis Advisor, 2012 -2013)

Desta Weldegiorgis, Graduate Student (Ph.D.), Case Western Reserve University, (Committee Member, 2012 - 2014)

Stephanie Melillo, Graduate Student (Ph.D.), Stanford University,  (Committee Member, 2007- 2011)

Hailay G. Reda, Graduate student (M.A.), Addis Ababa University, (Advisor, 2009 – 2011)

 

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

2016: Haile-Selassie, Y., Melillo, S.M., Ryan, T.M., Levin, N.E., Saylor, B.Z., Deino, A., Mundill, R., Scott, G., Alene, M., and Gibert, L. Dentognathic remains of Australopithecus afarensis from Nefuraytu (Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia): Comparative description, geology, and paleoecological context. Journal of Human Evolution, 100:35-53.

2016: Curran, S. C. and Haile-Selassie, Y. Paleoecological Reconstruction of Hominin-bearing Middle Pliocene Localities at Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia. Journal of Human Evolution. 96, 97–112. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2016.04.002.

2016: Haile-Selassie, Y., Melillo, S.M., & Su, D.F. The Pliocene hominin diversity conundrum: Do more fossils mean less clarity? Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 113(23), 6364–6371. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1521266113.

2016:   Saylor, B.Z., Angelini, J., Deino, A., Alene, M., Fournelle, J.H., & Haile-Selassie, Y. Tephrostratigraphy of the Waki-Mille area of the Woranso-Mille Paleoanthropological research project, Afar, Ethiopia. Journal of Human Evolution, 93:25–45.

2015:   Levin, N.E., Haile-Selassie, Y., Frost, S., & Saylor, B.Z. Dietary change among hominins and cercopithecids in Ethiopia during the mid-Pliocene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 112, 12304–12309. Doi:10.1073/pnas.1424982112

2015:   Haile-Selassie, Y., Gibert, L., Melillo, S.M., Ryan, T.M., Alene, M., Deino, A., Levin, N.E., Scott, G., and Saylor, B.Z. New species from Ethiopia further expands middle Pliocene hominin diversity. Nature, 521:483-488. Doi: 10.1038/nature14448.

2015:   Haile-Selassie, Y., and Melillo, S.M. Middle Pliocene hominin mandibular fourth premolars from Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia). Journal of Human Evolution, 78, 44-59. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.08.005.

2014:   Werdelin, L., Lewis, M.E., and Haile-Selassie, Y. New species of Eucyon (Mammalia; Carnivora; Canidae) from the Pliocene of the Woranso-Mille Area, Afar Region, Ethiopia, and a critical review of African species of Eucyon. Papers in Palaeontology. 2014, 1-8. DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1001.

2014:   Frost, S.R., Jablonski, N.G., and Haile-Selassie, Y. Early Pliocene Cercopithecidae from Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia) and the origins of the Theropithecus oswaldi lineage. Journal of Human Evolution, 76, 39-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.05.003.

2014:   Werdelin, L., Lewis, M.E., and Haile-Selassie, Y. Mid-Pliocene Carnivora from the Woranso-Mille area, Afar Region, Ethiopia. Journal of Mammalian Evolution. 21(3), 331-347. DOI: 10.1007/s10914-013-9250-5.

2013:   Haile-Selassie, Y. 2013. Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia): A new Pliocene window into the human past. Proceedings of the International Colloquium, “Africa, Cradle of Humanity: Recent Discoveries.” CNRPAH, Nouvelle Série 18:67-80.

2013: Haile-Selassie, Y. and Simpson, S. W. A New Species of Kolpochoerus (Mammalia: Suidae) from the Pliocene of Central Afar, Ethiopia: Its Taxonomy and Phylogenetic Relationships. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 20(2):115-127. Doi: 10.1007/s10914-012-9207-0.

2012: Haile-Selassie,Y., Saylor, B. Z., Deino, A., Levin, N. E., Alene, M., and Latimer, B. A new hominin foot from Ethiopia shows multiple Pliocene bipedal adaptations. Nature, 483:565-569. Doi: 10.1038/nature10922. SOM available at www.nature.com/nature.

2012:  Sanders, W. and Haile-Selassie, Y. A new assemblage of Mid-Pliocene proboscideans from the Woranso-Mille area, Afar region, Ethiopia:  Taxonomic, evolutionary, and paleoecological considerations. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 19(2):105-128. doi: 10.1007/s10914-011-9181-y.

2010: Haile-Selassie, Y. Phylogeny of early Australopithecus: new fossil evidence from the Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 365:3323-3331. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0064.

2010: Haile-Selassie, Y., Latimer, B. L., Alene, M., Deino, A., Gibert, L., Melillo, S. M., Saylor, B. Z., Scott, G. R., and Lovejoy, C. O. An early Australopithecus afarensis postcranium from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107: 12121-12126.

2010: Deino, A., Scott, G., Saylor, B., Alene, M., Angelini, J.D., and Haile-Selassie, Y. 40Ar/39Ar dating, paleomagnetism, and tephrochemistry of Pliocene strata of the hominid-bearing Woranso-Mille area, west-central Afar Rift, Ethiopia. Journal of Human Evolution. 58:111-126.

2010: Haile-Selassie, Y., Saylor, B.Z., Deino, A., Alene, M, and Latimer, B.M. New Hominid Fossils from Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia) and Taxonomy of Early Australopithecus. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 141:406-417.

2009: Geraads, D., Melillo, S. M., and Haile-Selassie, Y. Middle Pliocene Bovidae from hominid-bearing sites in the northwestern Woranso-Mille area, Afar region, Ethiopia. Palaeontologia Africana, 44: 57–68.

2009: White, T. D., Asfaw, B., Beyene, Y., Haile-Selassie, Y., Lovejoy, O. C., Suwa, G., and WoldeGabriel, G. 2009. Ardipithecus ramidus and the palebiology of early hominids. Science 326:65, 75-86.

2009: White, T. D., Ambrose, S. H., Suwa, G., Su, D. F., DeGusta, D., Bernor, R. L., Boisserie, J.-R., Brunet, M., Delson, E., Frost, S., Garcia, N., Giaourtsakis, I. X., Haile-Selassie, Teaford, M., and Vrba, E. 2009. Macrovertebrate paleontology and the Pliocene habitat of Ardipithecus ramidus. Science 326:67, 87-93.

2009: Carretero, J. M., Haile-Selassie, Y., and Arsuaga, J. L. A partial distal humerus from Middle Pleistocene Deposits at Bodo, Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Anthropological Science,117:19-31.

2008: Haile-Selassie, Y. New observations on the Late Miocene-Early Pliocene Lutrinae(Mustelidae: Carnivora, Mammalia) from the Middle Awash, Afar Rift, Ethiopia. Palevol., 7:557-569.

2008: Louchart, A., Haile-Selassie, Y., Vignaud, P., Likius, A., and Brunet, M. Fossil birds from the Late Miocene of Chad and Ethiopia and zoogeographical implications. Oryctos, 7:147-167.

2007: Hlusko, L. J., Haile-Selassie, Y., and David Degusta. Late Miocene Bovidae (Mammalia:Artiodactyla) from Lemudong’o, Narok District, Kenya. Kirtlandia, 56:163­

172.

2007: Hlusko, L. J., and Haile-Selassie, Y. Nyanzachoerus syrticus (Artiodactyla, Suidae) from the Late Miocene of Lemudong’o. Kenya. Kirtlandia, 56:152-157.

2007: Stanley H. Ambrose, Christopher J. Bell, Raymond L. Bernor, Jean-Renaud Boisserie, Christyann M. Darwent, David Degusta, Alan Deino, Nuria Garcia, Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Jason J. Head, F. Clark Howell, Mwanzia David Kyule, Fredrick Kyalo Manthi, Eliud M. Mathu, Christopher M. Nyamai, Martin Pickford, Haruo Saegusa, Thomas A. Stidham, Martin A. J. Williams, and Leslea J. Hlusko. Submitted. The Paleoecology and Paleogeographic Context of Lemudong’o Locality 1, a Late Miocene Terrestrial Fossil Site in Southern Kenya. Kirtlandia, 56:38-52.

2007: Haile-Selassie, Y., Deino, A., Saylor, B., Umer, M., and Latimer, B. Preliminary geology and paleontology of new hominid-bearing Pliocene localities in the central Afar region of Ethiopia. Anthropological Science. 115(3):215-222.

2007: Suwa, G., Asfaw, B. Haile-Selassie, Y., White, T.D., Shigehiro Katoh , K., WoldeGabriel, G., William, K.H., Nakaya, H., Beyene Y., Early Pleistocene Homo erectus  fossils from Konso, Southern Ethiopia. Anthropological Science. 115(2):133­-151.

2006: White, T. D., WoldeGabriel, G., Asfaw, B., Ambrose, S., Beyene, Y., Bernor, R. L., Boisserie, J-R., Currie, B., Gilbert, H., Haile-Selassie, Y., Hart, W. K., Hlusko, L. J., Howell, F. C., Kono, R. T., Lehmann, T., Louchart, A., Lovejoy, C. O., Renne, P. R., Saegusa, H., Vrba, E. S., Wesselman, H. and Suwa, G. Asa Issie, Aramis and the Origin of Australopithecus. Nature, 440:883-889.

2006: Vrba, E. S. and Haile-Selassie, Y. A new antelope Zephyreduncinus oundagaisus(Reduncini, Artiodactyla, Bovidae) from the late Miocene of the Middle Awash, Afar Rift, Ethiopia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 26(1):213-218.

2005: Bernor, R. L., Scott, R. S. Haile-Selassie, Y. A contribution to the evolutionary history of Ethiopian hipparionine horses (Mammalia, Equidae):morphometric evidence from thepostcranial skeleton. Geodiversitas, 27(1):133-158.

2004: Haile-Selassie, Y., Hlusko, L. J., Howell, F. C. A new species of Plesiogulo (Mustelidae, Carnivora) from the Late Miocene of Africa. Paleontologia Africana, 40:85-88.

2004: Howell F. C., White T.D., Begun D. R., Chaimanee Y., de Lumley M. A., Gingerich P. D., Groves C., Gulec E., Haile-Selassie Y., Hlusko L., Jaeger J. J., Kelley L., Kohler M., Liu W., Lordkipanidze D., Lovejoy C. O., Martin L. B., McCrossin M. L., Moggi-Cecchi J., Moya-Sola S., Rook L., Smith P., Suwa G., Teaford M., Tobias P. V., Walker A., Walker P., and Ward S. Geological issues in the Djourab. South African Journal of Science, 100:446.

2004: Haile-Selassie, Y., WoldeGabriel, G., White, T. D., Bernor, R. L., Degusta, D., Renne, P. R., Hart, W. K., Ambrose, S., Vrba, E., and Howell, F. C. Mio-Pliocene Mammals from the Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia. Geobios, 37:536-552.

2004: Haile-Selassie, Y., Suwa, G., and White, T. D. Late Miocene Teeth from Middle Awash, Ethiopia, and Early Hominid Dental Evolution. Science, 303:1503-1505.

2004: Haile-Selassie, Y., White, T. D. and Asfaw, B. Hominid Cranial Remains from theUpper Pleistocene Deposits at Aduma, Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.,123:1-10.

2001: Haile-Selassie, Y. Late Miocene hominids from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Nature,412, 178-181.

2001: WoldeGabriel, G., Haile-Selassie, Y., Renne, P.R., Hart, W.K., Ambrose, S.H., Asfaw, B., Heiken, G., and White, T.D. Geology and palaeontology of the Late Miocene MiddleAwash valley, Afar rift, Ethiopia. Nature, 412, 175-178.

2001: Haile-Selassie, Y. Photos may offer clues over Ethiopian fossil site. Nature, 412:118.

1994: Clark, J.D., deHeinzelin, J., Schick, K., Hart, W., White, T.D., WoldeGabriel, G., Walter, R.C., Suwa, G., Asfaw, B., Vrba, E., and H.-Selassie, Y. African Homo erectus: Old Radiometric Dates and Young Oldowan Assemblages in the Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia. Science, 264:1907-1910.

Books/Monograph Chapters

In Review: Su, D.F. and Haile-Selassie, Y. Mosaic habitats at Woranso-Mille (Ethiopia) during the Pliocene and implications for Australopithecus paleoecology. In Bobe, R. and Reynolds, S. (Eds.), African Faunas and Paleoecology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

2016:   Haile-Selassie, Y. and Su, D. The Postcranial Anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis: New Insights from KSD-VP-1/1. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Book Series, Springer, Dordrecht. 191p.

2016:   Haile-Selassie, Y. Introduction to KSD-VP-1/1: The earliest partial skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis. In Y. Haile-Selassie & D.F. Su (Eds.), The postcranial anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis: new insights from KSD-VP-1/1. Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 1–12.

2016:   Saylor, B.Z., Alene, M., Deino, A., Gibert, L., Haile-Selassie, Y., Melillo, S., and Scott, G. The geologic context of Korsi Dora and the partial skeleton KSD-VP-1/1. In Y. Haile-Selassie & D.F. Su (Eds.), The postcranial anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis: new insights from KSD-VP-1/1. Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 13–23.

2016:   Latimer, B.M., Lovejoy, O.C., Spurlock, L., and Haile-Selassie, Y. The thoracic cage of KSD-VP-1/1. In Y. Haile-Selassie & D.F. Su (Eds.), The postcranial anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis: new insights from KSD-VP-1/1. Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 143–153.

2016:   Lovejoy, O.C., Latimer, B.M., Spurlock, L., and Haile-Selassie, Y. The pelvic girdle and limb bones of KSD-VP-1/1. In Y. Haile-Selassie & D.F. Su (Eds.), The postcranial anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis: new insights from KSD-VP-1/1. Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 155–178.

2016:   Haile-Selassie, Y., Latimer, B.M., Lovejoy, O.C., Meyer, M., and Melillo, S. 2016. Conclusion: Implications of KSD-VP-1/1 for early hominin paleobiology and insights into the chimpanzee/human last common ancestor. In Y. Haile-Selassie & D.F. Su (Eds.), The postcranial anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis: new insights from KSD-VP-1/1. Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 179–187.

2009: Haile-Selassie, Y., and WoldeGabriel, G. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley. University of California Press. 663p.

2009: Haile-Selassie, Y., & WoldeGabriel, G. Preface. In Y. Haile-Selassie & G. WoldeGabriel (Eds.), Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia, Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. xvii-xviii.

2009: Haile-Selassie, Y., and WoldeGabriel, G. Chapter 1: Introduction. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 1-25.

2009: Giday WoldeGabriel, Hart, W. K., Renne, P. R., Haile-Selassie, Y., and White, T. D. Chapter 2: Stratigraphy of the Adu-Asa Formation. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 27-61.

2009: Hart, W. K., WoldeGabriel, G., Haile-Selassie, Y., and Renne, P. R. Chapter 3: Volcanic Record of the Adu-Asa Formation. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 63-91.

2009: Renne, P. R., Morgan, L., WoldeGabriel, G., Hart, W. K., and Haile-Selassie, Y. Chapter

4: 40Ar/39Ar ages of the Middle Awash late Miocene. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 93-103.

2009: Frost, S. R., Haile-Selassie, Y., and Hlusko, L. J. Chapter 6: Cercopithecidae. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 135-158.

2009: Haile-Selassie, Y., Suwa, G., and White, T. D. Chapter 7: Hominidae. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 159-236.

2009: Haile-Selassie, Y., and Howell, F. C. Chapter 8: Carnivora. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 237-275.

2009: Haile-Selassie, Y., Vrba, E. S., and Bibi, F. Chapter 9: Bovidae. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 277-330.

2009: Haile-Selassie, Y. Chapter 10: Suidae. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 331-371.

2009: Boisserie, J.-R., and Haile-Selassie, Y. Chapter 11: Hippopotamidae. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 373-387.

2009: Haile-Selassie, Y. Chapter 12: Giraffidae. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 389-395.

2009: Bernor, R. L., and Haile-Selassie, Y. Chapter 13: Equidae. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 397-428.

2009: Giaourtsakis, I. X., Pehlevan, C., and Haile-Selassie, Y. Chapter 14: Rhinocerotidae. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 429-468.

2009: Saegusa, H., and Haile-Selassie, Y. Chapter 15: Proboscidea. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 469-516.

2009: Su, D. F., Ambrose, S., Degusta, D., and Haile-Selassie, Y. Chapter 17: Paleoenvironment. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 521-547.

2009: Bernor, R. L., Haile-Selassie, Y., and Rook, L. Paleobiogeography. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 549-563.

2009: Haile-Selassie, Y., White, T. D., Bernor, R. L., Rook, L., and Vrba, E. S. Chapter 19: Biochronology, Faunal Turnover, and Evolution. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 565-583.

2009: Haile-Selassie, Y., and WoldeGabriel, G. Chapter 20: Conclusions. In Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel. (Eds.). Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Berkeley, University of California Press. pp. 585-595.

1990: Haile-Selassie, Y., Hagos, T. and Hundie, G. An overview of the Stone Age sites ofGadeb, Melka Konture and Beseka: Ethiopia. In: R. Pankhrust, A. Zekaria and T. Beyene, (Eds.), Proceedings of the First National Conference of Ethiopian Studies. pp. 273­-287. Institute of Ethiopian Studies. Addis Ababa University.

 

Meeting Abstracts

2016:   Haile-Selassie, Y. Fossil hominins from Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia) and the middle Pliocene hominin diversity conundrum. Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society, April 12-13, 2016, Atlanta, GA, USA.

2016:   Haile-Selassie, Y. The enigmatic Burtele foot: further evidence for middle Pliocene hominin locomotor diversity. The 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. April 13-16, 2016, Atlanta, GA, USA.

 2016:   Meyer, M.R. and Haile-Selassie, Y. The KSD-VP-1/1 postcranial skeleton from Woranso Mille, Ethiopia:  brachial plexus enlargement and the capacity for fine motor skills in Australopithecus afarensis. The 85th  Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. April 13-16, 2016, Atlanta, GA, USA.

2015:   Alene, M., Saylor, B.Z., Deino, A., Hart, W.K., Mertzman, S., Gibert, L.B., Haile-Selassie, Y. Geochemistry and mantle source characteristics of the Woranso-Mille Plocene basalts, West-Central Afar Rift, Ethiopia. Goldschmidt 2015 Abstract:105. August 16-21, 2015, Prague, CZ.

2015:   S. Curran and Y. Haile-Selassie. Taphonomy of Hominin-bearing Middle Pliocene Localities at Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia. 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Phvsical Anthropologists, 23-26 March 2015, Saint Luis, MO. Abstract volume p. 114.

2014:   D. Su and Y. Haile-Selassie. Variability in the paleoecology of Australopithecus afarensis – evidence from the Woranso-Mille, Ethiopiaand Laetoli, Tanzania. 4th International Palaeontological Congress. The history of life: A view from the Southern Hemisphere. Abstract volume p. 622.  September 28 – October 3, 2014, Mendoza, Argentina.

2014:   Y. Haile-Selassie. Middle Pliocene hominin diversity in eastern Africa: New fossil evidence from the Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia. International colloquium of Tautavel. June 23-27, 2014, Tautavel, France.

2014:   S. Curran and Y. Haile-Selassie. Paleohabitat Reconstruction of the Middle Pliocene Site, Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia, Using a Multiproxy Approach. Annual meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society, Alberta, Canada, 8–9 April 2014.

2014:   S. R. Frost, N. G. Jablonski, and Y. Haile-Selassie. Fossil monkeys from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia, and implications for the evolution of Theropithecus. 83rd annual meeting of the American Association of Phvsical Anthropologists, 8-12 April 2014, Calgary, Alberta Canada.

2014:   N. E. Levin, Y. Haile-selassie, and S. R. Frost. Hominin and cercopithecid diet and niche partitioning at 3.8-3.2 Ma: New insights from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia. 83rd annual meeting of the American Association of Phvsical Anthropologists, 8-12 April 2014, Calgary, Alberta Canada.

2013:   H. G. Reda and Y. Haile-Selassie. Taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships among Pliocene Tetraconodonts from the Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia). East African Association for Paleoanthropology and Paleontology, Fourth Conference, July 28 – August 1, 2013, Mombasa, Kenya.

2013:   Y. Haile-Selassie. Evolutionary trends and correlation of morphology and function in mandibular fourth premolars of early hominins. The 22nd Annual Paleoanthrolopology Society meeting, April 2-3, 2013, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2013:   M. Alene, A. Deino, B. Z. Saylor, S. Mertzman, W. K. Hart, Y. Haile-Selassie, N. E. Levin, and L. B. Gibert. Geochemical and Sr-Nd-Pb isotope characteristics of Woranso-Mille Pliocene basalts, west-central Afar, Ethiopia. Abstract volume: 24th Colloquium of African Geology, 8-14 January, 2013, Addis Ababa.

2013.   Y. Haile-Selassie. Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia): a new window into the human past. 24th Colloquium of African Geology (CAG24) and 14th Congress of Geological Society of Africa. January 8-13, 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2012:   M. Alene, B. Saylor, S. Mertzman, A. Deino, and Y. Haile-Selassie. 40Ar/39Ar dating and geochemistry of the Woranso-Mille Pliocene basalts, central Afar, Ethiopia. 34th International Geological Congress Brisbane, Australia, 5-10 August, 2012.

2012:   Y. Haile-Selassie, and B. Latimer. Revisiting Pliocene hominid phylogeny: a postcranial perspective. 81st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Portland, OR. Abstracts and Podium Presentations:158.

2011:   W. Sanders and Y. Haile-Selassie. New fossil proboscideans from mid-Pliocene Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia: Implications for elucidating the diversification and evolution of basal taxa of crown elephant lineages. 71st Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Supplement to the online Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, November 2011:186.

2011:   Y. Haile-Selassie. Revisiting the origins and phylogenetic relationships of Australopithecus africanus: new perspectives from the Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia. European Society for the Study of Human Evolution: Inaugural Meeting. Leipzig, September 23-24, 2011.

2011:   Y. Haile-Selassie. Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia): A New Pliocene Window into the Human Past. East African Association of Paleoanthropology and Paleontology, Third Conference, August 8-12, 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2011:  Y. Haile-Selassie. Early Australopithecus taxonomy in light of new hominid fossils from Woranso-Mille (central Afar, Ethiopia). "Abstracts of the Paleoanthropology Society 2011 Meeting." PaleoAnthropology 2011:A15.

2011:  B. Latimer, S.W. Simpson, and Y. Haile-Selassie. Thoracic shape in Australopithecus. "Abstracts of the Paleoanthropology Society 2011 Meeting." PaleoAnthropology 2011:A20.

2011:   A. L. Machnicki, Y. Haile-Selassie, L. Spurlock, S. L. Mendes, K. B. Strier, M. A. McCollum, and C. O. Lovejoy. Parallel lumbar and pelvic morphology in atelines and early hominids: clues to the earliest hominid adaptations to upright walking? American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 144:202.

2011:   A. C. Cowper and Y. Haile-Selassie. Diet as a functional and adaptive explanation for glenoid region evolutionary changes: a comparative analysis of humans, non-human primates and fossil hominins. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 144:115.

2010: Y. Haile-Selassie. Long Before the Tool-makers: Taxonomy and Evolution of Early Australopithecus. Colloque International: “Les premiers peuplements préhistoriques sur les différents continents”; Institut de Paleontologie Humaine, Paris, France, June 2010.

2009: Y. Haile-Selassie. Evolutionary Tempo and Mode in Early Australopithecus: Insights from New Fossil Evidence. “The Last 4 Million Years of Human Evolution,” Royal Society of London. London, United Kingdom, October 19-20, 2009.

2009: Y. Haile-Selassie. Woranso-Mille: A New Window into the Human Past. International Symposium: “Africa, Cradle of Humanity: Recent Discoveries.” Setif, Algeria, October 26-28, 2009.

2008: Y. Haile-Selassie. New early Pliocene hominids from Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia) and the question of phyletic evolution in early Australopithecus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28(3):87A.

2008: Y. Haile-Selassie. Woranso-Mille: a new window to the Pliocene of Africa. International Conference on Ethiopian Paleoanthropology at the Millennium, January 12-14, 2008,Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2007:  S. R. Frost, Y. Haile-Selassie, and L. Hlusko. Late Miocene Cercopithecidae from theMiddle Awash, Afar, Ethiopia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S41:111.

2007: Y. Haile-Selassie, B. Latimer, A. Deino, B. Saylor, and M. Umer. The Mille-Chifra-Kasagita Triangle: A New Hominid-Bearing Early Pliocene Site in the Central Afar Region of Ethiopia. Paleoanthropology (online publication), Paleoanthropology Society Meeting Abstracts, Philadelphia, PA, 27-28 March, 2007:A10.

2006: Y. Haile-Selassie. The suid Nyanzachoerus australis and biochronology of theLangeberg Quartzose Sand Member (LQSM), Langebaanweg, South Africa. African Natural History, 2:185.

2006: Y. Haile-Selassie and F. Bibi. Bovinae (Artiodactyla: Bovidae) from Mio-Pliocene deposits of the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 26(3), 71A.

2006: Y. Haile-Selassie and B. Latimer. Paleontological Survey and Exploration of the Mille­Chifra-Kasagita Triangle, Central Afar, Ethiopia (2003-2005). “Lucy, 30 Years Later”. June 12-14, 2006 at CEREGE, Europôle de l'Arbois, Aix en Provence, France.

2004: Y. Haile-Selassie. Suid Paleogeographic Connections between Eurasia and Africa in theLate Miocene. Abstract. 32nd International Geological Congress. Florence, Italy, 2004.

2004: Y. Haile-Selassie, R. L. Bernor, B. I. Shundong, and T. D. White. Late MioceneMammalian Fauna from the Middle Awash Valley of Ethiopia and ItsPaleobiogeographic Relationships with Eurasia. Abstract. 32nd International GeologicalCongress. Florence, Italy, 2004.

2003: S.H. Ambrose, G. WoldeGabriel, Y. Haile-Selassie and T. White. Determining early hominid habitats in the Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia, using paleosol stable isotopes. Paleoanthropology Society Annual Meeting. Tempe, Arizona. Published online at http://www.paleoanthro.org/abst2003.htm

2003: Y. Haile-Selassie. A Late Miocene Hominid from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia, and ItsRelationship with Contemporary Hominoid Taxa. Paleoanthropology Society AnnualMeeting. Tempe, Arizona. Published online at http://www.paleoanthro.org/abst2003.htm.

2000: Y. Haile-Selassie and B. Asfaw. A newly discovered Early Pliocene hominid bearing paleontological site in the Mulu Basin, Ethiopia. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop., Supplement 30:170.

1998: Y. Haile-Selassie. Middle Stone Age hominids from the Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia. Abstracts of Contributions to the Dual Congress 1998, Sun City, South Africa. p. 93.

1997: Asfaw, B., Assebework, T., Beyene, Y., Clark, J.D., Curtis, G., de Heinzelin, J., Haile-Selassie, Y., Renne, P., Schick, K., Suwa, G., Vrba, E., White, T.D., WoldeGabriel, G. and Zeleke, Y. Fossil hominids, fauna and artifacts from Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop., Supplement 24: 69.

1994: Y. Haile-Selassie and G. Suwa. A New Hominid from Konso-Gardula, Southern Ethiopia: Homo habilis or Homo erectus? Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., Supplement 18: 100.

 

Symposia/Workshop Organized

2014:   Amy Rector and Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Chairs and Organizers: The role of Mosaic Habitats in Hominin Evolution. 83rd annual meeting of the American Association of Phvsical Anthropologists, 8-12 April 2014, Calgary, Alberta Canada.

2013:   Public Symposium: “On the Trail of Lucy: A Collaborative Exploration of Australopithecus.” September 20, 2013, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio.

2013:   Workshop: “The Paleobiology, Taxonomy, and Paleoecology of Early Australopithecus: A Collaborative Approach to Synthesizing the Evidence.” September 21, 2013, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio.

2013:   Workshop: “Curators, Museums, and their Collections: Promoting Nature and Science Education.” June 25-27, 2013, National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2013:   24th Colloquium of African Geology (CAG24) and 14th Congress of Geological Society of Africa. January 8-13, 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Session: Early Hominin Paleobiology, Taxonomy, and Associated Paleoecological Contexts between 4.5 and 3.0 million years ago. Participants: Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Terry Harrison, Denise Su, Agazi Negash, Asfawossen Asrat, Scott Simpson, Naomi Levin, Jay Quade, Sileshi Semaw.

2008:   Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 68th Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio. Symposium: Early Hominid Evolutionary Tempo and Mode Between 3 Ma and 4 Ma. Organizers: Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Scott Simpson. Participants: T. Cerling, S. Frost, Y. Haile-Selassie, T. Harrison, W. Hujer, N. Jablonski, O. Kullmer, N. Levin, C. Lockwood, F. Manthi, M. J. Plavcan, J. Quade, O. Sandrock, H. Seidler, S. Semaw, S. W. Simpson, D. Su, R. Viola, and C. Ward.

 

Invited and Institutional Lectures

2016    Invited lecture at the Cleveland Public Library.

2016    Invited lecture to the Cleveland Archaeological Society.

2016    Colloquium Lecture at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ: Middle Pliocene hominin diversity: New insights from the Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia. April 8, 2016.

2015    Keynote speech, Annual Conference of the Cleveland Regional Council of Science Teachers, Beaumont School, Cleveland Heights, OH, October 2015.

2014    Keynote speech, 4th International SOX Research Conference: “Were ‘Lucy’ and her relatives alone 3-4 million years ago?”, Cleveland, September 2014.

2014    Institute for the Science of Origins Scholar’s Lecture Series: “Our Pliocene Ancestors.” Case Western Reserve University, May 2014.

2013    Explorer Series: “Revelations in Human Evolution in Light of New Fossil Discoveries from Africa.” Cleveland Museum of Natural History, October 2013.

2013    Buffalo Geological Society, Buffalo, New York: Woranso-Mille: A New Pliocene Window into the Human Past. (April 2013)

2012    Menelik Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio: Ethiopia, the cradle of humanity. (December 2012)

2012    MD/PhD students of the Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University: Woranso-Mille: A New Window into the Human Past.

2012    Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University: The Paleobiology of Early Hominins, New Insights from the Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia.

2012    The Ethiopian Geoscience and Mineral Engineering Association (EGMEA), July 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Geology and Paleontology of the Woranso-Mille, Central Afar, Ethiopia: A New Pliocene Window into Our Past.

2012    Curator’s Forum: “Early Hominin Locomotion: Did “Lucy’s” Relatives watch tree-climbing cousins? Cleveland Museum of Natural History, April, 2012.

2012    Duke University: Woranso-Mille: a new window into the human past.

2012    American Museum of Natural History: Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia): a new Pliocene window into our past.

2012    TedxCLE talk: Searching for our ancestors in the Afar desert of Ethiopia: an incessant affair.

2011    University of Minnesota: Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia): a new window into the human past.

2011College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio. “The first four million years of Human Evolution.”

 2011Kirtlandia Society, Cleveland Museum of Natural History. “Hunting for fossils in “The Cradle of Humanity.”

2011Center for the Study of Human Origins (CSHO), New York University. “Woranso-Mille: A new Pliocene window into the human Past.”

2011 Curator’s Forum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History: “The discovery and interpretation of Kadanuumuu: a 3.6 million-years-old partial skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis.”

2011 Yale/MIT Clubs of Cleveland: “Geological Age Determination of Ancient Human Ancestors.

2010 Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA), University of California, San Diego. A Public Symposium: Earliest Hominids from Ethiopia.

2010 Association of Paleoanthropology and Archaeology in Ethiopia (APAE), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “Kadanuumuu: a new early hominid partial skeleton from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia.”

2010 Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia: “The Discovery of “Kadanuumuu.”

2010 Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, Colorado.

2010 Rutgers University, Department of Anthropology: “Woranso-Mille: A New Window into the Human Past.”

2010 Curator’s Forum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

2009 Center for Evolutionary and Ecological Synthesis, University of Oslo, Norway: Human Origins, 150 Years after Charles Darwin.

2009 The Stone Age Institute and Indiana University, Bloomington: Discovery and Interpretation of Ardipithecus.

2009 Sandusky Bay Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio: Woranso-Mille: A New Window into the Human Past.

2009 Cleveland Museum of Natural History/Institute for the Science of Origins, Case Western Reserve University: Ardipithecus ramidus: Ancient Fossils and New Interpretations.

2009 Fernway Elementary School, Shaker Heights, Ohio: The Discovery of “Ardi”.

2009 Colloquium Lecture, Penn State University, State College, PA

   2009 Curator’s Forum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio.

   2008 Human Evolution Symposium, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden.

   2007 Department of Anthropology, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.

   2007 Curator’s Forum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio.

   2007 Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

   2007 Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society, Toledo, Ohio.

   2006 Curator’s Forum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio.

  2006 Department of Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science, Cleveland State    University, Cleveland, Ohio.

   2005: The Strosacker Distinguished Lecture Series, Baldwin-Wallace College, Parma, Ohio. 2005  Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Stewardship Society.

  2005 Curator’s Forum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio.

  2005 Department of anthropology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.

2005 Northeast Ohio Geological Society Banquet Lecture, Montrose, Ohio.

2005 North Coast Fossil club, Parma, Ohio.

2003 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaigne, Illinois.

2002 CRAFT, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

2002 Curator’s Forum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio.

2002 Evolutionary Biology Program, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

2001 Geological Sciences and Planetary Sciences, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico.

2001 Leakey Foundation for Anthropological Research, San Francisco, California

 

 

 

Thesis

2001: Haile-Selassie, Y. 2001. Late Miocene Mammalian Fauna from the Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia. PhD Thesis. University of California, Berkeley. 425pp.