William Henry Gilbert                                                          Curriculum Vitae

 

    Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies
    Hayward, CA 94542


    Human Evolution Research Center
    3101 Valley Life Sciences Building
    Berkeley, CA 94703

 

 

CURRENT POSITIONS

2006-Present   California State University, East Bay  Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies

2005-Present   University of California, Berkeley      Researcher, Human Evolution Research Center

2006-Present   Kesem Kebena Project            Director

2007-Present   FOROST (www.forost.org)   Co-director, FOROST forensic osteology metadata project

 

EDUCATION

2003-2005 University of California, Berkeley            Postdoctoral Scholar, Human Evolution Research Center

2003    University of California, Berkeley                  PhD, Integrative Biology

1994    University of California, Santa Barbara          BA, Biological Anthropology

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Books and Volumes

2008 Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press
Reviews of this work:

2003 The Daka Member of the Bouri Formation, Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia: Fauna, Stratigraphy, and Environment Ph. D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology

2000 de Heinzelin, J., J. Clark, K. Schick, & W. Gilbert.  The Acheulean and the Plio-Pleistocene Deposits of the Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia. MusŽe Royal de LÕAfrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium

 

Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Field Reports, and Published Abstracts

(in press) Gilbert, W. H. Early Hominids. Wiley Encyclopedia of Anthropology

2016 Gilbert, W. H., V. Doronichev, L. Golovanova, L. Morgan, L. Nu–ez, P. Renne. Archaeology and Context of Hugub, an Important New Late Acheulean Locality in Ethiopia's Northern Rift. Paleooanthropology

2016 Souron, A., S. Baez, W. H Gilbert. A plausible case of human predation on a suid (Kolpochoerus majus) from Bodo, Middle Pleistocene, Ethiopia. 4th ICAZ Taphonomy Working Group Meeting, At Paris,

2016 Njau J. & W. H. Gilbert. Standardizing terms for crocodile-induced bite marks on bone surfaces in light of the frequent bone modification equifinality found to result from crocodile feeding behavior, stone tool modification, and trampling. FOROST Occasional Publications

2014 Gilbert, W. H. Antiquities Rescue & Environmental Impact Management, Kesem Kebena Dulecha, Ethiopia. Report to the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Ethiopia(restricted document: request password for viewing)

2014 Gilbert, W. H. Homo erectus ergaster et  Homo erectus  en  Afrique  au  Pléistocène  inférieur  et  moyen (Daka, Buia, Tighenif). Comparaisons avec les Hominidés fossiles d’Europe et d’Asie. Colloque International " Les Hominidés du Pliocène et du Pléistocène inférieur et moyen dans le monde. La place de l'Homme de Tautavel, un Homo heidelbergensis, il y a 450 000 ans " Juin 2014. Il se déroulera au Centre européen de recherches préhistoriques de Tautavel - Auditorium du Palais des Congrès.

2013 Bernor, R., W. H. Gilbert, G. Semprebon, S. Simpson, S. Semaw. Eurygnathohippus woldegabrieli sp. nov. (Perissodactyla: Mammalia) from the Middle Pliocene of Aramis, Ethiopia (4.4 Ma), Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

2013 Socorro B‡ez-Molgado, Kelsie Hart, Erika Najarro, Sabrina B Sholts, W Henry Gilbert. Cranium and mandible imaging protocol: A guide for publication-quality digital photography of the skull (FOROST Skull Photography Protocol). FOROST Occasional Publications No. 2.

2013 Gilbert WH (2013) Garniss Curtis (1919–2012): Dating Our Past. PLoS Biol 11(9): e1001650. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001650

2013 Gilbert, W. H. Antiquities Rescue & Environmental Impact Management, Kesem Kebena Dulecha, Ethiopia. Report to the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Ethiopia(restricted document: request password for viewing)

2012 Gilbert, W. H. Antiquities Rescue & Environmental Impact Management, Kesem Kebena Dulecha, Ethiopia. Report to the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Ethiopia(restricted document: request password for viewing)

2011 Gilbert, W. H., Serrano Sánchez C, Báez-Molgado S y Raúl Castillo-Castro.  El desarrollo de una base de metadatos: FOROST. Estudios de Antropología Biológica, XV: 4963, México, 2011, ISSN 1405-5066.

2011 W. H. Gilbert & Joshua P. Carlson. Data models and global data integration in paleoanthropology: A plea for specimen-based data collection and mangement In: Roberto Macchiarelli & Gerd-C. Weniger, eds. Pleistocene Databases: Acquisition, Storing, Sharing. Wissenschaftliche Schriften des Neanderthal Museums 4. Mettmann: Neanderthal Museum. ISBN 978-3-935624-22-0. pp: 111-121.

2010 Bernor, R., M. Armour-Chelu, W. H. Gilbert, T. Kaiser, and E. Shultz. ChapterEquidae. In L. Werdelin and W. Sanders, edsCenozoic Mammals of Africa. University of California Press.

2008 WoldeGabriel, G., W. H. Gilbert, W. K. Hart, P. R. Renne, and S. H. Ambrose. Geology and Geochronology in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008  Gilbert, W. H., Bovidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., Nuria Garc’a, and F. Clark Howell. Carnivora. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., and S. Frost. Cercopithecidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., and Raymond L. Bernor. Equidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., Giraffidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Boisserie, J.-R., and W. Henry Gilbert. Hippopotamidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Saegusa, H., and W. H. Gilbert. Elephantidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., Rhinocerotidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., Suidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., and Tom Stidham Rare Taxa in Gilbert, W. & B. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Berhane Asfaw, W. Henry Gilbert, and Gary Richards. Homo erectus cranial anatomy. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., Ralph Holloway, Gen Suwa, Reiko T. Kono, and Daisuke Kubo. Tomographic analysis of the Daka Calvaria. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., Hominid Systematics. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H.,. Daka Member Hominid Postcranial Remains. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H.,. Ecological and Biogeographic Context of the Daka Member. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H.,. Conclusions: Evolutionary Insights from the Daka Member. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2007 Degusta,D., H. Gilbert, G. Richards, and T. White. Methods for studying bone modification. In: Tafonom’a, medio ambiente y cultura: Aportaciones a la Antropolog’a de la Muerte. C. Serrano and A. Terrazas, Eds. Universidad Nacional Aut—noma de MŽxico Instituto de Investigaciones Antropol—gicas. MŽxico City

2006 White, T.,  Howell, F., & W. Gilbert.  The earliest Metridiochoerus (Artiodactyla: Suidae) from the Usno Formation, Ethiopia.  Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 61: 75-80

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

2003 Gilbert, W., White, T., B. Asfaw.  Homo erectusHomo ergasterHomo "cepranensis," and the Daka cranium.  Journal of Human Evolution 45:255-259

2003 White, T., B. Asfaw, D. DeGusta, W. Gilbert, G. Richards, G. Suwa, & F. C. Howell.   Pleistocene Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia.  Nature 423:742-747

2003 Clark, J., Y. Beyene, G. Woldegabriel, W. Hart, P. Renne, W. Gilbert, A. Defleur, G. Suwa, S. Katoh, K. Ludwig, J.-R. Boisserie, B. Asfaw, & T. White.  Stratigraphic, chronological and behavioural contexts of Pleistocene Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia.  Nature 423:747-728

2002 Asfaw, B., W. Gilbert, Y. Beyene, W. Hart, P. Renne, G. WoldeGabriel, E. Vrba, & T. White.  Remains ofHomo erectus from Bouri, Middle Awash, EthiopiaNature 416:317-320

2001 Gilbert, W. & G. Richards. Response to Hirsch: Reevaluating digital vs. conventional photographic cameras for research. Anatomical Record (New Anatomist) 265:130-131

2000 Gilbert, W., & G. Richards.   Digital imaging of bone and tooth modification. Anatomical Record (New Anatomist) 261: 237-246

2000 Gilbert W., B. Asfaw, & T. White.  Chapter 7: Paleontology. In: The Acheulean and the Plio-Pleistocene Deposits of the Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia. de Heinzelin, J., J. Clark, K. Schick, & W. Gilbert (eds.) MusŽe Royal de LÕAfrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium

2000 de Heinzelin J., G. WoldeGabriel, T. White, W. Gilbert, & B. Asfaw.   Chapter 2: Geography, Mapping, and Nomenclature. In: The Acheulean and the Plio-Pleistocene Deposits of the Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia. de Heinzelin, J., J. Clark, K. Schick, and W. Gilbert (eds.) MusŽe Royal de LÕAfrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium

1999 DeGusta, D., W. Gilbert, & S. Turner.   Hypoglossal canal size and hominid speech. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 96 (4): 1800-1804

1997 Güleç, E., Clark, D., Curtis, G., Gilbert, A., Gilbert, H., Howell, F., Karabõyõkogùlu, M., Saraç, G., Sevim, A., Ünay, E.,& T. White. The Early Pleistocene lacustrine deposits of Dursunlu, preliminary results, INTER-INQUA Colloquium, pp. 69-74.

 

Databases, Websites and Electronic Publications

2014   stonesbones.org/tautavel

2011 W. H. Gilbert & Raul Castillo. Citing multi-institution specimen metabases: The FOROST example.2nd Seminario Internacional de Antropología Forense, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. FOROST Occasional Publications No. 1

2007 M. Black, T. White, K. Brudvik, D. Su, H. Gilbert, and J. R. Boisserie. RHOI Database Template v. 1.0. rhoi.berkeley.edu/RHOI_Database_Template/downloads.php

2003-present   fossilized.org

2007-present   CSU East Bay Anthropology Department and Human Evolutionary Studies Laboratory webpages

2008-present   forost.org        Forensic osteology visual database linking the public to forensic osteology images and data from museums and other institutions worldwide.

2006-present   middleawash.berkeley.edu      Middle Awash project website. Designed and developed Middle Awash website, including searchable online fossil catalog.

2005-present   herc.berkeley.edu        Human Evolution Research Center main website. Designed and developed HERC website, including searchable online cast catalog.

 

Conferences and Presentations

2014 Whatever Happened to Homo erectus?, August 20, 2014. produced by Wonderfest and Ask a Scientist.

2014 Produced talk African Origins of Human Intelligence with speaker Yonatan Sahle, February 19, CSU East Bay Theater

2013 Panel participant, PaleoCore Workshop Austin, Texas7-8 November 2013

2013 Inaugural Presentation, Tercer Seminario Internacional. Third International Forensic Anthropology Seminar, Antropologicas, UNAM, México City. August 26-30, 2013.

2013 Organized the 3rd Seminario Internacional de Antropolog’a Forense,August 26-30, 2013, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM, Mexico City Seminario Internacional de Antropologia Forense

2013 A Middle Pleistocene Occupation at Hugub, Ethiopia. Public Presentation Given at Archaeology Research Facility, UC Berkeley.

2013 Metabases and Priority. Symposium presentation: Toward a Data Standard for Paleolithic Archaeology. Society for American Archaeology, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2013 A Middle Pleistocene Occupation at Hugub, Ethiopia. Public Presentation Given at Primate Reading Group, UC Berkeley.

2013 Introducing FOROST: An International Free-Access Visual Forensic Osteology and Osteopathology Metabase William H. Gilbert, PhD; Socorro Baez, MS; Raul Castillo, BS; Carlos Serrano, PhD; Kate Spradley, PhD*. American Academy of Forensic Science AAFS Meeting Books

2012 Out of Africa, the Origins of Humans, East Bay Athiests, Berkeley Main Library.

2012 Forum Lecture Series One Million Years Ago: Homo erectus, the Acheulean, and prehistoric globalization Spanos Theater, ,February 28, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

2011 Organized the 2nd Seminario Internacional de Antropolog’a Forense, March 27-Apr 1, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM, Mexico City Seminario Internacional de Antropologia Forense

2011 FOROST (with Raul Castillo) 2nd Seminario Internacional de Antropolog’a Forense, March 27-Apr 1, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM, Mexico City Seminario Internacional de Antropologia Forense

2011 Wilkie Lecture, One Million Years Ago: Homo erectus, the Acheulean, and prehistoric globalization,October 27, Indiana University, Bloomington.

2010 "Wonderfest 2010: How Did Evolution Shape Human Behavior?" (with David DeGusta) 12th annual Wonderfest Bay Area Festival of Science. Berkeley Wonderfest Video

2010 ÒThe Human Fossil Record.Ó November 18, 2010, Willard Middle School, Berkeley

2010 ÒThe Daka Member, Homo erectus in Africa.Ó October 14, 2010, Chico State University Department of Anthropology Blog entry about talk

2010 ÒData Models and Data Integration in Paleoanthropology.Ó (with Michael Black) Pleistocene Databases Acquisition, Storing, Sharing, June 10 & 11, 2010, Neanderthal Museum Mettmann, Germany, Organized by NESPOS Society and the Neanderthal Museum Foundation NESPOS workshop group photo

2010 ÒEthiopian Diorama, a Glimpse of HumanityÕs Dawn.Ó February 3, 2010, East Bay Science CafŽ, La Pe–a Cultural Center

2009 Keynote presentation-ÒAn Introduction to Paleoanthropology.Ó Magistral Conference, XV Coloquio Internacional de Antropolog’a F’sica, October 18-23, MŽrida, Yucat‡n

2009 ÒThe Daka Member and Pleistocene African Homo erectus.Ó XV Coloquio Internacional de Antropolog’a F’sica, October 18-23, MŽrida, Yucat‡n

2009 ÒKesem Kebena Dulecha Paleolithic Project, Ethiopia.Ó XV Coloquio Internacional de Antropolog’a F’sica, October 18-23th, MŽrida, Yucat‡n

2009 Co-organizer: Seminario de Antropolog’a Forense, March 16-20th, Mexico City images

2009 ÒImplementing Multi-institution, Multi-user Databases in Forensic Osteology.Ó Seminario de Antropolog’a Forense, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM, March 16-20, Mexico City

2008  Impact Assessment and Mitigation at Kesem-Kebena. International Conference on Paleoanthropology, Paleontology and Archaeology in Ethiopia. Economic Commission for Africa, ECA Hall II, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2006 S. Baez-Molgado, W. Gilbert, G. Torres-Ram’rez, P. Herrera-Saint-Leu, C. GutiŽrrez-Gonz‡lez, K. Herrera-Morales, A. Iberri-Jaime, N. Ju‡rez-Reyna, &  G. Mejorada-Millan. Diagn—stico Neuro-Motor a partir de la observaci—n Anot—mica en un esqueleto: colecci—n —sea del laboratoria de Antropolog’a F’sica. XXI Congreso Nacional de Anatom’a, San Luis Postosi, Mexico

2003 Gilbert, W. Testing hypotheses of demes within Homo erectus using parsimony analysis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology: Suppl. 36: 100-100

2002 “1,000,000 BC - African Homo erectus” Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos

2002 "Finding African Homo erectus: Paleoanthropological fieldwork in Ethiopia" California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

2001 "Nuevas Técnicas de Registro Digital de Fósiles" Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM, Mexico City

2000 Gilbert, W. Microscopic documentation of bone modification.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology: Suppl. 30: 158-158

1999 DeGusta, D., W. Gilbert, & S. Turner.The hypoglossal canal: making silent skulls speak? American Journal of Physical Anthropology: Suppl. 28: 116-116

 

 

Awards

2011 Stone Age Institute Award for Outstanding Research into Human Origins

2003 Louderback Award for Outstanding Paleontology Resaerch

2001 Outstanding Teaching Award, UC Berkeley Integrative Biology Department

 

FIELDWORK

2006-2012 Kesem Kebena Project Led expeditions to rescue antiquities in area affected by Kesem and Kebena reservoirs. Recovered Pleistocene and Neolithic fossils and artifacts, including hominid fossils.

2010 National Museum of Ethiopia directed installation of archaeology collection.

1994-2005 Middle Awash Project Continued work in survey and excavation in several Middle Awash localities, participating in and managing scientific and logistical activities. Coordinated geological, archeological, and paleontological fieldwork on the Early Pleistocene Daka Member of the Bouri Formation. Recovered Homo erectus calvaria BOU-VP-2/66. Coordinated excavation of Homo sapiens idaltu cranium BOU-VP-16/2 and directed vertebrate fossil collection in the Herto Member. Recovered hominid cranial fossil BOU-VP-16/18. Recovered Ardipithecus ramidus phalanx in Aramis Member.1996 Continued work in survey and excavation of Pliocene localities in the Aramis Member. Began high-resolution geological and archeological survey of the Bouri Formation. 1994 Participated in survey and excavation of Pliocene localities in the Aramis Member. Participated in excavation of Ardipithecus ramidus partial skeleton.

1994 Dursunlu, Turkey Excavated the Pleistocene site of Dursunlu, which has produced the earliest evidence of human occupation in Turkey.

1992, 1993 Central Turkey Participated in a collaborative U.C. Berkeley/Ankara University project surveying numerous Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene localities of paleoanthropological interest.

 

 

GRANTS RECEIVED

2010 Leakey Foundation Research Grant Kesem Kebena Project

2008 Private donation to CSU East Bay Kesem Kebena Reservoir Impact Salvage Project

2007 CSU East Bay Faculty Support Grant Kesem Kebena Reservoir Impact Salvage Project

2007 Leakey Foundation Research Grant Kesem Kebena Project

2003 Leakey Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant Paleontology of the Daka Member of the Bouri Formation, Ethiopia

 

SELECTED MUSEUM AND LABORATORY WORK

2007-present Human Evolutionary Studies Laboratory, CSU East Bay

Director

1994-present Human Evolution Research Center, UC Berkeley

Laboratory manager

2005-2010 Revealing Hominid Origins Initiative, UC Berkeley

Managed data network, databases, and website.

1994-present National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

Managed movement of antiquites into new museum complex. Multiple responsibilities related to photography, publication, curation, replication, preservation, and study of fossils and artifacts.

2001-present Instituto de Investigaciones Antropol—gicas, UNAM, Mexico CITY

Instruction in identifying human osteological remains. Instruction in digital photography techniques.  Instruction in techniques for analyzing assemblages of modified bones and in molding and casting.

1996-2005 Middle Awash Digital Map Archive

Facilitated the conversion of data to ENVI GIS formats. Designed and managed a satellite and air photo GIS database for the Middle Awash Project.

1996, 1999, 2009-10 Berkeley Geochronology Center

Prepared geological samples for irradiation and dating.