The Stone Age Institute Presents

The Human Brain Evolving:

Papers in Honor of Ralph Holloway

Friday and Saturday
April 27th & 28th, 2007
Whittenberger Auditorium,
Indiana Memorial Union, IU Bloomington

Ralph Holloway

Dr. Ralph L. Holloway is a physical anthropologist at Columbia University and research associate with the American Museum of Natural History. Since obtaining his Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley in 1964, Holloway has served as a professor of anthropology at Columbia. Holloway's interests lie in craniology, producing endocasts, primate behavior, biology of gender, sexual dimorphism in the corpus callosum, and other topics.

Holloway's work on the Taung Child was one of the first to suggest brain reorganization occurring before the increase of brain size in hominids. His claim that the lunate sulcus, a sulcus which marks the boundary of the occipital lobe, was in a posterior position to that of apes suggests that the reduction of the occipital lobe was accompanied by enlargements of parts of the brain associated with higher cognitive function.


The papers that resulted from the Stone Age Institute conference in honor of the life and career of bioanthropologist Ralph Holloway are now available in a bound volume, "The Human Brain Evolving: Paleoneurological Studies in Honor of Ralph Holloway," published by The Stone Age Institute Press. You can access a digital copy of the volume here.


The participants in "The Human Brain Evolving" symposium include:

Leslie Aiello (Wenner-Gren Foundation, New York)

John Allen (University of Southern California)

Douglas Broadfield (Florida Atlantic University)

Emiliano Bruner (University La Sapienza, Rome)

Daniel Buxhoeveden (University of South Carolina)

Dominique Grimaud-Herve (Musee Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)

J.W.K. Harris (Rutgers University)

Ralph Holloway (Columbia University)

F. Clark Howell (UC Berkeley)

Jason Kaufman (California Institute of Technology)

William Kimbel (Arizona State University/Institute of Human Origins)

Bruce Lahn (University of Chicago)

Alan Mann (Princeton University)

Robert Martin (Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago)

Todd Preuss (Emory University)

James Rilling (Emory University)

Mohamed Sahnouni (Stone Age Institute)

Kathy Schick (Indiana University/Stone Age Institute)

Tom Schoenemann (University of Michigan, Dearborn)

Sileshi Semaw (Stone Age Institute)

Katerina Semendeferi (UC San Diego)

Chet Sherwood (George Washington University)

Scott Simpson (Case Western Reserve University)

Dietrich Stout (Institute of Archaeology, London)

Francys Subiaul (George Washington University)

Nicholas Toth (Indiana University/Stone Age Institute)

Michael Yuan (Columbia University)