Neil T. Roach and Daniel E. Lieberman. 2014. “Upper body contributions to power generation during rapid, overhand throwing in humans.” Journal of Experimental Biology, 217, Pp. 2139-2149. Roach and Lieberman 2014a.pdf
Alexander R. Gibson, Robert Ojiambo, Kenn Konstabel, Daniel E. Lieberman, John J. Reilly, John R. Speakman, and Yannis P. Pitsiladis. 2013. “Aerobic Capacity, Activity Levels and Daily Energy Expenditure in Male and Female Adolescents of the Kenyan Nandi Sub-Group.” Public Library of Science One, 8, 6, Pp. e66552. Gibson et al 2013e.pdf
Carolyn M. Eng, Daniel E. Lieberman, Katherine D. Zink, and Michael A. Peters. 2013. “Bite Force and Occlusal Stress Production in Hominin Evolution.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 151, Pp. 544-557. Eng et al 2013c.pdf
Neil T. Roach, Madhusdhan Venkadesan, Michael J. Rainbow, and Daniel E. Lieberman. 2013. “Elastic energy storage in the shoulder and the evolution of high-speed throwing in Homo.” Nature, 498, Pp. 483-487. Roach et al 2013b.pdf
Robert Ojiambo, Alexander R. Gibson, Kenn Konstabel, Daniel E. Lieberman, John R. Speakman, John J. reily, and Yannis P. Pitsiladis. 2013. “Free-living physical activity and energy expenditure of rural children and adolescents in the Nandi region of Kenya.” Annals of Human Biology, 40, 4, Pp. 318-323. Ojiambo et al 2013d.pdf
Yana G. Kamberov, Sijia Wang, Jingze Tan, Pascale Gerbault, Abigail Wark, Longzhi Tan, Yajun Yang, Shilin Li, Kun Tang, Hua Chen, Adam Powell, Yuval Itan, Dorian Fuller, Jason Lohmueller, Junhao Mao, Asa Schachar, Madeline Paymer, Elizabeth Hostetter, Elizabeth Byrne, Melissa Burnett, Andrew P. McMahon, Mark G. Thomas, Daniel E. Lieberman, Li Jin, Clifford J. Tabin, Bruce A. Morgan, and Pardis C. Sabeti. 2013. “Modeling Recent Human Evolution in Mice by Expression of a Selected EDAR Variant.” Cell, 152, Pp. 691-702. Kamberov et al 2013a.pdf
Meir M. Barak, Daniel E. Lieberman, David Raichlen, Herman Pontzer, Anna G. Warrener, and Jean-Jacques Hublin. 2013. “Trabecular Evidence for a Human-Like Gait in Australopithecus africanus.” PLoS ONE, 8, 11, Pp. e77687. Barak et al 2013g.pdf
Daniel E. Lieberman. 2013. The Story of the Human Body. Pantheon. Publisher's VersionAbstract

In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years. He illuminates the major transformations that contributed to key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the advent of hunting and gathering; and how cultural changes like the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions have impacted us physically. He shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and advancements in the modern world is occasioning a paradox: greater longevity but increased chronic disease. And finally—provocatively—he advocates the use of evolutionary information to help nudge, push, and sometimes even compel us to create a more salubrious environment and pursue better lifestyles. 

Neil Thomas Roach, Daniel E. Lieberman, Thomas J. Gill IV, William E. Palmer, and Thomas J. Gill III. 2012. “The effect of humeral torsion on rotational range of motion in the shoulder and throwing performance.” Journal of Anatomy, 220, Pp. 293-301. Roach et al 2012e.pdf
Daniel P. Perl, Adam I. Daoud, and Daniel E. Lieberman. 2012. “Effects of Footwear and Strike Type on Running Economy.” Medicine & Science in Sports Exercise, Pp. 1335-1343. Perl et al 2012a.pdf
Adam I. Daoud, Gary J. Geissler, Frank Wang, Jason Saretsky, Yahya A. Daoud, and Daniel E. Lieberman. 2012. “Foot Strike and Injury Rates in Endurance Runners: A Retrospective Study.” Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Pp. 1325-1334. Daoud et al 2012b.pdf
Daniel E. Lieberman. 2012. “Those feet in ancient times.” Nature, 483, Pp. 550-551. Lieberman 2012d.pdf
Daniel E. Lieberman. 2012. “What We Can Learn About Running from Barefoot Running: An Evolutionary Medical Perspective.” Exercise Sport Science Review, 40, 2, Pp. 63-72. Lieberman et al 2012c.pdf
Daniel E. Lieberman. 2011. “Epigenetic Integration, Complexity, and Evolvability of the Head: Rethinking the Functional Matrix Hypothesis.” In Epigenetics: Linking Genotype and Phenotype in Development and Evolution, edited by Benedikt Hallgrímsson and Brian K. Hall, 1st ed., Pp. 271-289. Berkley: University of California Press. Lieberman 2011a.pdf
Daniel E. Lieberman. 2011. The Evolution of the Human Head. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.Abstract


In one sense, human heads function much like those of other mammals. We use them to chew, smell, swallow, think, hear, and so on. But, in other respects, the human head is quite unusual. Unlike other animals, even our great ape cousins, our heads are short and wide, very big brained, snoutless, largely furless, and perched on a short, nearly vertical neck. Daniel E. Lieberman sets out to explain how the human head works, and why our heads evolved in this peculiarly human way.

Exhaustively researched and years in the making, this innovative book documents how the many components of the head function, how they evolved since we diverged from the apes, and how they interact in diverse ways both functionally and developmentally, causing them to be highly integrated. This integration not only permits the head’s many units to accommodate each other as they grow and work, but also facilitates evolutionary change. Lieberman shows how, when, and why the major transformations evident in the evolution of the human head occurred. The special way the head is integrated, Lieberman argues, made it possible for a few developmental shifts to have had widespread effects on craniofacial growth, yet still permit the head to function exquisitely.

This is the first book to explore in depth what happened in human evolution by integrating principles of development and functional morphology with the hominin fossil record. The Evolution of the Human Head will permanently change the study of human evolution and has widespread ramifications for thinking about other branches of evolutionary biology.


Campbell Rolian, Daniel E. Lieberman, and Benedikt Hallrgímsson. 6/2010. “The coevolution of human hands and feet.” Evolution, 64, Pp. 1558-1568. Rolian et al 2010f.pdf
Campbell Rolian, Daniel E. Lieberman, and Benedikt Hallrgímsson. 6/2010. “The coevolution of human hands and feet.” Evolution, 64, Pp. 1558-1568. Rolian et al 2010f.pdf
Daniel E. Lieberman, Madhusudhan Venkadesan, William A. Werbel, Adam I. Daoud, Susan D'Andrea, Irene S. Davis, Robert Ojiambo Mang'eni, and Yannis Pitsiladis. 1/28/2010. “Foot strike patterns and collision forces in habitually barefoot versus shod runners.” Nature, 463, Pp. 531-536. Lieberman et al 2010a.pdf Lieberman et al 2010a Supplemental.pdf
A. K. Burn, S. W. Herring, R. Hubbard, K. Zink, K. Rafferty, and D. E. Lieberman. 2010. “Dietary consistency and the midline sutures in growing pigs.” Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research, 13, Pp. 106-113. Burn et al 2010d.pdf
Daniel E. Lieberman. 2010. “Four Legs Good, Two Legs Fortuitous: Brains, Brawn, and the Evolution of Human Bipedalism.” In In the Light of Evolution, edited by Johnathan B. Losos, 2nd ed., Pp. 55-71. Greenwood Village, CO: Roberts and Company. Lieberman 2010g.pdf