Dr. Carolin Röding
Function: Postdoctoral Researcher
Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoecology, Paläoanthropologie
Room 705, Hauptgebäude, DG
Carolin Röding is a postdoctoral researcher in the FIRSTSTEPS project at the University of Tübingen.
While completing her bachelor’s degree in Biology she developed an interest in human evolution with a special emphasis on brain evolution. In her master thesis she continued to use the methodological toolkit of geometric morphometrics to answer questions about the cerebellar evolution in hominids. During the subsequent PhD her focus shifted slightly to virtual cranial reconstructions and adapting cutting edge methodology to the study of very fragmented hominin cranial and dental remains from the broader Mediterranean region. Further her research interests include hominin variation, the interaction between brain and braincase as well as cranial integration and modularity.
2022 - 2027
FIRSTSTEPS project, University of Tübingen
Ph.D. in Archaeological Sciences and Human Evolution
CROSSROADS project, University of Tübingen
2015 - 2017
MSc. In Archaeological Sciences
specialization in Paleoanthropology, University of Tübingen, Germany
External bachelor thesis
Dep. of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
2011 - 2015
BSc. in Biology
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Röding, C. & Giemsch, L. (accepted). The Early Iron Age elite burial from Frankfurt am Main, Stadtwald: a new cranial reconstruction and paleopathological reanalysis.
Röding, C., Stringer, C., Lacruz, R. S., & Harvati, K. (2023). Mugharet el'Aliya: Affinities of an enigmatic north African Aterian maxillary fragment. American Journal of Biological Anthropology, 180(2), 352-369. Doi: 10.1002/ajpa.24642
Röding, C., Zastrow, J., Scherf, H., Doukas, C., and Harvati, K. (2021). Crown outline analyses of the hominin upper third molar from the Megalopolis basin, Peloponnese, Greece. In Ancient Connections in Eurasia, ed. by H. Reyes-Centeno and K. Harvati, pp. 16-36. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag. Doi: 10.51315/9783935751377.001.
Harvati, K., Röding, C., Bosman, A. M., Karakostis, F. A., Grün, R., Stringer, C., Karkanas, P., Thompson, N. C., Koutoulidis, V., Moulopoulos, L. A., Gorgoulis, V. G., and Kouloukoussa, M. (2019). Apidima Cave fossils provide earliest evidence of Homo sapiens in Eurasia. Nature, 571(7766), 500-504. Doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1376-z.