Guillaume DAVER

Assistant professor

Main research question

My research aims at studying primate locomotion (notably apes and humans) in order to understand the relationships between primate behavior and their ecosystem, and the role of such an interaction in the course of human evolution.

Topics of study

To that purpose, I conduct an integrative research that aims at:

  • developing fieldworks,
  • better characterizing the form- function relationships between postcranial bones morphology and their potential functions in living primates (through 3D methodologies),
  • identifying of the osteological correlates of locomotion and manipulation from fossil primate bones.

Fieldworks

In this framework, I co-supervise field excavations in the Neogene deposits of the Moldavian platform in Romania together with Dr. Bogdan G. Răţoi (Universitatea “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, Iaşi, Romania).

Project management

  • Responsable technique et scientifique du projet ANR HOMTECH, de 2018 à 2021.

Other responsibilities

  • Responsable du parcours Biologie Générale, Sciences de la Terre et de l’Univers (BGSTU)
  • Membre du jury des examens de la Licence L3 SV
  • Responsable convention de stages (élèves du secondaires, étudiants)
  • Membre du conseil d’administration de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris (https://www.sapweb.fr/).
  • Membre du projet ANR SPLASH « hiStoire évolutive d’une niche écologique PoLyvalente: les grands cétArtiodactyles Semiaquatiques et Herbivores » (dir. J.-R. Boisserie)
  • Membre du Projet ANR OLD « L’OLDowayen: émergence et évolution d’une culture chez les hominidés anciens d’Afrique orientale » (dir. A. Delagnes)
  • Membre du projet ANR ARCHOR (2012-2016) « Archéologie des origines : émergence et évolution des premières techno-cultures » (dir. S. Harmand)

Contact

Iconic publications

Daver, G., Balzeau, A., Berillon, G., & Guy, F. (2019). Morphological Variability in Paleoanthropology: New Approaches, New Issues? Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 31:1–4.

Pallas, L., Daver, G., Mackaye, H. T., Likius, A., Vignaud, P., & Guy, F. (2019). A window into the early evolutionary history of Cercopithecidae: Late Miocene evidence from Chad, Central Africa. Journal of human evolution, 132, 61-79.

Florent Détroit, Armand Salvador Mijares, Julien Corny, Guillaume Daver, Clément Zanolli, Eusebio Dizon, Emil Robles, Rainer Grün & Philip J. Piper –  « A new species of Homo from the Late Pleistocene of the Philippines » – Naturevolume 568, pages181–186 (2019)

Daver G., Berillon G., Jacquier C., Ardagna Y., Meklit Y. Souron A. Maurin T., Blondel C., Coppens Y. Boisserie J.-R. (2018) New hominin postcranial remains from the Omo 323 locality, Shungura formation, Lower Omo Valley, Southwestern Ethiopia. Journal of Human Evolution (sous presse)

Neaux D., Bienvenu T., Guy F., Daver G., Sansalone G., Ledogar J., Rae T.C., Wroe S., Brunet M. (2017) Relationship between foramen magnum position and locomotion in extant and extinct hominids. Journal of Human Evolution 113, 1-9.

Domalain M., Bertin A., Daver G. (2017) Was Australopithecus afarensis able to make Lomekwian tools? Towards a realistic biomechanical simulation of hand force capability in fossil hominins and new insights on the role of the 5th digit. Comptes-Rendus Palevol 16, 572-584.

Harmand S., Lewis J.E., Feibel C.S., Lepre C.J., Prat S., Lenoble A., Boes X., Quinn R.L., Brenet M., Arroyo A., Taylor N., Clement S., Daver G., Brugal J.-P., Leakey L., Mortlock R.A., Wright J.D., Lolkorodi S., Kirwa C., Kent D.V., Roche H. (2015) 3.3-Ma Stone Tools from Lomekwi 3, West Turkana, Kenya. Nature 521, 310-316.

Daver G., Nakatsukasa M. (2015) Proconsul heseloni distal radial and ulnar epiphyses from the Kaswanga Primate Site, Rusinga Island, Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution 80, 17-33.

Berillon G., Daver G. (2014) Non-human primates: current researches and anthropobiological perspectives. Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris, 26, 103-104

Daver G., Detroit F., Berillon G., Prat S., Grimaud-Hervé D. (2014) Fossil hominins, quadrupedal primates and the origin of human bipedalism : a 3D geometric morphometric analysis of the Primate hamate. Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 26, 121-128.

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GESTIONNAIRES

Laure PAINAULT
laure.painault@univ-poitiers.fr
Tél. : +33 (0)5 49 45 37 53

Guylaine REYNAUD
guylaine.reynaud@univ-poitiers.fr

Tél. : +33 (0)5 49 45 37 26

Fax : +33.(0)5 49 45 40 17

ADRESSE POSTALE

Université de Poitiers – UFR SFA

PALEVOPRIM UMR CNRS 7262

Bât B35 – TSA 51106

6 rue Michel Brunet

86073 POITIERS Cedex 9