Journal Articles

2022Collard M, Plomp KA, Dobney K. Back pain in evolutionary perspective: updating a classic hypothesis. Biological Theory. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13752-022-00402-4
2022Gilmour R, Plomp KA. The Changing Shape of Palaeopathology: The Contribution of Skeletal Shape Analyses to Investigations of Pathological Conditions. Yearbook of Biological Anthropology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.24475
2021Plomp KA, Dobney K, Collard M. A 3D basicranial shape-based assessment of local and continental northwest European ancestry among 5th to 9th century CE Anglo-Saxons. PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0252477
2021Plomp KA, Dobney K, Price N, Collard M. The composition of the founding population of Iceland: a basicranial perspective. PLOS One 16(2): e0246059. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246059
2020Plomp KA, Dobney K, Collard M. Spondylolysis and spinal adaptations for bipedalism: The Overshoot Hypothesis. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 2020(1): 35-44. https://doi.org/10.1093/emph/eoaa003
2019Plomp KA, Strand Viðarsdóttir U, Weston D, Dobney K, Collard M. 3D shape analyses of extant primate and fossil hominin vertebrae support the Ancestral Shape Hypothesis for intervertebral disc herniation. BMC Evolutionary Biology 19: 226. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-019-1550-9
2019Plomp KA, Strand Viðarsdóttir U, Weston D, Dobney K, Collard M. Potential adaptations for bipedalism in the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae of H. sapiens: A 3D comparative analysis. Journal of Human Evolution 137: 102693. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2019.102693
2019Timbrell L, Plomp KA. Using the shape of the basicranial portion of the temporal bone to distinguish between relatively closely-related human populations. Journal of Archaeological Sciences Reports 26: 101885. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.101885
2016Plomp KA, Boylston A. Frequency and patterns of costovertebral osteoarthritis in two Medieval English populations. International Journal of Paleopathology 14:64-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2016.05.007
2015Plomp KA, Strand Viðarsdóttir U, Weston D, Dobney K, Collard M. The ancestral shape hypothesis: An evolutionary explanation for the occurrence of intervertebral disc herniation in humans. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 68. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-015-0336-y
2015Plomp KA, Roberts CA, Strand Viðarsdóttir U. Does the correlation between Schmorl’s nodes and vertebral morphology extend into the lumbar spine? American Journal of Physical Anthropology 157: 526-534. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22730
2015Plomp KA, Roberts CA, Strand Viðarsdóttir U. Morphological characteristics of healthy and osteoarthritic joint surfaces in archaeological skeletons. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 25: 515-527. https://doi.org/10.1002/oa.2319
2012Plomp KA, Roberts CA, Strand Viðarsdóttir U. Vertebral morphology influences the development of Schmorl’s nodes in the lower thoracic spine. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 149(4): 572-582. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22168
2012Roberts CA, Bernofsky K, Cardoso FA, Henderson C, Jakob T, Plomp KA, Ponce P, Sharman J, Spencer R. Palaeopathology: studying the origin, evolution and frequency of disease in human remains from archaeological sites. UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems.

Edited Volumes

In pressHirst C, Gilmour R, Alves Cardoso F, Plomp KA (eds.). Behavior in Our Bones. Elsevier Press.
Release June 29, 2022Plomp KA, Roberts CA, Bentley G, Elton S (eds.). Evolving Health: Palaeopathology and Evolutionary Medicine. Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

In pressPlomp KA, Roberts CA, Bentley G, Elton S. What's it all about? A legacy for the next generation of scholars in evolutionary medicine and palaeopathology. In: Plomp, KA, Roberts, CA, Bentley G, Elton S (eds.), Palaeopathology and Evolutionary Medicine; an integrated approach. Oxford University Press.
In pressPlomp KA, Been E. The evolution of bipedalism and its impact on spinal pathologies and back pain. In: Plomp, KA, Roberts, CA, Bentley G, Elton S (eds.), Evolving Health: Palaeopathology and Evolutionary Medicine. Oxford University Press.
In pressBentley G, Roberts CA, Elton S, Plomp KA. Now you have read the volume, what next? In: Plomp, KA, Roberts, CA, Bentley G, Elton S (eds.), Evolving Health: Palaeopathology and Evolutionary Medicine. Oxford University Press.
In pressPlomp KA. Behaviour and the thorax and spine. In: Hirst C, Gilmour R, Alves Cardoso F, Plomp KA (eds.), Behavior in Our Bones. Elsevier Press.
In pressPlomp KA, Gilmour R, Alves Cardoso F. Behaviour and the human skeleton. In: Hirst C, Gilmour R, Alves Cardoso F, Plomp KA (eds.), Behavior in Our Bones. Elsevier Press.
In pressGilmour R, Plomp KA, Alves Cardoso F. Taking Action; the future of bioarchaeological behavioural studies. In: Hirst C, Gilmour R, Alves Cardoso F, Plomp KA (eds.), Behavior in Our Bones. Elsevier Press.
2017Plomp KA. The bioarchaeology of back pain. In: Brynes J, Muller J. Bioarchaeology of Impairment and Disability: Theoretical, Ethnohistorical, and Methodological Perspectives. Springer. Pp: 141-157.

Conference Abstracts

2017Plomp KA, Strand Viðarsdóttir U, Weston D, Dobney K, Collard M. Bipedalism evolved from knuckle-walking: Evidence from 3D geometric morphometric analyses of cervical and upper thoracic vertebral shape of Homo sapiens. Pan troglodytes, and Pongo pygmaeus. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162: 148.
2017Plomp KA, Strand Viðarsdóttir U, Weston D, Dobney K, Collard M. Bipedalism evolved from knuckle-walking: Evidence from 3D geometric morphometric analyses of thoracic and lumbar vertebral shape of Homo sapiens. Pan troglodytes, and Pongo pygmaeus. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162: 318.
2015Plomp KA, Strand Viðarsdóttir U, Weston D, Dobney K, Collard M. Ancestral Aches? 3D vertebral morphology, locomotion, and human spinal health. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156: 254.
2014Plomp KA, Strand Viðarsdóttir U, Weston D, Dobney K, Collard M. Ancestral Aches? Vertebral morphology, locomotion, and human spinal health. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153: 209.
2013Plomp KA, Strand Viðarsdóttir U, Roberts C. Applying anthropological shale analysis techniques to archaeological research: Overcoming problems and exploring possibilities. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150: 277.
2012Plomp KA, Strand Viðarsdóttir U, Roberts C. The shape of the spinal canal and Schmorl’s nodes: a two-dimensional shape analysis of lower thoracic vertebrae. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147: 238.
2011Plomp KA, Strand Viðarsdóttir U, Roberts C. Quantifying palaeopathology: Using geometric morphometrics to develop a quantifiable recording method for osteoarthritis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144: 240.

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