William Gilbert

Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Biological)

Department of Anthropology, Geography & Environmental Studies

E-mail:
henry.gilbert@csueastbay.edu
Phone:
(510) 885-3094 (office hours only)
(510) 885-3142 (office hours only)
Office:
MI 1009
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Courses Taught

Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Human Osteology Laboratory
Forensic Osteology
Human Evolution Series

EDUCATION

2003-2005 University of California, Berkeley            Postdoctoral Scholar, Human Evolution Research Center

2003    University of California, Berkeley                 PhD, Integrative Biology

1994    University of California, Santa Barbara          BA, Biological Anthropology

COMMUNICATIONS

Books and Volumes

2008 Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press
Reviews of this work:

2003 The Daka Member of the Bouri Formation, Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia: Fauna, Stratigraphy, and Environment Ph. D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology

2000 de Heinzelin, J., J. Clark, K. Schick, & W. Gilbert.  The Acheulean and the Plio-Pleistocene Deposits of the Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia. Musée Royal de L’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

(Submitted) Gilbert, W. H., Doronichev, V., Golovanova, L., Morgan, L., Nuñez, L., Renne, P. R., Archaeology and context of Hugub, a large new Late Acheulean locality in Ethiopia’s northern rift. Journal of Human Evolution.

2013 Bernor, R., W. H. Gilbert, G. Semprebon, S. Simpson, S. Semaw. Eurygnathohippus woldegabrieli sp. nov. (Perissodactyla: Mammalia) from the Middle Pliocene of Aramis, Ethiopia (4.4 Ma), Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

2013 Gilbert WH (2013) Garniss Curtis (1919–2012): Dating Our Past. PLoS Biol 11(9): e1001650. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001650

2011 Gilbert, W. H., Serrano Sánchez C, Báez-Molgado S y Raúl Castillo-Castro.  El desarrollo de una base de metadatos: FOROST. Estudios de Antropología Biológica, XV: 4963, México, 2011, ISSN 1405-5066.

2011 W. H. Gilbert & Joshua P. Carlson. Data models and global data integration in paleoanthropology: A plea for specimen-based data collection and management In: Roberto Macchiarelli & Gerd-C. Weniger, eds. Pleistocene Databases: Acquisition, Storing, Sharing. Wissenschaftliche Schriften des Neanderthal Museums 4. Mettmann: Neanderthal Museum. ISBN 978-3-935624-22-0. pp: 111-121.

2010 Bernor, R., M. Armour-Chelu, W. H. Gilbert, T. Kaiser, and E. Shultz. ChapterEquidae. In L. Werdelin and W. Sanders, eds.  Cenozoic Mammals of Africa. University of California Press.

2008 WoldeGabriel, G., W. H. Gilbert, W. K. Hart, P. R. Renne, and S. H. Ambrose. Geology and Geochronology in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008  Gilbert, W. H., Bovidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., Nuria García, and F. Clark Howell. Carnivora. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., and S. Frost. Cercopithecidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., and Raymond L. Bernor. Equidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., Giraffidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Boisserie, J.-R., and W. Henry Gilbert. Hippopotamidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Saegusa, H., and W. H. Gilbert. Elephantidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., Rhinocerotidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., Suidae. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., and Tom Stidham Rare Taxa in Gilbert, W. & B. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Berhane Asfaw, W. Henry Gilbert, and Gary Richards. Homo erectus cranial anatomy. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., Ralph Holloway, Gen Suwa, Reiko T. Kono, and Daisuke Kubo. Tomographic analysis of the Daka Calvaria. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H., Hominid Systematics. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H.,. Daka Member Hominid Postcranial Remains. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H.,. Ecological and Biogeographic Context of the Daka Member. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2008 Gilbert, W. H.,. Conclusions: Evolutionary Insights from the Daka Member. in Gilbert, W. & B. Asfaw, eds. Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. University of California Press

2007 Degusta,D., H. Gilbert, G. Richards, and T. White. Methods for studying bone modification. In: Tafonomía, medio ambiente y cultura: Aportaciones a la Antropología de la Muerte. C. Serrano and A. Terrazas, Eds. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas. México City

2006 White, T.,  Howell, F., & W. Gilbert.  The earliest Metridiochoerus (Artiodactyla: Suidae) from the Usno Formation, Ethiopia.  Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 61: 75-80

2006 White, T., WoldeGabriel, G., Asfaw, B., Ambrose, S., Beyene, Y., Bernor, R., Boisserie, J., Currie, B., Gilbert, W., Haile-Selassie, Y., Hart,, W., Hlusko, L., Howell, F., Kono, R., Louchart, A., Lovejoy, C. O., Renne, P., Saegusa, H., Vrba, E., Wesselman, H., and G. Suwa.  Asa Issie, Aramis, and the Origin of Australopithecus.  Nature 440: 883-889

2003 Gilbert, W., White, T., B. Asfaw.  Homo erectusHomo ergasterHomo "cepranensis," and the Daka cranium.  Journal of Human Evolution 45:255-259

2003 White, T., B. Asfaw, D. DeGusta, W. Gilbert, G. Richards, G. Suwa, & F. C. Howell.   Pleistocene Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia.  Nature 423:742-747

2003 Clark, J., Y. Beyene, G. Woldegabriel, W. Hart, P. Renne, W. Gilbert, A. Defleur, G. Suwa, S. Katoh, K. Ludwig, J.-R. Boisserie, B. Asfaw, & T. White.  Stratigraphic, chronological and behavioural contexts of Pleistocene Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia.  Nature 423:747-728

2002 Asfaw, B., W. Gilbert, Y. Beyene, W. Hart, P. Renne, G. WoldeGabriel, E. Vrba, & T. White.  Remains ofHomo erectus from Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia.  Nature 416:317-320

2001 Gilbert, W. & G. Richards. Response to Hirsch: Reevaluating digital vs. conventional photographic cameras for research. Anatomical Record (New Anatomist) 265:130-131

2000 Gilbert, W., & G. Richards.   Digital imaging of bone and tooth modification. Anatomical Record (New Anatomist) 261: 237-246

2000 Gilbert W., B. Asfaw, & T. White.  Chapter 7: Paleontology. In: The Acheulean and the Plio-Pleistocene Deposits of the Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia. de Heinzelin, J., J. Clark, K. Schick, & W. Gilbert (eds.) Musée Royal de L’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium

2000 de Heinzelin J., G. WoldeGabriel, T. White, W. Gilbert, & B. Asfaw.   Chapter 2: Geography, Mapping, and Nomenclature. In: The Acheulean and the Plio-Pleistocene Deposits of the Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia. de Heinzelin, J., J. Clark, K. Schick, and W. Gilbert (eds.) Musée Royal de L’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium

1999 DeGusta, D., W. Gilbert, & S. Turner.   Hypoglossal canal size and hominid speech. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 96 (4): 1800-1804

Conferences and Presentations

2013 Panel participant, PaleoCore Workshop Austin, Texas7-8 November 2013

2013 Inaugural Presentation, Tercer Seminario Internacional. Third International Forensic Anthropology Seminar, Antropologicas, UNAM, México City. August 26-30, 2013.

2013 Organized the 3rd Seminario Internacional de Antropología Forense,August 26-30, 2013, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM, Mexico City Seminario Internacional de Antropologia Forense

2013 A Middle Pleistocene Occupation at Hugub, Ethiopia. Public Presentation Given at Archaeology Research Facility, UC Berkeley.

2013 Metabases and Priority. Symposium presentation: Toward a Data Standard for Paleolithic Archaeology. Society for American Archaeology, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2013 A Middle Pleistocene Occupation at Hugub, Ethiopia. Public Presentation Given at Primate Reading Group, UC Berkeley.

2013 Introducing FOROST: An International Free-Access Visual Forensic Osteology and Osteopathology Metabase William H. Gilbert, PhD; Socorro Baez, MS; Raul Castillo, BS; Carlos Serrano, PhD; Kate Spradley, PhD*. American Academy of Forensic Science AAFS Meeting Books

2012 Out of Africa, the Origins of Humans, East Bay Athiests, Berkeley Main Library.

2012 Forum Lecture Series One Million Years Ago: Homo erectus, the Acheulean, and prehistoric globalization Spanos Theater, ,February 28, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

2011 Organized the 2nd Seminario Internacional de Antropología Forense, March 27-Apr 1, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM, Mexico City Seminario Internacional de Antropologia Forense

2011 FOROST (with Raul Castillo) 2nd Seminario Internacional de Antropología Forense, March 27-Apr 1, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM, Mexico City Seminario Internacional de Antropologia Forense

2011 Wilkie Lecture, One Million Years Ago: Homo erectus, the Acheulean, and prehistoric globalization,October 27, Indiana University, Bloomington.

2010 "Wonderfest 2010: How Did Evolution Shape Human Behavior?" (with David DeGusta) 12th annual Wonderfest Bay Area Festival of Science. Berkeley Wonderfest Video

2010 “The Human Fossil Record.” November 18, 2010, Willard Middle School, Berkeley

2010 “The Daka Member, Homo erectus in Africa.” October 14, 2010, Chico State University Department of Anthropology Blog entry about talk

2010 “Data Models and Data Integration in Paleoanthropology.” (with Michael Black) Pleistocene Databases Acquisition, Storing, Sharing, June 10 & 11, 2010, Neanderthal Museum Mettmann, Germany, Organized by NESPOS Society and the Neanderthal Museum Foundation NESPOS workshop group photo

2010 “Ethiopian Diorama, a Glimpse of Humanity’s Dawn.” February 3, 2010, East Bay Science Café, La Peña Cultural Center

2009 Keynote presentation-“An Introduction to Paleoanthropology.” Magistral Conference, XV Coloquio Internacional de Antropología Física, October 18-23, Mérida, Yucatán

2009 “The Daka Member and Pleistocene African Homo erectus.” XV Coloquio Internacional de Antropología Física, October 18-23, Mérida, Yucatán

2009 “Kesem Kebena Dulecha Paleolithic Project, Ethiopia.” XV Coloquio Internacional de Antropología Física, October 18-23th, Mérida, Yucatán

2009 Co-organizer: Seminario de Antropología Forense, March 16-20th, Mexico City images

2009 “Implementing Multi-institution, Multi-user Databases in Forensic Osteology.” Seminario de Antropología Forense, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM, March 16-20, Mexico City

2008  Impact Assessment and Mitigation at Kesem-Kebena. International Conference on Paleoanthropology, Paleontology and Archaeology in Ethiopia. Economic Commission for Africa, ECA Hall II, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2006 S. Baez-Molgado, W. Gilbert, G. Torres-Ramírez, P. Herrera-Saint-Leu, C. Gutiérrez-González, K. Herrera-Morales, A. Iberri-Jaime, N. Juárez-Reyna, &  G. Mejorada-Millan. Diagnóstico Neuro-Motor a partir de la observación Anotómica en un esqueleto: colección ósea del laboratoria de Antropología Física. XXI Congreso Nacional de Anatomía, San Luis Postosi, Mexico

2003 Gilbert, W. Testing hypotheses of demes within Homo erectus using parsimony analysis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology: Suppl. 36: 100-100

2002 “1,000,000 BC - African Homo erectus” Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos

2002 "Finding African Homo erectus: Paleoanthropological fieldwork in Ethiopia" California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

2001 "Nuevas Técnicas de Registro Digital de Fósiles" Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM, Mexico City

2000 Gilbert, W. Microscopic documentation of bone modification.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology: Suppl. 30: 158-158

1999 DeGusta, D., W. Gilbert, & S. Turner.The hypoglossal canal: making silent skulls speak? American Journal of Physical Anthropology: Suppl. 28: 116-116

Databases, Websites and Electronic Publications

2011 W. H. Gilbert & Raul Castillo. Citing multi-institution specimen metabases: The FOROST example.2nd Seminario Internacional de Antropología Forense, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. FOROST Metabase Occasional Publications No. 1

2007 M. Black, T. White, K. Brudvik, D. Su, H. Gilbert, and J. R. Boisserie. RHOI Database Template v. 1.0. rhoi.berkeley.edu/RHOI_Database_Template/downloads.php

2003-present   fossilized.org

2007-present   CSU East Bay Anthropology Department and Human Evolutionary Studies Laboratory webpages

2008-present   forost.org        Forensic osteology visual database linking the public to forensic osteology images and data from museums and other institutions worldwide.

2006-present   middleawash.berkeley.edu      Middle Awash project website. Designed and developed Middle Awash website, including searchable online fossil catalog.

2005-present   herc.berkeley.edu        Human Evolution Research Center main website. Designed and developed HERC website, including searchable online cast catalog.

Awards

2011 Stone Age Institute Award for Outstanding Research into Human Origins

2003 Louderback Award for Outstanding Paleontology Resaerch

2001 Outstanding Teaching Award, UC Berkeley Integrative Biology Department

FIELDWORK

2006-2012 Kesem Kebena Project Led expeditions to rescue antiquities in area affected by Kesem and Kebena reservoirs. Recovered Pleistocene and Neolithic fossils and artifacts, including hominid fossils.

2010 National Museum of Ethiopia directed installation of archaeology collection.

1994-2005 Middle Awash Project Continued work in survey and excavation in several Middle Awash localities, participating in and managing scientific and logistical activities.Coordinated geological, archeological, and paleontological fieldwork on the Early Pleistocene Daka Member of the Bouri Formation. Recovered Homo erectus calvaria BOU-VP-2/66. Coordinated excavation of Homo sapiens idaltu cranium BOU-VP-16/2 and directed vertebrate fossil collection in the Herto Member. Recovered hominid cranial fossil BOU-VP-16/18. Recovered Ardipithecus ramidus phalanx in Aramis Member.1996 Continued work in survey and excavation of Pliocene localities in the Aramis Member. Began high-resolution geological and archeological survey of the Bouri Formation. 1994 Participated in survey and excavation of Pliocene localities in the Aramis Member. Participated in excavation of Ardipithecus ramidus partial skeleton.

1994 Dursunlu, Turkey Excavated the Pleistocene site of Dursunlu, which has produced the earliest evidence of human occupation in Turkey.

1992, 1993 Central Turkey Participated in a collaborative U.C. Berkeley/Ankara University project surveying numerous Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene localities of paleoanthropological interest.

GRANTS RECEIVED

2010 Leakey Foundation Research Grant Kesem Kebena Project

2008 Private donation to CSU East Bay Kesem Kebena Reservoir Impact Salvage Project

2007 CSU East Bay Faculty Support Grant Kesem Kebena Reservoir Impact Salvage Project

2007 Leakey Foundation Research Grant Kesem Kebena Project

2003 Leakey Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant Paleontology of the Daka Member of the Bouri Formation, Ethiopia

SELECTED MUSEUM AND LABORATORY WORK

2007-present Human Evolutionary Studies Laboratory, CSU East Bay

Director

1994-present Human Evolution Research Center, UC Berkeley

Laboratory manager

2005-2010 Revealing Hominid Origins Initiative, UC Berkeley

Managed data network, databases, and website.

1994-present National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

Managed movement of antiquites into new museum complex. Multiple responsibilities related to photography, publication, curation, replication, preservation, and study of fossils and artifacts.

2001-present Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM, Mexico CITY

Instruction in identifying human osteological remains. Instruction in digital photography techniques.  Instruction in techniques for analyzing assemblages of modified bones and in molding and casting.

1996-2005 Middle Awash Digital Map Archive

Facilitated the conversion of data to ENVI GIS formats. Designed and managed a satellite and air photo GIS database for the Middle Awash Project.

1996, 1999, 2009-10 Berkeley Geochronology Center

Prepared geological samples for irradiation and dating.

Education

  • B.A. in Anthropology, 1994, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Ph.D. in Integrative Biology, 2003, University of California, Berkeley

Courses

Fall Quarter 2014
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
ANTH 110001Introduction Biological AnthroMW12:00PM1:10PMMI-2008Hayward Campus View Books
ANTH 110002Introduction Biological AnthroMW1:20PM2:30PMMI-2008Hayward Campus View Books
ANTH 310001Human Evolution IMW8:40AM10:30AMMI-2090Hayward Campus View Books
ANTH 690502Directed Readings in AnthroARR ARRHayward Campus View Books
ANTH 691001University ThesisARR ARRHayward Campus View Books

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