ORCID & Google Scholar
*Vassar students

Cofran Z, Hurst SL, Beaudet A, & Zipfel B. 2023. An overlooked Australopithecus brain endocast from Makapansgat, South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 178: 103346. (link)

Cofran Z, VanSickle C, Valenzuela R*, García-Martínez D, Walker CS, Hawks J, Zipfel B, Williams SA, & Berger LR. 2022. The immature Homo naledi ilium from the Lesedi Chamber, Rising Star Cave, South Africa. American Journal of Biological Anthropology 179: 3–17. (open access link)

Cofran Z. 2022. Biological Anthropology on Mars (or, skeleton of a syllabus). Book review of Evaluating Evidence in Biological Anthropology, Willermet C and Lee S-H, Eds. American Journal of Biological Anthropology 177: 606–607. (link)

Cofran Z, Boone M*, Petticord M*. 2021. Virtually estimated endocranial volumes of the Krapina Neandertals. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 174: 117–128. (link)

VanSickle C, Cofran Z, Hunt D. 2020. Did Neandertals have large brains? Factors affecting endocranial volume comparisons. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 173: 768–775. (link)

Walker CS, Cofran Z, Grabowski M, Churchill SE, March D, Throckmorton Z, Hawks J, Rentzeperis F, Berger LR, DeSilva JM. 2019. Morphology of the Homo naledi femora from Lesedi. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 170: 5–23. (*Editor’s Choice; link)

Cofran Z. 2019. Brain size growth in Australopithecus. Journal of Human Evolution 130: 72–82. (link)

Cofran Z. 2018. Brain size growth in wild and captive chimpanzees. American Journal of Primatology 80: e22876. (link)

Garcia-Martinez D, Radovčić D, Radovčić J, Cofran Z, Bastir M, Rosas A. 2018. Over 100 years of Krapina: New insights into the Neanderthal thorax from the study of rib cross-sectional morphology. Journal of Human Evolution 122: 124. (link)

Cofran Z. 2018. Ontogeny. In The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology, Wenda Trevathan (ed). John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (link)

Cofran Z. 2018. Robust australopithecines (including Paranthropus). In The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology, Wenda Trevathan (ed). John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (link)

VanSickle C, Cofran Z, García-Martínez D, Williams SA, Churchill SE, Berger LR, Hawks J. 2018. Homo naledi pelvic remains from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 125: 122–136. (link)

Cofran Z and Walker CSW. 2017. Dental development in Homo naledi. Biology Letters 13: 20170339. (link – open access!)

Cofran Z. 2017. Brain growth in Homo erectus. eLS. (link)

Williams F and Cofran Z. 2016. Craniofacial ontogeny in Neandertals and modern humans. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 159: 394-409. (link)

Berger LR, Hawks J, de Ruiter DJ, Churchill SE, Schmid P, Delezene L, Kivell T, Garvin HM, Williams SA, DeSilva JM, Skinner MM, Musiba CM, Cameron N, Holliday TW, Harcourt-Smith W, Ackermann RR, Bastir M, Bogin B, Bolter D, Brophy J, Cofran Z, Congdon KA, Deane AS, Dembo M, Drapeau M, Elliott M, Feuerriegel EM, Garcia-Martinez D, Green DJ, Gurtov A, Irish JD, Kruger A, Laird MF, Marchi D, Meyer MR, Nalla S, Negash EW, Orr CM, Radovcic D, Schroeder L, Scott JE, Throckmorton Z, Tocheri MW, VanSickle C, Walker CS, Wei P, Zipfel B. Homo naledi, A new species of Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. eLife 4: e09560. (link)

Cofran Z and DeSilva J. 2015. A neonatal perspective on Homo erectus brain growth. Journal of Human Evolution 81: 41-47. (article link | analysis code)

Cofran Z. 2014. Mandibular development in Australopithecus robustus. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 154: 436-446. (article link | analysis code)

Cofran Z. 2012. Mandibular Growth in Australopithecus robustus. PhD Dissertation, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan. (article link)

Cofran Z and Thackeray JF. 2010. One or two species? A morphometric comparison between robust australopithecines from Kromdraai and Swartkrans. South African Journal of Science 106(1/2): 40-43. (article pdflink)

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