Kono, Reiko

写真a

Affiliation

Faculty of Letters (Hiyoshi)

Position

Professor

 

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  • ドラえもん科学ワールド ―人類進化の不思議―

    河野 礼子, 小学館, 2018

  • イーダ 美しい化石になった小さなサルのものがたり

    河野 礼子, 創元社, 2015

  • 生命ふしぎ図鑑 人類の誕生と大移動―2200万日で世界をめぐる

    河野 礼子, 西村書店, 2015

  • 特別展 生命大躍進 図録

    河野 礼子, NHKプロモーション, 2015

  • 人類の進化大研究 700万年の歴史がわかる

    河野 礼子, PHP研究所, 2015

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Papers 【 Display / hide

  • 3D Digital reconstruction, preliminary morphometric analysis, and facial approximation of Shiraho 4 skull

    河野礼子, 岡崎健治, 仲座久宜, 徳嶺里江, 片桐千亜紀, 土肥直美

    Anthropological Science (Japanese Series) 126   15 - 36 2018.04

    Research paper (scientific journal), Joint Work, Accepted

  • Various examples of 3D printer usage in natural sciences

    河野 礼子

    The Hiyoshi review of natural science  2018

    Single Work

  • A mandible from the Middle Pleistocene Hexian site and its significance in relation to the variability of Asian Homo erectus

    Liu W., Martinón-Torres M., Kaifu Y., Wu X., Kono R., Chang C., Wei P., Xing S., Huang W., Bermúdez de Castro J.

    American Journal of Physical Anthropology (American Journal of Physical Anthropology)  162 ( 4 ) 715 - 731 2017.04

    ISSN  00029483

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    © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Objectives: This study presents the first detailed morphological description and comparison of a Middle Pleistocene hominin mandibular fragment (PA 831) and associated teeth from the Hexian site in Eastern China. We aim to investigate where the Hexian mandible fits within the genus Homo variability in the light of an increased and better characterized Asian fossils record. Methods: Comparative samples include Pleistocene Homo mandibles and teeth from Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as earlier African hominins (Australopithecus and early Homo) and Holocene recent humans. Both conventional morphological description and metric analysis were used. In addition, virtual reconstructions of the enamel dentine junction (EDJ) surface, pulp cavity, and roots with micro-CT were used to the mandible and teeth. Results: The Hexian mandible is characterized by a plesiomorphic structural pattern for the Homo clade, with strong corpus robustness and a subparallel and low-positioned mylohyoid line that differentiates the swollen subalveolar planum from the shallow subalveolar fossa. Features that are derived compared to early Homo include a moderately curved dental arcade, a well-developed lateral prominence placed at the M2-M3 level, and multiple mental foramina. The Hexian mandible's complex enamel surface and strong, stout root structure are primitive traits for the Homo clade. Finally, the highly crenulated “dendrite-like” EDJ found in the molars may represent a dental feature specific to the continental Asian Homo erectus, but more data is needed to confirm this. Conclusions: Mandibular and dental features indicate that the Hexian mandible and teeth differ from northern Chinese H. erectus and European Middle Pleistocene hominins, but show some affinities with the Early Pleistocene specimens from Africa (Homo ergaster) and Java (H. erectus), as well as the Middle-Late Pleistocene mandible from Penghu, Taiwan. Compared to contemporaneous continental Asian hominin populations, the Hexian fossils may represent the survival of a primitive hominin, with more primitive morphologies than other contemporaneous or some chronologically older Asian hominin specimens.

  • Early Jomon and Yayoi human skeletal remains from Shimomotoyama Rock Shelter, Sasebo, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan

    海部陽介, 坂上和弘, 河野礼子

    Anthropological Science (Japanese Series)  2017

    Joint Work, Accepted

  • Initial and Early Jomon human skeletal remains from Iwashita Doketsu, Sasebo, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan: Were Initial Jomon people ephemeral?

    海部陽介, 坂上和弘, 河野礼子

    Anthropological Science (Japanese Series)  2017

    Joint Work, Accepted

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Presentations 【 Display / hide

  • デジタル解析技術を活用した港川人骨の解析

    河野 礼子

    公開シンポジウム『日本人起源論を検証する:形態・DNA・食性モデルの一致・不一致』, 

    2010

    Other

  • Molar crown morphology and enamel distribution of the extant hominoids: possible links between morphology and diet.

    河野 礼子

    International Symposium on Paleoanthropology in Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the Discovery of the First Skull of Peking Man, 

    2009

    Poster presentation

  • 初期人類の食性 ― わかること・わからないこと

    河野 礼子

    第61回日本生理人類学会大会, 

    2009

    Other

Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • Postcranial skeletal morphology of the Shiraho people

    2022.04
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    2025.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 基盤研究(C), Principal investigator

  • Osteomorphological study of Pleistocene human skeletal remains from Shirahosaonetabaru cave site, Isigaki Island

    2018.04
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    2022.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Principal investigator

 

Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • SPECIAL LECTURE OF ETHNOLOGY & ARCHAEOLOGY 1

    2024

  • SEMINAR: SPECIAL LECTURE OF ETHNOLOGY & ARCHAEOLOGY 2

    2024

  • SEMINAR: SPECIAL LECTURE OF ETHNOLOGY & ARCHAEOLOGY

    2024

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES SEMINAR 2

    2024

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES SEMINAR 1

    2024

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