Articles scientifiques publiés


Balzeau A., Pagano A. : The cranial base and related internal anatomical features in Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens. Anatomical record.

Butaric L, Buck L.T., Balzeau A., du Plessis A., Grine F.E. : The Paranasal Sinuses of the Hofmeyr Skull. Hofmeyr - A Late Pleistocene Human Skull from South Africa.

Heteren van A.K., Friess M. Détroit F., Balzeau A. : Covariation of Proximal Finger and Toe Phalanges in Homo sapiens: a novel approach to assess covariation of serially corresponding structures. Am. J. Biol. Anthropol. 177,3, 471-488.

Kubicka A.M., Balzeau A., Kosicki J., Nowaczewska W., Haduch E., Spinek A., Piontek J. : Variation in cross-sectional indicator of femoral robusticity in Homo sapiens and Neandertals. Scientific reports 12: 4739.

Kubicka A.M., Charlier P., Balzeau A. : The internal cranial anatomy of a female with endocrine disorders from a Mediaeval population. Frontiers in Endocrinology.

Pagano A., Smith C., Balzeau A., Marquez S., Laitman S. : Nasopharyngeal morphology contributes to understanding the “muddle in the middle” of the Pleistocene hominin fossil record. Anatomical record.

Rivière D., Leprince Y., Labra N., Vindas N., Foubet O., Cagna B., Loh K.K., Hopkins W., Balzeau A., Mancip M., Lebenberg J., Cointepas Y., Coulon O., Mangin J.F. : Browsing Multiple Subjects When the Atlas Adaptation Cannot Be Achieved via a Warping Strategy. Frontiers in neuroinformatics, 16. DOI=10.3389/fninf.2022.803934


Balzeau A., Mangin J.F. : Which synergies between paleoanthropology and brain imaging? Symmetry. 13, sym13101974.

Balzeau A., Albessard-Ball L., Kubicka A.M., Noûs C., Buck L.T. : Frontal sinus variation in extant species of the genera Pan, Gorilla and Homo. BMSAP. 33 (2)

Balzeau A. : Mettre des mots sur l’apparence des Hommes préhistoriques. In de Beaune S.A., Labrusse R. (Eds.) La préhistoire au présent- mots, images, savoirs, fictions. Cnrs éditions, pp. 62-72.

Elalouf J.M., Utge J., Lebon M., Tombet O., Zazzo A., Balzeau A. : Identification génétique et datation radiocarbone de restes osseux de cerf, de renne et de bison des steppes d’une sépulture moustérienne (La Ferrassie 8, Dordogne, France). Paleo 31, 1-14.

Mounier A., Kacki S., Balzeau A., Bertrand B., Bon C., Buquet-Marcon C., Daver G., Gerdau K., Gibert M., Goude G., Guy F., Le Maître A., Marchal F., Munoz O., Noûs C. : À 162 ans, les Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d’Anthropologie s’engagent pour une science ouverte et passent en accès libre et gratuit. BMSAP 33(1):4-6.


Balzeau A., Turq A., Talamo S., Daujeard C., Guérin G., Welker F., Crevecoeur I., Fewlass H., Hublin JJ., Lahaye C., Maureille B., Meyer M., Schwab C., Gómez-Olivencia A.  : Pluridisciplinary evidence for burial for the La Ferrassie 8 Neandertal child. Sci Rep 10, 21230.

Balzeau A., Albessard-Ball L, Kubicka A. : Variation and correlations in departures from symmetry of brain torque, humeral morphology and handedness in an archaeological sample of Homo sapiens. Symmetry 12,  10.3390/sym1203043.

Balzeau A., Gómez-Olivencia A. : The La Ferrassie 1 NeandertalIn: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester.

Balzeau A. : Que savons nous de la croissance et du développement du cerveau des humains préhistoriques ? Intellectica 73, 57-66.

Gómez-Olivencia A., López-Onaindia D., Sala N., Balzeau A., Pantoja-Pérez A., Arganda-Carreras I., Arlegi M., Rios-Garaizar J., Gómez-Robles A. : The human remains from Axlor (Dima, Biscay, northern Iberian Peninsula)American Journal of Physical Anthropology 172, 475-491.

Grimaud-Hervé D., Albessard-Ball L., Pokhojaev A., Balzeau A., Sarig R., Latimer B., McDermott Y., May H., Hershkovitz I. : The endocast of the late Middle Paleolithic Manot 1 specimen, Western Galilee, IsraelJournal of Human Evolution in press.

Mounier A., Noûs C., Balzeau A. : Palaeoneurology and the Emergence of Language. BMSAP  32: 142-152.

Thackeray F., Albessard-Ball L., Balzeau A. : Comments on the Zambian Kabwe cranium (BH1) in the context of Pleistocene specimens of Homo and the need for species definitionsPaleoAnthropology 2020: 29-33.

Verna C., Détroit F., Kupczik K., Arnaud J., Balzeau A., Grimaud-Hervé D., Bertrand S., Riou S., Moncel M.H. : The Middle Pleistocene mandible from Payre (Ardèche, France). Journal of Human Evolution 144: 102775.


Balzeau A. : Temporal bone pneumatization: The case of Australopithecus sediba and its implications for the definition of the genus HomoJournal of Human Evolution 133, 108-113.

Becam G., Verna C., Gómez-Robles A., Gómez-Olivencia A., Albessard L., Arnaud J., Frelat M.A., Madelaine S., Schwab C., Souday C., Turq A., Balzeau A. : Isolated teeth from La Ferrassie: Reassessment of the old collections, new remains, and their implicationsAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology 169: 132-142.

Daver G., Balzeau A., Berillon G., Guy F. : Morphological variability in paleoanthropology : new approaches, new issues ? BMSAP 31, 1-4.

Nowaczewska W., Binkowski M., Kubicka A.M., Piontek J., Balzeau A. : Neandertal-like traits visible in the internal structure of non-supranuchal fossae of some recent Homo sapiens: The problem of their identification in hominins and phylogenetic implicationsPLoS ONE 14(3): e0213687


Albessard L., Balzeau A. : Of tongues and men: a review of morphological evidence for the evolution of languageJournal of Language Evolution 3, 79–89.

Cabestrero-Rincón M.A., Balzeau A., Lorenzo C. : Differential evolution of cerebral and cerebellar fossae in recent Homo: A new methodological approachHOMO 69, 289-303.

Charlier P., Benmousa N., Froesch P., Huyn-Charlier I., Balzeau A. : Did Cro-Magnon 1 had neurofibromatosis type1? The Lancet 391, 125.

Charlier P., Benmousa N., Froesch P., Huyn-Charlier I., Balzeau A. : Did Cro-Magnon 1 had neurofibromatosis type2? – Authors’ reply The Lancet 392, 633.

Gómez Olivencia A., Quam R., Sala N., Bardey M., Ohman J.C., Balzeau A. : La Ferrassie 1: New perspectives on a “classic” NeandertalJournal of Human Evolution 117, 13-32.

Kubicka AM., Nowaczewska W., Balzeau A., Piontek J. : Bilateral asymmetry of the humerus in Neandertals, Australian aborigines and medieval humans American journal of physical anthropology 167, 46-60.

Villotte S., Balzeau A. : Que reste-t-il des Hommes de Cro-Magnon 150 ans après leur découverte ? BMSAP 30, 146-152.


Arlegi M., Gómez Olivencia A.; Albessard L., Martínez I., Balzeau A., Arsuaga J.L., Been E. : The role of allometry and posture in the evolution of the hominine subaxial cervical spineJournal of Human Evolution 104, 80-99.

Balzeau A., Buck L.T., Albessard L., Becam G., Grimaud-Hervé D., Rae T.C., Stringer C.B. : The Internal Cranial Anatomy of the Middle Pleistocene Broken Hill CraniumPaleoAnthropology 2017, 107-138.

Charlier P., Huynh-Charlier I., Froesch P., Shorto R., Benmoussa N., Froment A., Grimaud-Hervé D., Deo S., Augias A., Albessard L., Balzeau A : The brain of René Descartes (1650): A neuro-anatomical analysisJournal of the Neurological Sciences 378, 12–18.


Albessard L., Grimaud-Hervé D., Balzeau A. : Evolution of cranial and endocranial profiles in Homo species. A study in 2D geometric morphometricsBMSAP 28, 118-131.

Balzeau A., Charlier P. What do cranial bones of LB1 tell us about Homo floresiensis? Journal of Human Evolution 93, 12-24.

Grimaud-Hervé D., Balzeau A., Widianto H., Djubiantono T., Détroit F., Moigne A.M., Sémah A.M., Purnomo A., Ansyori M., Brasseur B., Ingicco T., Sémah F. : Position of the posterior skullcap fragment from Sendang Klampok (Sangiran Dome, Java, Indonesia) among the Javanese Homo erectus recordQuaternary International 416,193-209.

Lázničková-Galetová M., Balzeau A., Zikmund T., Kaiser J. : CT scanning of a crust with perforated animal teeth belonging to individual DV 13. In: DOLNÍ VĚSTONICE II, Chronostratigraphy, Paleoethnology, Paleoanthropology. J. Svoboda Ed. Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Archeology, Brno.

Mounier A., Balzeau A., Caparros M., Grimaud-Hervé D. : Brain, calvarium, cladistics: a new approach to an old question, who are modern humans and Neandertals? Journal of Human Evolution 92, 22-36.

Rendu W., Beauval C., Crevecoeur I., Bayle, P., Balzeau A., Bismuth T., Bourguignon L., Delfour G., Faivre J.-P., Lacrampe-Cuyaubère F., Muth X., Pasty Y., Semal P., Tavormina C., Todisco D., Turq A., Maureille B. : Let the dead speak... comments on Dibble et al.'s reply to “Evidences upporting an intentional burial at La Chapelle-aux-Saints”Journal of Archaeological Science 69, 12-20.


Balzeau A. : Comparative aspects of temporal bone pneumatisation in some African fossil homininsBMSAP 27, 135-141.

Gomez-Olivencia A., Crevecoeur I., Balzeau A. : La Ferrassie 8 Neandertal child reloaded: new remains and re-assesment of the original collection. Journal of Human Evolution 82, 107-126.

Grimaud-Hervé D., Balzeau A., Widianto H., Djubiantono T., Détroit F., Moigne A.M., Sémah A.M., Purnomo A., Ansyori M., Brasseur B., Ingicco T., Sémah F. : Position of the posterior skullcap fragment from Sendang Klampok (Sangiran Dome, Java, Indonesia) among the Javanese Homo erectus recordQuaternary International.


Balzeau A., Gilissen E., Holloway R.L., Prima S., Grimaud-Hervé D. : Variations in size, shape and asymmetries of the third frontal convolution in hominids: paleoneurological implications for hominin evolution and the origin of languageJournal of Human Evolution 76, 116-128.

Charlier P., Froesch P., Balzeau A., Huynh-Charlier I. : 3-dimensional brain surface reconstruction from dried skull: interest for retrospective diagnosis in forensic anthropologyAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology 35, 283-284.

Heuzé Y., Balzeau A. : Asymmetry of the mid-facial skeleton of eastern lowland gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri) and potential association with frontal lobe asymmetriesJournal of Human Evolution 74, 123-129.

Rendu W., Beauval C., Crevecoeur I., Bayle P., Balzeau A., Bismuth T., Bourguignon L., Delfour G., Faivre J.P., Lacrampe-Cuyaubère F., Tavormina C., Todisco D., Turq A., Maureille B. : Evidence supporting an intentional Neandertal burial at La Chapelle-aux-SaintsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111, 81-86.


Balzeau A. : Thickened cranial vault and parasagittal keeling, correlated traits and autapomorphies of Homo erectus? Journal of Human Evolution 64, 631-644.

Balzeau A., Rougier H. : New information on the modifications of the neandertal suprainiac fossa during growth and development and on its etiologyAmerican journal of physical anthropology 151, 38-48.

Balzeau A., Grimaud-Hervé D., Détroit F., Holloway R.L., Combès B., Prima S.: First description of the endocast of Cro-Magnon 1 and study of brain variation and evolution in anatomically modern Homo sapiensBulletins et Mémoires de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 25, 1-18.

Balzeau A. : Internal cranial anatomy of the Spy skulls. Rougier H., Semal, P. (Eds.). Spy Cave, State of 120 Years of Pluridisciplinary Research on the Betche-aux-Rotches from Spy (Jemeppe-sur-Sambre, Province of Namur, Belgium). Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and NESPOS Society, Brussels.

Balzeau A., Semal P., Louryan S., de Clerk N. : CT reconstructions. Rougier H., Semal, P. (Eds.). Spy Cave, State of 120 Years of Pluridisciplinary Research on the Betche-aux-Rotches from Spy (Jemeppe-sur-Sambre, Province of Namur, Belgium). Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and NESPOS Society, Brussels.

Garcia Sanz M., Goussard F., Balzeau A., Clément G. : Imaging methodologies in natural sciences: The AST-RX Platform (Accès Scientifique à la Tomographie à Rayons X) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Paris. In : actes du UVX 2012 11e Colloque sur les Sources Cohérentes et Incohérentes UV, VUV et X ; Applications et Développements Récents.

Postnov A.A., Semal P., Balzeau A., Lakière F., de Clerk N. : High resolution X-ray microtomography as a tool to study the internal structure of small bony structures of Neandertals. Rougier H., Semal, P. (Eds.). Spy Cave, State of 120 Years of Pluridisciplinary Research on the Betche-aux-Rotches from Spy (Jemeppe-sur-Sambre, Province of Namur, Belgium). Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and NESPOS Society, Brussels.


Balzeau A., Holloway R.L., Grimaud-Hervé D. : Variations and asymmetries in regional brain surface in the genus Homo. Journal of Human Evolution 62, 696-706.

Balzeau A., Gilissen E., Grimaud-Hervé D. : Shared pattern of quantified endocranial shape asymmetries among anatomically modern humans, great apes and fossil hominins. PLoS ONE 7(1): e29581. 

Balzeau A. : Nouvelles questions et approches en paléoanthropologie. In : L’archéologie à découvert. Actes du congrès l’archéologie en mouvement. S.A. de Beaune, H.P. Francfort, Eds. CNRS éditions : Paris, 55-61.


Balzeau A., Grimaud-Hervé D., Gilissen E. : Where are inion and endinion? Variations of the exo- and endocranial morphology of the occipital bone during hominin evolution. Journal of Human Evolution 61, 488-502. 

Ingicco T., Balzeau A., Callou C., Fitriana Y.S. : A cranial morphometric assessment of the taxonomic affinities of Trachypithecus auratus (E. Geoffroy, 1812 Primates: Colobinae) with a reassessment of the T. auratus type specimen. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 146, 306-312.


Balzeau A., Crevecoeur I., Rougier H., Froment A., Gilissen E., Grimaud-Hervé D., Mennecier P., Semal P. : Applications of imaging methodologies to paleoanthropology: beneficial results relating to the preservation, management and development of collections. Comptes Rendus Palevol 9, 265-275.

Balzeau A., Gilissen E. : Endocranial shape asymmetries in Pan paniscusPan troglodytes and Gorilla gorilla assessed via skull based landmark analysis. Journal of Human Evolution 59, 54-69.

Balzeau A., Rougier H. : Is the suprainiac fossa a Neandertal autapomorphy? A complementary external and internal investigation. Journal of Human Evolution 58, 1-22.

Lukaszek D.A., Irish J.D., Balzeau A., Froment A. : Like I need a hole in the head: supernumerary external auditory meatus in a Carthaginian cranium. International journal of Osteoarchaeology 20, 344-350.


Balzeau A., Gilissen E., Wendelen W., Coudyzer W. : Internal cranial anatomy of the type specimen of Pan paniscus and available data for study. Journal of Human Evolution 56, 205-208.

Balzeau A., Gilissen E., Wendelen W., Coudyzer W. : Erratum to “Internal cranial anatomy of the type specimen of Pan paniscus and available data for study”. Journal of Human Evolution 57, 96-97.

Semal P., Rougier H., Crevecoeur I., Hauzeur A., Jungels C., Flas D., Balzeau A., Cammaert L., Germonpré M., Maureille B., Pirson S., Toussaint M. : Le réexamen des collections de Spy. In : Paléolithique moyen en Wallonie. La collection Louis Éloy. K. Di Modica, C. Jungels, Eds. Collections du Patrimoine culturel de la Communauté française, n°2, Service du Patrimoine culturel, Bruxelles, 201-202.


Balzeau A., Radovčić J. : Variation and modalities of growth and development of the temporal bone pneumatization in Neandertals. Journal of Human Evolution 54, 546-567.

Balzeau A., Grimaud-Hervé D., Sémah F. : Characteristics and variation of the temporal bone pneumatization in Asian Homo erectus. In : From Homo erectus to the living traditions. Actes, 11ème conférence internationale, European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists. J.P. Pautreau, A.S. Coupey, V. Zeitoun, E. Rambault, Eds. Eurasea : Chiang Mai, 21-27.

Balzeau A. : Variation and characteristics of the cranial vault thickness in Krapina and Western European Neandertals. In : New Insights on the Krapina Neanderthals: 100 Years since Gorjanović-Kramberger. J. Monge, A. Mann, D. Frayer, J. Radovčić, Eds. Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb.


Balzeau A. : Nouvelles données sur les caractéristiques immatures du crâne chez les Homo erectus asiatiques. Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 19, 169-185.

Balzeau A. : Variation and characteristics of the cranial vault thickness in Krapina and Western European Neandertals. Periodicum Biologorum 109, 369-377.

Gilissen E., Reygel A., Balzeau A., Louette M. : Museum artworks in a technological world. In : Confronting Mortality with Art and Science. Scientific and Artistic Impressions on What the Certainty of Death Says about Life. P. Pollier-Green, A. Van de Velde, C. Pollier, Eds. VUB Press : Brussels, 54-61.


Balzeau A., Grimaud-Hervé D. : Cranial base morphology and temporal bone pneumatization in Asian Homo erectus. Journal of Human Evolution 51, 350-359.

Balzeau A. : Are thickened cranial bones and equal participation of the three structural bone layers autapomorphic traits of Homo erectus? Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 18, 145-163.


Balzeau A., Grimaud-Hervé D., Jacob T. : Internal cranial features of the Mojokerto child fossil (East Java, Indonesia). Journal of Human Evolution 48, 535-553.

Balzeau A., Badawi-Fayad J. : La morphologie externe et interne de la région sus-orbitaire est-elle corrélée à des contraintes biomécaniques ? Analyses structurelles des populations d’Homo sapiens d’Afalou Bou Rhummel (Algérie) et de Taforalt (Maroc). Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 17, 185-197.

Badawi-Fayad J., Yazbeck C., Balzeau A., Nguyen T.H., Grimaud-Hervé D., Cabanis E.A. : Multi-detector row CT scanning in Paleoanthropology at various tube current settings and scanning mode. Surgical and Radiological Anatomy 27, 536-543.

Semal P., Toussaint M., Maureille B., Rougier H., Crevecoeur I., Balzeau A., Bouchneb L., Louryan S., De Clerck N., Rausin L. : Numérisation des restes humains néandertaliens belges : préservation patrimoniale et exploitation scientifique. Notae Praehistoricae 25, 25-38.

Badawi-Fayad J., Yazbeck C., Balzeau A., Grimaud-Hervé D., Cabanis E.A. : Anatomie numérisée du crâne fossile par scanner RX. Biométrie humaine et anthropologie 23, 149-155.


Voisin J.L., Balzeau A. : Structures internes claviculaires chez PanGorillaHomo. Méthode d’analyse et résultats préliminaires. Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 16, 5-16.


Balzeau A., Grimaud-Hervé D., Indriati E., Jacob T. : Computer Tomography Scanning of Homo erectus crania Ngandong 7 from Java : Internal structure, paleopathology and post-mortem History. Berkala Ilmu Kedokteran (Journal of the Medical Sciences) 35, 133-140.


Balzeau A., Jacob T., Indriati E. : Structures crâniennes internes de l'Homo erectus Sambungmacan 1 (Java, Indonésie). Comptes Rendus Palevol 1, 305-310.