Lukas Friedl
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Assistant Researcher

Department of Anthropology
University of West Bohemia
Sedlackova 15
30614, Plzen
Czech Republic

  (+420) 608510407
  lukas.friedl@gmail.com

Research Interests

  • Human evolution
  • Functional morphology
  • Bioarcheology

Short Bio

I am a biological anthropologist primarily interested in reconstructing lives of humans and their ancestors through comparative anatomy and functional morphology. My research focuses on reconstructing activity and locomotor patterns through long bone cross-sectional analysis (primarily of the femur) but I also explore questions related to neanderthal and modern human dynamics at the end of Pleistocene through a research at the Lapa do Picareiro cave site in Portugal. I have also done some work on methods used in forensic sciences.

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Key Publications

• Friedl, L., Claxton, A.G., Walker, C.S., Churchill, S.E., Holliday, T.W., Hawks, J., Berger, L.R., DeSilva, J.M. and Marchi, D. (under revision). Femoral neck and shaft structure in Homo naledi from the Dinaledi Chamber (Rising Star System, South Africa). Journal of Human Evolution.

• Benedetti, M., Haws, J., Bicho, N., Friedl, L. and Elwood, B. (2019). Late Pleistocene site formation and paleoclimate at Lapa do Picareiro, Portugal. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal, in Early View.

• Seifert, Z, Friedl, L and Brůžek, J. (2017). Applicability and Limitations of Sex Assessment Based on Foramen Magnum. Forensic Science International 271:126e1-126e9.

• Friedl, L., Eisová, S. and Holliday, T.W. (2016). Re-evaluation of Pleistocene and Holocene long bone robusticity trends with regards to age-at-death estimates and size standardization procedures. Journal of Human Evolution 97:109-122.

• Holliday, T.W., Gautney, J.R. and Friedl, L. (2014). Right for the Wrong Reasons: Reflections on Modern Human Origins in the Post-Neanderthal Genome Era. Current Anthropology, 55(6): 696-724.

• Holliday, T.W. and Friedl, L. (2013). Hominoid humeral morphology: 3D morphometric analysis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 152: 506-515.

Sládek, V, Berner, M, Galeta, P, Friedl, L, Kudrnova, Š. 2010. Technical note: the effect of midshaft location on the error ranges of femoral and tibial cross-sectional parameters. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 141:325-332.

Research

• 2018: Lapa do Picareiro: Lapa do Picareiro: student field experience on a collaborative research into the Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition on the Iberian peninsula. Grant Agency of the University of West Bohemia (grant number: SGS-2018-033). Principal investigator.

• 2017: Collaborative Research: Inquiry into the Origins of Modern Human Distributions. National Science Foundation (grant number: 1724997). Senior Personnel.

• 2016: Reconstruction of past populations' life histories: students' field activities. University of West Bohemia Grant Agency (grant number: SGS-2016-028). Principal investigator.

• 2015: A fieldwork on the Paleolithic cave site of Lapa do Picareiro (Portugal). University of West Bohemia Grant Agency (grant number: SGS-2015-010). Principal investigator.

• 2014: Collaborative Research: Neanderthal and Modern Human Response to Environmental Change at the Middle-Upper Paleolithic Transition, Lapa do Picareiro, Portugal. National Science Foundation (grant number: 1420299) Senior Personnel.

• 2014: A fieldwork on the Paleolithic cave site of Lapa do Picareiro (Portugal). University of West Bohemia Grant Agency (grant number SGS-2014-025). Principal investigator.

• 2013: Student mobility: Paleolithic excavations at Lapa do Picareiro (Portugal). University of West Bohemia Grant Agency (grant number SGS-2013-059). Principal investigator.

• 2012: Technologies for Research of Contemporary and Past Societies. European Union (grant number: OPVK NOTES CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0135). Coordinator and investigator of key activity 4 – Microscopic study of traces of human behavior.

• 2012: Student mobility: Paleolithic excavations at Lapa do Picareiro (Portugal). University of West Bohemia Grant Agency (grant number SGS-2012-018). Principal investigator.

• 2012: The hierarchization of the Bronze Age society and its reflections in burial practices. University of West Bohemia Grant Agency (grant number SGS-2012-033). Co-investigator