PUBLICATIONS

2021

Vernot, B., Zavala, E.I., Gómez-Olivencia, A., Jacobs, Z., Slon, V., Mafessoni, F., Romagné, F., Pearson, A,. Petr, M., Sala, N., Pablos, A., Aranburu, A., Bermúdez de Castro, J.M., Carbonell, E., Li, B., Krajcarz, M.T., Krivoshapkin, A.I., Kolobova, K.A., Kozlikin, M.B., Shunkov, M.V., Derevianko, A.P., Viola, B., Grote, S., Essel, E., López Herráez, D., Nagel, S., Nickel, B., Richter, J., Schmidt, A., Peter, B., Kelso, J., Roberts, R.G., Arsuaga, J.-L. and Meyer, M. (2021), Unearthing Neanderthal population history using nuclear and mitochondrial DNA from cave sediments. Science (published online), eabf1667

Stein, D., Assaf,  Y., Dar, G., Cohen, H., Slon, V., Kedar, E., Medlej, B., Abbas, J., Hay, O., Barazany, D. and Hershkovitz, I. (2021), 3D virtual reconstruction and quantitative assessment of the human intervertebral disc’s annulus fibrosus: a DTI tractography study. Scientific Reports 11, 6815

2020

Zhang, D., Xia, H., Chen, F., Li, B., Slon, V., Cheng, T., Yang, R., Jacobs, Z., Dai, Q., Massilani, D., Shen, X., Wang, J., Feng, X., Cao, P., Yang, M., Yao, J., Yang, J., Madsen, D.B., Han, Y., Ping, W., Liu, F., Perreault, C., Chen, X., Meyer, M., Kelso, J., Pääbo, S. and Fu, Q. (2020), Denisovan DNA in Late Pleistocene sediments from Baishiya Karst Cave on the Tibetan Plateau. Science 370(6516): 584-587

Braadbaart, F., Reidsma, F.H., Roebroeks, W., Chiotti, L., Slon, V., Meyer, M., Théry-Parisot, I., van Hoesel, A., Nierop, K.G.J., Kaal, J., van Os, B. and Marquer, L. (2020), Heating histories and taphonomy of ancient fireplaces: A multi-proxy case study from the Upper Palaeolithic sequence of Abri Pataud (Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, France). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 33: 102468

Romandini, M., Oxilia, G., Bortolini, E., Peyrégne, S., Delpiano, D., Nava, A., Panetta, D., Di Domenico, G., Martini, P., Arrighi, S., Badino, F., Figus, C., Lugli, F., Marciani, G., Silvestrini, S., Menghi Sartorio, J.C., Terlato, G., Hublin, J.-J., Meyer, M., Bondioli, L., Higham, T., Slon, V., Peresani, M. and Benazzi, S. (2020), A late Neanderthal tooth from northeastern Italy. Journal of Human Evolution 147: 102867

Mafessoni, F., Grote, S., de Filippo, C., Slon, V., Kolobova, K.A., Viola, B., Shnaider, S.V., Markin, S.V., Chintalapati, M., Peyregne, S., Skov, L., Skoglund, P., Krivoshapkin, A.I., Derevianko, A.P., Meyer, M., Kelso, J., Peter, B., Prüfer, K. and Pääbo, S. (2020), A high-coverage Neandertal genome from Chagyrskaya Cave. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(26): 15132-15136

2019

Swift, J.A., Bunce, M., Dortch, J., Douglass, K., Faith, J.T., Fellows Yates, J.A., Field, J., Haberle, S., Jacob, E., Johnson, C.N., Lindsey, E., Lorenzen, E.D., Louys, J., Miller, G., Mychajliw, A., Slon, V., Villavicencio, N., Waters, M., Welker, F., Wood, R., Petraglia, M., Boivin, N. and Roberts, P. (2019), Micro-Methods for Megafauna: Novel approaches to the study of Late Quaternary extinctions and their contributions to faunal conservation in the Anthropocene. BioScience 69(11): 877-887

Narasimha, V.M, Patterson, N., Moorjani, P., Rohland, N., Bernardos, R., Mallick, S., Lazaridis, I., Nakatsuka, N., Olalde, I., Lipson, M., Kim, A.M., Olivieri, L.M., Coppa, A., Vidale, M., Mallory, J., Moiseyev, V., Kitov, E., Monge, J., Adamski, N., Alex, N., Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Candilio, F., Callan, K., Cheronet, O., Culleton, B.J., Ferry, M., Fernandes, D., Freilich, S., Gamarra, B., Gaudio, D., Hajdinjak, M., Harney, É., Harper, T.K., Keating, D., Lawson, A.M., Mah, M., Mandl, K., Michel, M., Novak, M., Oppenheimer, J., Rai, N., Sirak, K., Slon, V., Stewardson, K., Zalzala, F., Zhang. Z., Akhatov, G., Bagashev, A.N., Bagnera, A., Baitanayev, B., Bendezu-Sarmiento, J., Bissembaev, A.A., Bonora, G.L., Chargynov, T.T., Chikisheva, T., Dashkovskiy, P.K., Derevianko, A., Dobeš, M., Douka, K., Dubova, N., Duisengali. M.N., Enshin, D., Epimakhov, A., Fribus, A.V., Fuller, D., Goryachev, A., Gromov, A., Grushin, S.P., Hanks, B., Judd, M., Kazizov, E., Khokhlov, A., Krygin, A.P., Kupriyanova, E., Kuznetsov, P., Luiselli, D., Maksudov, F., Mamedov, A.M., Mamirov, T.B., Meiklejohn, C., Merrett, D.C., Micheli, R., Mochalov, O., Mustafokulov, S., Nayak, A., Pettener, D., Potts, R., Razhev, D., Rykun, M., Sarno, S., Savenkova, T.M., Sikhymbaeva, K., Slepchenko, S.M., Soltobaev, O.A., Stepanova, N., Svyatko, S., Tabaldiev, K., Teschler-Nicola, M., Tishkin, A.A., Tkachev, V.V., Vasilyev, S., Velemínský, P., Voyakin, D., Yermolayeva, A., Zahir, M., Zubkov, V.S., Zubova, A., Shinde, V.S., Lalueza-Fox, C., Meyer, M., Anthony, D., Boivin, N., Thangaraj, K., Kennett, D.J., Frachetti, M., Pinhasi, R. and Reich, D. (2019), The formation of human populations in South and Central Asia. Science 365(6457): eaat7487

Peyrégne, S., Slon, V., Mafessoni, F., de Filippo, C., Hajdinjak, M., Nagel, S., Nickel, B., Essel, E., Le Cabec, A., Wehrberger, K., Conard, N.J., Kind, C.J., Posth, C., Krause, J., Abrams, G., Bonjean, D., Di Modica, K., Toussaint, M., Kelso, J., Meyer, M., Pääbo, S. and Prüfer, K. (2019), Nuclear DNA from two early Neandertals reveals 80,000 years of genetic continuity in Europe. Science Advances 5(6): eaaw5873

Ezra, D., Hershkovitz, I., Salame, K. Alperovitch-Najenson, D. and Slon, V. (2019), Osteophytes in the cervical vertebral bodies (C3-C7) - Demographical perspectives. The Anatomical Record 302(2): 226-231

Ezra, D., Slon, V., Kedar, E., Masharawi, Y., Salame, K., Alperovitch-Najenson, D. and Hershkovitz, I. (2019), The Torg ratio of C3-C7 in African-Americans and European-Americans: A skeletal study. Clinical Anatomy 32(1): 84-89

Douka, K., Slon, V., Jacobs, Z., Bronk Ramsey, C., Shunkov, M.V., Derevianko, A.P., Mafessoni, F., Kozlikin, M., Li, B., Grün, R., Comeskey, D., Devièse, T., Brown, S., Viola, B., Kinsley, L., Buckley, M., Meyer, M., Roberts, R.G., Pääbo, S., Kelso, J. and Higham, T. (2019), Age estimates for hominin fossils and the onset of the Upper Palaeolithic at Denisova Cave. Nature 565: 640-644

2018

Slon, V. and Hershkovitz, I. (2018), Levantine fossil record, The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology, DOI: 10.1002/9781118584538.ieba0548

Slon, V.*, Mafessoni, F.*, Vernot, B.*, de Filippo, C., Grote, S., Viola, B., Hajdinjak, M., Peyrégne, S., Nagel, S., Brown, S., Douka, K., Higham, T., Kozlikin, M.B., Shunkov, M.V., Derevianko, A.P., Kelso, J., Meyer, M., Prüfer, K. and Pääbo, S. (2018), The genome of the offspring of a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father, Nature 561: 113-116

Hershkovitz, I., Weber, G.W., Quam, R. Duval, M., Grün, R. Kinsley, L., Ayalon, A. Bar-Matthews, M., Valladas, H., Mercier, N., Arsuaga, J.L., Martinón-Torres, M., Bermúdez de Castro, J.M., Fornai, C., Martín-Francés, L., Sarig, R., May, H., Krenn, V.A., Slon, V., Rodríguez, L., García, R., Lorenzo, C., Carretero, J.M., Frumkin, A., Shahack-Gross, R., Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., Cui, Y., Wu, X., Peled, N., Groman-Yaroslavski, I., Weissbrod, L., Yeshurun, R., Tsatskin, A., Zaidner. Y. and Weinstein-Evron, M. (2018), The earliest modern humans outside Africa, Science 359(6374): 456-459

2017

Cohen, H., Kugel, C., May, H., Medlej, B., Stein, D., Slon, V., Brosh, T. and Hershkovitz, I. (2017), The influence of impact direction and axial loading on the bone fracture pattern, Forensic Science International 277: 197-206

Slon, V., Viola, B., Renaud, G., Gansauge, M.-T., Benazzi, S., Sawyer, S., Hublin, J.-J., Shunkov, M.V., Derevianko, A.P., Kelso, J., Prüfer, K., Meyer, M. and Pääbo, S. (2017), A fourth Denisovan individual, Science Advances 3(7):  e1700186

Cohen, H., Kugel, C., May, H., Medlej, B., Stein, D., Slon, V., Brosh, T. and Hershkovitz, I. (2017), The effect of impact tool geometry and soft material covering on long bone fracture patterns in children, International Journal of Legal Medicine 131(4): 1011-1021

Douka, K.*, Slon, V.*, Stringer, C., Potts, R., Hübner, A., Meyer, M., Spoor, F., Pääbo, S. and Higham, T. (2017), Direct radiocarbon dating and DNA analysis of the Darra-i-Kur (Afghanistan) human temporal bone, Journal of Human Evolution 107: 86-93

Slon, V., Hopfe, C., Weiß, C.L., Mafessoni, F., de la Rasilla, M., Lalueza-Fox, C., Rosas, A., Soressi, M., Knul, M.V., Miller, R., Stewart, J.R., Derevianko, A.P., Jacobs, Z., Li, B., Roberts, R.G., Shunkov, M.V., de Lumley, H., Perrenoud, C., Gušić, I., Kućan, Ž., Rudan, P., Aximu-Petri, A., Essel, E., Nagel, S., Nickel, B., Schmidt, A., Prüfer, K., Kelso, J., Burbano, H.A., Pääbo, S. and Meyer. M. (2017), Neandertal and Denisovan DNA from Pleistocene sediments, Science 356(6338): 605-608

Abbas, J., Slon, V., Stein, D., Peled, N., Hershkovitz, I. and Hamoud, K. (2017), In the quest for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis etiology: the Schmorl's nodes model, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 18(1): 164

Ezra, D., Masharawi, Y., Salame, K., Slon, V., Alperovitch-Najenson, D. and Hershkovitz, I. (2017), Demographical aspects in cervical vertebral bodies’ size and shape (C3-C7): A skeletal study, The Spine Journal 17(1): 135-142

2016

Abbas, J., Slon, V., May, H., Peled, N., Hershkovitz, I. and Hamoud, K. (2016), Paraspinal muscles density: a marker for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis?, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 17(1): 422

Cohen, H., Kugel, C., May, H., Medlej, B., Stein, D., Slon, V., Hershkovitz, I. and Brosh, T. (2016), The impact velocity and bone fracture pattern: forensic perspective, Forensic Science International 266: 54-62

Fu, Q., Posth, C., Hajdinjak, M., Petr, M., Mallick, S., Fernandes, D., Furtwängler, A., Haak, W., Meyer, M., Mittnik, A., Nickel, B., Peltzer, A., Rohland, N., Slon, V., Talamo, S., Lazaridis, I., Lipson, M., Mathieson, I., Schiffels, S., Skoglund, P., Derevianko, A.P., Drozdov, N., Slavinsky, V., Tsybankov, A., Cremonesi, R.G., Mallegni, F., Gély, B., Vacca, E., Morales, M.R., Straus, L.G., Neugebauer-Maresch, C., Teschler-Nicola, M., Constantin, S., Moldovan, O.T., Benazzi, S., Peresani, M., Coppola, D., Lari, M., Ricci, S., Ronchitelli, A., Valentin, F., Thevenet, C., Wehrberger, K., Grigorescu, D., Rougier, H., Crevecoeur, I., Flas, D., Semal, P., Mannino, M.A., Cupillard, C., Bocherens, H., Conard, N.J., Harvati, K., Moiseyev, V., Drucker, D.G., Svoboda, J., Richards, M.P., Caramelli, D., Pinhasi, R., Kelso, J., Patterson, N., Krause, J., Pääbo, S. and Reich, D. (2016), The Genetic History of Ice Age Europe, Nature 534(7606): 200-205

Slon, V., Peled, N., Abbas, J., Stein, D., Cohen, H. and Hershkovitz, I. (2016), Vertebral hemangiomas and their correlation with other pathologies, Spine 41(8): E481-488

Hershkovitz, I., Weber, G.H., Fornai, C., Gopher, A., Barkai, R., Slon, V., Quam, R., Gabel, Y. and Sarig, R. (2016), New Middle Pleistocene dental remains from Qesem Cave (Israel), Quaternary International 398: 148-158

Slon, V., Glocke, I., Barkai, R., Gopher, A., Hershkovitz, I. and Meyer, M. (2016), Mammalian mitochondrial capture, a tool for rapid screening of DNA preservation in faunal and undiagnostic remains, and its application to Middle Pleistocene specimens from Qesem Cave (Israel), Quaternary International 398: 210-218

Brown, S., Higham, T., Slon, V., Pääbo, S., Meyer, M., Douka, K., Brock, F., Comeskey, D., Procopio, N., Shunkov, M., Derevianko, A. and Buckley, M. (2016), Identification of a new hominin bone from Denisova Cave, Siberia using collagen fingerprinting and mitochondrial DNA analysis, Scientific Reports 6: 23559

2015

Slon, V., Stein, D., Cohen, H., Sella-Tunis, T., May, H. and Hershkovitz, I. (2015), Vertebral hemangiomas: their demographical characteristics, location along the spine and position within the vertebral body, European Spine Journal 24(10): 2189-2195

Renaud, G., Slon, V., Duggan, A.T. and Kelso, J. (2015), Schmutzi: estimation of contamination and endogenous mitochondrial consensus calling for ancient DNA, Genome Biology 16: 224

Cohen, H.*, Slon, V.*, Barash, A., May, H., Medlej, B. and Hershkovitz, I. (2015), Assyrian Attitude Towards Captive Enemies: A 2700-year-old Paleo-forensic Study, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 25(3): 265-280

Benazzi, S., Slon, V., Talamo, S., Negrino, F., Peresani, M., Bailey, S.E., Sawyer, S., Panetta, D., Vicino, G., Starnini, E., Mannino, M.A., Salvadori, P.A., Meyer, M., Pääbo, S. and Hublin, J.J. (2015), The makers of the Protoaurignacian and implications for Neandertal extinction, Science 348(6236): 793-796

Hershkovitz, I., Marder, O., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews, M., Yasur, G., Boaretto, E., Caracuta,V., Alex, B., Frumkin, A., Goder-Goldberger, M., Gunz, P., Holloway, R.L., Latimer, B., Lavi, R., Matthews, A., Slon, V., Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.,  Berna,  F., Bar-Oz, G., Yeshurun, R., May, H., Hans, M.G., Weber, G.W. and Barzilai, O. (2015), Levantine cranium from Manot Cave (Israel) foreshadows the first European modern humans, Nature 520: 216-219

Parush, Y., Assaf, E., Slon, V., Gopher, A. and Barkai, R. (2015), Looking for sharp edges: Modes of flint recycling at Middle Pleistocene Qesem Cave, Israel, Quaternary International 361: 61-87

2014

Cohen, H., Sarie, I., Medlej, B., Bocquentin, F., Toledano, T., Hershkovitz, I. and Slon, V. (2014), Trauma to the Skull: A Historical Perspective from the Southern Levant (4300BCE–1917CE), International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 24(6): 722-736

Slon, V., Stein, D., Cohen, H., Medlej, B., Peled, N. and Hershkovitz, I. (2014), Hyperostotic bone disease in a wombat (Vombatus ursinus), Research in Veterinary Science 97(1): 88-95

Slon, V., Sarig, R., Hershkovitz, I., Khalaily, H. and Milevski, I. (2014), The Plastered Skulls from the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Site of Yiftahel (Israel) - A Computed Tomography-Based Analysis, PLoS ONE 9(2): e89242

Slon, V., Hershkovitz, I. and May, H. (2014), The Value of Cadaver CT Scans in Gross Anatomy Laboratory, Anatomical Sciences Education 7(1): 80-82

2013

Sarig, R., Slon, V., Abbas, J., May, H., Schpack, N., Vardimon, A.D. and Hershkovitz, I. (2013), Malocclusion in Early Anatomically Modern Human: A Reflection on the Etiology of Modern Dental Misalignment, PLoS ONE 8(11): e80771

Slon, V., Nagar, Y., Kuperman, T. and Hershkovitz, I. (2013), A Case of Dwarfism from the Byzantine City Rehovot-in-the-Negev, Israel, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 23: 573-589

2012

Slon, V., Hershkovitz, I. and Peled, N. (2012), Dyke–Davidoff–Masson syndrome or fibrous dysplasia: Response to a “Letter to the Editor”, Neuroradiology 54(9):1029-1030

Slon, V., Hershkovitz, I. and Peled, N. (2012), Dyke-Davidoff-Masson Syndrome in a 6,000-year old skull, Neuroradiology 54(12):1413-1415