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Anthropological Science Achievement Award for Young Investigators

This prize is awarded to the author of an original paper published in Anthropological Science, which makes a significant contribution to research in physical anthropology. Candidates must be 40 years of age or younger, whose future research activities are to be encouraged. Prize winners are selected by the Review Committee for the Anthropological Science Achievement Award for Young Investigators, and presented annually at the General Assembly.


OHNO Kengo
Ohno, K., Kawakubo, Y., Kuraoka, A. (2016)
Re-evaluation of temporal changes in alveolar protrusion in Japan according to two newly introduced craniometric angles. Anthropological Science 124(1): 63-72
SASAKI Tomohiko
Sasaki, T., Kondo, O.
Human age estimation from lower-canine pulp volume ratio based on Bayes’ theorem with modern Japanese population as prior distribution. Anthropol. Sci. 122(1): 23-35, 2014


Nishimura T.D., Ito T., Yano W., Ebbestad J.O.R., Takai M.
Nasal architecture in Procynocephalus wimani (EarlyPleistocene, China) and implications for its phyletic relationship with Paradolichopithecus. Anthropol. Sci. 122(2): 101-113, 2014


Morita, W., Kusaka, S., Yano, W. and Nakatsukasa, M.
Dental metric variability associated with human migration from skeletal remains of two Jomon sites (Yoshigo and Inariyama) in the Atsumi Peninsula area. Anthropol. Sci. 120(2): 167-177, 2012


FUKASE Hitoshi
Fukase, H. and Suwa G.: Influence of size and placement of developing teeth in detrmining anterior corpus height in prehistoric Jomon and modern Japanese mandibles, Anthropol. Sci., 118 (2), 75 -86, 2010.


OGIHARA Naomichi
Ogihara, N., Makishima, H. and Ishida, H.: Geometric morphometric study of temporal variations in human crania excavated from the Himrin Basin and neighboring areas, northern Iraq, Anthropol. Sci., 117 (1), 9 -17, 2009.
SATO Takehiro
Sato, T., Amano, T., Ono, H., Ishida, H., Kodera, H., Matsumura, H., Yoneda, M. and Masuda, R.: Mitochondrial DNA haplogrouping of the Okhotsk people based on analysis of ancient DNA: an intermediate of gene flow from the continental Sakhalin people to the Ainu, Anthropol. Sci., 117 (2), 171 -180, 2009.


KUSAKA Soichiro
Kusaka, S., Ikarashi, T., Hyodo, F., Yumoto, T. and Katayama, K.: Variability in stable isotope ratios in two Late-Final Jomon communities in the Tokai coastal region and its relationship with sex and ritual tooth ablation, Anthropol. Sci., 116 (2), 171 -181, 2008.
KUBO Daisuke
Kubo, D., Kono, R. T., Saso, A., Mizushima, S. and Suwa, G.: Accuracy and precision of CT-based endocranial capacity estimations: a comparison with the conventional millet seed method and application to the Minatogawa 1 skull, Anthropol. Sci., 116 (1), 77 -85, 2008.


Sakahira, F.: An investigation of the formation process of medieval special business settlement by ancient DNA analysis: mitochondrial DNA analysis of the human remain excavated from the Muramatsu-shirane site in Ibaraki, Japan, Anthropol. Sci ., 115(J2): 85-95, 2007.
EGI Naoko
Egi, N., Nakatsukasa, M., Kalmykov, N. P., Maschenko, E. N. and Takai, M.: Distal humerus and ulna of Parapresbytis (Colobinae) from the Pliocene of Russia and Mongolia: phylogenetic and ecological implications based on elbow morphology, Anthropol. Sci ., 115(2): 107-117, 2007.


KONDO Megumi
Kondo, M. and Matsu’ura, S.: Dating of the Hamakita human remains from Japan. Anthropol. Sci., 113: 155-161, 2005.


Yamauchi, T., Abe, T., Midorikawa, T. and Kondo, M.: Body composition and resting metabolic rate of Japanese college Sumo wrestlers and non-athlete students: Are Sumo wrestlers obese? Anthropol. Sci., 112: 179-185, 2004.
Yoneda, M., Saso, A., Suzuki, R., Shibata, Y., Morita, M., Suwa, G. and Akazawa, T.:Chronology of the Yayoi skeletal remains from the Kanto district, Japan: A preliminary re-evaluation by radiocarbon dating of postcranial material. Anthropol. Sci., 113: 169-182, 2005


KONO Reiko
Kono, R. T.: Molar enamel thickness and distribution patterns in extant great apes and humans: new insights based on a 3-dimensional whole crown perspective. Anthropol. Sci., 112: 121-146, 2004.
Kenji Okazaki: A morphological study on the growth patterns of ancient people in the northern Kyushu-Yamaguchi region, Japan. Anthropol. Sci., 112: 219-234, 2004.

-2004- No awardee


KITAGAWA Yoshikazu
Kitagawa, Y., Manabe, Y,. Oyamada, J., and Rokutanda, A.: Japanese deciduous tooth size: past and present. Anthrop Sci 110: 335-347, 2002.
NAGAOKA Tomohito
Nagaoka, T.: Secular changes in Japanese crania from the late Edo period to the modern period. Anthropol Sci 111:1-29, 2003.

-2002- No awardee


JIDOI Kentaro
Jidoi, K., Nara, T. and Dodo, Y.: Bony bridging of the mylohyoid groove of the human mandible. Anthrop Sci 108(4):345-370, 2000.
Ohsako, M.: Temporal changes in maxillary alveolar profile angle and inclination of incisor in Japan. Anthrop Sci 108(4):387-406, 2000.


SAEKI Kazunobu
Saiki, K., Wakebe, T. and Nagashima, S.: Cranial nonmetrical analyses of the Yayoi people in the northwestern Kyushu area. Anthrop Sci 108:27-44, 2000.


NARA Takashi
Nara, T., Hanihara, T., Dodo, Y. and Vandermeersch, B.: Influence of the interproximal attrition of teeth on the formation of Neanderthal retromolar space. Anthrop Sci 106:297-309, 1998.
HASE Kazunori
Hase, K. and Yamazaki, N.: Computer simulation of the ontogeny of bipedal walking. Anthrop Sci 106:327-347, 1998.
KAIFU Yosuke
Kaifu, Y.: Changes in alveolar prognathism and anterior teeth protrution in Japan. Anthrop Sci 107:3-24, 1999.


Kunimatsu, Y.: New Species of Nyanzapithecus from Nachola, Northern Kenya, Anthrop Sci, 105(2):117-141, 1997.

-1997- No awardee


Kondo, O.: An Analysis of Ainu Population Structure, Based on Cranial Morphology, Anthrop Sci, 103(4):369-384, 1995.


Matsumura, T.: A Microevolutional History of the Japanese People from a Dental Characteristics Perspective, Anthrop Sci, 102(2):93-118, 1994.


SUZUKI Naohide
Suzuki, N.: Generational Differences in Size and Morphology of Tooth Crowns in the Young Modern Japanese, Anthrop Sci, 101(4):405-429, 1993.
Hamada, Y.: Standard Growth Patterns and Variations in Growth Patterns of the Japanese Monkeys (Macaca fuscata) Based on an Analysis by the Spline Function Method in the Young Modern Japanese, Anthrop Sci, 102(Suppl.):57-76, 1994.


Ishida, H.: Populational Affinities of the Peruvian with Siberians and North Americans :A Nonmetric Cranial Approach, Anthrop Sci, 101(1):47-63, 1993.
HANIHARA Tsunehiko
HANIHARA T.: Craniofacial Features of Southeast Asians and Jomonese: A Reconsideration of Their Microevolution Since the Late Pleistocene, Anthrop Sci, 101(1):25-46, 1993.


Kouchi, M. and Yamazaki, N.: Allometry of the Foot and the Shoe Last, Anthrop Sci, 100(1):101-118,1992.
Matsumura, A.: Effects of Erect Bipedal Standing on the Cross-sectional Geometry of the Rat Femur, J Anthrop Soc Nippon, 98(4): 451-470, 1990.