‘Time’ magazine did mention her discovery of another out-of-Africa dispersal (that we call here the ‘Katerina Dispersal’) via a new southern region route (that we call here the ‘Katerina Route’) as one of 10 foremost discoveries in 2007, while she was elected the AAAS Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) that publishes the famous ‘Science’ magazine, by recognizing her meritorious efforts to advance anthropology via her personally developing and globally disseminating the 3-D geometric morphometric methods (that we call here the ‘Katerina Method’), which for the first time made it possible to analyze the morphometry of the famous skull Hofmeyr.
Outstanding contributions of Greek Palaeoanthropologist Katerina Harvati are as follows: –
The Katerina Dispersal
Above all, her works point to an earlier out-of-Africa dispersal than hypothesized and agreed upon universally before her works began.
The Katerina Route
Her works sketched a new southern region route of the initial dispersal into Asia that began as early as 130,000 years back and a later on dispersal into northern Eurasia by 50,000 years.
The Katerina Method
Her works indicated that African Pleistocene population structure may account for observed plesiomorphic genetic/phenotypic patterns in extant Australians and Melanesians after for the first time the spatiotemporal dimensions of competing out-of-Africa dispersal models were tested analyzing in parallel genomic and craniometric data.
These contributions were adequate to make Anthropology start afresh with Katerina Harvati.