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Zilhão, J., Trinkaus, E., Constantin, S., Milota, S., Gherase, M., Sarcina, L., Danciu, A.,  Rougier, H., Quilès, J., & Rodrigo, R. (in press) The Pe?tera cu Oase people, Europe’s earliest modern humans. In: Rethinking the Human Revolution: New Behavioural and Biological Perspectives on the Origins and Dispersal of Modern Humans. (P. Mellars, O. Bar-Yosef, C Stringer & K Boyle, Eds.), Cambridge, c. 28 p..

Onac, B.P. &
Constantin, S. (2003) Karst of Eastern Europe. In: Enciclopedia of Caves and Karst (Gunn, J. Editor), Routledge, New York, pp. 328-331.

Goran, C.,
Constantin, S., & Horoi, V. (2002) Field trips in the karst of Southern Carpathians: In: Field Trips in the Karst of Romania. Selected routes from Southern Carpathians (Constantin, S. Ed.) Ed. Inst. Speol. "E. Racovita", Bucuresti, pp. 17-77.
Onac, B.P., Tamas, T., Constantin, S., & Persoiu, A. (Eds.) (2006) Archives of climate change in karst. Karst Waters Institute USA, Special Publication 10, 246 p. (ISBN 978-0-9640258-9-2).

Constantin, S.
(Ed.) (2006) Field trips in the karst of Romania. Selected routes from Southern Carpathians. 2-nd edition, Ed. AGIR, Bucuresti, 88 p. (ISBN 973-720-037-3).

Constantin, S.
Ed. (2002) Field trips in the karst of Romania. Selected routes from Southern Carpathians. Ed. Inst. Speol. "E. Racovita", Bucuresti, 80 p.

Iurkiewicz, A.,
Constantin, S. & Badescu, B. (1996) Sisteme carstice majore din zona Resita–Moldova Noua. ISBN 973-0-00314-9, Ed. ASER, Resita, 72 p. ("Major karst system in Resita-Moldova Noua area", in Romanian).

Iurkiewicz, A.,
Constantin, S. & Povara, I. (1996) Karst of southwestern Romania. (Field-trip guide to the XIVth symposium on Theoretical & Applied Karstology, Baile Herculane, Romania, 1996), Ed. ISER, Bucuresti, 52 p.
Journal papers:

Rougier, H., Milota, S., Rodrigo, R., Gherase, M., Sarcina, L., Moldovan, O., Zilhao, J.,
Constantin, S., Franciscus, R. G., Zollikofer, C. P. E., Ponce de Leon, M., and Trinkaus, E. (2007). Pestera cu Oase 2 and the cranial morphology of early modern Europeans. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 104, pp. 1165-1170.

Constantin, S., Bojar, A.-V., Lauritzen, S.-E., Lundberg, J. (2006) Holocene and Late Pleistocene climate in the sub-Mediterranean continental environment: a speleothem record from Poleva Cave (Southern Carpathians, Romania). Paleontology, Paleogeography, Paleoecology, 243, 3-4, pp. 322-338. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2006.08.001

Quilès, J., Petrea, C., Moldovan, O., Zilhão, J., Rodrigo, R., Rougier, H.,
Constantin, S., Milota, S., Gherase, M., Sarcina, L., & Trinkaus, E. (2006), Cave bears (Ursus spelaeus) from the Pestera cu Oase (Banat, Romania): Taphonomy and paleobiology. Comptes Rendus - Palevol, 5, 8, pp. 927-934.

Trinkaus, E., Baltean, I.,
Constantin, S., Gherase, M., Horoi, V., Milota, S., Moldovan, O., Petrea, C., Quiles, J., Rodrigo, R., Rougier, H., Sarcina, L., Soficaru, A., & Zilhao, J. (2005) Asupra oamenilor moderni timpurii din Banat: Pestera cu Oase. Banatica, 17, pp. 9-27. ("On early modern humans from Banat: Pestera cu Oase", in Romanian).

Onac, B. P.,
Constantin, S., Lundberg, J., & Lauritzen S-E. (2002) Isotopic climate record in a Holocene stalagmite from Ursilor Cave (Romania). J. Quaternary Sciences, 17, 4,  pp. 319–327.

Constantin, S.
, Lauritzen, S.-E., Stiuca, E. & Petculescu, A. (2001) Karst evolution in the Danube Gorge from U-series dating of a bear skull and calcite speleothems form Pestera de la Gura Ponicovei (Romania). Theor. Appl. Karstology, 13-14, pp. 39–50.

Constantin, S.
& Constantinescu, T. (2001) La genèse et l’évolution des grandes dolines (obanes) de la zone karstique de Mangalia (Dobroudja du Sud, Roumanie). Theor. Appl. Karstology, 13-14, pp. 87–92.

Constantin, S. & Lauritzen, S.-E. (1999) Speleothem datings in SW Romania. Part 1: Evidence for a continuous speleothem growth in Pestera Closani during Oxygen Isotope stages 5-3 and its paleoclimatic significance. Theor. Appl. Karstology, 11-12, pp. 35-46.

Constantin, S. & Mitrofan, H. (1994) Romania — Caves and Karst. An Overview. International Caver, 12, Aven Publications, London, pp. 26–30.

Constantin, S. (1992) The intra-Aptian karstification phase and the paleokarst associated deposits in the southern sector of Locva Mountains (South-West Romania). Theor. Appl. Karstology, 5, pp. 83–92.

Constantin, S. & Rotaru, A. (1991) Considérations sur la genèse de la grotte Pestera cu Lacuri din Valea Seaca (Monts Locvei, Roumanie). Theor. Appl. Karstology, 4, pp. 41–49.

Fratila, R. &
Constantin, S. (1991), Aspects of karstification the Pîrîul Cornilor area (Padurea Craiului Mountains, Romania). Theor. Appl. Karstology, 4, pp. 193–203.

Constantin, S., Fratila, R., & Cirtea, G. (1987) Realizarea automata a diagramelor-rozeta pentru studiul conditionarii tectonice a carstificarii. Aplicatii ale electronicii în speologie, 6, SEG, Suceava, pp. 12–18 ("Computerized draw of rosette-diagrams with application in studying tectonic controls over karstification", in Romanian).

Constantin, S. & Gheorghe, C. (1986) Pestera de la Rîpa Vînata (M-tii Vîlcan). Buletin Speologic, 9, I,  FRTA/CCSS, pp. 61–74.
Conference papers and extended abstracts:
Chapters in Books:
Panaiotu, C.G., Horoi, V., Petrea, C., Constantin, S., & Panaiotu, C.E. (2006) Magnetic record of the isotope stage 3 in the Carpathian Mountains (Romania), Geophysical Research Abstracts, 8, 05167, SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU06-A-05167, European Geosciences Union, Viena.

Constantin, S., Lauritzen, S.-E., & Lundberg, J. (2006) New data on the chronology of the Termination II and paleoclimate during MIS 5, based on the study of a stalagmite from Closani Cave (SW Romania). In: Archives of Climate Change in Karst (B.P. Onac, T. Tamas, S. Constantin & A. Persoiu, Eds.), Karst Waters Institute USA, Special Publication 10, pp 98-100.

Petrea, C., Panaiotu, C.E., Horoi, V., Panaiotu, C., &
Constantin, S. (2006) Preliminary climatic interpretation of sedimentologic and rockmagnetic data from the cave Pestera cu Oase (Southern Carpathians, Romania), In: Archives of Climate Change in Karst (B.P. Onac, T. Tamas, S. Constantin & A. Persoiu, Eds.), Karst Waters Institute USA, Special Publication 10, pp 153-156.

Zilhao, J., Trinkaus, E.,
Constantin, S., Rougier, H., Quiles, J. (2006) Excavations at the Pestera cu Oase: the chronometric, stratigraphic and taphonomic context of Europe’s earliest modern humans. Paleoanthropology Society Meeting, 24-26 aprilie 2006, San Juan, Puerto Rico, p. A99.

Constantin, S
., Bojar, A.-V., Lundberg, J., & Lauritzen, S.-E. (2003) Holocene rapid climatic oscillations in the sub-Mediterranean continental environment, recorded in a stalagmite from Poleva Cave (Southern Carpathians, Romania). In: Proc. Intl. Workshop "Cave Climate and Paleoclimate - Best Record of the Global Change", Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, Sept. 2002, pp. 14-15.

Panaiotu, C., Panaiotu, C.-E., &
Constantin, S. (2002) Paleomagnetism and rock magnetic properties of a flowstone core from Closani Cave (Mehedinti Mountains, Romania). In: Theor. Appl. Karstology Symposium Abstracts, Baile Herculane, Romania, May 2002, pp. 29-30.

Constantin, S., Onac, B.P., Fleitman, D., & Tamas, T (2001) Past vegetation changes in karst areas as revealed by a comparative study of two Holocene speleothems from Romania. Proc. IGCP 448 Congress, Beijing, Aug. 2001, pp. 67-73.

Lascu, C.,
Constantin, S., & Lauritzen, S.-E. (2000) Black Sea level oscillations based on preliminary U-series datings of submerged speleothems from Pestera Piatra (Central Dobrogea, Romania). In: Proc. Joint Meeting "Friend of Karst" and "Theoretical and Applied Karstology", Cluj-Napoca (Onac, B., P & Tamas, T., Eds.),  Presa Univ. Clujeana, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 72–76.

Onac, B., P., Lauritzen, S.-E. &
Constantin, S. (1999) The paleoclimate recorded in a Late Glacial to Holocene stalagmite from Ursilor Cave (Romania): preliminary results. Proc. XVth INQUA Congress, Durban, august 1999.

Constantin, S. (1998) Speleological databases — A GIS Approach. In: Proc. 2nd Intl. Symp. on Karst Water Resources, Kermanshah, Iran, 1998.
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