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Taphonomic and Ecologic Information Form Bone Weathering
Bones of recent mammals in the Amboseli Basin, southern Kenya, exhibit distinctive weathering characteristics that can be related to the time since death and to the local conditions of temperature,
Faunal and environmental change in the late Miocene Siwaliks of northern Pakistan
Abstract The Siwalik formations of northern Pakistan consist of deposits of ancient rivers that existed throughout the early Miocene through the late Pliocene. The formations are highly fossiliferous
The expansion of grassland ecosystems in Africa in relation to mammalian evolution and the origin of the genus Homo
The savanna hypothesis may not explain the divergence of hominins from other apes, but it could be correct in stressing the importance of grasslands to the early evolution of Homo, and the variability selection hypothesis is evaluated.
Systematic Butchery by Plio/Pleistocene Hominids at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania [and Comments and Reply]
Human origins research by archaeologists has expanded the evidence of the diet and subsistence activities of ancient hominids. We examine an important component of that evidence, the
Faunal change, environmental variability and late Pliocene hominin evolution.
It is concluded that climate change caused significant shifts in vegetation in the Omo paleo-ecosystem and is a plausible explanation for the gradual ecological change from forest to open woodland between 3.4 and 2.0 Ma.
Taphonomy and paleoecology of the dinosaur beds of the Jurassic Morrison Formation
The Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation has yielded one of the richest dinosaur faunas of the world. Morrison sediments are distributed over more than a million square kilometers in the western United
Mineralogical and compositional changes in bones exposed on soil surfaces in Amboseli National Park, Kenya: diagenetic mechanisms and the role of sediment pore fluids
Abstract Bones exposed on tropical savannah grasslands of Amboseli National Park, Kenya undergo extensive post-mortem alteration within 40 years. A combined analytical approach involving TEM
Early Hominin Foot Morphology Based on 1.5-Million-Year-Old Footprints from Ileret, Kenya
The Ileret prints show that by 1.5 Ma, hominins had evolved an essentially modern human foot function and style of bipedal locomotion, with a relatively adducted hallux, medial longitudinal arch, and medial weight transfer before push-off.