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Origin and evolution of the genus Homo
  • B. Wood
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 27 February 1992
It is remarkable that the taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships of the earliest known representatives of our own genus, Homo, remain obscure. Advances in techniques for absolute dating andExpand
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Hominin life history: reconstruction and evolution
In this review we attempt to reconstruct the evolutionary history of hominin life history from extant and fossil evidence. We utilize demographic life history theory and distinguish life historyExpand
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Hominid cranial remains
List of figures. List of plates. List of tables. PART I: Background to the study of the Koobi Fora Hominid cranial remains. Introduction. 1: Review of relevant hominid taxa presently recognized inExpand
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Implications of early hominid labyrinthine morphology for evolution of human bipedal locomotion
THE upright posture and obligatory bipedalism of modern humans are unique among living primates. The evolutionary history of this behaviour has traditionally been pursued by functional analysis ofExpand
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Early hominid species and speciation
Early hominid cranial, mandibular and dental remains prior to one million years were reviewed morphometrically, on the basis of a maximum of 140 cranial, 28 mandibular and 173 dental variables.Expand
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Older than the Oldowan? Rethinking the emergence of hominin tool use
Using information from primatology, functional morphology, phylogeny, archeology, and paleoanthropology, we argue that before 2.5 mya hominins may have used tools, including unmodified and possiblyExpand
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Changes in causes of acute gastroenteritis in the United Kingdom over 15 years: microbiologic findings from 2 prospective, population-based studies of infectious intestinal disease.
BACKGROUND Large-scale, prospective studies of infectious intestinal disease (IID) in developed countries are uncommon. Two studies of IID incidence and etiology have been conducted in the UnitedExpand
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The changing face of genus Homo
Since its introduction in the 18th century, the genus Homo has undergone a number of reinterpretations, all of which have served to make it a more inclusive taxon. In this paper, we trace this trendExpand
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Comparative context of Plio-Pleistocene hominin brain evolution.
One of the distinguishing features of Homo sapiens is its absolutely and relatively large brain. This feature is also seen in less extreme form in some fossil Homo species. However, are increases inExpand
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