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Chronological metamorphosis of the auricular surface of the ilium: a new method for the determination of adult skeletal age at death.
A new method for the determination of adult skeletal age at death based upon chronological changes in the auricular surface of the ilium is presented. Formal stages have been constructed followingExpand
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Ardipithecus ramidus and the Paleobiology of Early Hominids
Hominid fossils predating the emergence of Australopithecus have been sparse and fragmentary. The evolution of our lineage after the last common ancestor we shared with chimpanzees has thereforeExpand
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Ectocranial suture closure: a revised method for the determination of skeletal age at death based on the lateral-anterior sutures.
A new method for estimation of age-at-death based on the degree of suture closure is presented. The method employs simple ectocranial scoring of specific sites on the external table. Composite scoresExpand
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Morphology of the Pliocene partial hominid skeleton (A.L. 288-1) from the Hadar formation, Ethiopia
The upper part of the Pliocene Hadar Formation, central Afar, Ethiopia, has yielded a 40% complete fossil hominid skeleton (A.L. 288-1, “Lucy”). This specimen is described in detail and selectedExpand
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Combining Prehension and Propulsion: The Foot of Ardipithecus ramidus
Several elements of the Ardipithecus ramidus foot are preserved, primarily in the ARA-VP-6/500 partial skeleton. The foot has a widely abducent hallux, which was not propulsive during terrestrialExpand
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Multifactorial determination of skeletal age at death: a method and blind tests of its accuracy.
Traditional methods of estimating skeletal age at death have relied solely on the pubic symphyseal face or on this indicator combined with others in nonsystematic ways. A multifactorial method isExpand
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An early Australopithecus afarensis postcranium from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia
Only one partial skeleton that includes both forelimb and hindlimb elements has been reported for Australopithecus afarensis. The diminutive size of this specimen (A.L. 288-1 ["Lucy"]) has hamperedExpand
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The Great Divides: Ardipithecus ramidus Reveals the Postcrania of Our Last Common Ancestors with African Apes
Genomic comparisons have established the chimpanzee and bonobo as our closest living relatives. However, the intricacies of gene regulation and expression caution against the use of these extant apesExpand
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Talocrural joint in African hominoids: implications for Australopithecus afarensis.
Talocrural joints of the African apes, modern humans, and A.L.288-1 are compared in order to investigate ankle function in the Hadar hominids. Comparisons between the hominids and African pongidsExpand
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Dental wear in the Libben population: its functional pattern and role in the determination of adult skeletal age at death.
  • C. Lovejoy
  • Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 September 1985
Modal patterns of occlusal attrition are presented for the Libben population based on a sample of 332 adult dentitions. Maxillas and mandibles were reviewed independently by seriation prior toExpand
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