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Australopithecus sediba: A New Species of Homo-Like Australopith from South Africa
Combined craniodental and postcranial evidence demonstrates that this new species of Australopithecus shares more derived features with early Homo than any other australopith species and thus might help reveal the ancestor of that genus.
Revised age estimates of Australopithecus-bearing deposits at Sterkfontein, South Africa.
- L. Berger, R. Lacruz, D. D. de Ruiter
- Geography, Environmental ScienceAmerican journal of physical anthropology
- 1 October 2002
The interpretation of the fauna, the archeometric results, and the magnetostratigraphy of Sterkfontein indicate that it is unlikely that any Members yet described from SterkFontein are in excess of 3.04 Ma in age, and it is suggested that Australopithecus africanus should not be considered as a temporal contemporary of Australopheticcus afarensis, Australopheses bahrelghazali, and Kenyanthropus platyops.
Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa
Homo naledi is a previously-unknown species of extinct hominin discovered within the Dinaledi Chamber of the Rising Star cave system, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa. This species is characterized…
ELEPHANT (LOXODONTA AFRICANA) DIETS IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA: SPATIAL AND LANDSCAPE DIFFERENCES
- J. Codron, J. Lee-Thorp, M. Sponheimer, D. Codron, Rina C. Grant, D. D. de Ruiter
- Environmental Science
- 20 February 2006
The homogeneity of woody vegetation in the north (dominated by Colophospermum mopane “shrubveld”) may deter browsing and force elephants in this area to opt for alternative food sources (grass) throughout the seasonal cycle.
Isotopic Evidence for Dietary Variability in the Early Hominin Paranthropus robustus
- M. Sponheimer, B. Passey, D. D. de Ruiter, D. Guatelli‐Steinberg, T. Cerling, J. Lee-Thorp
- Environmental Science, GeographyScience
- 10 November 2006
Laser ablation stable isotope analysis reveals that the δ13C values of Paranthropus robustus individuals often changed seasonally and interannually, suggesting that Paranthropu was not a dietary specialist and that by about 1.8 million years ago, savanna-based foods made up an important but highly variable part of its diet.
Recently identified postcranial remains of Paranthropus and early Homo from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa.
A new distal femur, SK 1896 and other bones attributed to Homo cf.
Do "savanna" chimpanzees consume C4 resources?
Geological and taphonomic context for the new hominin species Homo naledi from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa
Bone taphonomy indicates that hominin individuals reached the chamber complete, with disarticulation occurring during/after deposition, and preliminary evidence is consistent with deliberate body disposal in a single location, by ahominin species other than Homo sapiens, at an as-yet unknown date.
Stable isotopes in fossil hominin tooth enamel suggest a fundamental dietary shift in the Pliocene
- J. Lee-Thorp, M. Sponheimer, B. Passey, D. D. de Ruiter, T. Cerling
- Geography, Environmental SciencePhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
- 27 October 2010
It is argued that evidence for engagement with C4 food resources may mark a fundamental transition in the evolution of hominin lineages, and that the pattern had antecedents prior to the emergence of Australopithecus africanus.