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New discoveries and interpretations of hominid fossils and artifacts from Vindija Cave, Croatia.
Beginning with excavations during the 1970s, Vindija Cave (Croatia) has yielded significant Middle and Upper Paleolithic fossil and archaeological finds. We report on seven recently identifiedExpand
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Foramen magnum position variation in Pan troglodytes, Plio-Pleistocene hominids, and recent Homo sapiens: implications for recognizing the earliest hominids.
  • J. Ahern
  • Geography, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 July 2005
The anteroposterior position of the foramen magnum distinguishes living Homo sapiens from apes, and has been used as evidence for the hominid status of numerable fossils in the history of humanExpand
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Underestimating intraspecific variation: the problem with excluding Sts 19 from Australopithecus africanus.
  • J. Ahern
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 April 1998
Two analyses conclude that Sts 19 cannot be accommodated within the Australopithecus africanus hypodigm (Kimbel and Rak [1993] In Kimbel and Martin [eds.]: Species, Species Concepts, and PrimateExpand
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Modern Human Origins in Central Europe
New fossils, new dates, and new analytical techniques, over the last few decades, have improved our understanding of modern human origins dramatically. While many of these discoveries have been madeExpand
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Neandertal taxonomy reconsidered...again: a response to Harvati et al..
The debate concerning the fate of the Neandertals has been ongoing since shortly after the discovery of the Feldhofer 1 skeleton in 1856. Were the Neandertals an extinct side-branch in humanExpand
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Archaeological, Paleontological and Genomic Perspectives on Late European Neandertals at Vindija Cave, Croatia
The Late Pleistocene sediments of Vindija Cave, NW Croatia, yield paleontological and archaeological finds that have an important role in understanding the patterns of late Neandertal/early modernExpand
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Non-metric variation in recent humans as a model for understanding Neanderthal-early modern human differences: just how “unique” are Neanderthal unique traits?
Using living humans as an extant referent, this paper examines the probability that the frequency differences in Neanderthal “unique” non-metric traits observed between Neanderthals and UpperExpand
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The Origins of Modern Humans: Biology Reconsidered
Contributors ix Introduction: Thoughts on Modern Human Origins: From 1984 to 2012 xi Fred H. Smith and James C. M. Ahern 1 Africa: The Cradle of Modern People 1 Osbjorn M. Pearson 2 Crossroads of theExpand
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Adolescent archaics or adult moderns? Le Moustier 1 as a model for estimating the age at death of fragmentary supraorbital fossils in the modern human origins debate.
  • J. Ahern, F. Smith
  • History, Medicine
  • Homo : internationale Zeitschrift fur die…
  • 18 October 2004
This study documents and examines selected implications of the adolescent supraorbital anatomy of the Le Moustier 1 Neandertal. Le Moustier's supraorbital morphology conforms to that expected of anExpand
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Paleolithic hominins and settlement in Croatia from MIS 6 to MIS 3: Research history and current interpretations
Abstract A short research history and current interpretations of evidence from Middle Paleolithic sites in Croatia are presented. Sites are situated in two main geographic regions, continental andExpand
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