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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.
Australopithecus sediba Hand Demonstrates Mosaic Evolution of Locomotor and Manipulative Abilities
- T. Kivell, J. Kibii, S. Churchill, P. Schmid, L. Berger
- Environmental Science, GeographyScience
- 9 September 2011
The hand of Australopithecus sediba, a rare example in the hominid fossil record, shows short fingers and a long thumb consistent with improved precision gripping while retaining strength for climbing, suggesting at least two distinct hand morphotypes around the Plio-Pleistocene transition.
A Partial Pelvis of Australopithecus sediba
Although it had a small brain and skull, Australopithecus sediba shows some human-like features in its reconstructed pelvis, suggesting that the birthing of larger-brained babies was not driving the evolution of the pelvis at this time.
Geological Setting and Age of Australopithecus sediba from Southern Africa
Two partial skeletons of a new species of Australopithecus, about 1.9 million years old, are described, which imply that the transition to Homo was in stages and shows many derived features with Homo, helping to reveal its evolution.
Sterkfontein at 75: review of palaeoenvironments, fauna and archaeology from the hominin site of Sterkfontein (Gauteng Province, South Africa)
Seventy-five years after Robert Broom’s discovery of the first adult Australopithecus in 1936, the Sterkfontein Caves (Gauteng Province, South Africa) remains one of the richest and most informative…
Papio Cranium from the Hominin-Bearing Site of Malapa: Implications for the Evolution of Modern Baboon Cranial Morphology and South African Plio-Pleistocene Biochronology
A new partial cranium of the Plio-Pleistocene baboon Papio angusticeps from Malapa is identified, described and discussed, and may represent the first appearance of modern baboon anatomy.
Comparative Taxonomic, Taphonomic and Palaeoenvironmental Analysis of 4-2.3 Million Year Old Australopithecine Cave Infills at Sterkfontein.
- J. Kibii
- Geography, Environmental Science
- 15 November 2006
Student Number : 0001944J - PhD thesis - School of Geography, Archaeoloy nd Environmental Studies and School of Anatomical Science - Faculty of Science
A reconstruction of the Stw 431 Australopithecus pelvis based on newly discovered fragments : news and views
A newly discovered large fragment of ilium belonging to the Sterkfontein ligAustralopithecusl/ig pelvis Stw 431 has enabled us to make an accurate reconstruction of much of the pelvis. This shows…
Morphometric variations of the 7th cervical vertebrae of Zulu, White, and Colored South Africans
The findings indicate that sexual dimorphism is more apparent in the vertebral centrum, across the three population groups, where males had significantly larger dimensions in centrum anteroposterior diameter, height, and width than their female counterparts.