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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 characterizedExpand
The evolutionary relationships and age of Homo naledi: An assessment using dated Bayesian phylogenetic methods.
This study used a large supermatrix of craniodental characters for both early and late hominin species and Bayesian phylogenetic techniques to carry out three analyses and strongly supported the hypothesis that H. naledi forms a clade with the other Homo species and Australopithecus sediba. Expand
Faunal assemblage composition and paleoenvironment of Plovers Lake, a Middle Stone Age locality in Gauteng Province, South Africa.
The paleoenvironment of Plovers Lake is reconstructed as predominantly grassland, though it was colder, moister, and more wooded than at present, pointing to greater environmental heterogeneity than has previously been documented for the region in the later Pleistocene. Expand
Mandibular Remains Support Taxonomic Validity of Australopithecus sediba
The morphology of mandibular remains of Australopithecus sediba shows that it is not merely a late-surviving morph of Au. Expand
New fossil remains of Homo naledi from the Lesedi Chamber, South Africa
The Lesedi Chamber skeletal sample extends the knowledge of the morphology and variation of H. naledi, and evidence from both recovery localities shows a consistent pattern of differentiation from other hominin species. Expand
Preliminary investigation of the Matjhabeng, a Pliocene fossil locality in the Free State of South Africa
The early Pliocene is a relatively poorly understood period in southern Africa. Fossil deposits such as Langebaanweg (c. 5.0 Ma) and Makapansgat (c. 2.5 Ma) have each produced large andExpand
The deciduous dentition of Homo naledi: A comparative study.
Comparing the H. naledi deciduous teeth from the 2013-2014 excavations to samples representing much of the hominin clade aimed to contextualize the Dinaledi hominins and to assess the validity of their taxonomic assignment. Expand
Homo naledi: a new species of hominin from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa
With at least 15 individuals and most skeletal elements represented by multiple specimens, this is the largest assemblage of a single species of hominins yet discovered in Africa and highlights gaps in the understanding of ancient Homo across the vast geographic span of the African continent. Expand
Quantitative morphological analysis of bovid teeth and implications for paleoenvironmental reconstruction of Plovers Lake, Gauteng Province, South Africa
This study tests a method for accurately identifying bovid teeth using Elliptical Fourier Function Analysis, suggesting that occlusal surface form can reliably differentiate between closely related, morphologically similar bovids. Expand
A comparison of machine learning techniques for taxonomic classification of teeth from the Family Bovidae
This study explores the performance of machine learning algorithms on the classification of fossil teeth in the Family Bovidae by exploring how different machine learning approaches classify the teeth and testing which technique is best for classification. Expand