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Examining affinities of the Taung child by developmental simulation.
As a well-preserved juvenile and the type specimen of Australopithecus africanus, the Taung child figures prominently in taxonomic, ontogenetic, and phylogenetic analyses of fossil hominins. DespiteExpand
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Neanderthal taxonomy reconsidered: implications of 3D primate models of intra- and interspecific differences.
The taxonomic status of Neanderthals lies at the center of the modern human origins debate. Proponents of the single-origin model often view this group as a distinct species with little or noExpand
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Size, shape, and asymmetry in fossil hominins: the status of the LB1 cranium based on 3D morphometric analyses.
The unique set of morphological characteristics of the Liang Bua hominins (Homo floresiensis) has been attributed to explanations as diverse as insular dwarfism and pathological microcephaly. ThisExpand
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The Pleistocene archaeology and environments of the Wasiriya Beds, Rusinga Island, Kenya.
Western Kenya is well known for abundant early Miocene hominoid fossils. However, the Wasiriya Beds of Rusinga Island, Kenya, preserve a Pleistocene sedimentary archive with radiocarbon age estimatesExpand
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The shape of human evolution: A geometric morphometrics perspective
Study of morphological form is fundamental to the discipline of paleoanthropology. The size and shape of our ancestors' anatomical features have long been the focus of research on homininExpand
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Stratigraphic interpretation of the Kulu Formation (Early Miocene, Rusinga Island, Kenya) and its implications for primate evolution.
Early Miocene fossils from Rusinga Island, Kenya, provide some of the best evidence for catarrhine evolution and diversification, and, together with more than eighty-five other mammalian species,Expand
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Ecological continuity between Lower and Upper Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
The sediments of Bed II at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, have received less scientific scrutiny than Bed I strata, likely due to the lower density of fossil hominins in the younger layers. Nevertheless,Expand
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A systematic revision of Proconsul with the description of a new genus of early Miocene hominoid.
For more than 80 years, Proconsul has held a pivotal position in interpretations of catarrhine evolution and hominoid diversification in East Africa. The majority of what we 'know' about Proconsul,Expand
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Mechanical evidence that Australopithecus sediba was limited in its ability to eat hard foods
Australopithecus sediba has been hypothesized to be a close relative of the genus Homo. Here we show that MH1, the type specimen of A. sediba, was not optimized to produce high molar bite force andExpand
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Stable isotope paleoecology of Late Pleistocene Middle Stone Age humans from the Lake Victoria basin, Kenya.
Paleoanthropologists have long argued that environmental pressures played a key role in human evolution. However, our understanding of how these pressures mediated the behavioral and biologicalExpand
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