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The Expensive-Tissue Hypothesis: The Brain and the Digestive System in Human and Primate Evolution
Les tissus du cerveau sont une extension metabollique, mais il n'existe pas de correlation significative entre le taux metabolique relatif de base et la taille relative du taille chez les humains etExpand
An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy
An Introduction to the Fossil Record, Classification and Phylogenetic Reconstruction. Anatomical Nomenclature. The Microanatomy of Muscle and Bone. The Bones of the Skull. The Comparative Anatomy ofExpand
Evolution of early Homo: An integrated biological perspective
New environmental data sets suggest that Homo evolved against a background of long periods of habitat unpredictability that were superimposed on the underlying aridity trend and thereby yield a deeper understanding of human evolution. Expand
Neocortex Size, Group Size, and the Evolution of Language
l'auteur propose un modele derive de la morphologie et de l'ethologie comparative des primates. Il suggere l'idee que le besoin est le moteur de l'evolution du langage et de l'encephalisation desExpand
Energetic consequences of being a Homo erectus female
  • L. Aiello, C. Key
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of human biology : the official…
  • 1 September 2002
The implications of being large bodied for Homo erectus females, estimated to have been over 50% heavier than average australopithecine females, are focused on. Expand
Early hominin limb proportions.
Results suggest that the relative forearm length of BOU-VP-12/1 is unique among hominins, exceeding those of the African apes and resembling the proportions in Pongo, and that it may be premature to consider H. habilis as having more apelike limb proportions than those in A. afarensis. Expand
Fossils, feet and the evolution of human bipedal locomotion
The varying interpretations based on this material are discussed and assessed in the context of new three‐dimensional morphometric analyses of australopithecine and Homo foot bones, suggesting that there may have been greater diversity in human bipedalism in the earlier phases of the authors' evolutionary history than previously suspected. Expand
Ontogeny of facial dimorphism and patterns of individual development within one human population.
It is concluded that the adult pattern of interindividual difference in facial form in a single human population is established within the first few years of life. Expand
Cranial variables as predictors of hominine body mass.
  • L. Aiello, B. Wood
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 December 1994
Results establish that some cranial variables, and particularly orbital area, orbital height, and biporionic breadth, are nearly as good mass predictors for hominoids as are some of the best postcranial predictors. Expand