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New fossils from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco and the pan-African origin of Homo sapiens
Fossil evidence points to an African origin of Homo sapiens from a group called either H. heidelbergensis or H. rhodesiensis. However, the exact place and time of emergence of H. sapiens remainExpand
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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
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Enamel-dentine junction (EDJ) morphology distinguishes the lower molars of Australopithecus africanus and Paranthropus robustus.
Tooth crown morphology plays a central role in hominin systematics, but the removal of the original outer enamel surface by dental attrition often eliminates from consideration the type of detailedExpand
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Dental trait expression at the enamel-dentine junction of lower molars in extant and fossil hominoids.
Discrete dental traits are used as proxies for biological relatedness among modern human populations and for alpha taxonomy and phylogeny reconstruction within the hominin clade. We present aExpand
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Three-dimensional molar enamel distribution and thickness in Australopithecus and Paranthropus
Thick molar enamel is among the few diagnostic characters of hominins which are measurable in fossil specimens. Despite a long history of study and characterization of Paranthropus molars asExpand
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Human-like hand use in Australopithecus africanus
Getting a grip The evolution of the hand—particularly the opposable thumb—was key to the success of early humans. Without a precise grip, involving forceful opposition of thumb with fingers, toolExpand
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Variation in enamel thickness within the genus Homo.
Recent humans and their fossil relatives are classified as having thick molar enamel, one of very few dental traits that distinguish hominins from living African apes. However, little is known aboutExpand
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Associated ilium and femur from Koobi Fora, Kenya, and postcranial diversity in early Homo.
During the evolution of hominins, it is generally accepted that there was a shift in postcranial morphology between Australopithecus and the genus Homo. Given the scarcity of associated remains ofExpand
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What lies beneath? An evaluation of lower molar trigonid crest patterns based on both dentine and enamel expression.
The nearly ubiquitous presence of a continuous crest connecting the protoconid and metaconid of the lower molars (often referred to as the middle trigonid crest), is one of several dental traits thatExpand
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Dental tissue proportions and enamel thickness in Neandertal and modern human molars.
The thickness of dental enamel is often discussed in paleoanthropological literature, particularly with regard to differences in growth, health, and diet between Neandertals and modern humans.Expand
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