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Australopithecus sediba: A New Species of Homo-Like Australopith from South Africa
From Australopithecus to Homo Our genus Homo is thought to have evolved a little more than 2 million years ago from the earlier hominid Australopithecus. But there are few fossils that provide… Expand
Postcranial robusticity in Homo. II: Humeral bilateral asymmetry and bone plasticity.
The analysis of humeral asymmetry in Recent human skeletal samples and an extant tennis-player sample documents minimal asymmetry in bone length, little asymmetry in distal humeral articular breadth,… Expand
Makers of the early Aurignacian of Europe.
Despite intensive study and a number of remarkable discoveries in the last two decades of the 20th century, our understanding of the cultural and biological processes that resulted in the emergence… Expand
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 characterized… Expand
Australopithecus sediba at 1.977 Ma and Implications for the Origins of the Genus Homo
Further U-series dating and the magnetic stratigraphy of the hosting cave deposits show that Australopithecus sediba lived just under 2 million years ago, near or just before the emergence of Homo.… Expand
Experimental Evidence Concerning Spear Use in Neandertals and Early Modern Humans
Abstract Can a bimanual activity such as thrusting a spear during hunting produce bilateral asymmetries in the strength of the upper limbs? This question is important to arguments about the predatory… Expand
The Lower Limb and Mechanics of Walking in Australopithecus sediba
The discovery of a relatively complete Australopithecus sediba adult female skeleton permits a detailed locomotor analysis in which joint systems can be integrated to form a comprehensive picture of… Expand
New Australopithecus robustus fossils and associated U-Pb dates from Cooper's Cave (Gauteng, South Africa).
- D. D. de Ruiter, R. Pickering, +5 authors L. Backwell
- Geology, Medicine
- Journal of human evolution
- 1 May 2009
Australopithecus robustus is one of the best represented hominin taxa in Africa, with hundreds of specimens recovered from six fossil localities in the Bloubank Valley area of Gauteng Province, South… Expand
The Foot and Ankle of Australopithecus sediba
- B. Zipfel, J. DeSilva, R. Kidd, K. Carlson, S. Churchill, L. Berger
- Biology, Medicine
- 9 September 2011
Australopithecus sediba had a human-like ankle and arch but an ape-like heel and tibia, implying that while bipedal, this species was also adept at climbing trees. A well-preserved and articulated… Expand
Craniofacial Feminization, Social Tolerance, and the Origins of Behavioral Modernity
- Robert L Cieri, S. Churchill, R. G. Franciscus, Jingzhi Tan, B. Hare
- Current Anthropology
- 27 June 2014
The past 200,000 years of human cultural evolution have witnessed the persistent establishment of behaviors involving innovation, planning depth, and abstract and symbolic thought, or what has been… Expand