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Nearly a century of paleontological excavation and analysis from the cave deposits of the Cradle of Humankind UNESCO World Heritage Site in northeastern South Africa underlies much of our understanding of the evolutionary history of hominins, other primates and other mammal lineages in the late Pliocene and early Pleistocene of Africa. As one of few(More)
The Ditsong National Museum of Natural History (DNMNH) and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) established a collaboration in 2010 to scan fossil hominin specimens housed at DNMNH using microtomography (microCT). The goal of this collaboration is to facilitate research and create a 'virtual copy' of the fossils for the DNMNH(More)
Haasgat is a primate-rich fossil locality in the northeastern part of the Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here we report the first hominin identified from Haasgat, a partial maxillary molar (HGT 500), that was recovered from an ex situ calcified sediment block sampled from the locality. The in situ fossil bearing deposits of(More)
Les restes d’hominidés1 fossiles sont généralement trouvés dans des niveaux géologiques contenant aussi des Cercopithecoidea. Ils ont donc partagé plus ou moins les ressources des mêmes milieux. En Afrique du Sud, la biodiversité de ces Cercopithecoidea était aussi importante qu’en Afrique de l’Est. Dans le Cradle of Humankind, il existe de nombreux sites(More)
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