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Late PlioceneHomoand Oldowan Tools from the Hadar Formation (Kada Hadar Member), Ethiopia
Rapport preliminaire de la decouverte d'un maxilaire d'Homo associe a un outillage Oldowayen et a une faune du Pliocene final dans une formation Hadar en Ethiopie. Les elements de datation 4 0A R/3Expand
Morphology of the Pliocene partial hominid skeleton (A.L. 288-1) from the Hadar formation, Ethiopia
The upper part of the Pliocene Hadar Formation, central Afar, Ethiopia, has yielded a 40% complete fossil hominid skeleton (A.L. 288-1, “Lucy”). This specimen is described in detail and selectedExpand
Early Homo at 2.8 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Afar, Ethiopia
A partial hominin mandible with teeth from the Ledi-Geraru research area, Afar Regional State, Ethiopia, is found that establishes the presence of Homo at 2.80 to 2.75 Ma, confirming that dentognathic departures from the australopith pattern occurred early in the Homo lineage. Expand
A juvenile early hominin skeleton from Dikika, Ethiopia
The foot and other evidence from the lower limb provide clear evidence for bipedal locomotion, but the gorilla-like scapula and long and curved manual phalanges raise new questions about the importance of arboreal behaviour in the A. afarensis locomotor repertoire. Expand
Systematic assessment of a maxilla of Homo from Hadar, Ethiopia.
The new Hadar jaw is the first paleontological evidence for the projection of the H. habilis maxillofacial morphotype well back into the Pliocene, and may represent a male of this species, whose maxillary hypodigm consists chiefly of females. Expand
New partial skeleton of Homo habilis from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
The craniodental anatomy indicates attribution to Homo habilis, but its postcranial anatomy, including small body size and relatively long arms, is strikingly similar to that of some early Australopithecus individuals. Expand
The Skull Of Australopithecus Afarensis
This study focuses on the recovery and reconstruction of the skull of A.L. 444-2 of Australopithecus afarensis and its implications for the taxonomic and Phylogenetic status of the species. Expand
Associated cranial and forelimb remains attributed to Australopithecus afarensis from Hadar, Ethiopia.
It is concluded that selection for effective arboreality in the upper limb of Australopithecus afarensis was weaker than in non-hominins, and that manipulative ability was of greater selective advantage than in extant great apes. Expand
Complete Fourth Metatarsal and Arches in the Foot of Australopithecus afarensis
A long bone of the foot of an early human indicates that its foot was stiff and arched, as in modern humans, and support the hypothesis that this species was a committed terrestrial biped. Expand
Isotopic evidence of early hominin diets
There is a trend toward greater consumption of 13C-enriched foods in early hominins over time, although this trend varies by region, and hominin carbon isotope ratios also increase with postcanine tooth area and mandibular cross-sectional area, which could indicate that these foods played a role in the evolution of australopith masticatory robusticity. Expand