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Tooth wear and the "design" of the human dentition: a perspective from evolutionary medicine.
The main aspects of this hypothesis are that the dentitions of ancient populations in heavy-wear environments were continuously and dynamically changing owing to life-long attritional tooth reduction and compensatory tooth migration, and all contemporary humans inherit these compensatory mechanisms, and recent reduction in wear severity has resulted in failure to develop attritional occlusion.
Homo erectus Calvarium from the Pleistocene of Java
Micro–computed tomography analysis shows a modern human–like cranial base flexion associated with a low platycephalic vault, implying that the evolution of human cranial globularity was independent of cranial Base flexion.
Hominid mandibular remains from Sangiran: 1952-1986 collection.
Eight hominid mandibular and associated dental remains discovered between 1952-1986 from the Early Pleistocene deposits of Sangiran, Central Java, are described. Although the specimens are surface…
Cranial morphology of Javanese Homo erectus: new evidence for continuous evolution, specialization, and terminal extinction.
Craniofacial morphology of Homo floresiensis: description, taxonomic affinities, and evolutionary implication.
Taxonomic affinities and evolutionary history of the Early Pleistocene hominids of Java: dentognathic evidence.
- Y. Kaifu, H. Baba, F. Aziz, E. Indriati, F. Schrenk, T. Jacob
- Geography, Environmental ScienceAmerican journal of physical anthropology
- 1 December 2005
The primitive aspects of the oldest Javanese hominids remains suggest that hominid groups prior to the grade of ca.
Brain size of Homo floresiensis and its evolutionary implications
- Daisuke Kubo, Reiko T. Kono, Y. Kaifu
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 June 2013
New models of the brain size reduction in the evolution of H. floresiensis are constructed based on a sample from 20 worldwide modern human populations and show a more significant contribution of scaling effect than previously claimed.
Changes in mandibular morphology from the Jomon to modern periods in eastern Japan.
- Y. Kaifu
- GeographyAmerican journal of physical anthropology
- 1 October 1997
The mandibles of the protohistoric to medieval populations of the Kanto region are morphologically closer to Jomon, therefore, they seem to have been genealogically continuous from the native Jomon people with some degree of gene flow stemming from the immigrants.
Fossil record of early modern humans in East Asia
The first archaic Homo from Taiwan
- Chun-Hsiang Chang, Y. Kaifu, Liang-kong Lin
- Geography, Environmental ScienceNature communications
- 27 January 2015
A newly discovered archaic Homo mandible from Taiwan is described, which further increases the diversity of Pleistocene Asian hominin fossils and suggests survival of multiple evolutionary lineages among archaic hominins before the arrival of modern humans in the region.