A Female Homo erectus Pelvis from Gona, Ethiopia

  title={A Female Homo erectus Pelvis from Gona, Ethiopia},
  author={S. Simpson and J. Quade and N. Levin and R. Butler and G. Dupont-Nivet and M. Everett and S. Semaw},
  pages={1089 - 1092}
  • S. Simpson, J. Quade, +4 authors S. Semaw
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Science
  • Analyses of the KNM-WT 15000 Homo erectus juvenile male partial skeleton from Kenya concluded that this species had a tall thin body shape due to specialized locomotor and climatic adaptations. Moreover, it was concluded that H. erectus pelves were obstetrically restricted to birthing a small-brained altricial neonate. Here we describe a nearly complete early Pleistocene adult female H. erectus pelvis from the Busidima Formation of Gona, Afar, Ethiopia. This obstetrically capacious pelvis… CONTINUE READING

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