A New Type of Fossil Man

  title={A New Type of Fossil Man},
  author={Robert . Broom and J. T. Robinson},
IN the cave at Swartkrans which has now yielded the jaws and skulls of the huge ape-man Paranthropus crassidens, there was found by Mr. J. T. Robinson, on April 29, 1949, the lower jaw of what is fairly manifestly a new type of man. Though this was discovered in the same cave as the large ape-man, it is clearly of considerably later date. In the main bone breccia of the cave deposit there has been a pocket excavated and refilled by a darker type of matrix. The pocket was of very limited extent… 

Human skeletal remains from the Cave of Hearths, Makapansgat, Northern Transvaal.

  • P. V. Tobias
  • Geography
    American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1971
The remains of the oldest South African Upper Pleistocene hominid remains found in Acheulian context in a well-stratified sealed cave deposit may represent a transitional population between H. erectus and H. sapiens neanderthalensis and the Cave of Hearths bones are tentatively assigned.

New craniodental fossils of papionin monkeys from Cooper's D, South Africa.

New primate cranial and dental specimens from excavations at the site of Cooper's D in the Sterkfontein Valley that date to around 1.5 million years ago are described, suggesting the presence of an open, grassland environment in the area during the early Pleistocene.

Diagnoses of East African Miocene Hominoidea

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The Ndutu cranium and the origin ofHomo sapiens

First Partial Skeleton of a 1.34-Million-Year-Old Paranthropus boisei from Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

The morphology and size of its constituent parts suggest that the fossils derived from an extremely robust individual who, at 1.338±0.024 Ma (1 sigma), represents one of the most recent occurrences of Paranthropus before its extinction in East Africa.

European and Northwest African Middle Pleistocene Hominids

European and Northwest African Middle Pleistocene Hominids by F. Clark Howell of human skeletal remains from the Middle Pleistocene has always been one of the greatest gaps in human-paleontological

Affinities of the Swartkrans 847 hominid cranium.

The SK.847 specimen discovered by us to represent the same individual as the SK.80 maxilla had previously been regarded as robust australopithecine, whereas the latter was first attributed to Telanthropus capensis and subsequently to a species of the genus Homo.