Asa Issie, Aramis and the origin of Australopithecus

  title={Asa Issie, Aramis and the origin of Australopithecus},
  author={T. White and G. Woldegabriel and B. Asfaw and Stan Ambrose and Y. Beyene and Raymond L. Bernor and J. Boisserie and Brian Currie and Henry Gilbert and Y. Haile-Selassie and W. Hart and L. Hlusko and F. C. Howell and R. Kono and T. Lehmann and A. Louchart and C. Lovejoy and P. Renne and H. Saegusa and E. Vrba and Hank Wesselman and G. Suwa},
  • T. White, G. Woldegabriel, +19 authors G. Suwa
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • The origin of Australopithecus, the genus widely interpreted as ancestral to Homo, is a central problem in human evolutionary studies. Australopithecus species differ markedly from extant African apes and candidate ancestral hominids such as Ardipithecus, Orrorin and Sahelanthropus. The earliest described Australopithecus species is Au. anamensis, the probable chronospecies ancestor of Au. afarensis. Here we describe newly discovered fossils from the Middle Awash study area that extend the… CONTINUE READING
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