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Barking up the wrong ape--australopiths and the quest for chimpanzee characters in hominid fossils.

  title={Barking up the wrong ape--australopiths and the quest for chimpanzee characters in hominid fossils.},
  author={Jeffrey H Schwartz},
  journal={Collegium antropologicum},
  volume={28 Suppl 2},
  • J. Schwartz
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Collegium antropologicum
With the shift during the 1980s from a human-great ape ultimately to an orangutan-(gorilla-(human-chimp)) theory of relatedness, the search for chimpanzee-like features in early hominids intensified. Reconstructions of early hominids became caricatures of chimpanzees, not only in soft tissue features (e.g. the nasal region), but in supposed bony structures (e.g. an anteriorly and especially superiorly protruding a supraorbital torus with a distinct posttoral sulcus behind). In spite of rampant… 
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