Brief communication: beyond the South African cave paradigm--Australopithecus africanus from Plio-Pleistocene paleosol deposits at Taung.

@article{Hopley2013BriefCB,
  title={Brief communication: beyond the South African cave paradigm--Australopithecus africanus from Plio-Pleistocene paleosol deposits at Taung.},
  author={Philip J. Hopley and Andy I. R. Herries and Stephanie Edwards Baker and Brian F. Kuhn and Colin G. Menter},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2013},
  volume={151 2},
  pages={
          316-24
        }
}
Following the discovery of the "Taung Child" (Australopithecus africanus) in 1924 in the Buxton-Norlim Limeworks near Taung, the fossil-bearing deposits associated with the Dart and Hrdlička pinnacles have been interpreted as the mined remnants of cave sediments that formed within the Plio-Pleistocene Thabaseek Tufa: either as a younger cave-fill or as contemporaneous carapace caves. When combined with the Plio-Pleistocene dolomitic cave deposits from the "Cradle of Humankind," a rather… CONTINUE READING
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