Early Hominid Population Densities: New Estimates

@article{Boaz1979EarlyHP,
  title={Early Hominid Population Densities: New Estimates},
  author={Noel T Boaz},
  journal={Science},
  year={1979},
  volume={206},
  pages={592 - 595}
}
  • N. Boaz
  • Published 2 November 1979
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Science
Proportional faunal representations in excavated fossil occurrences (Shungura Formation, Omo, Ethiopia) are very similar to modern sub-Saharan mammalian faunal proportions in a variety of environments. Early hominids comprise between 0.6 and 1.6 percent of the excavated assemblage, corrected to reflect numbers of individuals. With allochthonous faunal localities for comparison, direct analogies to modern fauna suggest early hominid population densities of between 0.006 to 1.7 individuals per… 
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