Early hominid brain evolution: a new look at old endocasts.

  title={Early hominid brain evolution: a new look at old endocasts.},
  author={Dean Falk and John C. Redmond and J Guyer and Cj Conroy and Wolfgang Recheis and Gerhard W. Weber and Horst Seidler},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  volume={38 5},
Key MethodEarly hominid brain morphology is reassessed from endocasts of Australopithecus africanus and three species of Paranthropus, and new endocast reconstructions and cranial capacities are reported for four key specimens from the Paranthropus clade. The brain morphology of Australopithecus africanus appears more human like than that of Paranthropus in terms of overall frontal and temporal lobe shape. These new data do not support the proposal that increased encephalization is a shared feature…

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