Further Remains of the Sterkfontein Ape-man, Plesianthropus

  title={Further Remains of the Sterkfontein Ape-man, Plesianthropus},
  author={Robert . Broom and J. T. Robinson},
AT the beginning of April we restarted work at Sterkfontein in the search for more remains of Plesianthropus; and we were successful in getting remains of a number of individuals and a perfect skull of an elderly female, of which an announcement was made in Nature of May 17. Unfortunately, owing to a difference of opinion with the Historical Monuments Commission, further work was delayed for a month. 

The ischium and hip extensor mechanism in human evolution.

  • H. Mchenry
  • Psychology
    American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1975
The present study shows that the gracile and robust australopithecine ischia had similar relative lenths and that the hamstring mechanism was probably very similar in the two forms of South African early hominid.

African Fossil Primates Discovered During 1947

The year 1947 was outstanding in the field of palaeontology for the great abundance of extinct representatives of the higher Primates, the Hominoidea, which have come to light.

A new pelvic fragment from Swartkrans and the relationship between the robust and gracile australopithecines.

  • H. Mchenry
  • Medicine
    American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1975
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The locomotor anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis.

It is demonstrated that A. afarensis possessed anatomic characteristics that indicate a significant adaptation for movement in the trees, and it is speculated that earlier representatives of the A.Afarensis lineage will present not a combination of arboreal and bipedal traits, but rather the anatomy of a generalized ape.

Mosaic evolution

  • J. DeSilva
  • Medicine
    The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology
  • 2018
Today we will be examining some morphological features in skulls from several species of hominoids (apes and humans). Each group will be examining changes in one feature, and will present their

How large were the australopithecines

Evidence is presented which suggests that at least in one form of early hominid the size proportions of fore- and hindlimbs are different than in modern man.

Sacrum morphology supports taxonomic heterogeneity of “Australopithecus africanus” at Sterkfontein Member 4

Sexual dimorphism and developmental or geologic age could not adequately explain the differences between StW 431 and Sts 14, suggesting that they are unlikely to be conspecific, and supports earlier claims of taxonomic heterogeneity at Sterkfontein Member 4.

Size and shape of the australopithecine pelvic bone

The aim of this paper is to present results of a new morphometric analysis of australopithecine pelvic bones to try to understand the reasons of this situation, it appears that australipithecines exhibit the same overall architectural pattern as extant humans, the hominid pattern, just as all African apes also exhibit thesame pongid pattern.