Geological Setting and Age of Australopithecus sediba from Southern Africa

  title={Geological Setting and Age of Australopithecus sediba from Southern Africa},
  author={P. H. Dirks and J. M. Kibii and B. Kuhn and Christine Steininger and S. Churchill and J. Kramers and R. Pickering and D. Farber and A. Meriaux and A. Herries and G. King and L. Berger},
  pages={205 - 208}
  • P. H. Dirks, J. M. Kibii, +9 authors L. Berger
  • Published 2010
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • From Australopithecus to Homo Our genus Homo is thought to have evolved a little more than 2 million years ago from the earlier hominid Australopithecus. But there are few fossils that provide detailed information on this transition. Berger et al. (p. 195; see the cover) now describe two partial skeletons, including most of the skull, pelvis, and ankle, of a new species of Australopithecus that are informative. The skeletons were found in a cave in South Africa encased in sediments dated by… CONTINUE READING
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