Homo ‘habilis’ and the Australopithecines

  title={Homo ‘habilis’ and the Australopithecines},
  author={J. Robinson},
Variation in the Habiline Crania – Must it be Taxonomic?
This paper tests the null hypothesis of no difference by examining the degree of variability in habiline sample in comparison with other single-species early hominid fossil samples from Sterkfontein and Swartkrans, and shows that thenull hypothesis for the haBILine sample cannot be rejected. Expand
New excavations in the MNK Skull site, and the last appearance of the Oldowan and Homo habilis at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
Abstract MNK Skull is one of the most significant archaeological sites in Olduvai Gorge, particularly due to the previous discovery of human fossils referred to in the paper where the Homo habilisExpand
Distinct mandibular premolar crown morphology in Homo naledi and its implications for the evolution of Homo species in southern Africa
Using geometric morphometrics, the morphology of the mandibular premolars of the species at the enamel-dentine junction is assessed and it is found that the H. naledi premolars consistently display a suite of traits that distinguish them from known hominin groups. Expand
The Spine of Early Pleistocene Homo
The spine of H. erectus reveals key changes relative to earlier hominins, with an expanded thoracolumbar spinal canal offering increased neurovascular capacities, and a ventral pillar better equipped to mitigate compressive loads and provide energy return. Expand
Early Homo and the role of the genus in paleoanthropology.
  • B. Villmoare
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 2018
The history of discovery and debate over early Homo is reviewed, and a taxonomic model is proposed that hews closely to current models for hominin phylogeny and is consistent with taxonomic practice across evolutionary biology. Expand
One hundred years of paleoanthropology: An American perspective.
  • E. Trinkaus
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 2018
Skull 5 from Dmanisi: Descriptive anatomy, comparative studies, and evolutionary significance.
Using cranial measurements and principal components analysis, the proposal that the Dmanisi skulls can be grouped within a regionally diverse hypodigm for H. erectus is explored, and results provide only weak support for this hypothesis. Expand
Biomechanics of the Hominin Upper Limb: Entheseal Development and Stone Tool Manufacture
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Developmental simulation of the adult cranial morphology of Australopithecus sediba
Comparisons of Australopithecus sediba crania with other early hominin taxa indicate that subsequent cranial development primarily reflects development of secondary sexual characteristics and would not likely be substantial enough to alter suggested morphological affinities of A. sediba. Expand


A New Species of The Genus Homo From Olduvai Gorge
The new material found in 1963 makes it possible to draw conclusions and to give a diagnosis for a new species of the genus Homo, as shown in this article. Expand
Newly Described Olduvai Hominid
The specimens originally described by Broom and Robinson as Telanthropus capensis but later referred by Robinson (1961) to Homo erectus Dubois sp. Expand
The Juvenile Mandible from Olduvai
FURTHER to my report in Nature on February 25, p. 649, about the new discoveries of hominid remains in Bed I and Bed II at Olduvai Gorge, additional information can be given on the mandible of theExpand
Telanthropus and its phylogenetic significance.
  • J. Robinson
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1953
Taxonomic categories in fossil hominids.
  • E. Mayr
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Cold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology
  • 1950