Implications of new early Homo fossils from Ileret, east of Lake Turkana, Kenya

  title={Implications of new early Homo fossils from Ileret, east of Lake Turkana, Kenya},
  author={Fred Spoor and Meave G. Leakey and Patrick N. Gathogo and Francis H. Brown and Susan C. Ant{\'o}n and Ian Mcdougall and Christopher Kiarie and Fredrick Kyalo Manthi and Louise N. Leakey},
Sites in eastern Africa have shed light on the emergence and early evolution of the genus Homo. [] Key Result A partial maxilla assigned to H. habilis reliably demonstrates that this species survived until later than previously recognized, making an anagenetic relationship with H. erectus unlikely. The discovery of a particularly small calvaria of H. erectus indicates that this taxon overlapped in size with H. habilis, and may have shown marked sexual dimorphism. The new fossils confirm the distinctiveness…
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Early Homo
  • S. Antón
  • Environmental Science
    Current Anthropology
  • 2012
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  • S. Antón
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Journal of human evolution
  • 2004