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={F. Spoor and M. Leakey and P. Gathogo and F. H. Brown and S. Ant{\'o}n and I. Mcdougall and C. Kiarie and F. Manthi and L. Leakey},
  • F. Spoor, M. Leakey, +6 authors L. Leakey
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 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…Expand Abstract

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