Measures of maturation in early fossil hominins: events at the first transition from australopiths to early Homo.

@article{Dean2016MeasuresOM,
  title={Measures of maturation in early fossil hominins: events at the first transition from australopiths to early Homo.},
  author={M. Christopher Dean},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={371 1698}
}
An important question in palaeoanthropology is whether, among the australopiths and the first fossil hominins attributed to early Homo, there was a shift towards a more prolonged period of growth that can be distinguished from that of the living great apes and whether between the end of weaning and the beginning of puberty there was a slow period of growth as there is in modern humans. Evidence for the pace of growth in early fossil hominins comes from preserved tooth microstructure. A record… CONTINUE READING
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