Re-evaluation of the age at death of immature fossil hominids

@article{Bromage1985ReevaluationOT,
  title={Re-evaluation of the age at death of immature fossil hominids},
  author={Timothy G. Bromage and M. Christopher Dean},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1985},
  volume={317},
  pages={525-527}
}
We report here revised chronological ages at death of immature fossil hominids demonstrating for the first time that Plio-Pleistocene hominids had markedly abbreviated growth periods relative to modern man, similar to those of the modern great apes. Previous estimates of age at death for fossil hominids have principally been based on dental eruption, maturation and dental wear criteria for modern man1,2 and hence reflect their age in ‘human’ years3. We are now able to estimate the absolute… CONTINUE READING